Hello blogging friends
I’ve decided to take a little break from my blog. I don’t know how long, but I’m sure I’ll be back. Previously I blogged a lot and got a lot out of it, but this year as my job has got busier, including lots of evening meetings, I’ve found myself doing it less and less. This has been a source of such pleasure in the past I don’t want it to become a chore or to feel guilty I haven’t posted. So, in the same way I’m acknowledging what I do and don’t want to knit, I’m being honest and saying, I don’t have blogs in me at the moment.
I don’t want to lose touch with my blogging friends, so I can be found (for now) at @mollieandclaire on Instagram and mollieandclaire (at) yahoo.co.uk is our email address. I will still get notifications of postings so here too.
See you soon
Claire & Mollie xx
PS: I’m taking part in Stitching Santa so I’ll have to blog at Christmas!
PPS: here are a few hats I’m making:
Wearing my favourite new hat…October projects:
Mollie looking cute in her Thundershirt.
See you soon x
I liked it so much, I’ve cast on a second!
Pattern ‘Marina’ by Woolly Wormhead
Yarn: King Cole Galaxy Chunky
4.5mm straight needles
Since I last posted I’ve been to the wonderful town of Loule, swum, eaten, frolicked in the sea, injured my knee, gained crutches and had enforced knitting time yesterday. Consequently I’ve finished granddaughter Emily’s Christmas present in record time!
What I was contemplating yesterday morning. Everyone else had gone dolphin watching. I was very happy!
Such pretty detailing on this pattern!
Pattern: Entrechat by Lisa Emery
Yarn: ‘Spring Rainbow’ on Humble Aran by Devon Sun Yarns
5mm circular Knit Pro needles
Stitchmarkers by Sara Hailstone
Pattern: based on Woolly Wormhead’s Darkke pattern, but omitting the raised patterning.
Yarn: Cat & Sparrow Fibres DK, ‘Great Ocean Road’ colourway.
Needles: 4mm 60cm circular.
This is a fabulous pattern for an Aran weight hat. Highly recommended.
Pattern: Fabales by Woolly Wormhead
Yarn: One of a kind colourway by Countess Ablaze
Model: my lovely sister!
My boss, who is absolutely lovely, has a big birthday coming up. In the office when we were discussing celebrating it, there was only one theme we could possibly have for her – rabbits! And that’s because she has 26 of them! Now I love my rabbits but 26 is dedication… Lots of us in the office are crafty and we decided to create rabbits if we could. One colleague has done the most incredible pencil drawing, another has made a fabric scarf. And I’ve knitted her a rabbit with a dress!
This is a really lovely pattern to make with no one piece of knitting being too long or too hard.
Pattern: Little Cotton Rabbits by Julie Williams
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly for the head, legs & arms; Rowan wool cotton for the shoes, dress & pants; scraps of white and black.
Needles: 2.5, 2.75 & 3mm
I discovered this hashtag on Instagram recently and it made me laugh. But here is my contribution to it!
This one could be – although my nails don’t match my knitting!
And this one too! And that crochet was the start of this:Yes, I’m starting early on the C word stuff. 😊