Saturday, March 28, 2009

Offline for this week

I'm offline for this week as I am on a little holiday in Switzerland. Yay!!! See you all shortly.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Z is for Zebra

I've been practising my sewing skills again this week. Aidan has a special assembly on Friday where the children perform a little piece and parents are invited to watch the performance. Unluckily for me, he's a zebra. Zebra costumes (along with most other costumes) cost a lot of money, so I decided to make one. £4 for the material and some free resources from the internet and pattern from this book. A few hours later, voila!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

More new things

I know I'm inspired by something floral, something spring but I didn't start anything floral. Instead I started something spring inspired that has been in my queue for ages! This is Molly Ringwald from Knitscene Fall 2006. I decided to knit this in the round and so far I'm about 30% done. Going well.........

I'm also under a few deadlines. My neighbour will be celebrating her 60th birthday at the end ofthis month and I thought I'd like to make her a lap quilt. She likes bright, vibrant, strong colours. I had a hard time choosing the colour scheme, but I think I'm happy with aqua and red for the quilt. Now, I just need some time to make this.I'll also be going on a Cookie A sock design workshop this Saturday and I need to do some research on patterns for my own sock design. Any hints and tips would be most welcome.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Socktopus Sock club socks - finished

Wow - try saying that quickly!!!

Finally finished the socks. I love the pattern. I love the squishyness to the yarn, but I'm not loving the inconsistencies in the yarn - variation in the thickness of the yarn, variations in the colour, knots in the skein. Ho hum.....

Pattern : Om Shanti Bed socks
Yarn : Chameleon Colourworks, evolution
Needle size: 2.75 mm dpns

Sunday, March 01, 2009


My lovely neighbour bought me these flowers.........
I rediscovered a vintage top for Keira to wear. I wore that as a child in the 70s.

Makes me think of flowers and spring projects. Hmmm, what to cast on??? Some of the considerations from my Ravelry queue:

Cabled Rangoli Hat

Fairytale Dress

Prickly Girl Tank

Rambling Rose

Eden scarf