Knitting, Sewing

More on the ITS Bonn shirt and North Point trousers

Readers of this blog will know that I have been participating in the It’s Time to Sew Itch-to-Stitch blog tour and I made both the Bonn shirt and North Point Trousers for my entry in the tour. I didn’t include in the last post the fact that I also made a short sleeved version of the […]

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Knitting

How to make a Frida Kahlo style flower crown

I have to say at the outset that there are probably a million ways of making a flower crown and my favourite would be with real flowers. However, I’m not very skilled with flowers and the only ones available in my garden at present are grevilleas and other assorted spiky things or camellias which have […]

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Knitting

Striped Elizabeth Zimmerman

I have been participating in another Elizabeth Zimmerman knitalong hosted by the lovely Kate from fabrickated, and this time we did the raglan sleeve version from Knitting without Tears. I finished it a few days ago, but the weather wasn’t conducive to wearing warm jumpers – it’s been glorious! Anyway, today it went a bit […]

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Knitting

Outlander shrug with hood

Hands up all of you who watch Outlander and have become besotted with the knitwear. It took me a couple of episodes to start noticing the amazing handknits and then I couldn’t look at anything else. I immediately had a look to see if, perchance, the patterns had been published and there were lots of […]

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handknitting, Knitting

Saving the socks: a proactive approach

During a visit to Purl Soho Mark saw these socks and wanted a pair (or two). As I’ve previously mentioned, I rarely refuse one of his requests, so the pattern and wool was duly bought. The wool is a beautiful 100% wool worsted twist, but the 100% wool made me a little anxious. I like […]

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handknitting, Knitting, Travel

Purl Alpaca Designs Lorelle

This is the second time I have made this jumper, the first time being from yarn I bought in Iceland. I always felt that this first one was a little large, so bought some wool from The Stash Cupboard in Hobart (closed down now, so sad) which I thought would be lovely. It is a […]

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handknitting, Knitting, vintage

Vogue giant cable knit sweater

Seemingly a long, long time ago I decided to knit Mark a new jumper from some locally grown and spun yarn that I bought at Bilby Yarns in Willagee. I loved the cream colour with grey undertones and thought that a vintage cabled jumper would provide that Aran feel and be warm to wear as […]

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