Gifts for knitters

I know it’s probably too soon for most people to be thinking about the C word*, but because I’m looking after the pennies right now I am trying to spread my present-buying out over several months rather than doing it all in a rush in December and making that one month impossibly expensive. This year…

Once upon a sock in October – not much progress

Yikes, I missed the Thursday slot – sorry Team Sock. It’s been a busy time chez Felinity and Thursday came and went without me even clocking it was the first one of the month. Probably not helped hugely by the fact that I don’t have all that much to report – my Helical socks have…

Good intentions

You know all that gorgeous yarn you have in your stash? And all those ace patterns in your Ravelry queue or on your bookshelves? And all those hats/gloves/wraps/cardigans you’ve pictured yourself or a loved one wearing which are merely waiting for you to get around to actually making them? Well. The lovely Louise Scollay over…

Mostly-Belyses, reworking and much swearing

I need to tell you about the blast I had at the Great London Yarn Crawl a couple of weeks ago, but today’s post is about my trials with knitting a pair of Belyse gloves (I bought a kit for these at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival back in March). Oh my god, these gloves, they have…

Top three knitting (and other) podcasts

As well as actual hands-on knitting, my daily commute gives me the opportunity for a fair amount of podcast listening. And yes, there are knitting podcasts. Tonnes of them, in fact. These are my top three. Pom Pom Podcast (Pomcast) My husband finds this podcast hilarious (as do I, though for very different reasons) and…

Finished project – two-elephants for twins

We’ve just got back from Canada (which was properly awesome, and more on that later). One highlight was the chance to visit my friend Carrie, who moved to Vancouver with her other half a couple of years ago and, significantly, gave birth to baby girl twins almost three months ago. I was chatting to another…

Finished project – Driftwood Hoodie

(Hoody? Hoodie? Eh, *shrug*) My first finished jumper for five years! I’ve already told you the story of my love affair with this pattern. Nothing further to add, really, beyond the fact that I ended up finishing this jumper 13 months to the day after casting on, which if I were superstitious I would link…

Once upon a sock in August – still twisting

So: sockwise there has been small but significant progress since my post at the beginning of July. Namely, this: I finished the first Twisted Soul sock, blocked it and… it pretty much fits! I won’t lie, it’s a snug one, but blocking did relax it a little bit. Also the end result is just so…

ACHIEVEMENT KLAXON

I have FINISHED DRIFTWOOD, PEOPLE, that’s FINISHED DRIFTWOOD. It’ll get a proper post with proper modelled pictures at some point (this is a hastily-taken one from before leaving for work this morning) but I wanted to mark the moment. Woooohoo!

All the colours. All of them

You GUYS, I had the best time at Pomfest on Friday. Did you go? Did you see pictures? It was such a blast – an array of gorgeous vendors, many of whom were new to me. Piles and piles and even more piles of the prettiest yarn. Nice food and interesting talks from interesting knitters….

Once upon a sock in July – slightly stalled

Happy socking Thursday to you, online knit pals. It is not quite as hot as it was the last time I wrote about woolly socks but it’s pretty warm so I’m not going to dwell on the insulating properties of my current projects. First up, a confession – I have finished neither of the projects…