When this lockdown started, I swore my blog would be a lockdown free zone but it seems that my life has forced me to mention it! We’ve been in lockdown since the 23rd of March. At the beginning, I thought that I could get through this if I kept busy, but that’s been kind of… Continue reading Lockdown Life
For a few months now I’ve been teaching myself Nålebinding with the help of some YouTube videos. There are a few photos on Instagram of my efforts. I’m so grateful to Karin Byom on Instagram for her hints and tips! She’s so talented! Just look at these socks she made! I also started a pair… Continue reading Nålebinding Needle – Hand Carved By Carveryn Review
One of the things I’ve spent the last year doing is trying to finish some of my long term WIPs that have been languishing or that I put aside to make a sale and forgot to go back to. At the end of last year, I finished a fisherman’s gansey for RiverSystem that I started… Continue reading Another Long Term WIP Finished.
What makes this cowl special is the knitted hug it gives you as you make it and how special it makes you feel when you wear it.
On Tuesday, I went to St Fagans to research what was originally going to be an article I was going to offer a magazine on the history of knitting and the fibre arts in Wales. The problem is that I was really inspired by what I saw!
As a first impression, I thought the yarn was so beautiful and really well packaged. I thought I took a photo of the package when it came but I can’t find it now. I got RiverSystem to take a video of me winding the yarn which I’ve uploaded to YouTube for you to see.
This year, I had planned to give RiverSytem’s sister L a pair of handmade socks that were inspired by the Northern Lights and the pattern was going to be designed by me. I’ve called them the Nordlys Socks and they were going to be crocheted.