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

‘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

Books · Knitting

Book Review: ‘Knitlandia’ by Clara Parkes

Going back to my roots today with a good old fashioned book review! I was already familiar with Clara Parkes before starting Knitlandia; I got the Knitter's Book of Socks for my birthday and fell in love with her writing style. She effortlessly imparts huge amounts of technical information to the reader without you even… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Knitlandia’ by Clara Parkes