Friday, 30 July 2010

A case for my needles

I finally had a day off that I could spend at home. No one to see, nothing to really do... so plenty of projects I could get on with. I finally started and finished a case for my needles. Here it is.

I love the colours and I could finally use the lace trimming and fabric I bought ages ago. I even remembered that I needed to make it easy to carry.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Reading about knitting

I just had to share this... When M moved back to England I moved out from my flat in South East London (10 mns from my work) to a (small) house in North London (an hour and a half from my work). And suddenly I had time to read... Commuting is not really my thing, but at least I do get a seat on the train, and can indulge in some good reading. This is a bit of a long story to introduce how to knit a love song by Rachael Herron.

This is even more my kind of book than my usual kind of book (only happy endings for me). There is romance, beautiful people, someone starting a new life (inspiring)...and it is all based around knitting!!! I was not sure about the first two chapters, but then got so engrossed in it that I wanted to commute longer journeys!! I hope you enjoy it too!

Monday, 19 July 2010


Take a T-shirt you have had for a bit of time, nice but a bit boring... And some left over yarn.

Find the right pattern on ravelry...

Here it is.... A brand new T-shirt!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Being in the cloud

I fell in love with it and ran to John Lewis on Bond Street to buy the yarn, the crochet hook came from Scotland and the pattern from Yorkshire...

And I got started straight away. Took me a week (had to go to Brussels for work in-between and forgot the project at home), and it was all worth it!

I changed the edging as you can see, it hides the (many) mistakes I made especially at the beginning. Do mark the last stitch of each row, it is worth it. I LOVE the yarn (Rowan Kidsilk aura - shade 768) but it is unforgiving, you make a mistake, you live with it... But it so soft and warm, that I felt compelled to buy more yarn...I am just weak.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Retail therapy

I love ysolda's designs; It's her 25th birthday and to celebrate, she's offering all of her designs at a 25% discount on ravelry today. So what are you waiting for? It is time to get your Ishbel.