The inaugural Write by the Sea Festival in Argyll, celebrated writing and writers exploring themes connected with the sea, food, coast, nature and placeRead More
Today’s post is inspired by a visit to a local art and craft exhibition and reading a chapter in Kate’s recent book: Wheesht
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In January 2019 Kate sent me the first chapter from Wheesht. I settled down with my coffee that Sunday morning to read ‘Don’t Ask’, and it hit me like a tonne of bricksRead More
…since Autumn is most definitely here I’m on to the next instalment of my first year of knitting.
Could I contend with colour-work?Read More
Downstream, a simple top-down cardigan with raglan shaping, is a sleek and wearable knit.
Progressing through the Bold Beginner Knits patterns, I find my confidence in my knitting has grown…
This week’s release from Bold Beginner Knits was borne out of the need to swatch.
How on earth are these crazy waves made?!
Kate has designed a series of patterns with me, as a bold beginner knitter, in mind. I don’t think I had ever considered myself bold…Read More
Recently Kate suggested that for my next project I could have a go at her iconic Owls sweater pattern. Now, as you will know if you have been following my learn to knit journey, it had only been three months since I had picked up the needles…Read More
I’m very excited to reveal a wonderful new shade of Milarrochy Tweed yarn.
Introducing Cowslip.Read More
My circular needles have arrived!
The learn to knit book gives an introduction to knitting in the round, explaining that this technique is effectively making a spiral to form a tube of knitting, rather than seaming flat pieces of fabric together.
I seem to have had a breakthrough with being able to read my knitting during this project. Maybe down to the chunky yarn, meaning the stitches are easier to see.Read More
Here we go. My first ever knit project and first time reading a pattern – fingerless mitts.Read More