Have you come across ‘Laine‘ magazine yet?  If you haven’t, click on the link and have a look, it’s full of beautiful photography and great wearable patterns. Siv is the 2nd pattern I’v knitted from issue 1 and it’s fabulous despite the fact I’ve suffered from a very severe case of 2nd sock syndrome which …

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So… you might be expecting this post to be about a wonderful jumper/sweater (you pick) designed by a lovely lady and knitted by yours truly with truly wonderful yarn… but no. I’m too traumatised. This whole taking picture of yourself thing?  Much harder than you think.  Take it from me. I’m in the house alone so …

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Let’s talk about knitting. ‘Boxy’ has been on my to do list for years.  It’s a simple sweater, mainly stockinette, loose fitting (essential) with tight sleeves and pretty details on the shoulders.  What’s not to like? Also is THE perfect watching-tv-whilst-knitting project because there are miles and miles, weeks and weeks, of stockinette stitch and …

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Last time Mr M was in New York for business he popped into Purl Soho  (yes, I married a good one) and bought a couple of beautiful skeins of merino line weight in the most delicate colours. There are plenty of patterns to knit in this yarn on their website and after months of indecision I …

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First pattern from the gorgeous Laine magazine.  (I got my copy from Ysolda btw) It goes without saying that I didn’t have the exact same yarn that the pattern suggested so I had to improvise with my stash… bring on Manos del Uruguay ‘Silk Blend’ in a lovely ice grey. I also had to adjust the gauge and …

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(I’ve started keeping my scissors and a yarn needle in this little  rose gold pouch from The Future Kept in my knitting bag.  Why didn’t I think of that before?  I think it’s supposed to be a keyring… but hey…) Now that things are starting to quiet down a little (they quiet before the storm …

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