Chrysalis Cardi, The Knitter Issue 18

Just taking a quick break from blocking a new design before I get started on the embroidery to post a couple of pics of my latest design published in The Knitter. It’s a pretty child’s design called ‘Chrysalis’ which I think is the perfect party cardigan for a little girl and is knitted in Lang Yarns’ Merino 150. I’ll be posting more next week with tips and how to’s for the embroidery-shy amongst you but for now . .

The times they are a changing – part 2

I’ve decided to wind down duppdupp so that I can concentrate on design projects, it’s a shame as I’ve loved it but let’s face it there are only 24 hours in a day and I only have one pair of hands and they’re pretty full at the moment with designs for magazines and Ask Jeanette plus Kitglobal. I’ll be trying to update the site with reductions so it’s worth checking it regularly.

After Make Do And Knit

I can’t believe it’s nearly a week since we set off down south to take part in Make Do And Knit though I can still feel the discomfort of being stuck 10 miles from the Bluecoat School on the M62 for 2 and a half hours with my legs crossed trying not to think about running water.

Anyway, having set up on the Friday night we had a really great weekend with the other vendors taking part and the lovely people of Liverpool. This was the first ( hopefully of many MD&K) organised by Susan Crawford, queen of all knits vintage, who also staged a fashion show featuring designs from her book ‘A Stitch In Time’ on both afternoons ( though I managed to miss it on both days)  and the Knitted Poem was laid out in the Chapel; if you ever get a chance to see it in the flesh then take, photos don’t do it justice because is HUGE!

I don’t usually get seduced into making yarn purchases especially when I’m being watched like a hawk by a man who doesn’t ‘get the wool thing’ but I managed to buy 2 absolutely stunning hanks from Babylonglegs, a  3 ply handspun

and a hank of Meriboo, not usually my colours ie it’s not pink, but I thought I’d venture out of my comfort zone a little

Thanks to Susan, Gavin, Helen, Dorothy, Roy and everyone who made Make Do And Knit possible and so enjoyable.

Shall we all do it again next year? . . . .