Yearly Archives: 2019
Written on September 19, 2019 at 10:43 am, by tracy.birch
There’s always one that gives you headaches and sleepless nights. For me it was Shadow, not only the alpaca, but this design. It’s been a long time in the creative process, but I’m happy that I persevered. Made in our … Read More
Written on September 18, 2019 at 3:03 pm, by tracy.birch
I thought that new knitters would like something easy to make and so came up with this really simple to knit top. Flattering, understated and by layering, not just for the summer. Made in my new worsted spun yarn, this … Read More
Written on September 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm, by tracy.birch
This cable and lace top is so versatile in how it can be worn to create a different look as well as going over practically anything from a swimsuit to evening dress. It is made using my gorgeous worsted spun … Read More
Written on September 18, 2019 at 1:43 pm, by tracy.birch
I’m just adding the finishing touches to my new collection being launched at the end of this month.
Firstly Ophelia – designed as a two-piece ensemble, made using my gorgeous worsted spun yarn. At 270m per 100g, it goes a long … Read More
Written on September 18, 2019 at 12:34 pm, by tracy.birch
Oops, sometimes things are missed and it is only by someone like you letting us know that we can correct a pattern error.
Mayan: On Rounds 6 and 12 one of the graded numbers are missing. This is what it should … Read More
Written on August 8, 2019 at 8:45 am, by tracy.birch
Tracy C asked me to put her Mdina together and this is what I did. On receiving her jacket back, Tracy said “It looks stunning, thank you so much, worth every penny”. I really enjoy finishing things off and making … Read More
Written on August 8, 2019 at 8:28 am, by tracy.birch
Sometimes ideas just don’t work. This happened recently with a new Champagne Top with a lace and cable pattern. It just didn’t hang right and I’d made the neck way too big. As it was all knitted in one piece, … Read More
Written on July 4, 2019 at 10:46 am, by tracy.birch
I got bored. I used laundry bags and the washing machine….
I did use 2nd grade fleece to test this
And it is lovely and clean
These two rolled and, conceptually, maybe a forerunner of a draught excluder; however, in the meantime, does … Read More
Written on July 4, 2019 at 10:31 am, by tracy.birch
All my fleeces have now been skirted; this is when all the rough edges and second cuts are removed, debris is taken out and the remainder is weighed. I usually bag colours and staple lengths together so that it is … Read More
Written on June 20, 2019 at 10:22 am, by tracy.birch
Bit shocking this programme, but the reason I’m mentioning it here is because of acrylic fibres being made of plastic. The programme showed how these fibres shed and are launched into the air we breathe and that there isn’t any … Read More
Written on June 19, 2019 at 2:13 pm, by tracy.birch
I’ve just finished sewing up a cardigan for Caroline in Stockbridge and she’s delighted with it and said:
“You’ve done a lovely job, it’s so neat!
This cost £35.00 + postage
Written on June 19, 2019 at 1:57 pm, by tracy.birch
The alpacas have been sheared and for the first time, I’ve decided to hand prepare the fleece. The reason is that I want this batch to be woollen spun into our Medium yarn and Paul at Halifax Spinning needs washed … Read More