Monday, 27 August 2007

Wedding bag

I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and have yet to finish my bag. I knitted it a couple of months ago but have left the lining and sewing up a bit late. Have borrowed my Mum's sewing machine and now just have to figure out how to use it.

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 only discovered knitting blogs quite recently and the first one I read was Little Cotton Rabbits which is absolutely amazing. It has inspired to me to start a blog myself and to take my knitting more seriously. There are, of course, tons of other quite brilliant and crafty blogs out there and I'm discovering new ones every day. If my knitting was only half as good as some of the stuff I've seen I would be totally happy. Oh well, I'll keep dreaming for now and maybe one day when I have more time on my hands I'll be able to compete with some of these very talented people!

My knitting

Thought I should give a bit of background about my knitting. I learnt to knit when I was very small (about 6 or 7?). My Mum and Nan taught me. One of the first things I remember knitting was a scarf and matching leg warmers for a teddy! I also made a blue pencil case at school. I stopped knitting in my teens and then picked up the needles again in my twenties. In the last five years or so I have knitted more regularly and in the last year I have become a 'serious' knitter!

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 :(

Aha - managed it at last. This is the front and back of a cushion I knitted for a friend. I used Rowan big wool and biggy print and was really happy with the way it turned out.

Sunday, 19 August 2007


Hi and welcome to my blog. It might take me a while to get going as I'm new to all this! Very excited though as I've been reading some amazing blogs which have inspired me to get one myself.

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.