FO: alluvial layer cowl

April 20, 2013


I loved knitting this.

bamboo yarn, lovely wooden needles, clever reversible cables, one lazy weekend.

perhaps I am turning into a process knitter? 

Or maybe it’s just that this yarn felt like knitting with a cloud.

either way, I love it.


pattern: alluvial layer cowl 

yarn: lotus yarns bamboo soft, in pewter. Held double on 5mm needles





Test knit for tess young.

a lovely shawl pattern, knitted in spud and Chloe fine.


A rather scrumptious hat

April 20, 2013

My own design, pattern on way.

yarn: spud and Chloe outer

Why yes, that is Paris in the background 🙂


For a tiny, gorgeous girl.

pattern: baby sophisticate

yarn: blue sky alpacas worsted organic cotton



And it fills me with nerdy, nerdy joy.Image



How cute are my little honorary nieces?


This is Ashley Knowlton’s lovely Poet’s Pullover, which is so named because of its lovely billowing sleeves. I used King Cole Merino DK to make this, and I have to say it’s not the greatest pure wool yarn in the world – it’s already showing a bit of pilling under the arms. But hey, at £2.50 a ball, who’s complaining?

This was an incredibly speedy knit – despite featuring 14 inches of 2×2 ribbing.

In other news, here is the lovely KJ working on her very first scarf – she’s my star knitting pupil….


(Disclaimer – this is no thanks to my teaching ability, which is somewhere close to zero!)


This speedy knit is made from Adriafil Llama yarn, which is cosy, but sheds like crazy! It’s perfect for the Edinburgh weather that I’m currently enjoying – North Berwick beach is blustery in January! I couldn’t bring myself to take my coat off outside – it was that windy – so I snapped a quick pic while enjoying some hot choc in a cafe with the Mr.

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Why yes, that is a gin and tonic in my hand 😉



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My Cria is nearly finished in time for Christmas! Sneaky peek…

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