More Pretty little Knitties, or should that be More Pretties to Knitty?

The latest issue of Simply Knitting magazine is in the shops now. It is packed with festive inspiration of the fibre variety.  There are some great Knitted Christmas trees by Lucille Randall, these are definitely going on my Knit List.  Also in this months issue is an interview with Lucinda Guy, I LOVE Lucinda’s work particular, ‘and so to bed’ and Hand Knits for Kids.

Still looking for knitted gift ideas?  I have designed a few quick and simple gifts that will work up super fast, but look like you spent hours creating them!

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Flower Pin

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Sewing Purse

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Lavender Bag

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Knitted Tape Measure

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Lace Wash Cloth

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Mini Sock Keyring

You can download Simply Knitting Magazine here

I hope I have inspired you to cast on,  please post pictures on my facebook page, I would love to see what you make.

Fancy some quick and easy Halloween knitting?

Where did the sun go?  I look outside and it still hasn’t stopped raining today, it is grey and miserable.  My thoughts turn from summer lace knitting to winter knits.  I am not ready to think about Christmas gift knitting yet!  But I quite fancy casting on something fun and quirky for Halloween.  So I thought I would share with you my Halloween Designs that are available to download.  All these projects are worked in standard DK weight yarn and are very quick and simple to make.

Halloween Quick and Easy Knits

Halloween Quick and Easy Knits

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Or why not knit a pair of unisex skully socks,  these are worked in the round from the cuff down and use a crochet hook to apply the beads as you knit.  No having to load your with hundreds of beads before you cast on!

Check out this great video tutorial from Knitters Brewing, for beading with a crochet hook.

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Enjoy your long weekend x

Back to School Knitted Gifts out now in Simply Knitting

I have just received my copy of Simply Knitting Magazine, issue 111. I am super thrilled with the pictures of my Back to School gifts section, it all has a lovely vintage feel. I was inspired by this (I am guessing) 1950’s Sirdar knitting pattern, I was drawn to its colour palette and back to basics feel.


My favourite design has to be the notebook cover with its tie bookmark!



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These patterns are now available on The Making Spot  along with my other previous designs for Simply Knitting magazine.

Also in this months issue are a cute pair of wrist warmers by Kirstie McLeod. I am tempted to cast these on, I love the colours and the simplicity of design.