On why little double-knit antlers were briefly the bain of my life…

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to knit convincing antlers?! To get any significant shaping or detail they have to be far too big for the poor little reindeer, who just looked burdened by the whole thing and therefore none too festive. I settled on the minimal antlers, I belive they were … Continue reading On why little double-knit antlers were briefly the bain of my life…

Excuses…

The best made plans of mice and men, and knitters apparently, often go awry.  I wanted to have the elf published on Tuesday; but it’s Friday evening and I’ve just put him up. But I’ve been busy, really I have! I’ve moved house for a start, to a place with no internet access, and I’ve … Continue reading Excuses…

Christmas spirit ;)

Festivities are upon us! Sort of. Well, for knitters they are, we need a bit of preparation time. I hope you’re all well into your holiday projects by now, fair isle reindeer jumpers don’t just knit themselves you know. And I hope you have time to squeeze a few little tree ornaments into your hectic … Continue reading Christmas spirit ;)

Teeny weeny purse

Elephants’ breath is a little purse made from a scrap of silk. Buying the frame adds a little to the cost here, but it’s still a great way to use up oddments of yarn. You can easily play around with the size depending on the frame you can get hold of or the yarn you have in mind. This … Continue reading Teeny weeny purse

One skein knitting patterns from milkbottle (for free!)

Welcome to milkbottle, where you’ll find knitting patterns! Many small items of interest will be published here, all based around the idea of using just a little yarn, usually 1 skein or ball. Two patterns are already here: Dutch White is a needle roll knitted in environmentally friendly yarn. In undyed off white with vintage … Continue reading One skein knitting patterns from milkbottle (for free!)