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My first knitting workshop - Concentrating on colour with Brandon Mably

Yesterday I took part in a knitting workshop based at Lady Sew and Sew in Henley, where Brandon Mably of Kaffe Fassett Studio taught a disparate group of knitters about working with colour. 437 more words

Brandon Mably

chevrons yoke.

Two ferociously cold nights here in Boston meant early to bed with blankets and books and knitting projects, of course. After those two nights, I have a fair isle yoke, already divided for the sleeves and body, completed. 115 more words


Pattern: Christmas Scallops Stocking

I love Christmas. I love the family, I love the gifts, I love the food, and I love the decorations. But, I’m not super-traditional when it comes to decking my halls. 165 more words


Knitting - A Foray into Fair Isle

I’ve never done fair isle before. I have been terrified. Probably of discovering that I’m crap at it. I suspected I’d be crap at it. That I’d end up with some puckered and tangled mess. 255 more words


A Mobius Fail, a Knitting Group and New Needles!

It’s been a busy week this one but I have still found time to whip out the needles when I can. My mobius cowl didn’t turn out quite to plan, I cast off at the weekend but it soon became clear that I had cast on far too many stitches and after 2 hours of binding off I was left with a cowl that hit the floor when I put in on! 329 more words


The Unfinished

It’s easy to start projects, but harder to finish them.

Maybe it’s even harder to continue when there’s no end date in sight. When I was in seventh grade, I collected pen pals, always anticipating the envelopes with international stamps and the hastily-scrawled accounts within of probably-embellished junior high social events. 806 more words


Boy's Frozen Sweater

Like all kids between the ages of 2 and 12, my son is obsessed with a certain very cold themed kids movie but I’m too cheap and consumer-conscious to buy him all the Disney-branded merchandise. 246 more words