Tag Archives: Colour

Cooking up a colourful coaster!

Take one porridge oats box … Scissors, sticky tape and a ruler … Some colourful cotton yarn … Hey presto! My first attempt at weaving! 😄 The inspiration for this Blue-Peter-esque contraption came from the website of a hugely talented weaver, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lintilla in progress

A few weeks ago, the frilly petals of some striking tulips prompted me to cast on a project I’ve had in mind for a while – Lintilla by Martina Behm. I’m using Amitola DK by Louisa Harding. It’s 80% wool and 20% silk, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blooms

Over the years, I have held this traditionally hand-crafted box many, many times, and always admire the pretty, hand-painted flower design. It was a gift from a Swiss friend who is no longer with us, so it has extra-special significance, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Short Rows and Frills

The gardener at Hanbury Hall was taking a short breather, contemplating how best to mow the triangle of grass so that the lines were straight and in keeping with the rest of the lawn. We had an interesting chat about the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Hooked!

My latest project is a step outside my comfort zone … it has been a while since I crocheted and it is long overdue. The yarn is Lana Grossa Shades of Cotton, in the 101 colourway. It works up as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Mitten mash-up

For some reason, the cast-on edge of my Selbu Mittens wouldn’t lie flat, and as I was working the rest of the mitten, it began to irritate me. I tried dampening it and leaving it to dry, but it still wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lovely Lichen

My knitting prompt this week came while tidying some winter damage on the apple trees with my volunteer colleagues – the branches carried a range of coloured lichen, in amazing patterns and textures … I believe it’s possible to dye … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The sock so far …

I was after a simple sock pattern – not completely plain, but easy enough for everyday knitting. My friend – and knitting guru – had recently recommended Nutkin, a free pattern by Knitzi (available via Ravelry), and I decided to give it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Made it!

With less than a metre of contrast green remaining, I breathed a big sigh of relief as I finished my Selbu mittens this week … A good soak softened the cream Masham wool, which bloomed nicely and evened out the stranded knitting. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Spontaneous Snowflake Cast-on

It must have been the sudden drop in the outdoor temperature that made me want to cast on a pair of warm mitts this week – it’s not as if I haven’t got several WIPs on the go already 😉 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments