What do you do if you want to cover your head somehow in the sun, but you don’t want the bulk of a hat? Enter the kerchief! I posted last week about the fact I wanted to make one, and here it is! Shockingly, I started it on Saturday morning while travelling down to London … More The finished kerchief!
I’ve decided to dispense with a sun hat this summer in favour of a kerchief! As much as I love the raffia sun hat I found in H&M today, floppy hats can be a bit bulky, and I’m trying to keep my packing to a minimum! As I’m going away on 27th June, I wanted … More New yarn for a new project
Last week I posted about my yarn haul from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016, and I’ve already gotten stuck into this Sweet Georgia Tough Love sock yarn that I bought from Purlescence. I would have started sooner but I had a slouchy beanie hat I wanted to finish first! Either way, I dutifully set up … More 4ply Faerly Shawl – WiP
I popped up to Edinburgh on Saturday as a belated birthday treat for myself for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016. Held at the Corn Exchange, it was a heaven for all things yarn. I’ve been to knitting and stitch shows before and I’ve often been disappointed by the bias towards sewing, while the Pins and … More Was the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016 any good?
A little while ago, I did a stash addition post about this beautiful Sirdar Sylvan yarn. I already knew what I was going to do with it before I started, so over Christmas I knitted a fun super slouchy beanie for my Etsy shop. It took me until last week to finally get it listed, what … More Hat made from Sirdar Sylvan now in my Etsy store
I was out Christmas shopping on Monday and I decided to treat myself to some new yarn! I’ve been looking at this Riot Chunky yarn by King Cole for a while, and I picked up two skeins. This is Rhinestone (1692). It’s a lovely colourway, shifting between yellows, creams and heathery purples. And this is … More New King Cole Riot Chunky!
Winter is drawing in with a vengeance so it’s the perfect time of year to whip up a new set of quick accessories! I’ve already made a slouchy beanie with this yarn, but I’ve just used Women’s Institute Soft and Cuddly Yarn Blue Stripes to make a matching neck warmer! The yarn is available for … More Free Knitting Pattern – Garter Stitch Cowl
I came across this gorgeous yarn in my local yarn shop, Wooly Minded, and look at it! I couldn’t not buy it! It’s called Sylvan, and it’s by Sirdar, who have made a lot of unusual fashion yarns in recent years. Sylvan is 90% acrylic and 10% wool, and features a thick and thin texture which should … More New Yarn – Sirdar Sylvan
I didn’t start work until lunchtime yesterday so I popped into my favourite yarn shop in town. They had some yarn on sale… Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK I picked up the only ball of this gorgeous teal, in shade 0362 for 99p… …and four balls of this gorgeous caramel shade, 0279! I’ll be making a scarf out of the … More New Yarn Haul: Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK