Monday, February 27, 2006

 

Time for change.....

So I've decided to give blogging a break and just post my finished creations on Flickr. The main reasons being time and enthusiasm. I hope you'll check it out from time to time. Don't worry, I'll still be checking in on you all!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

 
I finally finished the Rowan Kidsilk Haze scarf. Seeing I only used 2 balls it worked out a lot shorter than the one in the picture so I decided not to put any chiffon through it, instead I sewed some seed beads along the edges. It's incredibly soft and warm and would definately use that yarn again.




Monday, January 30, 2006

 

What season is it anyway?



The weather this month has been shall we say undecided. One day it's like spring the next winter. Last weekend the boys were able to play outside without coats and this weekend we were out sledding. Anyway, I'm not complaining it's good to be able to get them outside so often and burn off their energy!

I managed to get my hat finished for the second time. I did a different pattern this time and it fits, hurray! Now I just need some cold weather to wear it.


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

 

This was made very quickly before Christmas in time for me to take away to the UK. I was very thrifty in the fact that it didn't cost me anything apart from the
pattern Vogue 7979 and buttons! I used astrakhan fabric inherited from my Grandmother, so who knows how old it is! Also I decided I wanted a jazzy lining so used some silk of her's as well! So it is safe to say this coat is an antique already.
The scarf was made using Amy Butler's flannel fabric I had in my stash.
More views....





Monday, January 23, 2006

 

Start again!

Eager to use my recently purchased Debbie Bliss yarn, I started on knitting myself a hat. Last winter I successfully knitted 2 hats following a simple pattern from a library book. I liked the pattern because it didn't involve double pointed needles which scare the life out of me!
Anyway, did I bother to get the pattern from the library? heck no, I could do this without a pattern.
So there was my big mistake, it did look nice when I'd finished but unfortunately wouldn't fit my big head.
So it's now being unravelled and I've just visited the library to get the pattern book!


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

 

Kitchen blind

I couldn't wait to use some of the fabric I bought back from the UK so decided to use one piece for a blind in the kitchen. Very quick and easy design. The rod was already in place and I managed to line it using fabric from my stash and re-use some cord. So in the end a cheap and easy project!


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

 

First Post of the Year!

Well we survived 3 weeks back in the UK very easily. The kids loved every minute and Christmas felt more special being there with the family. Unfortunately, the food proved way too tempting and my clothes are feeling a bit snug as a result!

Here's a great picture of myself, sister-in-law and two neices knitting. They have recently caught the knitting bug. I was very impressed how quickly they've picked it up and are starting to venture on other projects besides scarves.

knitting

Knitting is very popular in the UK now and the knitting departments are very busy. The selection is not as vast as here but I did pick up some Debbie Bliss yarn after admiring a bag my neice is knitting in it, it's Alpaca Silk, and is incredibly soft.


I only managed to get a quick glimpse at the material department but did pick up these two pieces in the remnant basket.



Now back to the everyday routine of life!

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