Finishing off a long forgotten project.

I started this project when our youngest granddaughter was a toddler, she is now in Grade 2 at school. It was a pattern I found in a library book and took photocopies of the doll but unfortunately didn’t have the complete instructions so I had to wing it in part.  I think that was why…

My finished Tour de France knitting

It seems ages since the Tour de France was happening as now I am waiting patiently for the start of the Vuelta Espana which is only a few more days away. My knitting during the Tour was finished before the Tour finished as the yarn was knitted on large sized needles. The wool is very…

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…

What is this thing?

I have been working on a project recently that my younger daughter asked me to make. It is not something I would normally make. You probably won’t recognise what it is as it is not completed yet. I still have to add the tail fins. These are all the parts of the object I was…

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….