Thursday, 24 December 2009

This Year's "Christmas Tree"

Yup. That's Sarah, our dressmaker's doll, standing in for a Christmas tree which are just a bit too pricey to bother paying for this year. Next year!

In other news, LostCityKnits is having participating in the 10 shawls in 2010 group (so tempting...still haven't decided if I'm going to go for it!) and is having a giveaway on her blog if you want to suggest a pattern.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Happy Christmas! And a new pattern!

I think I've finally done all of my Christmas knitting...with a week to spare. Granted, I had to ship a box off to America so I had a much earlier deadline, but I'm feeling pretty good about what I've managed to finish over the past two months.

With gifts finished, today was the Christmas Shop with my husband. This is our first Christmas together as a married couple, and on our own, so we're making it special with special treats, like enchiladas and cereal from back home (Tesco's is sadly lacking in Panda Puffs, but I managed to get my paws on Gorilla Munch). Also, Britain is waking up to the wonder of peanut butter and chocolate, as I managed to score a 3-pack of Reese's Peanut Butter cups at Tesco's today (55p...fantastic).

I've also managed to get a new pattern up: the Leiden Lace Scarf.

It's available for £3.00 at my Ravelry Store.

And if you're not on Ravelry, here's a doesn't-matter-link (Which will take you to Paypal:


Friday, 4 December 2009


It's been a busy week, and Flintshire is now available:

Includes both charted and written instructions.

Flintshire is an intricate yet quick to knit cabled hat suitable for both men and women. It’s easy to pick between sizes; simply use DK-weight yarn and smaller needles for the smaller size, or switch up to Aran-weight yarn and larger needles for a large woman’s/men’s hat.

Small/Medium (for 18-21”/46-54cm head

Large/X-Large (for 21-24”/54-61cm head

Finished Measurements
15”/38cm circ. of brim, unstretched; 8”/20cm

18”/ 46cm circ. of brim, unstretched; 8.75”/22cm

Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle

Thank you to StephCat, NifferJJL1980, faeriesandpixies,
scoochiesmom, MsKniterrific, SheKnitsToo, JenAus0524, WallflowerGirl, and Meggiesgran for test knitting for me!

Flintshire is available for 3.00 GBP (about $4.98 USD at today's exchange rate) as a Ravelry Download (link will take you to Paypal).