Oh! What's occurring?……..Knitting!

We’ve had a lovely time knitting, laughing and eating yummy food together but sadly my holiday is coming to an end. Here’s a look at the projects from this holiday.

Technically finished moments before I went to the airport. Ysolda’s scroll lace scarf knitted in the gorgeous Colinette I was given for my birthday by my good friend Julie at Richmond knitters stitch and bitch night. Turned out beautifully I think and I have worn it heaps and received lots of compliments the greatest of which came from Fiona who insisted on knitting one for herself.

Fiona knitted her scroll lace scarf in Heirloom alpaca, the colour is our favourite, duck egg blue and I think I may have to make another in this yarn too as the pattern is gorgeous and the yarn so yummy.  This was Fiona’s first attempt at lace knitting, short rows and picking up stitches.

Fiona made her first garment, a loose textured cape based on a pattern by Jo Sharp but with a few changes.  It is made by knitting several yarns together in various stitches. The flower broach was a real find from Sainsbury’s supermarket and brings out the blue-grey yarn used in parts of the cape.

I finished my February Lady Sweater! I decided to make it short sleeved and shortish body (just at the hip bone) and love wearing it with my jeans. The colour is sooo Spring.  The yarn Mmmmmalabrigo in Lettice, lovely to knit with so squishy  This project was a KAL with the Richmond Knitters if you remember back to one of my previous posts, then Fiona and I decided to do a sisterly KAL.

We made Pink by Wendy Bernard, a lovely top down raglan.  Fiona finished hers first, the yarn by King Cole was purchased at Baa Ram Ewe in a classic Fiona colour.  She decided on a short sleeved, longer body version, after being encouraged to do so by some of her knitting friends at her local knitting group “In Stitches”.

My Pink was made in Mmmmalabrigo, (loving this yarn) and no pooling even though I just knitted one skein at a time.  I made additional decreases and increases to the sleeves and the body and finished them off with a few rows of garter stitch. The body is also quite a bit longer than the original pattern as I’m past my midriff baring days. I love how warm this jumper is and it will certainly cheer up some winter days when I’m back in Melbourne.  I love this pattern and will definitely be making another one at least.

If you’re wondering, the title refers to a British TV show we have been watching “Gavin and Stacey”.

Mothering Sunday

It’s mothering Sunday here in the UK  and Fiona and I were spoilt rotten by her children with help of John.

And to work off those fish and chips from Whitby and our Mothering Sunday choccies I ran the Humber Bridge which is 2.2km span and very very windy but good fun.


Whitby is one of my favourite places in the world, not just in Yorkshire.  Steeped in history with lots of interesting associations (apparently Bram Stoker derived inspiration for Dracula from Whitby).  We had a great day there to remember Mum as it was one of her favourite places too.  I did buy some Whitby Jet earrings little rose studs but they haven’t photographed well but here’s some photographs that I took.