Trying out a new stitch

I wanted to try something new and found this nice easy to follow video on our favourite online Tube.

It’s looking good


Bamboo Stitch



New Wool Day

I’m a bit of an avid internet shopper but I never thought about buying wool online before.  My friend just casually asked me if I had bought the wool for my big knitting project online and I had one of those “aha” moments as I confessed ” No –   B & M”.

So, eyes open to new opportunities, I found Lovekniting and ordered some buttercup wool on Sunday evening.

Here’s a 15% off code they gave me to share:

It’s arrived!!!!!!!

Its lovely.

I could be away some time……..


Redeeming the time

Spurred on by my Big Knitting experience and in fact missing it when it was finished

I have ordered some very pretty wool but while I’m waiting I decided it’s time to use all the “bits” which are in the knitting bag.

I found a great board on Pinterest with ideas to knit for Operation Christmas Child.  Here is my first attempt at a little bag to pop into one of those much loved shoe boxes.

I just picked it up when I had a spare minute and I love the simple knitted flowers.

Cast on 31 stitches.  Knit 1 cast off 5 then draw up the remaining 5 stitches with your starting bit of wool.  Seems a shame not to have them.



Big Knitting

img_3985So it’s been a long time since I had the chance to do anything creative, then I went on a textiles course and met someone who gave me a simple idea.  Big Knitting.  Beautiful soft chunky  wool and massive chunky needles got me started again. That lovely creative addiction of “just one more row” all kicked back in and here is the fruit. A soft warm blanket in a few days but,  better than that, inspiration to keep going.

Next stop – clippy mats.