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Copper Mountain Mittens

My latest design in the works is Copper Mountain, a simple pair of stockinette mittens with a splash of color. They knit up quickly on size US 8 needles, and are perfect for using up worsted-weight leftovers. 34 more words


The Taming of the Frog

I guess one of the downsides of creating your own patterns, at least if you’re me, is that you will inevitably screw something up at one point. 334 more words

Fair Isle

Hip to be Square – Rasberry Coulis II

Welcome to the Hip to be Square posts.

The target: Come up with 78 unique fairisle patterns to be turned into a throw.

The handicaps: My knitting machine works on an 8 x8 stitch pattern repeat and unfortunately she pre-dates push cards so everything has to be manually punched in. 37 more words


A thumb-size problem

I am not sure why, but in the last few years I have felt a pressing need to be efficient and productive with my time. When I was at university I wouldn’t mind spending a whole weekend in bed watching TV, it was actually one of my favourite ways to spend the weekend. 553 more words

Pattern: Pipsqueak Shawl

My first shawl pattern! Another little milestone, and another step in my ongoing mission to put fair isle on everything.

I’m so pleased with how cute this came out! 206 more words


WW II Radar Station

My flickr contact Helena captured this deserted coastal radar station on Fair Isle, Great Britain with her Ricoh GR.


Coffee time!

I am having a really slow day. Time to fuel up!

This is one of my favourite cups. Show me your favourite cup.

It holds the perfect amount of coffee for waking up the creative spirit. 27 more words