Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Hi folks,

Once again I have had the honour of designing for knitonthenet, the current 8th Issue is gorgeous, glam and sexy!!

This is Monroe which I designed. I have tried several times to knit with lace weight yarn and found it terribly frustrating. There are some absolutely beautiful knitted shawls in lace weight, but they had me beaten - until I tried to crochet with it. I have definitely found it much, much easier to crochet with, hence the result!!

The crocheted fabric feels warm, and has stretch and body despite its lightness, and openess, and it has a wonderful drape to it!! Also using different sized hooks gives it another dimension. I am looking forward to doing more with lace. Check out the other beautiful unique designs in this current issue.

Catch you soon tweakers,

love Cathy xx

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Pretty in Pink .... isn't she?

Hi everyone

I wanted to make a token gift for a friend at work who was celebrating her birthday!! She is very pretty, stylish and girlie, and loves animals. I couldn't decide! Then it came to me a girlie cake of course!!

The whole thing ...............

The front bit with the bow .............

The candle, with a bead or two!!!

The basic pattern was taken from Susan Penny (20 to make) 'Knitted Cakes'.
The book is excellent, very clever and is absolutely mouthwatering!!

Of course I had to tweak the pattern in my usual unique way!! Ha ha!!

  • instead of making 'piped' icing I used Sirdar funky fur
  • I crocheted the centre flower
  • used a pipe cleaner for the candle
  • I used stiffening for the edges (the kind used to stiffen peaked hats)
  • .... and I did stuff it - if you'll pardon the expression!!
  • ... and finished with a crocheted chain bow!!!
I didn't want to give it away, but I wanted to eat it!!! Is there something wrong with me huh!!!

Catch you soon tweakers,
love Cathy xxx

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Things can only get better!!

Hi everyone

Sorry for not being in touch. I have had problems with the pc, then the camera, but now all is well.

I have to say just how much I have missed blogging.

I finally finished 'Escape 2' in December, but I have done other projects as well, but were unable to provide the pictures, as some were gifts.

I really love this cardigan and would like to make it again sometime in other shades of Sirdar Escape.

I am eagerly awaiting the next issue of Knitonthenet. It should be out soon.

I have just finished work and have to get dinner ready so this one is short and sweet!! At least I know I can blog again!!!

See you soon
Keep tweakin the needles
love Cathy xx