So, I’m about 3/4 of my way through this lovely little beanie design from the Patons Retro Babes book. It’s for my sweet niece, Alana. I’m just about to start the contrast-coloured brim, so I thought I should check it’s length on her first. It’s a wee bit big — I made the six-month size, for […]
Published in Crochet
Crochet Confession #1 I have never worked with yarn finer than 8-ply, or a hook slimmer than 4mm. Which leads me to my next confession… Crochet Confession #2 I’ve never made a tension square before. I rarely work with patterns, and when I have, I’ve never bothered to test my tension. But since my next […]
The little cot blanket I started is coming along nicely — finished the first two bands of colour (of four), just started on the third. It’s lovely to have a little project to work on that doesn’t involve much brain power. I’d really like to have the quilt finished first, given that winter is more […]
Published in Knitting
This is a little project that I kind of made by accident. You see, I wanted to make a scarf in the round (kind of like a big cowl-neck warmer) but had never done it before. Linda (co-worker and knitter extraordinaire) said it was easy, but frankly, I didn’t believe her. She also says knitting socks is easy and they look like an absolute mo-fo...