This one skein pattern cuts it a bit fine! I did knit the whole thing from a 100g skein, but I had to sew some of the seams with normal thread because I just couldn’t stretch the yarn any further… I could’ve just not mentioned that, but the guilt would’ve haunted me. The stitch pattern … Continue reading Cloud baby cardigan
China is a knitted bowl essentially made by turning two sock heels one after the other so that the knit direction curves around 180 degrees. A 100g skein will easily make a pair of bowls; use them for dressing-table things or sweets or whatever comes to hand :)This banana fibre yarn from Prick Your Finger … Continue reading ‘China’ bowl… knitted crockery! (see what I did there?!)
I did have some trouble putting this together, which I probably shouldn’t admit to given that I earn a living by my pattern cutting and sewing skills. But the frame was a tricky little so-and-so and I can’t say I’m 100% pleased with the results. On previous projects, like the Elephants’ Breath mini-purses, I’ve had frames … Continue reading ‘Bone’ clutch bag using pre-beaded silk yarn.
I love a new diary. I relish filling all the info and convince myself every time that I can colour code my life and keep the whole thing neat and beautiful. I managed one week before I was scribbling in whatever writing implement came to hand and sticking post-it notes all over the show. Moleskine … Continue reading Tallow, a loose wrap cover for a Moleskine diary
Boot toppers are essentially just tubes designed to look like socks when worn tucked into tall leather boots or wellies. Not that I have anything against socks, I love socks! But as a general rule I buy boots to fit my feet, not my feet plus a good centimetre or so of wool. And as … Continue reading Boot toppers… like leg warmers without the 80’s flashback
… the angel appeared unto them. And about time too, completing the set of Christmas tree decorations. For the angel there is no seam between the skirt and the body, both pieces are knitted separately up ot the waist and the stitches from each are then knitted simultaneously to continue on up to the head. … Continue reading And lo…
A couple of months back I was more festive than Mariah Carey holding her royalty cheque. Now I’m so over it. I’m getting grumpy. I want my coffee in a normal take-out cup again please. But I’m happy to be posting the pattern for the robin, the penultimate tree decoration! I hope you’ve all been following along … Continue reading Is it over yet?