My lovely little local yarn shop YAK held a jumper-along for the last 10 weeks or so. The idea is that you are in a small group with a teacher and each pick out a jumper pattern. The fact you have a teacher guiding you, means you can choose a challenging pattern and then get… Continue reading Knitting: Jumper-along – Ondawa
I never thought I’d be a sock knitter. It just did not interest me. Many of my knitter friends do make lovely socks but the idea of a small circumference and knitting something fiddly that may end up having holes, was not appealing. However the idea did appeal as a lot of sock yarn is… Continue reading Knitting: New obsession, Socks!
A few weeks ago I went on a trip to Rye with members of the knitting group from YAK in Brighton. It was a lovely Friday. We took the train to Rye and knitted all the way. I get a bit nervous about social interactions but everyone is so lovely and welcoming and I had… Continue reading Sewing: Merchant and Mills Fielder dress
Last month I went to my first yarn festival. I had tickets to go to Unravel but due to personal circumstances I couldn’t go in the end. When I saw that it is actually possible and affordable to fly to Edinburgh for the yarn festival I made an impulse purchase after realising my friend was… Continue reading Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017
At the beginning of the year I did a class with Anna Maltz that I talked about here. The idea was that you make a jumper from the top down in the round based on a swatch and your own measurements. It was also a great introduction to colour work, but I never worked more… Continue reading Knitting: Wing-it top down completed
This pattern by Brooklyn Tweed has been on my list for ages and beginning of 2017 I finally bought the pattern and gave it a go. I have since made 2 versions. Initially I put the pattern off because it suggests a tubular cast on that I was petrified off. The instructions always read like… Continue reading Knitting: The Skiff hat
Knitting has been therapy for me. There are a lot of articles about knitting being relaxing, the click clack if the needles providing a soothing rhythm to an otherwise hectic life. I knit when I commute. It focuses my mind and helps me relax at the end of the day to process the manic London… Continue reading Knitting: as therapy