Drop Spindle · Spinning

Spinning Singles

After deciding that I like spinning enough to want to continue, I ordered two spindles from Kerryspindles on Etsy two Saturdays ago. Before then, I'd ordered three 30g drop spindles from World of Wool earlier that week to be delivered to my office, but I had a longer-than-planned bank holiday due to illness in my… Continue reading Spinning Singles

Jumpers and Tops · Knitting

WIP Wednesday – Still on Yokes

I've finally finished knitting the body of my son's ITAG yoke by Suzanne Bryan on Ravelry. Before now, I didn't really like it as I was unsure of the look for him, but I'm happy to say I like it now I can see it in it's almost-finished state. There’s only about 1" of knitting… Continue reading WIP Wednesday – Still on Yokes

Knitted Accessories

FO Friday – More Socks

It’s happy sock day today because I've finished all my sock WIPs 😃. The first is the Enduring Hearts Socks by my friend Yarnstylist on a Ravelry; this is a simple but lovely pattern of textured hearts created by only knits and purls. This is my second pair of socks with heel flap and gusset, and… Continue reading FO Friday – More Socks

Knitting · Tips & Tricks

Avoiding Underarm Holes in Knitting

Since I find Suzanne Bryan’s (Knitting with Suzanne Bryan on Ravelry) knitting techniques videos very useful and refer to them a lot, I want to share this excellent one on avoiding holes at the underarm when picking up stitches to begin knitting the sleeves. I’ve found myself referring to it a lot recently, so here… Continue reading Avoiding Underarm Holes in Knitting