• Jumpers,  Knitting

    Purl Alpaca Design’s Niobe Jumper

    Hello! Happy New Year everyone. I don’t think I said that in my last blog post. Obviously it’s VERY belated now! Hope everyone is doing well and have a great year ahead! I was so pleased to get that last blog post finally published. I don’t know why it was taking so long, but I feel like a plug has been pulled and now I feel all wordy again, hurrah! I am currently writing this post whilst in California. I am here with work for a week and am having a relaxing day before the craziness of the week begins. As usual I have bought my knitting with me for…

  • Jumpers,  Knitting

    New Yarn!

    Earlier this month I blogged about some vintage patterns I’d found. I’m really keen on making the Robin jumper, so even though I already have two projects on the go I’ve started looking for yarn (one of the projects is almost finished so I think this is actually OK!!). I want to knit the jumper in a cotton yarn and was thinking about a cotton blend. I know pastels are all the trend this season, but they’re not really for me so I’ve been thinking about doing it in off-white instead. I was hunting around the Internet looking for potentials when I spotted this new cotton and silk blend yarn…

  • Jumpers,  Knitting

    Knitting Inspiration

    I really REALLY love this colour block cashmere jumper from Anthropology! I really like the colour way and it looks so soft! It’s a bit out of my price range though so I’m thinking about knitting it myself. I think even buying cashmere wool would make it too expensive so I’m thinking about a merino or maybe cotton alternative! Watch this space!

  • Colourwork,  Jumpers,  Knitting

    Christmas Jumper, Yey!

    A while ago I blogged about some patterns I had found in a charity shop (Charity Shop Pattern Finds). One of these was a set of Raymond Briggs Santa patterns. These caught the eye of J, and a request was made for me to knit a face-palming Santa in time for Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. I bought the wool (Bonus DK) from the Sirdar stall at the Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show. The staff at the Sirdar stall were REALLY lovely and helped me select the best colours for the patterns, which I really appreciated, as I was feeling a little overwhelmed after a day at the…

  • Jumpers

    Knitted Jumper #1

    Last October I had my first taste of the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally in London and I loved it! So many amazing exhibitors and products, had it not been so busy I would have been tempted to run from stall to stall buying everything I could see in a complete woollen frenzy!! Thankfully for everyone else at the show, due to the amount of other craft lovers there running was simply not an option and so I was forced to calmly walk around the show and sensibly assess whether I wanted to buy things or not, where’s the fun in that!! My sole purchase from the day…