I've had this T-shirt sitting around half-knit for the past two years. I hit pause because I wanted to do a draped neckline instead of the pin-tucks, but that required planning and research – I've never done a draped neck before – and I never had time for that; or at least, the time I… Continue reading A waist is a terrible thing to mind
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!
Twisted German cast-on. Very twisted. Very stretchy. Did you all know about this? It never ceases to amaze me that you can be constantly finding, or inventing (or unventing) new ways to achieve every possible element of knitting... it's never entirely under your belt. As much as we all enjoy mindless knitting from time to… Continue reading Those twisted Germans