Monday, 12 September 2011


Way back last autumn, I entered a competition with Knitting Magazine to design a scarf.  I didn't expect anything to come of it, but although I wasn't the winner or either runner up, I was told that my design had been successful and would be published in a book this autumn.  The book is now out, and my copy arrived the other day.  Imagine my delight when I looked at my pattern page and saw my name!  I'll even be getting my scarf back!  Here are some photos of the book:

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Photos, finally!

I finally took some photos of my Spriteling, they're still not great as I had to do them on my own, maybe one day I'll be able to get some better ones but for now these will have to do!

Also, here are some photos of my finished silk and mohair scarf, made from a kit bought from Artisan Yarns at Knit Nation 2010.  The yarns are Colinette Tao and Colinette Parisienne, the pattern is really simple but very effective with the way the yarns are dyed.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

My new camera

I recently bought a new camera, as the existing ones aren't capable of the things I want to do.  The new one is also a Fujifilm, but this time it's an HS 20 EXR "bridge" camera.  I haven't come close to fully exploring everything it can do yet, but so far I love it.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Stephen West's Earth and Sky

Now that the KAL is over, I can publicly post the photos of my finished shawl without it being a spoiler, so here they are. It's called Earth and Sky, but there's not much of that in my shawl! More like Berries and Cream, I think. I made the smallest size, the miles stocking stitch involved in the bigger versions was rather offputting!