Just realised the top of this #lace chart (before repeating) looks like little love hearts. #knit #machineknitting

Just realised the top of this #lace chart (before repeating) looks like little love hearts. #knit #machineknitting

Taking a break from the #knittingmachine to do a few more rows on this for the dearest. More moss stitch love!

Taking a break from the #knittingmachine to do a few more rows on this for the dearest. More moss stitch love!

Yesterday I drafted lots of #lace patterns out, knitted a few and now to do the rest! #knit

Yesterday I drafted lots of #lace patterns out, knitted a few and now to do the rest! #knit

Studies have shown that knitting, along with other forms of needlework, provide several significant health benefits. These studies have found the rhythmic and repetitive action of knitting can “help prevent and manage stress, pain and depression, which in turn strengthens the body’s immune system”, as well as create a relaxation response in the body which can decrease blood pressure, heart rate, help prevent illness, and have a calming effect. Pain specialists have also found that the brain chemistry is changed when one knits, resulting in an increase in “feel good” hormones (i.e. serotonin and dopamine), and a decrease in stress hormones
Got this new tool today, which I am assuming is a stitch holder, unless any #knitters want to correct me out there? #knit #knitting

Got this new tool today, which I am assuming is a stitch holder, unless any #knitters want to correct me out there? #knit #knitting

Finally the decorating is done and the #knitting is out! This variation if a moss stitch is becoming a fav.

Finally the decorating is done and the #knitting is out! This variation if a moss stitch is becoming a fav.

Having to try and gig my #bobble making machine #knit memory…

Having to try and gig my #bobble making machine #knit memory…

I had a bit of a make-do-and-mend session yesterday.

As part of my final collection at uni, I played with felting a lot. It took a lot of yarn, and uncertain results to produce these two jumpers and lots of little clutches. While I decided not to carry the felting on any further, I did love the surface. It is so so cosy!

So, I decided to turn my old garments into new cushion covers for my bedroom. You can’t really see in the photo, but I blanket stitched the edge in some beautiful grey embroidery floss, almost a perfect match to the felt. After making them, I then proceeded to have a little nap on them. And the felt is perfect for the job, super soft and warm!

‘Knitting will never die, even if it has no economic value, because it is so fascinating’ - Richard Rutt, author of ‘A History of Hand Knitting’.
Also have a pile of scrap#fabric that didn’t fit the hexagons for he quilt waiting to be made in a nice little rag rug. Just need some hessian!

Also have a pile of scrap#fabric that didn’t fit the hexagons for he quilt waiting to be made in a nice little rag rug. Just need some hessian!