Wednesday, 10 December 2014

mystery no longer

Such an enjoyable knit! Delightfully challenging, the colour changes kept me on my toes, I'm in love with the edging, what more to ask for? Exploration Station by Westknits!

Stephen West (westknits on Ravelry) really outdid himself on this one. The generous size is perfect coziness and the details are a sheer delight (seamless I cord edging all around the shawl anyone? Be still my little perfectionist heart...)

Friday, 14 November 2014


New round of clubs will go up for sale tomorrow (Saturday 15/11/2014) at 6pm GMT. As always, number of openings is limited. The clubs are sold on first come, first serve basis. We'll be opening Sock Club, Twist Club, Lace Club and Spinning Club.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

lined drawstring knitting project bags

I have made a bunch of project bags for myself recently, and I'd like to share my method. I'm getting a lot of comments on them on instagram, so here's how to make one (or a bunch!) for yourself and your knitting friends.

It's my preferred style of project bag - a boxy lined drawstring pouch. I like a sturdy bag that stands up by itself, so I recommend using iron on interfacing.

To confess, I'm pretty lousy at sowing, so if I can sow a project bag, so can you. If the edges are a bit uneven, don't sweat it, it'll be fine. I try to cut fabric and stitch it as best as I can, but hey, if the seams don't match up perfectly, who cares? The cheerful fabric will make up for any mistakes :)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

westknits mystery knitalong 2014

It's the first time ever that I'm participating not only in a knitalong but in a mystery one. I'm so excited! I'm a huge fan of Stephen West's designs and one of the recommended yarns for the knitalong is our own Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn.
How can I resist?
The first thing is to choose colours. Fun!
What you need is 3 colours that are of similar value and one contrast colour. I chose (left to right) Silence, Stone, Monarch (club colourway) and Graphite as my contrast colour.