Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Monday, 21 January 2008
Having thought for ages about what bag to knit for January for the Knit a Bag a Month project, I have finally started one (well two actually).
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
The other man in my life wore his classic jacket I made him yesterday. Keeping him to keep still was something of an impossibility though. This was in fact my first FO of 2008 (I finished it on January 1st after starting it several months ago). I made tons of mistakes but am quite pleased with how it looks. I'm the only who knows about all the bits that went wrong!
Monday, 14 January 2008
It's also my birthday which helps.
It was my birthday on Friday and despite having to go to work, I had a good day. I had some lovely presents and we also took a trip to the cinema - something of a rarity since we had children. We saw Charlie Wilson's War. I enjoyed it but wouldn't say it was the best film I've ever seen. Philip Seymour Hoffman was excellent - as ever.
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
As far as knitting any bags goes, I haven't got very far with that! I have thought about lots of things though. Bags I intend to make are:
1. Clementine by Emma King (have had my eye on this for ages and have plenty of kid classic to use for it). It's the one on the cover of the book.
2. Percy by Cheryl Niamath (see earlier post).
3. Finish my pink and red bag in Rowan cotton rope.
4. Felted bag from Debbie Bliss soho which I bought in the sale in John Lewis.
Lots of other ideas floating around in my head but feel I really need to sit down and start knitting instead of thinking up new ideas.
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Well, that's my attempt at a review anyway! Reading has unfortunately taken a back seat due to my knitting addiction. I must learn to combine the two one day.
Monday, 7 January 2008
Am very pleased to be the owner of luxury knitting needles rather than old crooked metal ones! As you can see one pair were already in use when I took the photo. They were beautiful to use - really light. The book is fantastic too. Some great patterns and one or two I may use for my knit a bag a month project.
Friday, 4 January 2008
Anyway, my knitting project for 2008? Well, I've decided to knit a bag a month. Basically it's an excuse to have something to knit each month and another excuse to make more bags. There are going to be a few rules (just a few, I promise otherwise it'll never get completed).
1. At least one bag must be completed in each calendar month.
2. At least one bag must be felted.
3. At least one bag must incorporate beads (my newly acquired skill).
4. At least one bag must be of your own design.
5. At least one bag must be cabled.
If anyone would like to join the project, contact me or just knit a bag a month for fun! I will be posting on Ravelry about this and might even set up a separate blog dedicated to the project. I'm off to get knitting before January is over!