Saturday, 19 November 2011

Woolshops of the world

Took a day trip to Bath today and was lucky enough to have a good rummage in Wool.

Great shop, very friendly and knowledgable owner and a lovely broad selection of yarns. Definitely worth a road trip

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Off the needles - Xmas pressie #1

Finished Xmas pressie no.1.  It's for my mum but as she doesn't have an internet connection I think I'm pretty safe posting this without risking spoiling the surprise.

Now onto a sock knitting extravaganza!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Knit your own Death Star and Light Sabre

Ok, so I'm geeking out a bit and having far too much fun on my lunchbreak, but LOOK AT THESE:
Both reblogged from the excellent

Knit your own Death Star

By Lauren O'Farrell
knitted_death_star.jpgIt's a universally known handmade fact that Star Wars craft is the force that keeps all other craft together. Sure there are your run of the mill intricate heirloom knitted shawls, chic knitted dresses and cutesy amigurumi but nothing says craft WIN quite like a knitted Death Star.
Yes, you heard me right. The cosmic Nicole Kostelec has created a free knitting pattern for theDeath Star from Star Wars. Free, supremely geeky, and pictured shooting out a vibrant death ray at an unsuspecting planet.
I've said it before and I'll happily say it again. The craft force is strong with this one.
[source: the lovely Emsiepopples over on Twitter]

Knit your own Lightsabre

By Lauren O'Farrell
knitted_lightsaber.JPGYou can be pretty sure that both Yoda and Obi Wan knew how to knit. How else could they both survive all those dreary years in Jedi Master isolation? Now you can join them by using the woolly force yourself as a stitching Skywalker.
This Knitted Lightsabre pattern from the fabulously named Zombie Sheep (brandished here by a purly Princess Leia who obviously means business) is a free knitting pattern that can be downloaded from Ravelry (the home of some of the universe's coolest patterns).
It's well worth checking out the other patterns in her Inside Joke collection too. There's everything from hip knitted skirts to graffiti crochet cosies.
Yoda would be proud; the fibre force is strong with this one.
[Source Emsiepopples: via Twitter]