Episode 17 - cracking those WIPs



4th May 

Coronavirus ongoing


Crack Those WIPs CAL

-Gemma of the project bag (very gently) twisted my arm

Runs from 1st May to the end of 2020





Brioche Cowl

-I followed the Chromatic Cowl pattern by Amy Detjen

-Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone Sock (BFL/nylon) Double Date

3.5mm needles


Murakami Hat

-Design by Jamie Hoffman (knitosophy)

  • Knit in OOAK merino/nylon yarn by Burrow and Soar

I started this back in November(?)

2.25mm needles for rib and 3.25 for main body of hat


V-neck Magpie

  • Design by Ellie Alexander-Loomis (skeinanigans) who is hosting the Magpie Madness KAL on Instagram 

Main colour - Peak District Yarns merino/nylon in Baslow Welldressing (from Leeds Wool Fest 2018)

Contrast colour - noodle soup yarns mini in Tickled Plum

6.5mm needles 


Vintage Fairy Lights Socks

  • design by Helen Stewart ( Curious Handmade)

Knit in I Knit or Dye merino/nylon/stellina in Good Luck Dumbass

I didn’t quite follow the pattern. Crazy pooling but fun for Christmas




Timely Cardigan

  • Design by Truly Myrtle Designs (Libby Jonson)

Chromatic Yarns by the Corner of Craft Study Sock (BFL/nylon) - two OOAK colour ways - a purple with cream and gold tones and a cream with purple and gold

3.25mm needles

Living in Amelia x Joy tape measure bag

My corner of craft rainbow sheep is keeping my progress

A few rows away from separating for the sleeves


Dust of Snow Scarf

  • Design from Knitvent 2018 by Curious Handmade

I’ve cast on 64 stitches to make it more of a scarf

Minis from my lovely Lay Family Advent swap partner Sally - I have arranged them into a rainbow

Mohair - Biches et Bûches le petit silk mohair in ecru/off white

I am on colour 5

My entry for the Scr1tno May Mini Madness KAL

Living in Hide and Hammer 03 bag


Vanilla socks 

64 stitch sock 

2.25mm needles 

Drops Fabel Print 

This has been in stash for some time and I wasn’t aware of the concerns regarding drops design when I purchased it but it’s in my stash so I am going to use it. 


Lara’s Legacy Socks

 - design by Gemma of the Project Bag 

  • All proceeds to Bliss

Knit in the Project Bag merino/nylon in ‘Danger’

2.25mm needles

I last worked on this in November and was partway through the  heel flap - I am now nearly at the toe

Living in a bag made by my mum


Granny Stripe Blanket

  • Following the attic 24 pattern  

I have now passed 100 stripes (but still a bit behind!)

3.5mm hook

Sew Beautiful by Nicola bag - it’s HUGE


Stash Enhancement


Yarnistry coronavirus beaver

  • I got 3 entries - so 3 sets  of themed stitch markers. 

I was lucky enough to get a golden beaver so I won a skein of yarn - Lollipop Guild Yarns merino/nylon in My Melody



  • Crack those WIPs CAL - I have plenty of WIPs to crack

Isolation along - also hosted by Gemma

Marathon Sock KAL - by Vikki Bird Designs
  • I am very excited that second socks count!

Sustainable craft along - also from Vikki Bird Designs

Scr1tno may mini madness

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