Looking back at 2019

A short post to wish you all a Happy New Year! 2019 was a year in which I crafted 20 makes, 17 were gifts and 3 I made for myself. I haven’t posted about all of the items but hopefully I’ll catch up over the next couple of weeks. Jean

Fabel Sweater

Back in September I decided that I wanted to knit my niece a jumper for her 3rd birthday. It’s turned into a bit of a tradition for me to knit her something each year as a gift and while she’s still small I’m happy to continue. I saw a gorgeous jumper on Instagram and thought … More Fabel Sweater

Insulate! Hat

Today I am sharing the last hat that I knit, which is the Insulate! hat by Amy Van Der Laar. This hat choice came about as I wanted to knit something that covered these bases: 1- suitable for the 2 yarns I had chosen 2 – it’s a colourwork pattern 3 – it’s a quick … More Insulate! Hat

Diamond Hat

Today I’m sharing the second of the hats I knit over the summer. For this hat I wanted to practice colourwork as I had the perfect hat pattern and wool combo for a future project. The hat had to be a simple but an effective pattern so I found a free pattern for the Diamond … More Diamond Hat

One hour basket

I recently made this basket to give to my sister for her birthday. She’s got into crochet (after years of me trying to get her “hooked”) and has been making beautiful little baby blankets for friends. I thought a little project basket would be ideal and had in my head what I would make but … More One hour basket

Christmas Socks

Back towards the end of 2018 I decided that I wanted to knit up some socks for Christmas. I managed to get hold of some of Stranded Dyeworks Christmas colourway – Naughty List in MCN (merino cashmere nylon 80/10/10) which is so silky soft. The plan was that this would be background project that I … More Christmas Socks

Faye hat

Hey everyone. How are you, I hope you had a lovely Christmas? We’re at that awkward stage after Christmas and before New Year’s Day where nobody knows what day it is exactly. We’ve eaten our body weight in cheese and crackers, played board games and built Lego sets. Yesterday I took the girls out for … More Faye hat