The last instalment of my gift guide for knitters focusses on those little extras. Things knitters love but can’t always justify buying for themselves, which makes them fantastic gifts! If you feel you can’t decide on what yarn to gift, an always welcome gift is a stunning handmade project bag. This might be weird for non-knitters … Continue reading Best Christmas gifts for knitters (and crocheters) – Part 1 under £30 cont’d – accessories
The new edition of Knitty’s free online mag is live and Renée Callahan’s gorgeous free pullover Elkko is knit in my Waltham Aran! Another winner byvRenée, the combination of stripes with lace in juicy aran weight yarn makes for quick knit with interesting colourwork – a lighter sweater to wear year-round. A top down … Continue reading We’re in Knitty!
Starting to feel the gifting pressure on this end and hope all of you out there are feeling much more relaxed than I am about the impending holidays! If you are still looking for some quick knits for gifting here are a few simple suggestions. The Seaward hat below in Padparadscha takes only one skein and can be knit in … Continue reading Quick holiday knit suggestions
I’ve been doing a bit more shawl knitting this week and blocked my new Angel in the Making Shawl the other day (kit in shop). It is enormous and dramatic! I need to take some better shots, but here is a shot of it blocking. HUGE. I love it. Some restocking in the shop this … Continue reading New STUFF!
Following on from the start of my gift guide series last week, this next post focusses on my personal fav, the yarn weight called fingering, 4-ply or sock. If you’ve already downloaded the full Part 1 guide you’ll have seen this already. For those of you who haven’t, you can either download it all at once or check … Continue reading Best Christmas gifts for knitters – cont’d – fingering or sock
Starting off the gift guide series mentioned last week with heavier weight yarns and a few explanations for non-knitters. If you’ve already downloaded the full Part 1 guide you’ll have seen this already. For those of you who haven’t, you can either download it all at once or check out these posts as they go live. … Continue reading Best Christmas gifts for knitters (and crocheters)- Part 1 under £30 – Aran and DK – a guide
Every year I hear from people struggling to buy gifts for the makers in their lives and thought I’d put together a small series of posts to help you shop for friends and to help non-knitters pick gifts for their loved ones! These guides can also be used for lovely crocheter’s out there as well, so … Continue reading Kettle gift giving guide for knitting and crochet – Part 1- under £30
I’ve paired up with designer Renée Callahan this week to offer you kits of her new, utterly stunning Angel in the Making Shawl. Making for easy gift giving and getting for knitters Angel in the Making is part of Renée’s gorgeous new Klee Collection of patterns. Check them all out they are amazing! I couldn’t help but start imagining it … Continue reading Gift giving and getting! Angel in the Making Shawl kits
A little over a year ago I released my first garment pattern Brynja in Pom Pom Quarterly’s lovely Issue 11: Winter 2014. I am happy to say that I am now able to re-release the pattern as a single pattern download! So if you’ve been waiting to buy this pattern alone, now is your chance. [blockquote … Continue reading Brynja cardigan re-release offer – 15% off Waltham Aran!
An early November shop update this morning as I’ve been busy catching up with some dyeing for the holiday knitting season! I’ve got a new nutty brown in the Islington DK for all of you neutral lovers, shown here next to some Light Squirrelly! It is called Nutkin and is a lovely neutral brown a shade darker than Squirrelly … Continue reading Shop update today!
Those of you that follow me on Instagram will have seen that I am holding a giveaway for one of the birdy Baa Bags! To win on Instagram or Twitter follow the instructions above before midnight GMT on Nov 7th to win the project bag …and if you don’t win, you can always find these cuties in … Continue reading Giveaway – win a Baa Bag!
A halloween update has gone live on the shop today with a new dark and spooky shade in Islington fingering – Voodoo – to add to the range of greys for a full ombre: I’ve also got another new autumnal Islington hue in a bloody but …delicious?…shade called Red Velvet, which is the exact shade of a yummy … Continue reading Spooky shop update! BOO!