Lace Leaf KAL – week 4

Well we’re nearly half way through!  Here are this week’s instructions:

Blackthorn: it’s time to tackle section 3 and do the first repeat in section 3, which I estimate will take 100 minutes.

Lace Leaf: 

Regular & Medium – repeats 8-9 (115 minutes)

Large – repeats 10-11 (135 minutes)

There’s been loads of great shawls coming together on our Ravelry group! Pop along and have a look:

Putting photos on Ravelry – a KAL tutorial

A couple of people have asked me how to post to the KAL Ravelry group, so this is a tutorial for them!

Firstly you need to upload your most recent photo of your project to its project page on Ravelry.   If you haven’t already set up your project, this would be a good time to do it!


Click onto the photos tab in the top right hand corner.  You will see this screen:  


Scroll down that page and you will see this:  


Click on choose files (bottom right), pick your photos and when you’re done, click Done (top right hand corner of pop up box). 


(Haha here you can see all the photos I’ve been taking over the last few days!)

You will then be back to this screen:   


Click on upload, bottom middle of the screen.  Barring any problems your photo will upload to your project page.  

Next you pop along to the Lace Leaf Kal group page and scroll down to the Discussions box.  


Choose the discussion thread you want to post in – probably the WIPs one! Click on that line.  You will then see the last post you looked at in this thread, or the last one.  At the top of each page (top right under the KAL photo and the ‘next page’ sign,  there is a button marked ‘reply to this thread’  


And it’s at the bottom of each page too…  (bottom right)


Click on this button (in either place) and you will get this box up: 


Put a bit of text in now (or you can wait until after you have loaded the photo). Do you see the line of icons above where I have typed my text? If you click on the fifth icon from the left – the green box – next to the speech marks, this box will pop up:  


Click on ‘Use a project or stash photo’. This screen comes up:  


Click on the photo you just uploaded.  The screen will do this:  


Click on use this photo and your screen will now look like this:  


Time to pop in some text if you haven’t already, then click on ‘Post reply’ in the bottom left hand corner. (You can preview it if you wish, which is on the icon panel, just above the text, on the very right hand side.) Your post will appear, with photo, as the next post in the thread  Like this:  


Et voila! If anyone is really struggling let me know!

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Lace leaf KAL – week 3

Blackthorn:  Do the 3rd & 4th repeats in Section 2 – this should take you 155 mins.  

Lace Leaf

Regular & Medium:  work 2 repeats of the pattern (this will be repeats 6 & 7).  This should take you about 95 minutes.

Large: work 2 repeats of the pattern (this will be repeats 8 & 9). This should take you 115 minutes.

If you haven’t yet set up your project on Ravelry, or updated your photo, please do share – there will be a prize at the end! 

A woolly pitstop…

Mollie and I had a quick visit with lovely Janet at Marmalade Yarns on our way home from work today…   


Mollie admiring some Noro… 

I bought nothing! I am trying to be well behaved. 

This evening after the excitement of a very large posterboard being erected in my garden (it’s probably an involved-in-politics thing, like election fever!) I knitted the body of my knitted elephant!  

 I think I’m going to change her eyes from brown to black, I just don’t like them brown (they look red here). 

KAL post will be up Wednesday at 9am. 


Sibling Day

I’ve been seeing people posting about Sibling Day on Instagram and although  it’s not a British event or thing, I like the idea of celebrating your siblings, so, I thought I’d share a picture of me with my lovely sister Gayle who is 3 years younger than me (and about 3 inches taller at 6’1″!)  💚


In and out

Hello folks. I probably won’t be posting as much as usual on here over the next month as there’s an election on and my council seat is up on the same day as the General Election… And as there won’t be as much knitting going on I won’t have as much to talk about! However having been ill earlier in the year and at the end of last year, I am having to be very careful and rest a lot so there won’t be no knitting!  My lovely husband (who is also a councillor – we met the day we both got elected nearly 12 years ago) is doing a lot of the work for us both.  For that reason I am not at all envious that he is currently on a jolly in France where it is 24C and there appears to be much beer being drunk! 

I’ve also spent two of the last three nights filling in job applications (there has to be a job out there for me!) so that left no knitting time!

The knitting I do have to show is one of the two shawls I am making for the lace leaf KAL.  This is destined for my friend Christine and is the lace leaf pattern! I’ve finished week 2.

And I have done one row of week 2 on Blackthorn!

Mollie says hi!

Actually that expression is more long suffering than anything else…