Friday, 27 January 2012

Excitement Friday

Something went wrong with my blogger and I lost my original blog on Friday.  I can't remember all that I said, so I'm kind of re-telling a shortened version:

I was excited because I received the following swift (first one ever) in the post for my birthday, bought by Mr H - the star that he is.  It's a Sunflower Swift and I had great service from them, a lady called Claire actually packed my swift ready for posting before I had even paid:

(n.b. this is not an actual picture of my swift, it is taken from Sunflower Swifts website, as mine is still boxed!!)  Not my birthday for a couple of weeks and I'm not allowed to use it yet...mmmmm)

Secondly, I'm excited because I finished my first ever Poncho, in all its lovely chocolatey brownness.  Love it!!

Sorry it's so quick but the technological imp took over and lost my blog.  Hopefully, though you'll see what I've been up to.

Until later....cheerio.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Winter White

Well another two projects are off the needles and into the hands of someone I am finding out to be quite knit-worthy. They were actually her Christmas presents but as she doesn't live in London, I had to wait for her to come down (which was good as I hadn't quite finished by Dec 25th....), so they have been re-classed as New Year presents and here they are:

The Canaletto Cowl and the Twistygoo hat. I used up my Sirdar Denim Sport Aran stash on these.

I absolutely love the Cowl, lovely and warm, this is how big it is:

The hat mmmm...ok. I had to frog it a couple of times and I messed up a bit on the decreases, (I really am Not An Expert Knitter) but its passable I guess and Jen loves it. She's already twittered about it and sent a picture. To be honest I tried it on and it really doesn't suit me (big head), so I guess that's why I wasn't enamoured as well.

I love the colour - I call it Winter White. Not the technical name of course, I think that is "Ivory" but the colour does remind me of snow in winter.

So what have you just finished and like/dislike or, not sure about?

For more finished projects, check out Tami's Amis blog.


Sunday, 1 January 2012


Happy New Year to all my followers and those that pass by my little knitting blog. I pray that 2012 is all you hope and wish for.

2011 was a strange year for me, and to be honest I'm not unhappy to see the back of it, although all experiences go to making me the person that I am and I have learnt a lot about myself this past year. However, knitting wise I think I have progressed somewhat, I've learnt magic loop, how to read a knitting chart, my lacing has come on leaps and bounds and I am most definitely a faster knitting, (why by the end of the year I've been positively churning out stuff) - latest editions:

Mohair Capelet:

My Azzu shawlette:

and there's more, I've just not taken the photos yet.

I don't make New Year resolutions, I firmly believe that my destiny and all I do is in Gods hands but I do want to learn some more techniques in 2012, like entrelac and finally getting around to knitting socks (no I haven't even attempted that yet, should be interesting!!! I'm either going to love or hate it, but at least I would have tried).

Thanks for reading and again Happy New Year!!