woolly hat in June

Arose yesterday with the intention of fashioning something jolly with this I had an empire line and big floral pockets edged with red bias binding in mind. But it being a cold, grim, dreich sort of day I ended up making this instead the antithesis of summery. Nice father’s day gift, though – the Alpaca… Read More

bohus thoughts

Wendy Keele, Poems of Color: Knitting in the Bohus Tradition (Interweave Press, 1995). I had been looking forward to the Bohus book for a while, and I was not disappointed. What a wonderful resource Interweave and Wendy Keele produced when they published this book in 1995. I was utterly gripped with the story of Emma… Read More

f o

Here’s the completed baby jacket Seems a shame, given its fashionable A shape, that I don’t fit into it meself. But I am sure it will be better suited to the ‘new arrival’ (infant parlance) when it arrives. Helen kindly asked about the buttons: they are made from fimo soft clay, cooked at 220 degrees… Read More

finishing touches

did I mention I was enjoying knitting the baby cardigan? I have now completed all edgings and the collar: and have made some tasty buttons. Here they are before: and after baking: they were meant to be ladybirds, but I found sculpting ladybird faces a bit of a challenge. Though now merely suggestive of my… Read More


progress on the Debbie Bliss baby jacket. I’ve been working on it while out and about round Loch Lomond this weekend – – it will have an interesting collection of Scottish locations knitted into it. I enjoyed the yoke construction, and like the way the raglan shaping shows off the stripes.