I finally feel like I’ve got the energy to really tackle sorting out my flat. Cleaning and tidying and sorting and de-cluttering of course,but also some more fun making a house a home sorts of things. If you’ve been reading for a while you might remember when I painted these frames, back in May.
Since then I’ve had the frames, the backing boards, the glass, the mounting card and most of the pictures all sitting in separate none too tidy piles that got in the way of all sorts of things.
I finally put everything together and one minor but bloody cut and a broken blade (separate incidents, my thumb is perfectly ok) later I have real grown up pictures in frames. I need to sort out a lot of things in the boxroom before it’s likely that I’ll come across anything to hang them from but luckily my ridiculously grand one bedroom flat has 3 mantelpieces.
Space for all but this one. It really ought to be above the bed rather that resting on the pillows.
It’s good to be home. Today my friend Joanna took some photos in the meadows of a new hat. The pattern will be available (free) soon, but for now here’s just a glimpse since I love this rather autumnal outfit.
An alternating cable cast on is a useful, stretchy cast on for ribbing that’s less fussy to work than a tubular cast on. It’s worked like a regular cable cast on, but instead of casting on each stitch knitwise stitches are alternately cast on knitwise and purlwise.
This tutorial includes both step by step photos and videos so you can use whichever suits you better.
This post was originally in our newsletter last week and since then several subscribers have reached out with incredible kindness to say that they'll miss the club but want to keep supporting us. We appreciate that so much, and, although we obviously need purchases to keep the business going there are lots of other ways that you can support us. I've added a few notes at the end on ways that you can support our business and my design work without spending money. All of them apply to other small yarn businesses, and many of them to small businesses of all kinds.