Hat · KAL · Knitting

Scrapalong Hat

I saw the new Woolly Wormhead KAL last weekend and knew I had to join in! It’s to knit a hat from scrap yarn, so making something of beauty out of whatever you have to hand. I LOVED the idea and cast on almost immediately! 

Yarns used from brim to crown:

Pink – Pinky on Deeply Wicked by Easy Knits

Yellow – Ziggy Stardust 4ply by I Knit or Dye London

Green & Pink – Artesano 4 ply

Pale pink/ orange – Lang yarns Mille Colori Socks & Lace Luxe

Pink & purple – Colinette sock yarn part skein 

White – Louisa Harding Orielle

Pale Blue –  Glacier on Tanadick 4ply 50% merino, 50% silk by Yantantethera Yarns

Dark Blue – Fiachra on Gwyn sock yarn by Triskelion Yarns

Beige – Silk sample of unknown origin! 

Pink Fairisle – Skein Queen 4 ply

Dark purple pink – Ziggy Stardust 4ply by I Knit or Dye London

Mustard – Harvest Gold on Milburn 4ply from Eden Cottage Yarns. 

Brown – Second silk sample of unknown origin! 
I loved knitting this. I think the colours, although random, do actually work together. 

Beads · KAL · Knitting · Lace · Lace shawl

Finishing my summer shawl swap shawl

Just cast off…   
Before blocking…


Close ups! 

Pattern: Mustardseed by Boo Knits

Yarn: Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4ply in Harvest Gold. 

Needles: 4.5mm Knitpro Basix bamboo circular & 4.5mm Knitpro Rosewood straight needles. 

Beads: 400 size 5 Miyuki triangular beads. 1.25mm crochet hook. 

Fabulous pattern, lovely yarn. Highly recommended. 

KAL · Yarn

KAL Giveaway

Today I have done the draw for this lovely yarn for participants of the lace leaf KAL.  


I wrote the Ravelry names of everyone who participated and posted a photo on our group pages on slips cut from an old envelope. I then handed them to Damon and asked him to pick one. He shuffled them and laid them all out on the arm of his armchair and picked this one!  


That’s you Slipped Stitches! Send me a message on Ravelry & I’ll get your parcel off to you. 😊

KAL · Knitting · Lace shawl

Lace Leaf KAL prize

The following skeins of Mirasol Peru Hacho will be winging their way to someone who took part in the lace leaf KAL. It’s not a prize for talent or colour choices but simply for taking part. A winner will be picked at random from those people who posted pictures of their work on the Ravelry group. So if you did take part and haven’t yet posted, now is the time! The draw will be done next week.  


KAL · Knitting · Lace · Lace shawl

Lace Leaf KAL – week 6

We’ve said goodbye to the folks doing the regular lace leaf shawl and those of us doing Blackthorn or a bigger shawl plough onwards!

Blackthorn: knit Section 3, third repeat – 145 mins

Lace Leaf:

Medium – repeat 11 (70 minutes)

Large – repeat 14 and half of repeat 15 (130 minutes)

Loving all the photos you are posting on the Ravery page!  

KAL · Knitting · Lace · Lace shawl

FO: Blackthorn

I knew as soon as I started knitting Blackthorn that I wouldn’t be completing the whole pattern. I want to give this to a friend who is petite and a lot of shawl would swamp her. So rather than go to the fourth size of diamond, I added the border onto the third size. I decided to do the border in a contrast colour, simply because I felt the gold colour needed lifting. I cast off this morning and blocked it straight away:  


The Lace Leaf KAL is going on for another few weeks but I’ve got both my projects finished by week 5! I’m very happy! 

KAL · Knitting · Lace · Lace shawl

Casting on and off (soon) 

In anticipation of finishing Blackthorn (that I’m knitting as part of the Lace Leaf KAL), I cast on a new project.  Indian Feathers by Alina Appasov is a free Ravelry download and just what I was looking for – a crescent shaped shawl, with some lace but quite a lot of stocking stitch.  It’s a really nice pattern and I am using  the Noro Sekku my niece chose for her new shawl. I’m hoping to get it done for her 10th birthday on May 25th. You need 34 stitch markers!  


Today I have been concentrating on finishing Blackthorn…  

Adnd this evening I started the cream border. I had decided to add a different colour border as I felt the gold needed a bit of a lift.  


Sleep? Who needs sleep, I’m knitting.