My Tour project

As a follow on to yesterday’s post I wanted to show the wool I have bought for the cardigan I will be knitting. My elder daughter chose the colour so I didn’t need to worry if I had bought a suitable colour for her. The wool is kid mohair and silk.  For the pattern you…

A new knitting skill for me

I have just learnt a new method for casting on in my knitting.  When I first learnt to knit I was taught to cast on using my thumb and one needle,  Since that initial method of cast on I changed to Elizabeth Zimmerman’s method of long tail cast on. I learnt the method from her…

Colder weather needs warm socks

Those of you who know me will realise that I have been watching cycling and most recently cricket on the television because that is when I produce most of my knitting.  I have been on a roll with sock knitting recently having knitted socks for both of our daughters and a pair for my son-in-law….

Slow progress

It is a while now since I started this jumper for myself.  The pattern requires the use of a cable needle every second row so you really can’t get any speed up.  I also have been doing more reading than knitting lately so that is why this has been so slow.  Hopefully this week I…

It has been a while

Finally getting down to posting on my blog.  You would think that with the COVID shutdown I would have all the time in the world to write blog posts but I just haven’t felt like it. I have found some sense of normality this week as the Tour de France is on the television, albeit…

Finally a Fair Isle Fisherman’s Kep on the go.

I am part of the closed group on Facebook for The Fair Isle Fishermen’s Kep Page and if you are a member of the group you can purchase a pattern for the kep.  The pattern is provided by Anne Sinclair and it is very easy to follow. This is a kep that we saw at…