January Update


Recently Matt and I have been thinking about decluttering and minimising, it’s a bit “on-trend” at the moment with the recent Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. I actually listened to her audiobook about six months ago, which I mentioned back in my 20 Days of Refocusing post. We’ve also been watching a lot of YouTube videos on minimalism and similar topics. Because of this we are being a bit more thoughtful about the things we have, and I think that’s going to be translating across to my craft projects as well. So here are the things I’ve been working on over the last few weeks.

Finished Objects

Blurre Shawl


The Blurre Shawl is designed by Deanne Ramsey, @addydaedesigns, in fingering weight yarn. This pattern is the main thing which really got me excited about hand dyed fingering weight yarn. It’s absolutely beautiful to work with and this pattern captures that really well.

On the left is my first Blurre shawl, which I made in April 2018. On the right is my new Blurre shawl, made with mostly Wren and Ollie yarns: Tide Pool, Hold The Mustard, Orient Express, Bronze Age.

Sockhead Hat

Beanie pattern by Kelly McClure @bohoknits.. Used leftover yarn from the the Blurre shawl, Hold The Mustard and Tide Pool in Wren and Ollie Sock.

I realised, the reason I was calling it the Sockhead Slouch Hat, is because that is what it is called on Ravelry, but not in the pattern.


Netherton Pullover

I actually finished this project a few months ago, but the neckline was so big it was falling off my shoulders. I managed to re-knit the neckline so I can actually wear it comfortably!

Pattern is from Pom Pom Mag, and available on Ravelry. Yarn is Polwarth 8ply from Tarndie.


Works In Progress

Diagonal Stripe Blanket

A fairly straightforward knitted blanket, I used the Lion Brand Yarn pattern for Diagonal Baby Blanket. Knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply.


Stash Enhancements

My main stash enhancement is my mini skein advent calendar from Hannah at Circus Tonic Handmade. Isn’t it gorgeous!? I love it!