• Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan - From The Back
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan

    I first saw this Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan cardigan on the cover of the Toft Quarterly Winter 2016 magazine and immediately loved it. I’ve eyed up a few lace back cardigans in the past, but I liked this as the lace wasn’t too fussy and different from most lace I have seen.

  • A partially knitted red butterfly, still on a metal knitting needle with a grey body.
    Knitting,  Yarn Bombing

    Designing Butterflies

    In under a months time I’ll be yarn bombing a tree as part of the local arts trail, EEEEK! The theme for the yarn bombing is Winged Things. I’ve asked friends and family to get involved and as the theme is quite broad I’ve left it up to each person to decide what they want to create.

  • Jumpers,  Knitting,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share: Hyannis Pullover

    Hello! Apologies about missing the last two Wednesday Pattern Shares! Bad stomach bugs and busy weeks have kept me away, but thankfully I’m on the ball now to share my favourite pattern for this week. I actually came across this pattern whilst I was looking for the summer knit for the last Wednesday Pattern Share and I’ve fallen completely in love with it!

  • Knitting,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share

    This week’s Wednesday Thursday Pattern Share is slightly selfish, but it’s a great pattern so I didn’t think anyone would mind! In the UK spring is most definitely well underway. The sun is shining and all of the plants are finally getting going. This lovely weather though has highlighted something I’ve known for a while, but have been trying to ignore; I have a serious deficit in the spring/ light weight knitwear section of my wardrobe! I have a long, cotton, crocheted cardigan I bought from Gap several years ago, and some cheap, slightly too small and ill fitting cardigans, but apart from that everything else is super warm and thick.…

  • Knitting,  Patterns,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share: Knitted Farmyard Pencil Toppers

          I often need some inspiration on a Wednesday so I thought I’d start a new blog series ‘Wednesday Pattern Share’. Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you a pattern I have recently found which I really love, and I hope that you like them too! To start with I wanted to share these lovely knitted Farmyard Pencil Toppers from Amanda Berry. I have written before about how much I love Amanda Berry’s patterns so it’s no surprise that I’ve completely fallen in love with these pencil toppers I found on Ravelry. They’re sooo cute! I love their little googly eyes and I could definitely see me with a pig on the…

  • Knitting

    Hello 2017

    Hello! Happy New year! I am writing this on the last day of January, so pretty much the last day it is acceptable to wish someone ‘Happy New Year’! 2016 for me, has been a very eventful year, thankfully in a good way! We moved back to Derbyshire from London, I started a new job, J started a three day commute to London and we began the process of adjusting to our new, lovely life away from the capital! And if that wasn’t enough, at the end of the year we started looking for a house to buy, and HURRAH we’ve bought one! We moved in last Thursday and I am…

  • Jumpers,  Knitting

    Purl Alpaca Design’s Niobe Jumper

    Hello! Happy New Year everyone. I don’t think I said that in my last blog post. Obviously it’s VERY belated now! Hope everyone is doing well and have a great year ahead! I was so pleased to get that last blog post finally published. I don’t know why it was taking so long, but I feel like a plug has been pulled and now I feel all wordy again, hurrah! I am currently writing this post whilst in California. I am here with work for a week and am having a relaxing day before the craziness of the week begins. As usual I have bought my knitting with me for…

  • Glacier Cardigan - Knitting The Cardigan
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    Purl Alpaca Glacier Cardigan

    This Purl Alpaca Glacier Cardigan originally started out as a jumper. I had purchased the beautiful Yarn Stories FineMerino and Baby Alpaca yarn in toffee for Purl Alpaca’s Niobe Jumper, but after a couple of mishaps I had to rethink this plan!

  • Blanket,  Knitting,  Lace

    Vintage Lace Blanket

    After my friend announced she was pregnant, I had a vision! A vision of a bright, blue, lace blanket. I immediately knew this was what I was going to knit for her, and set about hunting down the perfect pattern and yarn!