I would greatly appreciate your help in testing my latest pattern, Roxbourne.
This beanie-style hat features crimped welts that give it some interesting shaping. The body of the hat is a stocking stitch panel, which you can decorate however you want. I’ve included charts for the skull-and-crossbones motif if you like pirates!
I’m working on a new project with Jane of StitchUpp. You are looking at the makings of two hats, a cowl and a capelet! Very excited to be working with Jane for the first time, especially since she’s opening her own premises in Uppingham soon, so keep an eye out!
I haven’t tried Artesano Superwash Merino before, so when I’ve done some swatches, I’ll post a review here.
I’ve been up to no good! I have organised some tech editing on two more patterns and I have outsourced some knitting for the first time. I’m about 3 weeks away from releasing a dinky little hat and a great bit mofo of a blanket. I’ll give you a sneak peek of the blanket schematic:
I guess I could have just left it as a blank rectangle, but that wouldn’t have been very nice of me.
So, I’m VERY excited about things slowly, glacially, moving forward. I have the next 6 months planned out and they’re HECTIC. Expect the following:
This is the hat that I designed in the WoollyWormhead hat design workshop, so I’m uncomfortable about accepting money for it. On the other hand, I put a lot of work into it, so I don’t want to give it away either. Greater exposure or not! So therefore I’m putting it up for sale, but I’m giving all proceeds to Tommy’s, who will make better use of it than I.
Tommy’s funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women will lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.
I learned to knit when I was first expecting. Unfortunately, the pregnancy turned out to be what the docs call a “blighted ovum”, as my husband and I found out at the 12-week scan. Afterwards I was astounded by the number of women around me that had also had miscarriages. How come it’s not talked about? J and I felt like we were all alone in the world at the time. I finished knitting the little baby blanket I had started and my daughter has it on her bed now.
Knitting in the sunshine on a Sunday morning while Daddy has a lie-in. Kids having a tea party and offering me their choicest dishes. Was also handed an orange plastic cup of “wine”. And it’s not even 10am! Shocking! Although there was a slight mishap with the cast-off. I’m blaming the synthahol. Life is good. <Anti-jinx and three Hail Mary’s.>