Tag Archives: fairisle

Addicted to mountains…. And knitting

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Phew! Not only have a finally finished the tincanknits north shore jumper I started back in late August, but it’s also a perfect fit!!! I did have an issue with the sleeves being far too baggy initially, but then the … Continue reading

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Perfecting fairisle knitting

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I’ve run out of yarn for my fairisle cardigan. So aside from the trauma of the countless needles I’ve broken knitting it so far, having longer arms and body than the size I was knitting and thus having to add … Continue reading

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A new WIP and a need for new needles

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I was so excited when I got Kate Davies’ gorgeous Yoke and Colours of Shetland books I knew I was going to have to knit something from them right away. It was a hard choice as I want to knit … Continue reading

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Not getting knotted with stranded knitting

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I was very happy to have a whole day knitting with the lovely Ann Kingstone at a stranded knitting course at Spun shop in Huddersfield recently. The course covered the basics of stranded knitting, but also included the scary art … Continue reading

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Last weekend – harrogate flower show and more Totoro!

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I found this pattern on Ravelry and couldn’t resist knitting them, thankfully making use of some of my stash. Here’s the link. I was going to knit them for xmas for my Totoro loving friend, but frankly, she got the … Continue reading

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Colour work swatches and two awards

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Colourwork always brings a bit of dread to my knitting, not because I can’t do it but because I find myself getting tense as I knit.  I’m keen to make the effort to knit baubles and stockings this Christmas so … Continue reading

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