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…

Some sewing for a change

One of my bike riding friends has discovered the joy of knitting and has embraced the craft wholeheartedly.  She has been completing items so quickly she has become an expert in a short time.  She is quickly accumulating a collection of knitting needles so I thought it would be a good idea to make her…

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. …

More bedsocks

I bought the wool for the main part of the socks so the only stash wool used was the little bit for heel, toe and cuff.  These socks knit up much quicker than my usual pattern which is done in 4 ply, these are 8 ply.  

Knitting in unusual times

I have been thanking my lucky stars that I am someone who enjoys knitting and crochet. During this pandemic it has been a blessing for me.  I have managed to create a few items and the most recent is one that I would not otherwise have knitted. A couple of months ago I purchased some…