Sunday, July 17, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
After spending over 4 hours fringing this, I finished this on Thursday night, would've worn it earlier but it wasn't dry. The yarn (Patons wool blend aran) was rather rough when knitted, but softened up a treat. My new favourite cardigan. Literally had just enough to finish the fringe, and luckily I accidentally bought an extra ball of the wine coloured yarn because I needed it.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
This was knitted at T7 on the midgauge knitting machine, King Cole Twist Aran, a yarn I picked up at the NEC in 2015 (suspect it might be discontinued). Garter stitch bands and lace hearts worked by hand on the machine. I need to either get a garter bar, or knit that bit by hand next time. It was very tedious! There are bits where the yarn was less marled and more a plain colour, hence single colour stripes, which was a bit annoying. I have quite a bit of this left to knit up. Debating whether to add fringe to the hem and neck - it was the original plan, but perhaps it's too much?
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Finished these on the 31st for my nephew's birthday. They were going to be Batman gloves but I decided Star Wars was easier as it's fairisle not intarsia. Thumbs a little long and top ribbing could have been deeper as it's curling a little, but overall a lovely pattern! Found on Ravelry :) He seemed quite pleased - well, as much as you can get communication out of a teenager! :)
This is the year of destash, finish up, tidy up and dejunk the knitting room so that I can decorate it. To that end, there's some stash for sale on Ravelry (I'm steelbreeze). So far nobody's biting at 1p per gramme so I'm going to say "Offers, please!". Postage prices don't help though! :S
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Friday, January 01, 2016
Hoping to run a sock making night very soon. As with all our workshops, they're optional and free unless they require specific materials for which there might be a small charge.
Wishing all of our members a happy New Year - here's to a knitty, crochety, crafty 2016!