• CoffeeAndYarn

    Blog and Social Media Name Change

    Hello! So I have some exciting news! I have decided to change the name of my blog and social media accounts, wooo! I have loved developing The Knitted Jumper, but I think it’s time to move forward. I’m thinking of the new blog as The Knitted Jumper’s older sibling! There will be lots of developments in the current days and weeks, but I thought I would give a heads up as I am going to change the name of my social media accounts, and without an explanation that could be confusing! I am going to move the content from The Knitted Jumper to the new site, and the URL will…

  • Knitting

    Hello 2017

    Hello! Happy New year! I am writing this on the last day of January, so pretty much the last day it is acceptable to wish someone ‘Happy New Year’! 2016 for me, has been a very eventful year, thankfully in a good way! We moved back to Derbyshire from London, I started a new job, J started a three day commute to London and we began the process of adjusting to our new, lovely life away from the capital! And if that wasn’t enough, at the end of the year we started looking for a house to buy, and HURRAH we’ve bought one! We moved in last Thursday and I am…

  • 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…

  • Sewing

    Crafternoon Sewing Machine Embroidery

    Hello! Happy August everyone! Can’t believe this year is over half way done, it’s going so fast! I’m really enjoying the move we made back to the Midlands, although I don’t feel I have a slower pace of life yet! J and I have agreed no more booking things in, we’re going to try and leave our weekends open so we can be more spontaneous! The last four weeks have been completely manic, finished off by the start of a really important project this week at work, so I’m really looking forward to some quieter weeks ahead and the chance to do some crafting. I feel this weekend kicked that…

  • Cross Stitch,  Embroidery,  Sewing,  Travel

    It’s Been A While….

    HELLO! Can’t believe it’s been almost four months since I last wrote. Quite a bit has happened since then, which might explain the silence. I have a new job, hurrah! And then we moved from London back to Derbyshire, hurrah. We went on holiday to Northumberland and to the music festival Primavera Sound in Barcelona, and now three days later, I’m here in Denver, Colorado with work. I have been knitting through all of these changes, not as much as I’d like, but it’s still been happening. Although I am WAY behind on blogging about the projects I’ve completed so I’d better get a wriggle on. For now, I thought…

  • 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…

  • Glacier Cardigan - Knitting The Cardigan
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    Purl Alpaca Glacier Cardigan

    This Purl Alpaca Glacier Cardigan originally started out as a jumper. I had purchased the beautiful Yarn Stories FineMerino and Baby Alpaca yarn in toffee for Purl Alpaca’s Niobe Jumper, but after a couple of mishaps I had to rethink this plan!

  • Blanket,  Knitting,  Lace

    Vintage Lace Blanket

    After my friend announced she was pregnant, I had a vision! A vision of a bright, blue, lace blanket. I immediately knew this was what I was going to knit for her, and set about hunting down the perfect pattern and yarn!

  • Charity Knitting,  Knitting

    Woodland Yarn Bombing

    A while ago, through Twitter, the lovely Anne Clark asked me if I’d be interested in helping out with a yarn bombing in Belper, which is in the county of Derbyshire. Of course I said yes (complete no brainer!!). The yarn bombing was for ‘Woollen Woods’ and was part of Corridor Arts ‘Here and There’ art walk and also Belper Arts festival. I got so excited about the project and downloaded loads of patterns from Ravelry, and then in the end only managed to knit the two birds above, which was a bit disappointing. Still, I’m REALLY glad I got involved, and it was actually really lovely to think that something I had…

  • Activism,  Knitting

    Knitted Breasts Are Best?

    It’s all been VERY busy at The Knitted Jumper HQ just recently. We’ve had house guests (the nice kind!), been to Secret Cinema, British Summer Time Festival and Women Who Code events, plus Christmas party venue shopping, workplace training, and that’s just in the last two weeks! Needless to say the knitting has taken a bit of a back seat, and blogging activities more so, but we’re hopefully back on track now and ready to go again! I have managed some knitting in the midst of all this fun! I am tantalisingly close to finishing the THE baby blanket, and I had also started grafting the front and back of what…