Tuesday, 6 July 2010

wham bam thank you lamb

this is my first chunky knit project. it's for my cousin phoebe, who turns 21 tomorrow. she has been asking me to knit her something since i began four or so years ago so i thought this would be suitable.

the pattern is from susan chang on ravelry but i cast on more stitches (30) and knitted it much longer than specified (30 instead of 21 inches). i like how it's looser on the neck and can be worn in different ways.

i started with rowan big wool but it just felt too scratchy for around the neck

so i switched to debbie bliss como (cashmere as well as merino) and used bamboo needles.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

love lahloo tea

i have bought a lot of lahloo tea for friends recently. i think it's a lovely present idea.

last weekend i finally got around to buying myself some from arch house deli in clifton village. together with a beautiful teapot. i've been looking for a pot to go with my rachel barker mugs for ages so am thrilled they look so good together :)

check out their website here - http://www.lahlootea.co.uk/