Category Archives: Knitting

Knitting News

Have I mentioned that I am struggling to keep up with my blog? Once or twice – oh ok! So I have not mentioned one or two exciting bits of news that I should share. Firstly I am a winner again! Stephcuddles makes lovely stitchmarkers Stitchcuddles and has an Etsy Shop which I may have mentioned …

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POD – Post Olympic Depression

I am struggling to manage all aspects of my life at the moment, so blogging has slipped. It is the long school Summer Holidays here in the UK, so as a Mum with a full-time job and a partner who works in the farming industry, summer holidays are a nightmare to manage! I have been …

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Finishing Friday

I am ploughing through some large projects at the moment so actual finished projects are few and far between! However as I have started on some Christmas knitting and am sorting through stash I can share an FO this week. Meet Jerry the Musical Monkey by Rebecca Danger.   I used some yarn from stash. …

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Finishing Friday ……..slightly late!

I haven’t posted for some time and I have decided that the reason is definitely due to the fact my ipad is not an easy tool to use to blog with. Any suggestions on how to improve this situation gratefully received, however I really miss the pleasing bounce of a real keyboard while typing and …

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Finishing Friday

Technically these were finished last week but as they were a birthday gift I didn’t want to publish in case the recipient saw them. These have been knitted in one of my favourite yarns from Knitting Goddess, which is available locally at Littlehoundales Knits.  This is her self-striping sock yarn in “Jellybean”. I really love …

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Originally posted on knit the hell out:
Last week I was lamenting about the other Ishbel I was working on. After hemming and hawing over how much or little I like the variegation in the yarn with this pattern, I have decided not to rip it, but it can stay in my UFO (unfinished objects)…

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Knitter Review – Block n Roll by Bagsmith

I have been road testing a new toy this weekend. Kath from “Littlehoundales Knits” sent me a message to say she had taken delivery of “Block and Roll” blocking mats and wondered if I wanted to borrow one for my newly completed “Rain forest Canopy” shawl in return for a review of the product. Never …

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Finishing Friday

The weather in the UK has been awful these past few days – windy and heavy rainfall. So much for the British Summer! This has meant that I have been able to be very disciplined and finish some lingering WIPs. Today’s Finishing Friday are the Bargain socks for Mini-me. The yarn used was purchased from …

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Watch me grow!

My Rainforest Canopy shawl is blocked! I so pleased to say that I love it! When I cast it off I was so disappointed as it was tiny. No bigger than a headscarf that my Nana would have worn over her freshly permed hair. What I failed to remember was that Malabrigo sock is 25% nylon …

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Finishing Friday – Finally!

I have a FO today! Yay Go Me! I first mentioned this project in the March Malabrigo Madness post over 3 months ago. I finally finished it yesterday. It looks really small as I hadn’t blocked it at this point. I hope it grows or I will be very diappointed! I love the colour – …

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