Pattern: Ondulée by Julie Hoover Yarn: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering [colour: Derwentwater] Needles: 4mm & 4.5mm [More project details on Ravelry] Lockdown brought completion of a project for myself also. This cardigan/wrap concoction had been on my needles since mid-February, and procrastination from writing finally helped me in tackling the seemingly never-ending mattress stitch involvedContinue reading “C R O W”

D E C A D E [ A Sweater per Year, Vol. III]

Pattern: Patenten by Lone Kjeldsen Yarn: Walcot Yarns Opus [colour: Grey] Needles: 3mm and 4mm [More project details on Ravelry] This Saturday of January 2020 finds me enjoying the winter sunshine with [c] in a lovely pavilion in Waterlow Park, close to our tiny London flat in N19. It is a day of peace, quiet andContinue reading “D E C A D E [ A Sweater per Year, Vol. III]”

Happy 2019 [and Another Sweater]!

Happy New Year! May 2019 be a wonderful, healthy and prosperous one for you. I’ve just returned to London from two restful and quiet weeks in the Tyrolean Alps, with lots of sleep, reading, catching up with old friends – and also some knitting. Pattern: Chocolate Stout by Thea Colman Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes WorstedContinue reading “Happy 2019 [and Another Sweater]!”

A Sweater per Year | Vol. II

Pattern: No Frills Sweater by Petite Knit Yarn: Isager Higland Wool [colour: Denim Blue] and Isager Silk Mohair [colour: 44] Needles: 3mm and 4mm [More project details on Ravelry] Winter is looming, which means that it is time for my annual check-in here, to report that I’ve been able to knit myself a lovely little new sweater in timeContinue reading “A Sweater per Year | Vol. II”

Springhill Gardens Saturday

The view from my writing desk is stunning this morning, with all the trees in full bloom, and the sun shining in a glorious blue sky. This will hopefully make for a productive day of PhD writing, interrupted by a stroll through the park and a nice brunch with [c], to make the most ofContinue reading “Springhill Gardens Saturday”

[c]’s cardigan

Lovely baby boy [c] was born last autumn to my dear friend [k], and finally, I’ve found the time and perfect little pattern for making him the obligatory cardigan: Pattern: Carl’s Cardigan by PetiteKnit Yarn: King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply [colour: 49 clerical] Needles: 4mm Buttons: Textile Garden [More project details on Ravelry] I love the vintage look theContinue reading “[c]’s cardigan”

d a f f o d i l s

This week, I have been walking to work alongside this wonderful explosion of spring gorgeousness. Every day, new flowers have been appearing alongside the streets and have been turning their faces towards the Glaswegian sun (yes, such a thing exists despite the city’s fondness for rain and storms). I seem to have longed for colour and the arrival ofContinue reading “d a f f o d i l s”