Monthly Archives: May 2012

The first knitted garment for myself was completed last night with both a sense of acheivement and relief. This vest is based on this pattern from Ravelry (I got from Eleanor). It was knitted using Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran on 4.5mm. Like all my knitting projects so far, this one also has its hair-raising moments…. Read More



I snuck this into an order that Vanna was making from the Woolshed (the Scottish distributers of Drops yarn). Vanna was ordering some Alpaca in goldenrod, but they phoned to say it was out of stock and on its way from Norway. My lovely Kid-silk arrived a few days later. It is 75% mohair and 25% silk and has 200m on a 25g ball. The 30% off Drops sale lasts a couple more days!

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The final success of the ribbed beanie after much perseverance prompted me to re-think the (k1, p3 and p1, k3) ribbed scarf I knitted Redmond earlier. A previous post mentioned how the ribbed scarf was too fat and too short due to lack of a pattern, foresight, and planning. While I was making the beanie I thought that the twisted rib (kbl, p1) would be a nice pattern for the mousse. So I unravelled the existing scarf and re-knitted another one based on a Jo Sharp’s pattern using 7.00mm needles. Read More

I have not been to a yarn barn of late but have nonetheless been struggling to keep the knitting obsession at bay. At the moment, I have 3 small projects on the go (a mobius, a reknit/ scarf, and a vest) although I am finding it tough to hold back the hoarding instinct (checking on eBay, specials, and discounts). I have acquired a few patterns/ pattern books with proejcts waiting in the wing. Read More