Devon Mule sheep cross bred Devon breed with Blue Faced Leincester produces softer but strong wool, used in this instance for walking socks.
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Correction to ‘Felted Tote Bag’ in The Knitting Book p 350-351. Corrections in bold and italics.
Cast on 50sts.
Starting with a k row, and working in st st, inc at both eds on 5th row. Work 10 rows without shaping. (52sts).
Row 16 (WS): Inc in first st. p15, cast off 20sts. p15 inc in last st. (54sts)
Carry on as pattern is printed.
Apologies – just have to remember that those wonderful pattern checkers are not infallible. It’s all in the numbers…
‘The Knitting Book is the book of all books for the knitter, whether you are a beginner or have been knitting for years…This book is so full of great information that it’s an essential companion for every knitter.’
The Knitting Book is available in Australia and the US, and has been translated into Dutch and German.
My hand knit patterns from Rooster Book One are downloadable from Ravelry:
Man and Babies’s Hat
Soft Baby Blanket
both patterns are worked in the lovely Rooster yarns.
My Passap E6000 is out of the cupboard!
I have finally unearthed my Passap E6000 from its hibernation and even got the motor running!
Of course I still don’t have much time to use it – but last night I stole a few hours to try to remember how to use it. Luckily I spent the summer servicing a ‘green’ Passap and bringing it back to life, its just the electronic patterning that I have lost touch with.
So here is my first piece off the machine that even warrants mentioning. Its a racked tuck pattern with a needle selection on the front bed, knitted with manual settings only as I didn’t have the energy to tackle the controller at the time. Its knitted in 2/16nm lambswool and washed.
How exciting to have been awarded a place in the British Knitting Awards. Thank you to all who voted for my book. I will be going to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia next week to receive my award.
We are coming to the end of a 2 week holiday in Brittany in our caravan. I have just eaten a delicious lemon tart.
Aubergine and Feta bake is tomorrow, but I have made bread, pizza, lasagne, birthday cakes, bolognese sauce, loads of dishes in the Remoska. The slow cooker is also useful, great for bolognese, stews, curries that will cook whilst we are out during the day. I’ve not used that this holiday as its so warm, but it was great last summer when we were walking in the New Forest and Forest of Dean.
I have replaced the LED strip lights my son originally fitted to the underside of the arm of my Bernina 1030 sewing machine. These had to come off when the machine blew it’s circuit board and needed repairing. They lost their stickiness, and as the set-up had never been very satisfactory due to lots of wires I looked for a better design. This new configuration of lights in series came from a YouTube video tutorial here: http://youtu.be/7J91Z9rngE0. The tutorial is very clear and simple to understand.
I bought the 4 original strip LEDs from eBay with the wires already soldered on. However this, and the fact that the seller had cut off the little copper terminals at the opposite end meant they had to be wired in parallel andrendered it impossible to now put them into series. Wiring them up and attaching them in parallel onto the machine looked messy as there was so much wire, and four strips was really overkill.