Monday, 29 April 2019

Using Up Scraps

This month, I decided to dedicate my time to using up scraps of yarn from past projects to create as many mittens as possible to donate to a woman's shelter next winter. I managed to create five different pairs, each of which is lovely in their own unique way. 


Monday, 1 April 2019

Vacation Knitting

Sometimes, you just need a simple project that allows you to enjoy knitting without being distracted from watching the world around you. For me, that means knitting socks. 

Recently I had the good fortune to take a wonderful 3-week vacation to the Caribbean. It was an amazing opportunity to visit 10 spectacular islands and take in some sun and amazing sites. You can see some pictures from my trip on Instagram.

While on vacation I started these socks which I finished last week. I used a simple 2x2 rib pattern and KnitPicks Stroll Fingering yarn in a colour appropriately named, Malbec Tonal. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Felici Socks

Over the years, I've noticed that fans LOVE Felici sock yarn. I've always thought it looked okay, but I didn't understand what all the fuss was about. So I bought a couple of skeins of the Harvest colour from their latest release and now I get it. This yarn is beautifully dyed and wonderfully soft. I will buy more Felici in the future. 

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Happy Valentines Day!

Valentines Day inspired me to knit up this simple pair of Heart-motif Mittens just because they have a heart. 

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Playing with Patterns and Colours

This month I took a break from working on my own designs and participated in a mystery knitalong hosted by Kathy from

Her Shetland Peerie Mittens pattern was a great way to play with different colours, while trying out some Shetland style pattern elements. 

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Final Etsy Shop Update for 2018

I've added my last available items for 2018 to my Etsy shop. The mittens and socks pictured below are available on the JanetWelshKnits shop on Etsy.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

More Mittens Added to Etsy

I've added a few more pairs of mittens to my Etsy shop. The mittens pictured below are available on the JanetWelshKnits shop on Etsy.