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Trying to Wrap it Up

My main knitting project lately has been a new shawl called the Mother Earth Wrap. It’s simple and gratifying, lots of squishy garter stitch and fun color changes. 104 more words

About That Log Cabin Poncho: Finished

And we have a finish! I’m pretty happy about it, too.

You can wear it two different ways: boat neck style like above or V-neck style. 85 more words


Looming Adventure: Rib & Garter Stitch Hat

So last weekend, I decided to try a pattern of my own. Though it didn’t quite come out the way I envisioned, the overall concept did work out. 314 more words


Retro Tea Cosy

This little project proved to be an unexpected challenge – pulling the stranded yarn tightly across the back of the work felt so wrong!

Normally, stranded colour work requires a nice, even tension to stop the floats from pulling. 97 more words

Learning a New Stitch: the Seed Stitch

As probably all knitters I first learned how to knit the Garter Stitch and then the Stockinette Stitch. When I started making sweaters, I also learned how to do the… 216 more words



Today, after months of faffing about I decided to start a blog about my love of knitting and crochet.

I am by no means talented or experienced – like many people I know, I learned to knit as a little youngster but ‘paused’ for 20 years before picking it back up in my 30s. 364 more words

Baby Blankets

Back Porch Shawl...

Hello everyone!

I’ve been working on finishing up a shawl for myself before I get started on my pattern for Paintbox Yarns.

We have a lovely back porch at our house and my husband and I are out there… 301 more words