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I have a cotton jumper I absolutely love,ย  it is whisper> more than 25 years oldย 
😯 and the cuffs are sadly disintegrating.

I decided to use some 100% cotton pink wool (the sharp sighted may recognize it here ) and I am very pleased with the resultย  ๐Ÿ™‚




I have a set of 12″ cushions that I wanted to cover with knitted and crocheted creations using yarn oddments.

First up: this Rowan baby soft.

I’m designing a cable and hearts on one side and stocking stitch on the other so it’s comfy for lying on.

My gauge is 20 stiches to 4″ so I cast on 120 on a circular needle and am knitting it as a tube. I’ll finish it off by seamless cast off at the end and am still deciding if I will make an envelope type closure or a zip at the cast on edge. Watch this space!!


Comments welcome on my yummy stitch pro markers

I was wandering through allfreeknitting and came across this fabulous pattern!

Knit Hallowig

HOW cool? I may go purple or Blue……

I love knitting on trains, when I’ve had jobs that I’ve commuted to, I finished LOADS of projects using that time to and from work. My infinity scarf positively leapt forward on Thursday night. I went to the Frankfurt English Theater to see strangers on a train which was fab, loved the set and the lighting with scary shadow plays going on on the walls and the train there and back were perfect for a knitting session.


It's in Germany but it's in English!

The other thing that was great is that, because there’s a 10 stitch repeat in the pattern, I wasn’t just knitting, oh no, I was counting out loud in an under your breath kind of manner.
So all the drunk lads on the way home left me alone instead of pestering me (it’s not because I am now middle aged and too old to be pestered). All ladies travelling alone on trains at night should knit to discourage nutcases talking to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

So the scarf is now long enough to be looped once around my neck, 2 loops to go, yay! And I totally justified talking a second ball of wool with me because I joined it on at least 10 minutes before reaching my destination.


It's getting longer

How does everyone else carry knitting when travelling? Is the yarn in your pocket or your handbag or do you risk it falling on the floor by keeping it on your lap? I keep mine in a pooch on my handbag.


Handbag with purpose designed knitting pouch

I popped into Mainz for probably the last time before moving back to Manchester. I was heading to a wool shop I know and took a wrong turning, so I found another shop! It’s amazing what happens when you shop without husbands…..

so it would have been rude not to buy something, I chose this lovely soft organic cotton in baby pink.


One quick internet search later, I found this pretty little thing:

periwinkle pink lace infinity scarf

I have also discovered via this wonderful description what long tail cast on is- I was taught it as a child under a different name, thumb cast on, less romantic but more descriptive ๐Ÿ˜‰

long tail cast on

It’s a lovely pattern, rather soothing to knit, you have to keep counting so it’s perfect for concentrating enough to forget any niggling worries but simple enough to be able to watch telly/listen to the radio. Can’t have detailed conversations with husbands though, especially if they are to do with moving back to England from Germany…. speaking if which, you now know why I haven’t blogged much in the last few weeks


It’s a great scarf to wear when cycling ๐Ÿ™‚

Canaletto Cowl

There’s a 22 stitch repeating pattern with moss stitch and a simple yo, k2t to make the holes


I had a go at a little girl’s dress for my daughter. Work was too busy to work on it everyday so I ended up knitting an extra couple of inches to give her some growing room ๐Ÿ™‚