Honeycomb hat 

I have knitted myself a new hat for the winter. I used a pattern from the latest Vogue Knitting magazine. I had starting the project with a beautiful hand dyed wool. However I did not like very much the color patterns produced by the yarn with the cables, it was too busy !  So I…

Men’s gloves 

3 years ago, when my husband was away for work, I had crocheted him a pair of gloves. When he came back and tried the gloves, they were too small. I was quite disappointed and it put me off of doing gloves for quite a long time. However my husband is always teasing me and…

Hexakimono cardi

I have tested a crochet pattern for a kimono. The designer is Maria Valles.  The kimono is composed by 2 hexagones. The construction is quite clever : the folding makes the sleeve and the two pieces are assembled to form the back.  The wool I used is the one recommended by the pattern. It is unspun…

Mini dotted rays 

Last month, I went to the yarn folk festival that was held in Whitehead in Northern Ireland. I wanted to find some yarn to make the dotted ray shawl. There was so many yarn to chose from and I purchase a few skeins.  I made the shawl with a sock yarn from Dye Candy called…

Pink Sweat sweater

As part of the KAL tricotelacommerachel, I knitted the sweater sweater from Marcelle et Clo.  I really like the lace mottif : it had interest to a simple construction.  The wool is Phil light from Phildar and the colour is called “Grenadine”. 

Dwyn shawl

The knitter magazine had published a beautiful pattern for a rectangular lace shawl a few month ago. The designer is Jennifer Wood. I had never knitted any lace before but I found the pattern too beautiful not to have a go at it ! With the help of lots of YouTube videos to explained the yarn…

Peacock feather blouse   

I sometimes buy the French magazine “Marie Claire idées” online but I had to ask my sister to get a hard copy for me last April when they a free pattern for the blouse I Am Joy from the pattern company I Am Patterns.  We had decided to sew together with my mum and my…

Crochet pot cover

We bought plants from Best Buds in Belfast to put on a high shelve in the flat and I made some cover to hide the plastic pots of the plants. I used yarn I had left from other projects to crochet them, including disco yarn and jersey be good yarn in blue demin from Wool…

Penguono jacket

I wanted to find a project to use my blue scraps of yarn. When I saw Nappy knitter post on Instagram, i wanted to do the penguono jacket in shades of blues. The pattern is from West Knits and it is very fun to make : alll the part are assembled while knitting so when you bind off the…

Spring crochet cover 

I have been going to a craft group that meet up every Tuesday evening in different coffee shops around Belfast (see the group Facebook page) and for the first time this winter, we had organised a CAL.  We all brought a copy of Mollie makes issue 74 to make a crochet cushion cover. The pattern by…

Wedding blanket

At our weddings, my family had asked all the guests to come with a bottle of wine and a ball of wool ! Such a great idea !  All the wool was different – different colours and different quality- and I wanted to keep it all together in a project that would remind us of…

2 bandanas = 1 shawl 

It is still quite cold and stormy in Belfast in February so I knitted a comfy and warm shawl to wait for spring to come.  I really liked the design for the “say wool be there” bandana but I knew it was going to be to small as it is and I would never wear…