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  1. My January knitting has been all about warmth.


    Two pairs of socks for Bobbie in the Discworld colours, Carborumdum (on the left) and Vetinari. There are only a few days left to sign up for the March clubs.

    Then two things for me.


    The first is a very basic boxy jumper, knitted to fill a gap left in my wardrobe. I finished this just before the end of last year, but actually sewed in the ends on New Year’s Day.


    Knitted in two colours of Britsock I love the clash of the two opposing colours, and it’s the perfect way to add a splash of colour to an overcast day.

    Garment two couldn’t be more different. This is Aptenodytes by Kristin Blom and Anna Maltz from Penguin.

    penguin book cover



    Again it’s knitted in Britsock, and it’s destined to be something which gets a lot of wear. I love clothes which feel comfy and cosy but which also to make everything look pulled together. I’m already planning another of these in two colours.



    The  roll collar is gorgeous.


    Close up of the stitch pattern.

    On the needles right now I have socks for Bobbie – but I’m itching to cast on another sweater.

  2. One of the things I wanted to achieve in 2016 was to make more clothes. I’ve been doing lots of sewing as I’ve made felt project bags, but it’s been a while since I sewed anything that could be worn.

    My fabric stash has reached the point that I suspect I could pass it off as a collection of some importance. Or the collection of someone who keeps forgetting that she already owns quite a bit of charcoal jersey and doesn’t really need another 3 meters of the stuff.

    So a couple of weekends ago I found a pattern that I loved.

    Vogue 9162


    The shirt is the closest thing I’ve found to a bought one that I’ve pretty much worn to death.

    The pieces are all cut out.

    The markings are all transferred.

    So now all I need to do is sew it all together.

    But it’s progress.