Sunday, 30 December 2007
My knitted gifts for others were all completed and well received! I'm thinking about next year's already!
Been thinking lots about resolutions for the New Year (knitting ones of course!) and also my project for 2008 - more about those next time!
Saturday, 22 December 2007
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
I received my swap parcel today! Hooray! It was an exchange of 100g of yarn. Vikki (VikingKnits) sent me a gorgeous ball of Rowan spray, some yummy chocolate and some beautiful hand made stitch markers! Just hoping she receives her parcel soon.
If you want to take part in a swap, there will be a 'main' swap in the new year over at the UK Swap blog.
Anyway, I have a project I am thinking of working on in the new year so that should (hopefully) give me something to blog about - well at least once a month anyway! More about the project another time but it does involve knitting and bags!
On another note I have just sent off some yarn for a swap I am taking part in - my very first one. I heard about it through Ravelry but you can find details on the UK swap blog. It was meant as a warm up to the main swap which is taking part sometime in Jan - March 08. I haven't received my swap yet but I am quite excited about. I felt strangely nervous sending mine off! I think because you never know what someone else (especially someone you don't know) will think. Anyway, it's gone now so I hope it is well received.
Off now to sew a lining for a bag which I really need to get in the post tomorrow!
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
1. Don't go on Ravelry
2. Blog more
3. Have nothing to blog about because I'm not knitting because I'm blogging
Think I'll stick to ravelry as it is amazing. Not sure if I mentioned that before? Perhaps the novelty will wear off but to be honest I can't see that happening at the moment. I keep finding more groups to join and more projects to put in my queue.
Anyway, back to knitting. I've completed several scarves for Christmas presents. You can see them all on ravelry if you like. Whoops - I'm not addicted, honest. By the way I'm lollipopknits if you want to find me on aforementioned site.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Despite my Ravelry addiction I have managed to do some knitting. I made another pair of Sublime Mary Janes for a colleague who has just had a baby girl. I didn't take a photo of them before I sent them though. I've started 2 scarves, nearly finished a cardigan for my boy and am part-way through a jumper for my girl (see below).
I'm knitting it in Wendy Chameleon Chunky using a pattern from Knitting magazine.
I've also done a bit of reading (and I do just mean a bit) but will post about that later.
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Other news is that I've finished two more projects. F.O. no. 3 is the felted kitchen set I made from Simply Knitting Issue 20. I've never done any felting before so was very nervous when opening the washing machine but I'm really pleased with the results. Will post a picture when someone brings the camera home!
F.O. no. 4 is a bonnet and pair of Mary Janes from a Sublime pattern. Again, will post pics when I get the camera.
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Monday, 17 September 2007
But I have so many other things on my list. Oh well, one more won't hurt. I found it on knitty earlier today and it looks amazing. Can't wait to get started.
A few months back I was ONLY going to knit bags. Then I deviated but I can feel myself going back to bags again. The only thing that annoys me about bags is the lining part. I'm not too hot at sewing but knitted bags really do need lining. The more I make, the better I'll get I suppose - that's a good excuse to knit more bags anyway.
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Monday, 10 September 2007
I did finish my bag in time for the wedding. Quite pleased with the result although it was a bit rushed and I'm not the best with a sewing machine.
It was my friend's birthday last week and I quite liked what I managed to do with a child's shoe box and some wrapping paper!
I think she enjoyed what was inside!
Monday, 27 August 2007
This is the lining I bought. My dress is black, white and grey and flowery so it should match quite nicely.
Finished result will hopefully be posted before Saturday!
Saturday, 25 August 2007
I mostly knit toys and novelty items but more recently have become more interested in bags, cushions and accessories. I supply a shop in Leicester with knitted food and cakes on a casual basis and have really enjoyed this.
I currently have a million projects on the go - well, it feels like it sometimes! I am really bad at finishing something before moving on to the next thing. I have a list of things to knit for Christmas presents but really don't know if I'll have the time to do them all. Also have a bag to finish for a wedding I'm going to next week - just need to line it and sew it up so hopefully I'll be able to get that done.
Keep trying to upload photos but not doing very well :(
Sunday, 19 August 2007
My blog will be mainly about knitting as I'm absolutely obsessed with it! Other interests are reading and children as I have two gorgeous ones myself.