Waternish and a Yarn Pilgrimage

At the very north-western end of the Isle of Skye, on the Waternish peninsula, there's a yarn shop. I have been known to travel a long way for yarn and this is one of the furthest flung pilgrimage sites. It wa sa beautiful day for a road trip, and we set off in sunshine which… Continue reading Waternish and a Yarn Pilgrimage

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

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 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)