"If you like it then you oughta knit a cat on it!"

Posted: April 08, 2020

Cat Knits by Marna Gilligan of 'an caitin beag' (she of sinister cat fame!) is a book of 16 knit designs all featuring Marna's signature kitties on a mixture of garments and accessories. It's a wide-ranging book actually - it feels like there's more than 16 items in there. Each chapter covers a different yarn weight, so there's a 4ply section, and DK section, an Aran section, and a Chunky section. Each section has a garment AND matching accessories included, and they range from nice simple textures, to stranded colourwork (like sinister cats), to intarsia. Intarsia! I swear that this...

Life after the Skimming Stones MCAL

Posted: July 18, 2018

Life after the Skimming Stones MCAL

How did you get on with your Skimming Stones shawl? Did you enjoy the surprise element of it? Personally I am loving it and have particularly enjoyed seeing the excitement from everyone and all the different versions, especially using our yarn packs! So what next? If you fancy something similar, have you considered The Shawl Project Book 3, also from The Crochet Project? The book contains five very different shawl patterns all using smaller quantities of many colours and so is ideal if you have a set of mini skeins or part used balls/skeins of leftover yarn. We do have...

A good time to be British

Posted: April 26, 2018

A good time to be British

Here in the UK recently we haven't had too much to feel patriotic about. However with the recent birth of the new prince and the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle I can't help but feeling a little pride swelling up inside me. I have especially loved the excited reactions of people visiting from abroad to the news of the new arrival. So with this reinvigorated love for our country I started thinking about patterns to express these feelings and off to Ravelry I went! Here are my favourites and conveniently they could all be done in Milburn...

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