Quotes

A very quick post to ask a favour of anyone who’s knitted one of my patterns…

Recently I found a comment on Ravelry about the accuracy and ease of following one of my patterns.  I’ve also had some of you guys make complimentary comments too. Each comment has delighted me as I do work very hard to make them as mistake free and as clear a possible.

Dartmoor Snowflake Fingerless Mitts - Bekki Hill The Dartmoor Yarn Company

Whilst I’m not saying they’re perfect or that I never make mistakes, I far too regularly see patterns that seem to be thrown together and contain multiple mistakes, and it’s nice to be able to differentiated my patterns from these.

I’m therefore hoping that some of you who have knitted my patterns – whether from a kit, a download or a paper pattern – wouldn’t mind giving me a positive quote about my pattern/your experience of knitting it. Leaving a quote in the comments would be great, but if you’d rather send one through the contact form that would a great too.

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I plan to put the quotes on my patterns page with first name and county/country the person comes from, but if you’d rather be more anonymous than that let me know.  Dartmoor Winter - Cosy Hat Pattern

Of course if you have any comments about improvements I could make, they would be very helpful too.

Thank you!

Until next time,

Bekki x

 

 

 

 

 

Dartmoor Snowflake Mitts Pattern

On Tuesday I told you about a pattern I wrote up and forgot to publish. Publishing that pattern has reminded me about something else I’d completely forgotten. So today’s post is a near exact opposite story to Tuesday’s, because last Christmas I not only knitted Tilda for Lovely Littlest, I also knitted a pair of mitts for Lovely Eldest…Dartmoor Snowflake Fingerless Mitts - Bekki Hill The Dartmoor Yarn Company

 

I wrote up the pattern and published it in January. (Yes, I know that’s shockingly quick for me.) However, for some reason I never told you I’d knitted them or that there was a pattern for them. Here’s the link for the pattern if you’re interested.

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Hope you like them.

Until next time,

Bekki x

 

Scrap Happy Christmas – Tilda the Christmas Fairy

Last Christmas I use left over scraps of yarn to knit Lovely Youngest a Christmas fairy for a bit of a joke. However I was rather pleased with her and decided to write up the pattern. But having nearly finished, I got distracted and forgot about it – Yes, I know, you’ve heard that before.

Fast forward to a week ago when I was nearing the end of my current knitting project and decided to start writing up the pattern.

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As I headed to my pattern folder, I happened upon several half written patterns. Looking through them I noticed that Tilda the Christmas Fairy only needed a few finishing touches.

So not only here is Tilda the Christmas Fairy knitted from scraps of double knitting. (The biggest scrap was about 20g of red for the body, legs and arms. The rest much smaller scraps and the dress and berries is a different red yarn.)

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here’s the pattern.

And while I’m here I’ll confess the kitting one Santa sack a day I mention in my last month’s Scrap Happy has got rather abandoned. Blame the sketching.

If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun(first two names in the list  below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in.  Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.

Kate,  Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn , Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

WIP Catch up

Just in case my blog is beginning look as if all I’m ever going to subject you to in future is bad sketching and strange looking machine scribbles, I thought I’d better do a quick WIP catch up…

My red sweater is still on the go. Not much progress since last time – too distracted by every other craft. All I’ve done is finish the wrapped pattern and add some ribbing to  the top.

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I’m currently contemplating how to edge the top – since casting straight off from the rib is going to create a rather unsightly seam – or rather I keep meaning to contemplate it.

My other knitting WIP – a tea cosy for my friend – has come to a complete standstill. I really should finish it, so little left to do…

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I’ve completed two more squares of my crochet blanket – 12 down, 8 to go.

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I’ve started an embroidery, which was supposed to be a quick project, but I keep sitting down too late in the evening to concentrate on it.

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I’ve already sold out/sent out all of the free motion embroidery cards I made, so I’ve made a huge batch more. The fronts are currently waiting to be stuck to the cards.

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There is also pair of PJ bottoms wafting around somewhere almost finished.

As you can see I’m almost keeping to my promise of not to having more than one project of each type on the go at once – although not making huge progress on any.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Holiday Crafting

Having been told to pack light for the motor home trip, I decide taking most of a finished jumper to complete was not a good plan. Instead I picked up a couple of small projects I’d been meaning to work on for ages.

On the way up to Bridgend to pick up the motor home I knitted a rat for a friend who had asked me to knit her one – as friends do.

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There was no knitting while travelling in the van, since I was giving Harry my undivided attention.

Crochet took over as we chilled on holiday and I completed three squares of the Charlotte square blanket…

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On the drive back home from Bridgend to home I knitted most of a  tea cosy sweater for a friend who’d requested one.

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So I still have the tea cosy to finish, but I still feel I accomplished plenty on holiday – not that I needed to accomplish anything apart from have a good time.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Knitting WIP

I can hardly believe it was the 2nd May when I last posted a knitting WIP – the start of my cream Heartfelt cardigan. I have however been working on another knitting project since the middle of June when I bought this pile of wool to work on a holiday project…

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I knitted a stocking stitch back and sleeves on holiday, because I wanted something to knit in the car that I didn’t have to look at while I enjoyed the Scottish scenery.

When I got home I thought I’d better decide on how to make a more interesting front. Here’s the pattern I chose…

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..and here’s the whole of the front I’ve knitted so far….

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Nearly there. And when I’ve finished I might even write the pattern up – or not. I’m sure by now you know what I’m like.

Until next time,

Bekki x