Monday, 23 April 2012


I've never been very keen on knitting cotton cardigans so I thought I would try to make a lightweight one out of wool more suited to British climes than Italy. I liked this pattern but after ordering the rather expensive wool online felt quite guilty. No need, the company phoned me up to say they were out of stock. Guilt was replaced by frustration until I realised the yardage was the same as common or garden sock wool. And I have plenty of that. Just three balls of cheap but soft Mondial sock wool was all it took. Knitted on larger needles than is usual the result is featherlight and just what I was looking for. Think I'll make another one.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Happy Easter

Well not the weather we had in mind for our Easter Sunday picnic. Not only my daughter's first drive in the mountains but her first adventure driving a car in the snow. I was not a relaxed passenger and had to put aside the knitting.

But she did wonderfully

Not a soul in sight.........

We got in one circuit of the lake and then the clouds rolled over once again accompanied by thunder and hail.

And what else could I do closed in the house on an Easter evening but knit a sock, or rather two. Aptly called Skew they are knitted on the diagonal, and tuned to my current yellow period, the wool was generously sent me a while back by Tavish/Paola, one of the most immagintaive creatives around check out her blog -

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


I had been waiting for someone to get married so I could make them these cute egg cosies. And Maria, (my Rav friend Strilla from Finland) was the lucky bride. I think I got her dreadlocks Ok with the help of a bit of chenille but the rest doesnt do her justice. Being a true knitter she knitted a grey wedding shawl and a pair of lace thigh high socks. She proudly told me they were made of real sheep's wool i.e. a bit itchy and smelly- Must have made for a romantic honeymoon! As for hubby, I have yet to meet him I hope he isnt offended by his cosy!