Owlet again but at a bargain price

In 2011 I knitted a Kate Davies Kid Owlet jumper for my granddaughter. I posted about it here. When I was last down in Melbourne I noticed that the jumper was a bit too small for my granddaughter but she likes it so I thought I would knit her another in a larger size.  Spotlight had…

Trying to reduce my stash of wool.

This little jacket/coat was a very quick project that has used up some wool I had in my stash. I had bought the wool for the Owl Jumper I knitted for my daughter but when I did the tension swatch I discovered it was nowhere near the correct tension so went for different wool. The…

Why I want to visit Shetland

Jamieson and Smith is a well known company in the community of knitters. I first encountered them when I made a shawl for my first grandchild.  The wool was from Jamieson and Smith but the strangest part about it was that I actually bought the wool from Canada!  I bought the wool on the internet…

Gilet noeud noeud

I have just finished a cardigan for my granddaughter and am now undecided as to whether to attach the bow or not. Usually I search Ravelry for a pattern but this time I found the pattern for the cardigan when I was looking at one of the knitting blogs I follow.   The pattern was…

Fingerless gloves

I have just finished knitting some fingerless gloves for my daughter’s birthday. I used Noro Silk Garden as the wool for this project in the colours #272 and #047. The gloves worked out well but obviously using shaded wool there is no way you are going to get two gloves the same! These two gloves…

Owlet and new wool/yarn

Today I received a parcel with the wool I need for making Owlet and Kid Owlet by Kate Davies. She designs some beautiful knitting patterns. The pattern is from Ravelry and I had difficulty deciding what ply wool to use as the pattern used British wool.  I hope that the wool I have chosen will match…