I began to feel as if this project really would go on forever, but, thanks to some nice long Sunday afternoon costume dramas on TV and some very snowy weekends, I managed to sit still long enough to finish my lovely long aran jacket. I made it in homage to Louis from Gogglebox, whose cardigan I have coveted since first I spotted it! Here’s a picture of Louis in his – and me in mine!
Picture from Gogglebox, courtesy of The Sun
The ladies of the Fenton Knitting Group are in for an early Easter treat this evening – handmadebysoo simnel cake. According to Mr handmadebysoo it’s a bit of a house speciality. Let’s hope there’s a slice or two left for him!
What do you give the woman who has everything for her 50th birthday? That’s easy! You knit her a Jean Greenhowe clown, holding a paint brush and a tube of paint to represent her love of art. Then you knit a string of bunting, which reads ‘Happy Birthday, Marie’ and wind it around his hat.
Just in time for the snowy weather, I’ve knitted this 70s throw back, skinny rib polo neck jumper. It was an ‘in between’ project, the kind you can pick up and knit whilst watching TV, reserving the aran patterns for quieter moments when you’re more able to concnetrate. The wool is James C Brett marble chunky. The self striping colours are perfect for me. The jumper is warm and snuggly and also very flattering.
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In homage to Fabric Affair, whose beautiful Donegal tweeds I always drool over when I visit their stand at every craft fair I go to, and roughly following a pattern from Cath Kidston’s ‘Patch’, I am pleased to present my newest completed project, a handy shoulder bag for holding (what else?) a knitting project.
The bag is made from tweed fabric samples and scraps from leftover blankets, lined with some brushed cotton from my stash. I didn’t have any webbing in stock in my haberdashery box for the handle, so I improvised by covering some rufflette tape with more of the brushed cotton to make it nice and sturdy as well as comfortable to carry.
Thank you for the inspiration!
We’ve all been very good since Christmas, so I felt the ladies of the Fenton Knitting Group deserved a little chocolate hit last night in the form of a Chocolate Drizzle Party Cake. The recipe is from the ambitiously titled Best Ever Book of Cakes!
The verdict – chocolatey!
New members always welcome. We’ll just make bigger cakes!