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The Simple Things in life are often the best

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Looking for the perfect TV knitting project? Then look no further than the Simple Things Shawlette from Rainy Day Goods. This easy-to-knit shawl is perfect for showing off the colours in handspun yarn.


And just when the stocking stitch rows are getting long enough to become a little tedious, Mary-Heather has thrown in some feature rows to keep things interesting.



Pattern: Simple Things Shawlette by Mary-Heather Cogar (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Fingering weight 2-ply handspun from Southern Cross Fibre Club’s Oatmeal BFL in the “Deep Thought” colourway.

Cauldron Sweater

Friday, June 18th, 2010


The sleeves and a good part of the body are done. I’m using a combination of EZ’s Hawser Sweater (from Knitting Workshop) and PGR’s Full Yoke Sweater (from Knitting in the Old Way) as a guide.

Handspun from "Cauldron" Polwarth by Hello Yarn.

Ravelympics – Finally Knitting

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I feel like I’m finally making some progress on my Ravelympics project. Over half of the fibre is now spun and I have a pound of 3-ply Aran weight yarn.

I cast on the band of the Fog Sweater, but frogged it a few inches in because the band was curling. It has been a while since I’ve knitted such a wide rib and forgot how much long tail cast on can curl. I cast on again with German Twisted Long Tail cast on and it is looking a lot better. The band is done and I’m about to start the endless 1×1 rib of the body.

Ravelympics - Progress


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Wow! Has it really been three months since my last post?

Most of August and September disappeared in a haze of dyeing and sweater-making in preparation for my holiday in the USA. I have quite a few sweater projects still on the wheel and a couple on the needles, but I managed to get a couple completed in time for my visit.

Peat Sweater

Pattern: Seamless Set-In Sleeve Sweater from “Knitting from the Top”
Yarn: Handspun Aran weight Superwash Merino in “Peat” from Hello Yarn 
Needles: 5.0 mm/US 8 and 6.0 mm/US10

Huron Sweater

Pattern: Huron by Jared Flood
Yarn: Portland Tweed from Classic Elite Yarns in “Espresso” and “Desert Sand”

The unfinished sweater projects will now likely hibernate until the end of summer.

In the meantime, it’s all about mittens! Stay tuned.