Started a new project

Even though I have several projects that are on-going I have started a new one. When we were not in lockdown, as part of rural Victoria, we visited my sister-in-law who lives about an hour away from us.  She was delighted to show me she had just finished a project she had started some 21…

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 bit of frogging took place.

I knitted this jumper many, many years ago and the time has come for it to be recycled. The pattern was knitted at a time when things were loose and bulky and that look is definitely not in anymore. The jumper looks dirty in the photo but it was just shadows. The colour is also…

Memories of mum

I was doing some wool winding yesterday and as I was doing the winding it brought back memories of standing, as a child, with my arms out so my mum could wind her balls of wool.  I have no memory of what she knitted but the arms out is indeed a strong memory. I have…

Finished with different wool

I wrote previously about a shrug I was knitting for my daughter.  The shrug was one that she had started and didn’t have the time to finish. I have finally finished the shrug but I was not happy with it.  I did not have enough wool to complete the project and could find no wool…

Look what arrived in the mail.

I can now start work on the actual jumper instead of swatches.  I had done a practice of the pattern with brioche stitch on either side of the large cable but was not happy with the result so unravelled it. I then knitted it up with a single chain instead of brioche stitch and that…