Wednesday, 3 January 2018
I have been doing lots of sample knitting, knitting for others and pattern testing lately. I have been enjoying this even though I do wish I had more knitting time during the day so that I could knit so much more but real life just seems to get in the way. There always seems to be something else that needs doing and it always seems to take longer than I think.
The above knit is a sweater that I am knitting up as a sample for A Yarn Story in Bath for their shop. The pattern is Stasis by Leila Raabe and is knit in Brooklyn Tweed Loft. This is the first time I have used this yarn and also knit something by this designer. I am loving both.
As for reading I am reading 'A Respectable Trade' by Phillipa Gregory, an author whose writing style I really like.
Well, not much more to really say this time other than that I hope to blog a little more in 2018.
Friday, 7 April 2017
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Life goes on. It's hard to know what to say following the results of the American election. But the only thing to say is be kind to one another. Think before you speak, make sure the words you say are kind words. I was going to post yesterday but couldn't think what to say. I read several craft blogs and other blogs and each one I read yesterday talked about loving each other despite what the world throws at us. Wise words, so I think I shall leave it at that.
(I need to post an update on knitting progress soon - or I will finish my projects, if only. Knitting with tiny needles and thin yarn is slow but there has been progress.)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
I'll let the pictures do the talking. The last couple of morning walks have been misty and foggy. It is very beautiful and atmospheric. The weather is set to get colder so who knows what we will be greeted with first thing in the morning when we open the curtains.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
I love autumn. It means I can get out the Woolly jumpers and feel warm and cosy. I like the changes in the trees. Autumn colours are great. On our dog walk in the mornings I find it is a great time to really think before the hectic rushing around for the rest of the day. I find it is my calming time, my me time to think or not think (sometimes) to just be me.
On the needles at the moment is a test knit for Sabine - @frisabiknits (on instagram). They have been a really quick knit and fun to make. I have knitted them in Rowan felted tweed dk as that was all the dk yarn I had in my stash. (I try not to stash too much yarn). I'm not sure what to knit next but I know I do have a sock on the needles that I need to frog because I think it is too small and I had almost finished the first sock as well - I knew I should have tried it on before now. Shall I re-knit the same socks or do a different pair or even make a shawl out of the yarn. It is very pretty yarn from Hedgehog fibres. Choices, choices.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
In resurrecting my blog I am thinking of a name change and maybe having a play as my blog no longer just reflects what I make/knit. I shall still include the things I do make, such as these socks that I have recently finished.
( Delbert by Rachel Coopey and are knitted in Opal Yarn that I bought when visiting my mother in law and almost ran out of knitting!)