Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fair Isle Fantasy

This is a sweater I look at and wonder, 'Did I REALLY knit this???!!'

I did - over twenty years ago, for a daughter who has preserved it with love. And I knitted it with a lot of encouragement from my mother. Mother's an expert at putting colours and patterns together and she's always had fun creating her sweaters.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Colour by Instinct

This crossed bicolour stitch pattern gave me lots of opportunity to play with colours, to mix and match and create new combinations as I went along.

I started off thinking it was going to be a sleeveless sweater, ideal for early winter mornings, but it had the feel and the weight of  a blanket. Not enough stitches for a baby blanket, so I decided it was going to be a throw, or a comforter for cold knees in the car.

   'A laptop!' my sister said when I gave it to her!

                                               From lap to chair it slid - like a kitten...

                    ...and there it is, in her home!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


  My mother knitted this masterpiece over thirty years ago. It is a prized possession. 
 I'll let the pictures do the talking.

The shawl that I've used as a background for this page is just one of the many she's knitted for family and friends in the last few years. This one's from last summer. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Calling All Night Birds

These little owls knit up in no time at all! Thanks to blogger Jenna Krupar for the pattern and for owls - I mean, hours - of browsing fun!

                And did I tell you, these birds  go everywhere!!                                                                                                  

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Toy Joy

 'Tigga' or Tommy Tiger,

 Ellie Elephant, seen below with Morris Monkey,

And Peter Panda - all out  of a Woman's Weekly Magazine pattern from the nineties!

The basic pattern adapted to this cheerful clown! Super fun knitting for little girls and boys.

Much Needed Warmth

Functional but fun to knit, these pullovers. And the joy at the time of completion!!

Birthday Bounty

Who's a lucky girl then?

I am, to be the recipient of these beautiful gifts, knitted with so much care and love by my friend Jayati.