secrets and socks

Secret project 3 || my life in knitwear

There is a lot of very exciting, secret knitting in my project trolley at the moment. It makes blogging slightly more difficult as I can’t really show you what I’m up to, but I figured a few of teeny tiny peeks wouldn’t hurt too much… And the same but different… Then there’s this one… Hope I… 

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beanies & bobble hats

Beanies & Bobble Hats || my life in knitwear

Beanies & Bobble Hats by Fiona Goble is the fabulous follow-up to Scarves & Cowls featured on the blog last year. This new collection contains 36 hats for men, women and kids, all of which are quick and easy makes. As I have found with my From Stash project, hats are perfect for stash-busting and this collection definitely ticks that… 

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Orange gradient || my life in knitwear

A burst of colour for a Monday morning with a series of beautiful gradient yarns that have recently found their way into my stash. As you can clearly see my plan to work ‘From Stash’ is going well! On a hard-wearing sock yarn base are these beautiful sets of seven 10g mini-skeins from The Knitting Goddess:… 

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tops and toes

Canopy Beret || my life in knitwear

A couple more From Stash projects have made it off the needles over the past week, which is just as well as there have been a couple of exciting yarn deliveries to fill the gaps these projects have left…there is no hope for me! The beautiful beret in Fibre Company Canopy is done, dusted and has… 

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cotton to gold

Cotton Loom, warp and weft || my life in knitwear

London is full of unexpected treats and an impromptu visit with a friend to Two Temple Place on a grey winter Sunday was no exception. Previously known as Astor House, this incredible building was commissioned by William Waldorf Astor, the founder of New York’s Waldorf Astoria, in the late 19th Century as a home and office away from home. It… 

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the bletchley collection

The Bletchley Collection || my life in knitwear

It is always exciting to see projects I have been secretly working finally being revealed to the public. The Bletchley Collection is a collaboration between indie dyer, Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarns and designer, Joanne Scrace who you may also know as Not So Granny, and is inspired by Alan Turing and the team of… 

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textured washcloths

Photography by Brighton and London photographer Emma Gutteridge

I’m so pleased to be presenting another new crochet pattern which features in the latest issue of Inside Crochet magazine: These are Textured Washcloths, crocheted in Patons Cotton DK and ideal for improving beginners or those of you looking for a quick gift make, or just because! I love this stitch pattern – the texture makes it… 

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the department of repair

Mum and Dad Sweater by Tom of Holland || my life in knitwear

I spent last Friday afternoon refreshing my mending and darning skills with Tom of Holland as part of a really interesting project taking place at Camberwell Space within the Camberwell College of the Arts. The Department of Repair is an evolving project curated by Bridget Harvey, Michael Hurley, Karen Richmond and Maiko Tsutsumi exploring the art… 

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preserving january

Mr K's marmalade || my life in knitwear

There’s been a fair amount of kitchen activity over the past week as both me and Mr K have both been cooking up some preserved treats in the kitchen, although the first is probably not what you were expecting to see… I had great success with the 6-year old Christmas Pudding we ate on Christmas Day…. 

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from stash 2015

Sorrell hat || my life in knitwear

It started with the Sorrell pattern from the latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly and an obsession with this incredible Citrine shade by Erika Knight for John Lewis… Soon followed the Woolly Wormhead mystery Sophora hat… …and the Greengage Beanie in the festive Wesley Bobs red of Baa Ram Ewe Titus… Then with Christmas on the horizon… 

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strie socks

Four layers of Strie || my life in knitwear

As I managed to acquire one, possibly two, okay several, new skeins of yarn for my stash last week, in the spirit of the From Stash project it was only right that I get a work in progress off the needles. These beauties, knit in Crazy Zauberball, continue the gradient theme from Monday’s blog post. I find it’s impossible… 

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