Sorry to anyone who turned up here looking for new …well, anything. I’ve been getting to grips with my new student life (the commute being not the least of it – did you know that it’s dark at 6.30am these days… me neither.) and in consquence more or less everything else has had to go on the back burner: eating sensibly, tidying up, getting some sort of exercise. So crafting, sewing and blogging have been casualties of the chaos.

But I am still knitting of course – just failing to finish anything! Project wise, I have a lace sock that still needs its second, my Kermit shawl (it needs a better name) is still ongoing, there’s a shawl, half sweater and a crochet wrap that are not being ‘progressed’ at the moment either.

However I did manage to drag a pair of vanilla socks over the line and short of something to do I raided my yarn stash, came up with a couple of likely balls of aran and this happened. Lillian is the perfect cardigan for the negligent knitter – it’s top down, mostly stocking stitch and, as its knitted in aran yarn, comes together pretty quickly. I can knit while watching TV (even absorbing TV) and simply make stitch after stitch and turn off my restless brain. I choose something top down because I have a limited amount of yarn and want to maximise every little bit. This way I can avoid ending up with three balls of leftover DK (yes I’m looking at you Cranberry Gose …although, technically, it’s not finished yet…there’s a sleeve issue.)

the full stash

While you’re here I have favour to ask. I have a stash  and I wonder if anyone is as, ahem, ‘fortunate’ as me to have a similar sized or more, cough, generous? If you do, can you post a photo to me at or hop over to Instagram and post a picture with the hashtag #mybigwoolstash. I have a project in mind for my university course that might – and it’s a big might at this stage – be about knitting wool/yarn stashes. I’m going to thank you in advance for your help. 

Any hoo, I hope to be back at some point with some proper yarn chat, in the meantime, may the knit be with you.


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