Monday, February 27, 2006
Time for change.....
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
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.
Monday, January 23, 2006
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
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
First Post of the Year!
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 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!