Have you ever made yourself a pair of hand knitted socks? Over the last year or so socks have been on my ‘must-make-list’ and during the summer I finally managed to knit the first sock of a pair!
My sock was mainly knitted on a small circular needle and what I have loved most about the whole experience is how my growing tunnel of stripy delight could be tucked in my pocket or handbag and whipped out at various locations.
This is my washing basket, a plastic woven web of colour. Continue reading
It’s been a few weeks since Unravel and I’ve finally found time to write a post about my Knitted Faux Taxidermy Bear that I started during Louise Walkers (Sincerely Louise) workshop.
I’ve named by knitted bear Mimi and due to her overly stuffed nature she has gained what I can only describe as a cuddly teddy bear (as opposed to wild bear) appearance.
This time last weekend I was immersed in the Woolly Wonderland of Unravel.
It’s the first time I’ve been to this inspiring annual knitting festival at Farnham Maltings – what struck me most was the personal and friendly approach that surrounded the whole event.
Around the venue were hundreds of luggage tags where you could leave your own knitting message of “I knit because….” to share with fellow knitters and yarn enthusiasts.
Even this knitted cactus couldn’t escape!
This week I was lucky enough to receive a complementary copy of the newly released magazine ‘The Art of Knitting‘.