Knitting

Scrappy advent calendar socks, and some thoughts on the perfect sock yarn

It's taken me a long time (and many pairs of socks) to perfect my vanilla sock recipe, but I think I've finally done it! I used this pair of socks as a canvas for trying out new techniques, so this might be a bit of a bumper post... you have been warned! The Pattern My… Continue reading Scrappy advent calendar socks, and some thoughts on the perfect sock yarn

Knitting · Sewing

Me Made May: Final week (and what I’ve learned)

Hey, long time no see! Apologies for not posting this nearer to May, but here it is; my final outfits from Me Made May 2020! Day 22: To start off the week I wore my LB Pullover T shirt hack, in camel print jersey from Lamazi Fabrics. Day 23: On this day, the only me… Continue reading Me Made May: Final week (and what I’ve learned)

Knitting

‘Pretty Thing’ cowl by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Back in the summer, I went to Copenhagen and did a mini yarn haul. My favourite purchase was a skein of incredibly soft 4ply Baby Alpaca yarn in a moss green, heathered with some purple here and there. I spent ages trawling Ravelry for the perfect cowl/scarf/snood pattern, but most of them needed slightly more… Continue reading ‘Pretty Thing’ cowl by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Knitting · Sewing · Tutorials and Hacks

Dressing like a crayon: Stellan tee dress hack and Salut Cheri beret

Wow, that title is a bit of a mouthful... A couple of my recent makes combined to make the perfect autumnal Dress Like a Crayon outfit: The dress is a hack of the French Navy Stellan tee, a free pattern for a loose fitting T shirt. To turn it into a dress I literally just… Continue reading Dressing like a crayon: Stellan tee dress hack and Salut Cheri beret