Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Cold nights = more knitting! (I sincerely hope)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Teeny, tiny blankets

for Kathy for the neo-natal ICU where she works. These blankets are tiny - 9" x 13". I've really forgotten how tiny premature babies can be. Aidan was 6 weeks early and he was tiny (4.5lbs) but we saw lots of much younger and smaller babies in the ICU, which made us very thankful for our little man. I've got Zoe's little baby modelling the blankets!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Look who's knitting

She's been pestering me to teach her to knit and sew for ages now. I've finally relented and I'm teaching my little girl to knit. I guess being surrounded by yarn and fabric and little homemade goodies does encourage the love to learn. She's making progress. So far, no dropped stitches. She's very excited to be making a blanket for her dolly.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Alexandra Palace

I had a lovely few days doing a few things for me. On Thursday, I went to Origin and had quite an inspiring time looking at other people's work. There were lots of textile artists and jewellery designers with amazing work. Speaking of which, I really must dust off the loom and practice some weaving.

On Friday and Sunday, I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace. There was just so much to see and buy (although I didn't do too much damage to the credit card!). I was very well restraint and didn't buy and yarn, I'll tell you why in a second. I did buy lots of fabric for more quilts. I love making quilts. One of the kits I bought was the Hungry Caterpillar quilt kit - I've been looking at it on the internet. When I saw the shop sample hanging up, I knew I had to have one. The kids are fighting over who should have the quilt, as it's one of their favourite children's book.

I also bought a few beads and findings for more bead crochet.
Now the reason I didn't buy any yarn because there was a yarn mountain in my home. I mentioned to my mother-in-law, on her way to Hong Kong, to keep an eye out for a good bargain. Guess what turned up at home - 12 bags of yarn with 6 balls in each bag and weighing 500g in each bag. That's enough for sweaters for everyone twice or three times over. OMG!!
And this is Zoe at Ally Pally - having a great time charming the stall holders and visitors alike. She was so well behaved and patient eventhough she was being dragged around looking at more yarn, books, fabric or beads by mummy for about 3 hours!!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Projects galore

I have been so busy working on loads of things, one or two things in secret, one or two things which I forgot to photograph and they've gone to new homes, but everything under time deadlines. In fact, a few things are still under some deadlines.

I've been bitten by the quilting. In fact, I have 5 quilt projects on the go at the moment. They are all very similar. Here's one I finished this week. It's for my baby niece, Celeste who turns one this month. The quilt measures approximately 1 metre by 1 metre. It's just strips with some hand quilting (and some quirky little details!) Hope she likes it.

Next up, some cute and creepy little fellows from The Cute and Creepy Crochet book. These are for my brother in law who bought me the book. This is the corporate zombie - as he is one!And an army of ninjas, for protection!