Cables Of Sorts

I adore cable work, I think it’s beautiful and I love the ropey texture it gives, but I have a problem: I’m too lazy to actually do the cable needle fiddle that is needed to make genuine cable work… The other day I laid hands on some un-dyed Bluefaced Leicester yarn in Aran weight and […]

Snug Neck Collar

The other day I went down the garden to inspect the apple trees to see if the apples were finally ready to be picked. I went without a jacket, no snug warm sweater or woolly socks for the feet, for that matter. That turned out to be a mistake as the draft around my neck […]

I Knit Too, You Know

I have just rooted out my nifty little set of short 3 mm DPNs for a few hats I want to make for the Innocent Big Knit in aid of Age Action Ireland as I might one day need some age action myself. I was looking through my stash of juicy coloured yarns while I […]

Knitting Folklore

Anne (link in Danish) has done it again, created yet another beautifully creative knitted cardigan full of colour and challenging fun. She has even made the pattern available for sale on Etsy. You might like her Scarps waist coat too… Photo of the Folklore Cardigan is borrowed from Anne I wish Anne well with her […]

The Speed Of My Knitting

The Wicklow People came to the shop launch of The Yarn Room last Saturday and this is what they wrote. I have this funny feeling that I am not the one who got the last laugh… 😉 And now, back to the 15 mm hook!

Crocheting Speed Knitter

The launch of The Yarn Room was on last night and there was wine and yarn and cake and finger food and women and men and a heck of a lot of knitting needles and delicious yarn and colours and warm lights and as per usual just the one crochet hook, namely mine. There was […]

Knitting Too

If I had more than one set of hands I would use my knitting needles every so often too as there are a few knitters out there that I think have the knack of making wearable and attractive simple designs. I want to list a few of them here, just as an inspiration while I […]