Friday, 30 January 2009


I've been pretty slack at knitting lately, for two reasons: one is the bad news that large parts of my thesis have to be re-written and the other is that I got some beautiful bluefaced leicester roving and a drop spindle for Christmas. So I've been mainly trying to re-visit old work and learning to spin. My first attempts at spinning are in the photos, and not that great. However, I'm definitely getting better, and when I've spun all 50g I hope I'll be able to knit a hat.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

utopia hat

i made this hat for dan's birthday. (the pattern is from smariek here.) i started it the day before his birthday and knitted furiously to get it finished in time. i think a brown colour would have suited him better, but i could only find this grey colour in the rowan pure wool aran 100g range. still, i'm pretty pleased with it, and more importantly, so was he.

Friday, 2 January 2009

thank crunchie it's cookies

we made some cookies the other day which involved the use of a) my new electronic scales and b) a crunchie bar in place of a packet of smarties. the reciepe came from the most excellent bbc good food cake book and was simple enough for me to follow (anything that requires eggs is generally a disaster, though not having had a set of scales has admittedly not helped the matter), and although a little sickly, darn tasty!
hello world.