Oct

28

Socks for mini me

  The great thing about T’s feet, the size they are now, is that I always have enough leftover yarn to make her some socks after I’ve made some for myself or Tim. She’s growing so fast though, I won’t be able to do it forever. I guess that’s when I’ll move onto stripy socks […]

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Oct

14

Handmade365, days 13 & 14

Another couple of hectic days over here, but I am finally sat down with my feet up (as you can see from the second photograph). Today I’m showing you a skirt and some socks. Hold onto your seats. So this skirt was one I made without using a pattern, I just traced round an existing […]

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Oct

12

In which I photograph something black badly, once again

I’m only going to make things in bright colours from now on. So. This is a jumper I knitted using Rowan Kidsilk Haze. It’s a nice yarn but does get a little hairy after a few washes (apparently you can take a razor to it but I’m a bit scared to do that). The pattern […]

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Oct

09

Day 9 – Malabrigo socks

I love the word Malabrigo. And I love the yarn too. A friend bought me a skein of Malabrigo sock yarn as a thank you for fixing her jumper. It’s not a colour I would have chosen but I’m so glad she went for this one as I love it, it looks almost camouflage knitted […]

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Oct

08

The past 3 days… And today

The past 3 days have been a tad tricksy. My 3 year old daughter caught a bug and gave up sleeping for the duration. She announced she was feeling better yesterday (phew), slept last night (phew!) and went to preschool today (PHEW!). I have never needed these 3 hours as much as I do today. […]

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Oct

03

Rowan Lima

The minute I touched this yarn I wanted to take it home with me. I found it in Baa Ram Ewe (possibly the best yarn shop in the world) at one of their yarn tasting nights. It’s 84% baby alpaca and this jumper I made from it is easily the warmest thing I own. The […]

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Oct

02

Ishbel in Fyberspates

Day two of Handmade 365, and it’s a little chilly in Leeds. Not cold enough to wear a scarf without feeling like a tit, but just cold enough to need something. That’s where this little number comes in. The pattern is called Ishbel, by Ysolda Teague. It’s about the most famous shawl/shawlette pattern, with over […]

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