WiP it real good...

'What's on your needles?!' I hear you bellow. 'More than you could shake a pretty big stick at', I tell you. I wanted to take a work-in-progress shot, so did a quick recce of the house, picking up projects I've thoughtfully left lying around, and stopped when I reached seven.



There are more in the boot of my car, down the side of the sofa, and under my desk at work… I haven't finished a project in ages, and am far too easily distracted. I'm hoping that this blog will make me focus and finish something once in a while. On my needles are:




1. Is This Love jumper, in black Shiny Happy Cotton - pattern and yarn from Wool and the Gang. How can you not knit a pattern named for a Whitesnake song?! Bonus: FRILLS.














2. Almanac cardigan by Martin Storey, in Rowan Creative Focus. So nice I made it twice! I originally made this in a green and pink colourway; this one's a flecked teal and magenta. It's tough to capture in a photo, but these are two of the most beautiful yarns I've worked with.












3. Little Boy Blue Baby Blanket by Marlaine DesChamps, in buttery-soft Malabrigo Aqua. This one's a present; there are six babies due this June, and this is blanket number two *reaches for Deep Heat*















4. Ruby by Martin Storey, in an amazingly bright and fluffy anonymous yarn I bought on holiday Buenos Aires.









5. #24 Bobble Pullover by Carla Scott in a combination of Bergere Alpaca and Rowan Kidsilk Haze. 

6. #24 Bobble Pullover by Carla Scott in a combination of Bergere Alpaca and Rowan Kidsilk Haze. Yep, you read that right. I loved this pattern so much that I began to knit it in another colourway (2016 Pantone anyone?!) before I'd even finished the first. 








7. This one...is a Christmas jumper (The Perfect Christmas Jumper by Susan Crawford) that I started four years ago. I've frogged, reknitted, frogged, reknitted ... but will not be beaten. One day, intarsia, I will conquer you. And then put you in a cupboard for 364 days of every year.














Where to begin?!?

Current vibe: In and Out of Love.





My First Bonj.


I don't have a picture of my first knit (a scarf in three shades of purple acrylic), so here's my first Bon Jovi single. Released in '95, with a live version of This Ain't A Love Song as the B-side, I bought this one weekend in HMV and never looked back. The video is pure 90s nostalgia, and reminds me of the seismic shift caused by starting secondary school.

WiP it real good...

'What's on your needles?!' I hear you bellow. 'More than you could shake a pretty big stick at', I tell you. I wante...