Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One Down, One to go

Have been busy knitting up a storm. Have finished the vest for the youngest grandson, so now its onto the next one. I am very pleased with the finished result.

Not the best photographer in the world but you get the idea. It is a beautiful cable and moss stick pattern and I so fell in love with with it when I first saw it that I just had to knit it.

Now its on to the next one. I have started it and thought I would try to do it in the round, but it was too difficult. So now am doing the back and front as one piece, much counting and concentrating on what I am doing.

Break in concentration - I had a wonderful surprise this morning whilst sitting on the lounge I looked up to see a family of ducks walking through the back yard!!! I did a double take!! Ran outside and started to take photos just to prove that I wasn't seeing things. Mum and dad herding seven little chicks. It was hard to get close as daddy duck kept attacking me, so I could only get long shots. The poor little chicks were desperately trying to climb the large steps and couldn't manage it, so I gave them a helping hand. Daddy duck did not appreciate this. Finally all ducklings were up with mum and dad and the family went on its way.

My biggest problem is keeping my cat Pierre inside now, he is banging on the door to be let out but he is definitely not going out there!

Now that I have had a little break its back to the knitting.

Today working on the vest, tomorrow will work on something for the shop, me thinks will start something new. Will have to choose the project, then the wool or maybe cotton. The hardest thing I find is choosing a pattern. Once that is done I have to choose a colour, but I find it comes when I choose the pattern, I see the colour I will use. Then its off to the stash to see if it is there.

Well the excitement for the morning is over and back to the needles.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What to do, What to do?

I have been knitting away at various projects and getting nowhere with any. Time to regroup and concentrate! I have had many distractions the past few weeks and now I'm trying to decide what I will finish first. I think the vest for my youngest grandson which has been taking too long. So that's decided finish the vest first. Then something for the shop.

I started knitting a frilly scarf oh so long ago and only take it out when I am out as it takes no thought whilst I am waiting for trains, doctors appointments, sitting around waiting for the car to be fixed, don't start me on the car, so many problems with this lemon. Anyway, the scarf, did I mention that its easy to knit and doesn't take much concentration, well I was wrong, whilst sitting in a waiting room, got to talking and low and behold, not only did I drop a stitch, I managed to drop three, tried to pick it up, what a mess. I haven't looked at it since then. I will get back to it soon (read: some day when I have more patience). Will keep you updated on progress.

I have been busy knitting for the shop, made a couple of scarves, dino hats, love those dino hats, have you seen them on the site? I had fun making these for my grandchildren first, then got requests from their aunts so the hat was a hit. When deciding what to put in the shop this was definitely the first on the list. My partner is the sewer, just love those crayon rolls, such a clever idea. So talented is my partner Tempest.

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Well enough chat, time for "cuppa " and back to the knitting needles.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New blog

Welcome to my brand new blog, where I will be blogging about my passion...knitting.

I'm excited to announce that I'm in cahoots with Tempest over at Tempest Ahoy; we've opened our own little slice of Etsy. You can find our shop here. Come check us out there or on our Facebook fan page.

Will be back to chat more soon as I have been up to my eyeballs in yarn and knitting.