Armoured Gloves

I started a new knitting project a few days ago, and I’ve been knitting to destress after my driving lessons, so I’ve whizzed through the project and finished it already. It was a really fun thing to knit, using basic garter stitch and looping metal scales into every second row to create a scale maille effect.

I was looking for a pattern on ravelry a few weeks ago and thought it would be good to try a new technique, and this jumped right out at me.

I ordered four packs of small anodised aluminium scales from The Ring Lord┬áin black, bronze, gold and champagne. The gold and champagne scales look quite similar to each other in some light conditions and quite different in others. I’d have preferred a more distinct colour difference between them, but other than that, I like how the colours go together. Read more

Keep Warm with Strawberry Moonbeam’s Sale

The UK has been hit with a blast of freezing weather and the ever threatening forecast of snow. To celebrate (for those who like snow) or commiserate (for those who hate it) the occasion, Strawberry Moonbeam is having a sale on hats, scarves, gloves and cowls. Wrap up warm with 10% off winter woolys using the discount code COLD2013, valid until the end of January.