Thursday, 15 April 2010

Knitting Update

Since Christmas there's been a fair bit of knitting here, lots of finishing off and a few smaller bits and pieces for gifts. These are just 2 of my favourites.

The hat is an Ysolda Teague pattern, called Rose Red, I went with cream to wear with my scarlett winter coat.

The socks are Nutkins, made with my favourite Fyberspates wool. These were hard to photograph, since the colour blend is really subtle but I just love them.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Springtime Tag

This is a tag I made for a forum challenge. The theme was Spring and using distress inks techniques. I'm still undecided about the seed beads, the may stay they may not.

It's been a while, but I enjoyed the process in any event.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Happy Easter one and all!

I hope that whatever you are doing this Easter Sunday you are surrounded by those that you love and that you share a peaceful and happy time together. Time is precious. Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

A new week

It's been too busy round here with work and school so crafty moments are few and far between for now. This was created in a wee half hour break in report writing yesterday, for no particular reason just because I wanted to. Here's to a calmer week!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Ravelympics - here we go again!

After loving the team spirit of Ravelympics (Knitting Olympics) 2008 when over 5000 of us took part, I just had to get involved in the 2010 Winter Games. This time though, after chatting with some knitting friends, I am team captain over at the Never Not Knitting Podcast group. We are over 80 strong in the team, from all over the world and are now sitting, needles poised waiting for the flame to be lit and for the great cast on to begin.

One of the main goals of the games is to set yourself a personal challenge. I've never tried felting any of my work so I'm having a go at the French Press Felted Slippers. I defintely wanted to keep it simple this time since school is in and it's only 12 days!! Common sense - whatever next!

Updates to follow!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

New Blue Day

This was a wee piece that I made for a challenge among my friends. I would say forum but over the last year we have become so much more and are now friends that stand by each other and are there for each other, thanks lassies - you know who you are!

The theme was light blue and snow.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

First of many

I was going to say that this year I resolve to blog a bit more but let's be perfectly honest it would be hard to blog any less than I have over recent months. So moving on...

It's just been a beautiful winter wonderland round here for the last two weeks. I know it can be a real pain for folks getting out and about, but, I do like my seasons to be what they are supposed to be. We've had some gorgeous walks and have taken lots of pictures, all in a similar vein to the one above.

Any crafting over the holidays was functional really. Using last year's cards I made this year's thank you cards.

I made a few cabled neckwarmers for quick gifts.

I made this pretty shawlette just for me - Cedar Leaf Shawl by Alana Dakos. It's so handy to either throw round your shoulders, wrap several times at your neck or to wear as a scarf. Alana is also a lovely friend and writes very straightforward patterns, especially if you have little girls to knit for.

Back to work tomorrow for me, but, at least we've had a lovely relaxing yet productive break!