Thursday, 23 May 2013

How tickled I am!

Very tickled indeed to find that this little blog is mentioned in June's Knitting magazine! How lovely is that? And just when I'd been thinking I really should be making more effort to keep up with the blog and try (against all the odds) to make it a bit entertaining...

I've added a couple of other blogs to the list of favourites in the sidebar: Robin Hunter's - lots of great interviews and information - and String Theory Crochet (shows as STC), which is one for those of you who'd like to make money from your craft. This last one hasn't had a new post for a couple of months but is still interesting. Hope I'm not latching onto it just as the writer gives up the ghost!

What are your favourite blogs? I have loads more - there are so many knowledgeable and talented woolly people out there - but diminishing amounts of time to actually keep up with them. Sound familiar at all?

Friday, 17 May 2013

Time for a WIP post

Clearly this isn't a picture of all my current WIPS - just off the top of my head, there's also the cotton pink jumper, the red aran, the dinosaur, the lacy scarf, the socks... - but obviously when I got down to half a dozen items on the needles, it was time to cast on a couple more.
So, here we have the beginnings of a gorgeous Debbie Bliss Paloma cardigan - it's soft and squishy and I'm really looking forward to wearing it in the shop as a walking, talking Paloma sample. Sadly, though the yarn's lovely, it's been poorly supported with patterns and isn't an easy substitute for other yarns, so tends to get neglected. No more will it sit at the back of the shop and be ignored!
And the other one is the first pattern repeat of a One-Ball Wavy Gravy Hat - a free online pattern from Iconoclastknit. And very nice it's looking too . Should take a single ball of Noro Kureyon. I might have to make one in each of our colourways. That's okay, isn't it? We all need lots of hats. Maybe not for another few months, but longterm. Lots of hats is good.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Spot the difference

I've gone from a try-anything-and-most-things-will-turn-out-okay kind of knitter to the how-could-I-be-so-stupid kind.
Three weeks ago, I managed to make the fronts and backs of a baby jumper into sleeves, using the proper sleeves as the front and back - I just had to throw that mess out. Then I managed to sew what should've been set-in sleeves into a garment as raglans - I managed to just about save that situation. And now, this is my most recent debacle - two corresponding sides of a cardigan, one of which is clearly knitted on needles a size or two bigger than the other.  Does anyone know what's happening to my brain?  Will it pass or is it all downhill from here? Tell me it's a phase!