Friday 25 August 2017

FO - Naima


I absolutely loved this project :)
It seemed to grow really quickly and the small little details made it that much more fun!

I followed the pattern, the only modification I made was with the needle size.

Pattern: Naima
Yarn: Drops Karisma
Buttons: Handmade by me
Needles: 3.0 and 3.5mm

naima by ankestrick

drops karisma

Monday 21 August 2017


fingered gloves

Winter is coming, I can feel it in the air in the evenings already.......Yay, I can't wait :)

So, the first project on my agenda is gloves.

I bought a whole variety of Drops Alpaca last year for this purpose and so I will be knitting a couple of pairs of gloves over the next while :D

These gloves are knit top down and are going swimmingly at the moment.

I was considering making a glove knit-along, but I am not sure if anyone would be interested - if you would be interested, please let me know below. 

birthday cap

My son-in-law had his birthday last week.
I wasn't completely unprepared, I had knit him some socks which he really appreciates, but I wanted to add something extra, so I quickly knit him up this hat.

Hats are great for that don't you think, such quick and satisfying projects :)

Anyway this one was done in the nick of time and it fits - HOORAH!

This hat was knit in Drops Karisma.

I have another bigger FO which I will share with you all on Friday.

See you then.

Friday 18 August 2017

Sewing FO - My Craftsy Apron

Here is my sewing FO for this week.
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It is my apron that I made by following the Craftsy class - The Easy Modern Apron by Betz White

I love the way the apron turned out, it looks really professionally made, neat and tidy :)

the easy modern apron

Fabric used: Quilting Cotton
Time needed to complete project: I finished this project over one full day, but I took my time as I wanted it to turn out well!
Would I recommend this course: Yes, it was well worth the investment
Tip for new participants: I was a little confused about the waist and bib ties cutting instructions, but Betz was prompt to elaborate for me :) They are to be cut on the fold and as such the pattern pieces (if you are making some) need to be half as long as stated!

I would love to hear how you found this class, so leave your comments below :)

Sunday 13 August 2017

My Weaving World Podcast Shownotes

my weaving world podcast

Wow, it has been a while since I was last here, I do apologize!

I have decided to join the ranks of the Podcasters and chat about my weaving side of life.

Here is my first episode, I hope you will enjoy it.

I do look forward to hearing from you all, so please do let me know what you thought of it - all input appreciated :)

Show Notes:

Loom: Lilla by Öxabäck Sweden (Countermarch)
Inkle Loom: Ashford

Material for projects:

Scarf Project:

Merino 30/2
Tussah Silk 20/2

Bag Project:

Saw the original project on Ravelry in the group Warped Weavers 

12/2 Cotton
Weft: Duvet strips, cut into 4cm strips and then ironed in half

Belt Project:

Media Cotton (perle cotton) 10/4

Don't forget:

You can find me on Ravelry as Marigoldsloft,
on Instagram as Marigoldsloft
or Facebook as Marigoldsloft :)

See you soon.