• Accessories,  Knitting,  Yarn

    Crafty Wool Gift

    Just under two years ago, we left London and moved back to our home town of Derby. It’s been the best move ever, but I was sad to leave behind my friends in London and also the work Craft Club, where I’d learnt to knit and had completed lots of really fun projects and learnt new skills!

  • Accessories,  Knitting Shows

    Bakewell Wool Gathering

      Hello! Happy Autumn! I hope you’re all having a great October so far. Things have been fairly busy at KJ HQ. LOTS of knitting thankfully, and lots of fun things too. This weekend we were at the Bakewell Wool Gathering. Bakewell is a beautiful market town in the Derbyshire Dales, next to the river Wye. It’s incredibly cute and the perfect location for a woolly gathering! There were lots of fab exhibitors there, with a really nice mix of some that were new to me and some that were familiar. There was a really great atmosphere, everyone was really friendly and helpful, and even though it was busy, it didn’t…

  • Accessories,  Hat,  Knitting,  Scarf

    Winter Woollies

    Last week was a serious uphill struggle. I have the January blues, or rather, so what better way to cheer myself up (and hopefully you!) than by looking at the lovely woolly items I have knitted for winter! Last winter I remember enviously looking at all of the glorious knitted accessories that came out with a flourish during the cold months, and was determined that next year I would knit some of my own, so I did! As a newish knitter I hadn’t quite fathomed that you always need to be knitting a season ahead if you ever want to wear it during weather appropriate months! The first item I…

  • Accessories,  Crochet,  Knitting

    2015 Knitting Agenda

    Hello! And Happy 2015!! I feel very inspired at the moment and can’t wait to see what lovely knitting this year has in store! 2014 was a brilliant year for knitting here at The Knitted Jumper! I’m hoping to blog about some of the latest things in the coming weeks as I am SERIOUSLY behind, but in the meantime here is a summary: Knitted animal hats (Les chapeaux des animaux) Christmas jumpers Winter woollies Little hats for the Big Knit campaign A small *read ill-fitting* jumper Knitted secret Santa and The Knitting and Stitching show, to name just a few! I have some equally  exciting things planned for 2015, a…

  • Accessories,  Knitting Techniques

    Slippers With Sole

    I really love this post about adding soles to knitted slippers! Just like Mel I’ve wondered about how comfy the soles on knitted slippers would be and it’s put me off from knitting my own! Now I’ve read this post though I’m definitely going to give it a go!! http://slipslipknit.com/?p=4868

  • Accessories

    Patterned Draft Excluder

    I love this free pattern for a draft excluder from the Pom Pom magazine blog . It uses gorgeous contrasting colours and is knit using a fair isle pattern. As there is no shaping in the pattern I think this could be a great pattern to use as my introduction to colour work. Plus I’ve got a large bag of toy stuffing which is taking up valuable yarn storage space!! I will keep you updated!

  • Accessories,  Knitting for charity

    Festive Tidings

    Hello! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year (almost!) from The Knitted Jumper Whilst on the surface its seemed very quiet here at Knitting Jumper HQ, behind the scenes its been a hub of knitting activity. I have tried my hand at knitting in the round completing my first two hats, I FINALLY finished the cardigan, have made a good start on a new jumper and have my next two projects already planned out, phew! I’m looking forward to seeing all your projects in the New Year, and sharing mine with you! Have a lovely  New Year and have a vino for me!