Haps Again – Montbretia Hap

I knitted Montbretia at top speed, so that's why I am blogging about it about as slowly as I possibly can (any excuse). This was the first Hap I made from the Book of Haps. I was drawn to Montbretia mainly because of the unusual construction and shape; lots of short rows and bobbles, interchanging… Continue reading Haps Again – Montbretia Hap

Haps Are Happening – Nut Hap

I like deadlines, not in the way Douglas Adams did, with the 'whooshing sound they make as they fly by' but because I really am so liable to go bimbling off on a tangent, doing something I shouldn't really be doing,  that a deadline is a good point to concentrate on. I very rarely miss… Continue reading Haps Are Happening – Nut Hap

Over the Sea…

I went to Skye a little more than a decade ago, it is an enchanting,  magical place (I think probably more magical than Tahiti, S.H.I.E.L.D. fans!).  It's so magical in fact that one of my very best friends (the Quilter) and her family decided to up sticks and go and live there permanently. We said 'Cheerio' last… Continue reading Over the Sea…

Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part III

The swatch is finished. But first a bit of background to the parts of the design not yet seen (until now...fanfare?). Stonehenge stands in a landscape - often referred to as a sacred landscape -  of monuments. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering Avebury, the Stonehenge Cursus, Silbury Hill and barrows… Continue reading Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part III

A Bit of Bunting

There will be a Lap Blanket Part III, I am doing my best to knit a quite huge swatch quickly. This involves transporting an almost bin-liner sized bag of Jamieson & Smith jumper weight around various parts of the house/garden (because, have you noticed, properly warm sun has arrived at last!) and to the boy's drum… Continue reading A Bit of Bunting

Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part II

This seems to have turned into a series, let's call it 'exploring the process'. The big surprise to me - after that flash of post Playful Day Knitsonik podcast inspiration - is how my brain has been going overtime with ideas ever since. Not just for this one, but for other colourwork pieces as well.… Continue reading Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part II

Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part 1

I've been thinking about designing a lap blanket for ages, ever since I finished Kate Davies' 'Rams and Yowes' which I made in a multi-coloured stash busting mood back in 2012 . I had an idea that I'd like to do some thing based on a landscape I know well, I also had a vague… Continue reading Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part 1

Silver

"A precious shiny greyish-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 47. (Symbol: Ag)" OED I really do love silver, it's pretty much the only precious metal I wear. I even have white gold (a gold - palladium- silver alloy) wedding and engagement rings. So, when an opportunity to make things from silver myself came… Continue reading Silver

Bang out A Sweater 1.

Just quickly -  this Bang Out A Sweater KAL is so much fun. So many sweaters*, so many lovely colours, so many knitters, and such good advice coming from a lot of them. For Example:  I have never spit spliced anything in my life before now (yes, it is a little bit as gross as… Continue reading Bang out A Sweater 1.

What list?

Just a quick one. That list in my last post of unfinished things can get lost. I am in the Mason Dixon Bang Out A Sweater Knitalong of Mary Jane Mucklestones 'Stopover'. It's not a very bad straying off the path because it should only take a week. Also, the husband jumper is blocking so I actually can't do… Continue reading What list?