My crochet obsession grew beyond snowflakes this week into crochet hearts. With a dear friends birthday fast approaching and no idea what I could buy her. Instinctively I thought, snowflakes! but with her birthday being so close to Christmas I was … Continue reading
I have been bursting at the seams to share this with you all, after many years of reading Simply Knitting and dreaming of being the interviewed designer, it happened they asked me! Last night was spent repeatedly showing the magazine … Continue reading
I have been getting in the Christmas spirit, spending any free time I can find to unwind by making some crochet snowflakes. They really are quite addictive! I was chatting with some of the ladies at our Knitting and Crochet … Continue reading
And finally, meet the Penguin with no name. He is the last design in my ‘Mini Toppers’ hat collection. I have been having a hard time giving him a name, I think the reason naming him has been so difficult is … Continue reading
Let me introduce you to…..Rockin’ Robin! This cute little hat, or should that be ‘hats’, is the latest addition to my Ravelry Pattern Store. I have had this hat and one other (to be revealed soon) in my head since … Continue reading
Hello! I hope you have been keeping well and avoiding the lurgy. It seems that everyone I know has been poorly. There appears to be a virus sweeping the world that makes it’s victims look like Rudolph. This particular strain of, … Continue reading
I have been bursting at the seams to share this with you since I finished it back in the summer. ‘Thumper’ is a twist on the traditional balaclava. The twist being you don’t have to terrorise your tot by pulling it … Continue reading
Have you seen my cable gadget cover in this issue of Simply Knitting? It is just perfect for an iPad and will make a great gift for the geek in your life! Would you like to personalise it? Then I … Continue reading
In this months issue of Let’s Get Crafting you can find plenty to keep your needles and hooks busy. There are some adorable crochet bookends with mice on them, designed by Irene Strange. I simply must find time to make some … Continue reading
Way way back in August I told you my tale of woe, about how I have left my wet sock on the blockers over night and woke to find what looked like a ‘sock massacre’. Okay, I maybe prone to over exaggeration but it was a tiny bit on the traumatic scale. If you missed it you can reacquaint yourself with the full story here.
I can now reveal the rest of the sock to you. Introducing Elska, Scandi style socks that will warm your feet, with their stranded colour work. Giving you nice thick snuggly socks and, with a cute couple holding hands they will warm your heart too. They are featured in Let’s Knit Magazine which goes on sale later this week.
The socks are worked from the top down with no patterning on the heel or the instep making them a nice introduction to Fair Isle sock knitting.
You can buy your copy of Let’s Knit magazine from the App Store to download. The morale of the story…… always dry your socks flat!