Monday, January 28, 2008


And finally some knitting....

What's that you ask?? Is she gonna abandon the WIPs (Debbie Bliss Fitted Cardigan, Jolly Green Giant and countless Ms Potter Mittens) and throw herself into this? Oh how could she!

No, indeed not. But it IS a lovely thing, and every time I browse through the book I stop at this picture and think....

Wouldn't it make a lovely stitch for a wrap?

Well, wouldn't it?

Yes indeed it would.

Visualise it with the long rib section being the length of the wrap with the drop-stitch lace pattern at either end, and some drop stitches randomly up and down the length.

Hmmmm (thinking).....with the right yarn it might take on an aspect of Peacock feathers...

...and with the right edging it could be a thing of beauty....

(more thinking) add some beads...



So I swatched some of the stitch pattern... lovely... easy...s..t..r..e..t..c..h..y!

I used Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool and it's a perfect yarn for a wrap or scarf...soft, silky, sheeny....and a lovely drape. On mature reflection the resulting fabric is sooooo stretchy I'm not sure that it would be right for a wrap - too much shrinkage.

I might knit a bit more (that's no hardship) and take the block-it-and-see route.

Less than successful artistic window shot but you can see how open the stitch is when stretched.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

You know you knit too much...

...when you're looking at work related publications and you find yourself looking at the knitting worn by one of the brochure models and thinking....


Interesting stitch pattern!!

PS: there is knitting going on around here.

Really there is.

Pics soon.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Welcome Doddy Designer to Blogland

Now we can welcome the designer of Doddy, the talented Ms Carol, (a.k.a. Stolen Stitches) to Blogland.

Go check her out and say hi!

Have fun with the blog Carol. Welcome to the madness. I'm looking forward to seeing all the lovely knitting that comes off your needles.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Anyone got a phone number for the Olympic Council?

In which we introduce Little Mouse, NicKnits beloved younger daughter of 22 months.

This is how Little Mouse starts a race:




Works for me!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Knitting Bag Two

And continuing the theme, here's another Knit Bag from The Bag Lady. It's a miniature one for Little Monkey (aged-almost-7-years-old).

Little Monkey loves it of course. And here's her Very First knitting project. A scarf in alternating purple velour and a multi-coloured ribbon yarn.

Cute innit? That kitten really does it for me. (For those interested, the kitten was cut from another fabric and appliqued).


Monday, January 7, 2008

Knitting Bag One

Continuing with the theme of where does one keep one's stash, I've got a good one for you.

Exhibit A, Armchair with 2 innocent cushions. Let they be entered into evidence as Cushion A and Cushion B. Entirely innocent don't you think?

Not so! Cushions B is in fact a cunning patchwork knitting bag, made by my Mum (a.k.a. The Bag Lady) who makes exquisite quilts and bags of all sorts. Of these more anon. It's a great knitting bag, comfortable, sturdy, pretty and holds a bundle.

Lucky me.