Yarnalong: Cabaret & Harriet

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Knitting: A Hap for Harriet by Kate Davies in Fyberspates Gleem Lace

This pattern is so darn addictive. One more point, just one more point. After the first couple of pattern repeats, it’s not difficult to follow, although it requires a little more attention than I’d normally give to my knitting. I suspect some less demanding Netflix watching in the future – especially as I’m doing this as a knitalong with the rather speedy Sharon of What I Made.

The yarn is Fyberspates Gleem Lace, which my Mum bought back from London last year (thanks Mum!). The stitch definition is amazing and the drape looks like it’s going to be just as good.

Reading: The Cabaret of Plants by Richard Mabey

I’m about to crawl into bed and crack the cover on The Cabaret of Plants. It was a Christmas present from my flatmates, who obviously know me well, because there’s not many things I like more than plant histories.

See what everyone else is knitting and reading over on the original Yarnalong.

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#mostworn

During #slowfashionoctober, someone (and I can’t for the life of me remember who) commented that there was no greater compliment for a handknit gift than for it to pill. The pilling was a sign of how much the gift had been worn. I immediately thought ‘well, not if you buy the right yarn’ and then remembered my two favourite cardigans are pilling like there’s no tomorrow and I’m still wearing them.

It got me thinking – the vast majority of knits we see on Instagram and Ravelry are new creations, fresh off the needles. What do those lovely knits look like after they’ve been worn for a while? Did the garter stitch section droop? Did that merino yarn pill? Did that dye fade? More so, I thought it was about time we cherished clothes that are looking a little worn in. With all this in mind, I’m introducing: the #mostworn blogalong. Continue reading