Friday, 29 August 2008

Quick and Chunky Socks

I've just written up my quickest, chunkiest, easiest sock pattern into a photo-illustrated article on the ever excellent Downsizer site.

A doddle to make on 5mm needles using aran or chunky yarn, these are great quick knits for beginners.

Have a go yourself, the article is here.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Dwarven Battle Bonnet Pattern

Finally, months and months after it first came out, I've found time to write up the pattern for the Dwarven Battle Bonnet.

Yay! Now everyone can have a beard if they want one :)

The pattern is available for $3.00 and has instructions for both hats shown.

Pattern is written for an average adult head but is easily made smaller by starting with a few less stitches and/or working on smaller needles.

eta: 2/9/08 I've had a couple of people ask if I will make to order- these two sample hats are currently available and I'll put them in my shop at for anyone who is seriously interested. thanks for all the kind words about these
eta: 3/9/08 the blond bonnet has now been sold, the red one is still available

Monday, 18 August 2008


A few months ago I contributed a couple of squares to the now infamous Pratchgan, and on Saturday the finished item finally met up with its rightful owner. Just one pic here to give you a flavour of the wild and wonderful glory that it became, but please do go and read all about it on the blog of the lady who came up with the idea and put it all together.

This has been such a fun project, and it looks like Terry was genuinely pleased with the end result.