Knitting this jumper was like knitting with a woolly mammoth, and no, I don’t mean yarn from a woolly mammoth, I mean an actual woolly mammoth! Well, I’d imagine the two things are on a par difficulty-wise anyhow.
Earlier this year, Deramores launched a competition for bloggers, and with a shed load of yarn on offer for the lucky winner, I thought I’d take a punt (Spoiler: I didn’t finish in time to enter, story of my life, ha!). A group of established knitters and crocheters were tasked with setting some themes, and after pondering the virtues of rainbow colours, knitting without needles and large motifs, I decided to take up the ombré challenge.
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….that’s taken 2 months to finish. Gah! First things first, I love the Wendy Batwing Sweater pattern. The main body of the jumper is knitted as one large piece, so less pesky sewing together of seams to do at the … Continue reading The One Week Batwing Jumper…
This little woolly hat was realised in the skies over Canada, and includes a lot of firsts for me – first hat, first cables, first experience of knitting in the round….first time it’s occurred to me to try and alleviate boredom … Continue reading James C. Brett JB110 – A Hat!
So, arm knitting, what’s it all about? Well, the gist of it is you ditch your needles, grab some chunky, chunky wool and once you’ve cast on you can’t answer any calls of nature until you’re done (yes, I have … Continue reading Is arm knitting just a gimmick?
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a greyhound, so when a call came out over Facebook asking for some help to knit snoods for all of the Sanctuary hounds at the rescue Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in time to … Continue reading Snoodtastic hounds