Five years ago I conceived a hat for my beloved Elfbaby. It would – of course – be a pixie-style hat, with a long point. It would have a garter stitch chevron border, to show off handpainted yarn and to allow plenty of stretch for growing heads. I planned to publish a pattern. Claudia modelling the Pumuckl border,… Continue reading Introducing Elfbaby… the hat!
It's been a big week for me. Two projects have come to fruition... one, a small but I think rather lovely pattern has finally been published. So I finally get to show off the fabulous photos of my fabulous daughter. No false modesty here. Come on, she's clearly awesome. Also awesome: project number 2.… Continue reading Creative endeavours
A pigeon, of course. (You were expecting a joke? Sorry.) This is my latest self-published design (it's a very short list!) – a simple mini messenger bag in two sizes, suitable for kids or adults who want to carry just a few things with the minimum of bulk. Linen stitch is pretty stable, so you… Continue reading Hm… what is a very small messenger?
Some time ago I bought two skeins of extremely wonderful handspun yarn from the talented Azzy. The first skein became deliciously cozy handwarmers for myself and Elfling; the second has just now achieved its destiny as finer, but equally cozy, socks for my very dear friend Cara. The yarn was called Red Squirrel, and you… Continue reading Squirrelly goodness (in sock form)
I recently finished a new design, and Elfling modelled it this weekend. I can't show you details yet, but I'm really happy with how it all came out – the knit, as well as the pictures. Something to look forward to!
I'm feeling pretty good this week. There's no big excitement or achievement or anything, I just feel a little bit pleased with myself, like I'm getting a bit more on track with doing the things I want to do. I've started exercising regularly again. Last year I was doing really well, but a long holiday… Continue reading Small victories
I recently received a lovely compliment on Ravelry from someone who admired my design Twist & Shout, but said she hadn't made it because she couldn't find a suitable, animal-fibre-free yarn. Well, that sounded like a challenge. (Not that I expect her, or anyone who happens to like the pattern, necessarily to make it; I certainly… Continue reading In search of sproing
I made this recently to show off two beautiful southern African yarns, Jenspun and Serina. Seeing how well they play together was an absolute revelation. I'm having the pattern test knit right now (still looking for test knitters for sizes medium, XL and XXL - let me know if you'd like to have a go!)… Continue reading Coming soon!