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…

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…

A finished fluffy

I am not sure if this is a successful knit.  I feel sure that it will stretch with use but as the only real cost was the buttons the actual cardigan is a bonus.  I hope my granddaughter gets some use out of it. The pattern I used was Patons Classic Knits, high buttoning cardigan. …

An adult baby surprise

If you are a serious knitter you will probably know immediately what I am talking about and for the non-knitters I am not talking about an unexpected pregnancy! Elizabeth Zimmermann is the guru of knitting.  The first article I knitted using her instructions was a Baby Surprise Jacket.  If you link to this Pinterest page…

What animal is that?

This is the reverse of a jumper I finished recently.  My daughter had specifically asked if I would like to knit this for her so I jumped at the chance. The reverse shows you how untidy the back of the item is but fortunately the front looks much better. I tried it on to see…