Garter stitch accessories have been the friend of the brain-dead in the last few months.

My Matchmaker by Martina Behm.  300g of assorted Manos Silk Blend from deep in the stash.  Gorgeous to knit with and an interesting construction.





An easy one hour knit in Alex Mcleod’s Coolree baby alpaca chunky.  No tassles.  I’m not that kind of girl.



Not mindless garter stitch our Kvosin.  Some colourwork and cabling to keep you awake.  This hibernated on and off.  I finished it last week and instantly looked like a giant, giant dork.  Bad rasta.  Not cool hipster.  Mr Stephen West.  Nay matter.  Entirely my fault – used thicker yarn and somehow migrated to larger needles at one of the many stages.


Good things about this project;

1.  Used my explorer mohair tweed from GBYs – about 300m – so lovely to work with and wear.

2.  Learned a cable rib thing which would be lovely on a jumper or sleeve

3.  Ended up with a lovely, slightly over-engineered cowl instead (just unpick last few crown rows) which looks properly expensive and not at all lairy like in the photos.




Bargain shawl based on Paulina P’s Cameo construction.  My yarn was feather light bargaintasia – a pound a skein outside the yarn store in Swanage. Lovely colours and enough left for another extravaganza.