Dressmaking is Getting There! & Knitting In Public

I am finally feeling like I am making actual progress on the dress I am making because I have almost finished the bodice! Class was a bit boring this week as I had to unpick what I had sewn at home. It was okay; I’d realised as soon as I finished sewing that I’d goneContinue reading “Dressmaking is Getting There! & Knitting In Public”

More Dressmaking Fails & French Knitting

This week in dressmaking class, I was attaching the sleeves and oh my goodness what a nightmare I found it! I’m hoping that by sharing my issues, if/when you make clothes, you’ll find it a little easier. The sleeve edge turned out to be a lot longer than the bodice edge I was attaching itContinue reading “More Dressmaking Fails & French Knitting”

Stitching with Eunice

I hope everyone got through storm Eunice and Franklin okay. I know Franklin is still raging and I am keeping everyone in my prayers. As I had to batten down the hatches like most people on Friday, I had some time to myself and was able to get lots of stitching done. I am nowContinue reading “Stitching with Eunice”

Cross stitch WIP Update and more

Hi all, another crafting update! I’ve had some annual leave so I have finally managed to get some Xs in on my cross stitch! So on Butterfly Kisses I have nearly finished the 9th page! Can’t wait to get onto the 10th 🙂 please excuse the aliasing in the photo! Next we have The Shepherdess.Continue reading “Cross stitch WIP Update and more”

Knitting/Colourwork Reveal & A Watercolour!

Happy Twixmas everyone! I hope you’ve all had and continue to have a good Christmas. Now that the day has come and gone, I think I can safely reveal what I was doing that colourwork for. It was of course a Christmas present, for my little niece. It’s the blanket for this crazy-looking llama! TheContinue reading “Knitting/Colourwork Reveal & A Watercolour!”

You Don’t Scare Me, Colourwork!

I am currently knitting a little Christmas present for my 3 year old niece, and some of it involves colourwork, where you create a pattern within the knitting involving different colours, as used in Fair Isle jumpers, although thankfully my project is very basic and small! This is only my second attempt at colourwork. IContinue reading “You Don’t Scare Me, Colourwork!”

New Video – Watch Me Knit!

I have a new video up on YouTube! In my last knitting video you would have seen that the way I have always knitted was by holding the needle like a knife, but I am trying to learn Irish Cottage/Lever style so in this latest video, you will see me holding my needle like aContinue reading “New Video – Watch Me Knit!”

Crochet & Knitting Update, and National Trust Visit!

Hello all, sorry again for the length of time since the last update. My new job has been quite full-on but I hope to update this more often from now on! My crocheted shawl isn’t finished but I have been working on it regularly. I am halfway through the last set of rounds, so justContinue reading “Crochet & Knitting Update, and National Trust Visit!”

Crochet Progress Update, Ordered More Yarn, Cross Stitch Update

Hi all, sorry it’s been a while! I started a new job a few weeks ago so most of my time and headspace has been spent on that, but I’ve been itching to get back on here! Here is how my Hobbii crochet shawl is going: I probably would have finished it by now butContinue reading “Crochet Progress Update, Ordered More Yarn, Cross Stitch Update”

I’m Learning About Different Knitting Styles

I have been knitting regularly for about three years now, ever since I finally understood how to do a knit and a purl stitch. Yet it is only now that I am learning about the different “styles” of knitting – the way one holds the needles and yarn while doing so. I think you couldContinue reading “I’m Learning About Different Knitting Styles”