Monthly Archives: September 2012

I Designed Some Fair Isle Coffee Cups!

For those of you not in the know, back in July I made a post regarding a design I had knitted that was to be printed on to coffee cups.

And now they are here! There is going to be 50,000 of these babies all over the country (and beyond) so keep your eyes peeled for my handiwork!

How cool are these? And how excited am I? They even have my Buttons and Beeswax label on them so there’s no hiding where they came from 🙂

Buttons and Beeswax Knitted Coffee Cup

If you’re interested in getting some of these in your cafe then ask your local coffee wholesaler first if they are supplying them. If not, then contact the lovely folk at Beyond the Bean who will let you know where you can order some!

Snowflake Coffee Cup

Oh, and I made a new hat design too 🙂

Intarsia Snowflake Coffee Cup

 

Beach Knitting, Hats and Cornish Alpaca

I’m sorry – I seem to have developed such a thing for Instagram recently that I’ve abandoned all of my bloggy friends! And as truth would have it, since my last post, I’ve created two new hat designs, which should be up here very soon!

So what’s been happening?  Lets see.. We went camping in Cornwall and I used the time to do a lot of knitting! And I met this guy on the campsite, how lovely is he?

He was so friendly, came right up to the fence to say hello and was curious about my camera 🙂  I would love to have alpaca someday!

This is my new hat design in progress, it’s named after the beach I was sat on, Constantine – in Cornwall.  I rather like the idea of naming my designs after British beaches – I end up knitting on so many of them!

Hmm, it wasn’t really working as I’d hoped..

So this is Agnes, below, (named after St Agnes, near Newquay – however I haven’t actually been there yet).  This design will be officially released in a week or so when I’ve got some better photos of it and the pattern has got past the testing stage.  It was such fun making the pompom – I haven’t made one since I was at school!

Like my new specs?

Happy Monday!

It would seem you lot just can’t make enough HATS! So I’ve put the cardigan on the backburner for a couple of months to use up some of my winter stash and get a few more patterns out you can knit up for Christmas presents.

In the meantime here’s my past week and a bit in pictures..

I went to see the Cure! Excuse the excitement but this is something I’ve wanted to do since I was 15 (and that was a little while ago now). Finally I got myself a ticket and squeezed my way down to the front for a proper singalong and a dance 🙂 It was awesome!

After staying in Reading with my very accommodating friends Cherry and Rich, Cherry pointed me in the direction of Jacksons in town, where I found these knitted Olympians and the Royal family. I’m not sure who’s who but I like the one on the left..

Knitted Royal Family

While I was waiting for my train back to Bristol I thought it would be rude not to pop into John Lewis. I’ve always heard good things about their yarn but this was my first experience! I’ve never lived in a town big enough to have a John Lewis, and also try to shop in the smaller independent stores when possible. There was a great selection in here but my only problem with it was that they’d hidden all the lovely Fyberspates yarn on the wall with the cheap acrylic stuff, so if you’re a yarn snob like me you might miss it.

And finally here’s a sneak preview of my new hat pattern. It’s something that came about accidently when I was following a stitch pattern I’d found and realised I’d done it completely wrong! I like the effect though so it’s staying. This one should be up and available by mid September with any luck 🙂

Also I’ve got a bit addicted to Instagram. I don’t have many photos up yet but my username is fayetuesday if you want to follow me!

Hope you’ve all had a good week!