Grain Sweater

I feel like I start almost every blog post with this phrase: This has to be one of my favourite makes, ever! As in, did I actually just make that? Also known as true love. This jumper has been a delight to knit, has expanded my knitting skills, and I just utterly love the finished…

Ursa Ursa

I can’t quite remember where this idea came from, but in mid-March I wrote in a letter to a friend “we should have a knit-a-long during Lockdown”. She loved the idea, logged onto Ravelry and found a pattern that we’d both favourited – the Ursa Sweater by Jacqueline Cieslak. We decided to extend the KAL…

Heads and Toes

I miss knitting. Since I told myself that I was going to spin wool to make myself a winter’s jumper this year, I haven’t knitted (or spun) a thing. It’s looking likely I’m not getting a new woolly jumper this year – a pity as I could really do with a warm layer. Anyway, before…

Christmas Crafting

A handmade Christmas, what could be better? Well, if you give yourself a little bit more time than I gave myself it might be different, but as it was, I did rather challenge myself with the amount of work I created for myself in December! Of course, for most of these things I knew what…

Autumn and Winter Sewing Plans

When not sewing or otherwise creating, a fair portion of my time is taking up dreaming about sewing or creating. This lovely daydreaming planning is even more urgent since I moved to the islands as it’s no longer simple to nip into a shop and buy a new bit of clothing. With this in mind…

Campside

I have always been a scarf person, and probably always will be: I am one of those folks that look with pity at people without a scarf: what a chill wind must be blowing down their neck!   Last year I knitted a shawl (my beloved Follow the Sun – follow the link for the…

Antlers

My second bottom-up cardigan, this has had a very heavy rotation this winter. As in, never-off-my-back rotation. It’s knitted from incredibly warm Hebridean wool, which is a natural black – so soft, almost dark brown, with the occasional white hairs. It’s a wee bit itchy, but that’s a price worth paying for something that is…

Cropped Cardigan

Way back in July 2017 I decided to recreate a cardigan that I had had and loved as a student. I found it immensely useful, and wore it often. Now, I cannot remember what happened to it, but I definitely wanted another version. The cardigan in question was tight fitting, cropped and very simple. It…