• Charity,  Patterns

    Charity Shop Pattern Finds #2

    Soooo I’ve been at it again (searching charity shops for awesome knitting patterns that is!) and this time I think I’ve found some real gems! You may remember my previous post Charity Shop Pattern Finds, where I found Spot the Dog patterns, a lovely crocheted dress and patterns for Father Christmas jumpers, the latter of which I actually managed to make for J this Christmas! How is it possible to top such delights, I hear you ask? Well I’m pleased to say it is possible with these amazing vintage patterns I managed to dig out! The styling alone on these patterns makes me gloriously happy (especially the dapper gent in…

  • Scarf,  Uncategorized

    First Scarf

    For my second attempt at knitting I decided to be a bit more adventurous and knit my friend's boy a scarf. I decided on Rico Essential Merino Aran for the wool in navy, tangerine and burgundy, and I knitted the scarf using my favourite Addi aluminium 5mm needles. Completely unintentionally the scarf ended up being slightly Hogwarts-eque, which is no surprise seeing as I am a HUGE fan! I was really pleased with the end results, and more importantly my friend and her boy love it! My favourite moment was when I saw them last. When his mum asked him who knitted him the scarf, two year old M smiled…