In the autumn of last year I knit my Bonbon Bag with the view to releasing the pattern. It’s a simple enough bag to knit, but the writing of the pattern was less so – partly due to some rather illegible notes… However, I finally found the time to focus on writing up the pattern [...]
The Bonbon Bag pattern is slowly but truly shaping up. I am working the second version at the moment to ensure that the stitch count is right, so far it’s looking OK.
Bonbon Bag © Irene Lundgaard 2011
I have chosen a different colour-way this time, just because I could and soon the pattern will [...]
The Dublin Knit Collective are a great creative bunch that come up with fun ideas all the time and this year they are at it again with their Sock Club 2011. They propose a self imposed sock club, where you focus some of your knitting energy on knitting socks.
I received this from the DKC: “The [...]
We present the first Finished Object of 2011, the Year of Craft!
I knitted this Bonbon Bag over the last couple of days, but only got around to doing the fulling today. This is very much an experiment as I am somewhat a puritan when it comes to felting. To me proper felting is done with [...]
I have been eyeing up this Filzi yarn from German Schoeller + Stahl made specifically for fulling, for quite some time. I just never really had the time for the inspiration to come by and take the craving for the yarn very far. However, these in-between days where I don’t have to be anywhere at [...]
I had to make some Christmas presents, as I’m sure every crafter in the world was compelled to doing.
Beanies For The Boyoz and a Ice Cowl for Herself.
For some reason it was my knitting needles I turned to for the most part. That seems to happen to me every Christmas for some reason… I [...]
We are still stuck in the snow with sub zero temperatures all day, although the icicles have melted somewhat at the front of the house. Today was stunning though, with clear blue skies and crisp frost on all the trees. Proper winter, just the way we like it us wool lovers!
Winter Colour Inspiration © Irene [...]
I finally got around to actually releasing the pattern for Serena’s Neck Cowl. It’s warm and wintry and it’s a simple enough knit. The yarn is really doing all the work; not only is the yarn pretty in the colouring, but it’s also soft and warm around the neck and the rib makes it nice [...]
I have this weekend free from commitments other than the ones that I have to myself and the household I live in. I love having a couple of days like that and it means that I finally had time to do calculations on the Lazy Cable Fingerless Mittens from last week [...]
The last few weeks has had this un-natural warmth to them for the time of year but that has all changed now. Tonight when I got out from teaching my crochet class in Tinahely I had to scrape the ice off the windscreen. Proper cold weather for woollies, yay!
Serena’s Neck Cowl © Irene Lundgaard [...]