My first hand knit cardigan is complete! Hurrah! Continue reading
After making a few sales on Etsy, I celebrated by buying myself a set of KnitPro interchangeable circular knitting needles. I’d been reading reviews of a few different brands and types and, often preferring wooden needles, KnitPro seemed like a good option to try out (and stop feeling the need to buy a billion circular needles).
Interchangeable circular needles are useful because you can swap the cable length and the needle tips depending on your project. With the Lokki hat I already realised the fun of finishing the rib section, and then switching the needle tips to another size to continue on the next section (rather than wrangling two circular needles to knit from one size to the next).
Yesterday I discovered an unexpected bonus from owning them.
Spring is heating up in Sydney (we’ve just had two days in a row that hit 32C/90F!) and I’ve finally caved in and tried to take photos of my granny triangle shawl.
I first mentioned this granny triangle shawl in January, but among travels and distractions it was a project that I would pack away for weeks and then return to for a few evenings before packing away again. While it was easy to work on (a perfect companion to watching films on TV) I was also keen to spend time experimenting with other yarn projects. Continue reading
I found the weaver’s stitch in a knitting book. It creates a two-coloured woven-style flat front with a textured back that is reminiscent of a spacious garter-stitch. Continue reading
The placement of eyes and other facial features on an amigurumi animal or person can define the mood of the character. There are tutorials around about placement and styles so I wanted to show how I test the placement of eyes on my amigurumi before I sew them. Continue reading