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…

Something I haven’t tried before

I have embarked on what I think will turn out to be a real challenge for me.  Intarsia knitting.  I have knitted a fair bit of fair isle in my time but have never before tried intarsia. For those of you who are not acquainted with intarsia this link will give you an idea of…

This was started on 24th February 2020

I know the start date because I now keep a knitting journal, rather than having scraps of paper scattered in pattern books and on the studio shelves. The pattern motifs used in the jumper are taken from this book. I have used the book many times and this time I wanted to use motifs that…

My first attempt at making dishcloths

I have been trying to eliminate my stash of wool and part of that stash is cotton, not wool.  The cotton is left over from garments I have made for grandchildren and my daughters. I did a quick search on the internet and found a couple of free patterns for cotton dishcloths.  Two of the…

Some creative projects that have taken place.

Since last posting before Christmas and the following bushfires I have managed to do a little bit of creating.  I have been knitting socks as they are an easily transported activity that doesn’t take up much room as it is one ball of wool and four needles. I have managed to complete two pairs of…