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

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

Rams and yowes (multi-coloured)

This is a Kate Davies pattern, if that means nothing to you find out about her at http://katedaviesdesigns.com/ - she designs the most beautiful knitted items. They are, apart from the fantastic designs, a joy to knit as they are so well laid out and easy to follow. When I saw rams and yowes I knew I had to make… Continue reading Rams and yowes (multi-coloured)