Yarn review: Lyonesse by Blacker Yarns a linen-wool blend

I was very pleased when Sonja of Blacker Yarns offered to send me sample skeins of their new Lyonesse yarn to review, and I'm delighted to share a review with you. I was given two samples to play with: One icy blue Aquamarine in DK and a shimmery Ruby in 4 ply. I have to… Continue reading Yarn review: Lyonesse by Blacker Yarns a linen-wool blend

My first sweater and why I want schematics

OK, this isn't my first attempt at a sweater, but it will be the first I finish, by gum! It's for my grand-nephew. The first in his generation. If I was a really great great aunt, I would have started a baby jumper when I first heard my nephew's girlfriend was having a baby. I… Continue reading My first sweater and why I want schematics

Ways to label swatches

I really enjoy the knitting meet-ups with the Ravelry group. They are once a month-ish at the Dock Cafe, which is an honesty cafĂ©. You pay what you like. You can bring your own lunch. I only noticed in tiny fine print last time, it's run as a sort of church. "Why did you have… Continue reading Ways to label swatches