Tag Archives: knitting

All the M’s

In which I complete my first adult cardigan, and my second major adult knitting project. Granted, it is cropped with three-quarter sleeves, but it’s a cardigan no less. The pattern is Andi Satterlund’s Marion, and like Chuck, is an easy to understand pattern, and a relatively quick item to knit. I followed the pattern for […]

Knitting for Small People

More knitting for little people. I wanted to send some gifts to my friend’s baby boy, but this also gets me in on the sewalong of sorts that Leah from Struggle Sews a Straight Seam is hosting. My friend lives in China, and I didn’t know that she was having a baby until the last minute, so these […]

Catching Up: A Hat

Happy 2014 everyone! In no particular order I’m going to try to post my backlog of finished projects as speedily as I can. First up, a hat. This was knitted using up the last of my Drops Big Merino yarn I bought for Chuck. This yarn is way more suited to a hat than to […]

My First Jumper

It’s not all doom and gloom. I finished my first knitted jumper! It’s a (slightly modified) Chuck by Andi Satterlund, knitted using Drops Big Merino yarn. It’s by no means perfect. It came out a lot bigger than I anticipated, and a lot longer too. The yarn may have stretched out during blocking, but all in […]

Knitting for the unknown

I’m still in the middle of clearing through unfinished sewing projects. Whilst it is proving hard to knuckle down and get on with this, I am gaining an enormous sense of satisfaction from it. There is just one blouse that I am going to leave, as I don’t have enough experience with expensive silk satin […]

Practice, practice, practice

Since completing my first knitting project, I have gone a little knit crazy. I am determined to knit a jumper or two (Chuck is on my hit list for sure). I want to brighten up my knitwear wardrobe and replace any horrible plastic fibres with beautiful, beautiful wool. As they say, practice makes perfect, so […]

Bootie call

My first proper knitting project! Baby booties! I have always wanted to knit, but always lacked the confidence to try. Knitting seems like such a homely sort of skill, one that is passed down to you. My nana was a mean knitter, and used to make awesome neon jumpers and knitted tortoises. She passed away […]