Getting Ready

Tomorrow is the annual Turkey Trot, which I’ll be participating in for the first time. We’re to walk a three-mile loop on Thanksgiving morning before heading off to the festivities. I’m currently knitting a new holiday hat and hoping to have it done by tomorrow to warm my heid whilst walking.


(pattern is Snawheid by Kate Davies, yarn is Jamieson & Smith Natural Shetland and 2ply jumper weight)

Isn’t it delightfully festive? I absolutely love the wee snowflakes parading their way ’round the hat. I went on a stash dive and came up with these two colours, which I feel go together quite well. 

My Ishbel was finished a few days ago, though due to lack of yarn I had to refrain from knitting the edging. But I’m consoling myself with the fact that I’m sure this won’t be my last Ishbel.



End & Start


Having just finished up the knitting on my mum’s wwwww #1 (rav link), I’ve cast on something new. I have wanted to knit an Ishbel for quite a while and I’m glad it fit into my November knitting! It’s a size small, knit in my own handspun/handdyed yarn. The finished shawl may be overdyed, though I’m not sure yet. The green hasn’t had enough time to grow on me. If I do overdye it, I’m leaning towards a teal colour.

A Little Gift


(pattern is wwwww #1 by Kate Davies, yarn is KnitPicks Palette in black, lipstick, silver, and oyster heather)


I am knitting away on a ear-warmer as part of my mum’s Christmas present. She’s been eyeing mine and making little hints about how much she likes it, so I’ve decided to knit one for her. It’s a delightful little pattern and I’m very pleased to be knitting one again so soon. I do love a good piece of colourwork!