15th November 2013 Helen

I finished this knit cardi / jacket back in September just in time for the colder weather but the main reason it’s taken me til now to post is it’s a bugger to photo! The usual excuses of kids hanging out of me and a rapidly expanding pregnant belly haven’t helped matters but the real reason is that this is one of those long draped cardis that in a nice happy forest setting looks elegant and lovely, but laid flat on the dining room table / in a badly shot selfie, closely resembles a misshapen mountain of wool. So, anyway…

21st February 2013 Helen 2Comment

A few weeks ago a quick visit posting flyers for the Knitting and Crochet Circle brought me into our local wool shop up the road in Beaumont – Stitch.  Frances and Teresa have a lovely shop and are great at giving advice and tips. It makes a real difference buying wool from knitters and I honestly reckon you save a fortune and much heartache when you talk to people who know what they are at.  The girls have a lovely selection and I love their range of Rico wools.  I’ve spent the winter making hats for the kids and their…