Friday, 14 March 2014

A totally knit-tastic week!

What a very busy week of knitting it's been. First up I finished not one but TWO new projects, although the "FO photos" aren't quite ready to share with you yet. The first is a new design which I've been working on for the last week or two. It's being test knit at the moment, but here is a taster... 
I love this little lady - she's very cute - and you will get to see the rest of her very soon. If you think her feet look big, just wait until you see her bottom!

The second "finished object" is what became of the 'not-ready-for-Unravel' shawl after I decided to make it into something simple and enormous with the addition of a further 200g of yarn. It's lovely for these spring days (bright and sunny but cold) but it's a fairly dark red, so more yarn is on the way to make another in a more seasonal colour. I can't wait to cast it on!

Whippoorwill FO
While getting these two projects finished and written up into patterns, I have been inundated with lovely messages about my Whippoorwill shawl since it's national TV debut. I tried to reply to all the emails, tweets and comments, but there were so many I fear it hasn't been possible. If you took the time to comment or contact me and I haven't replied directly, please know that I really appreciate your kind words, and am totally blown away that so many people have said they feel inspired to start knitting again, and that other knitters want to try the same pattern and/or yarn.

#cftcspringkal yarn choice.
The Spring knitalong starts tomorrow and I've decided on some yarn purchased at Unravel (2013). It's from A Stash Addict's discontinued range and this evening's task is to get it wound and ready to cast on tomorrow. I really wish Danielle's shop was still open as this pattern would be perfect for her variegated yarns and I have none left, but there are a few beauties on the Ravelry group - come on over if you'd like to join in, we don't bite! 

I'll be back tomorrow to kick off the knitalong. Hope to see you then. 


  1. Looking forward to the little grey lady being shown complete. I miss A Stash Addicts yarn and so do do many others. The turquoise is so lush.

  2. Still dithering about the KAL - very tempted but should be knitting sock samples

  3. Oh the grey lady is looking good, can't wait to see more. Your whippoorwill really did look fab and I knew as soon as I saw it that it must have been yours. Looking forward to the kal tomorrow, I just have to try and decide on one yarn rather than 8!

  4. The little lady looks great - can't wait to see her bottom!! I have been cherishing my last A Stash Addict yarn, and now know I've found the right pattern for it.
    Your mum is doing fabulously well, and the Whipporwill was perfect :-)


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