Ravelympics: Day 5

…Or Knitting Olympics, or just plain knitting-while-you-watch-the-olympics… whatever you want to call it, I’m doing it! The whole idea is to set yourself a challenge and try to complete it within the olympic window (17 days). As I said before, I set myself the challenge to finish off my Minimalist Cardigan. Needless to say, I […]

FO: Liesl

This has been finished for ages and ages but I didn’t get around to taking photos until the weekend. Pattern: Liesl by Ysolda Teague. Yarn: Garn Studio Alaska – same as for Girl Friday! I think this only took about 5 or 6 balls. Needles: 7mm. Modifications: None but I did knit a much smaller […]

For the day that’s in it

I have been spinning some lovely Ashford Merino-Silk roving this weekend. This is completely down to a conversation I had with Eimear on Friday about how great spinning is. I came home from tea (tea-knitting: every other Friday in the Tea Garden on Ormond Quay from 6.30 until about 11) and just had to start […]

FO: Girl Friday

I finished this up a few days ago but it took a few more days for it to dry out from blocking. Pattern: Girl Friday from Knitty. I made the 37″ size. Normally I would make the 35″ or 36″ size so I had my reservations about this size, but I like the amount of […]

FO: Alb’s Jumper

I started this last November and unfortunately (well, for him) it got left aside until we came back after Christmas. Here’s the fine print! Pattern: Top-down set in sleeve pattern from Barbara Walker with some modifications. Mods: The most important modification I made was about an inch’s worth of short rows on the back, before […]