Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Short and sweet

It would be nice to have the time be able to knit more than 2 rows, or not fal asleep when I do get the time!!! All projects for the time being are likely to be baby based, simple and very quick - unless its something from my huge pile of UFO's...... These 2 beanie hats found their way to my sisters friend who had baby Thomas 3 weeks early. They are from a beanie pattern by Sirdar. Textured Cardigan from the Lois Daykin book Baby Knits for Leo. I just have to sew it up - mmmm.....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's been a while

I've been busy with a new arrival:

Baby Leo arrived wee hours on 2/2/11.

After a bit of a rocky start mother and baby are doing well.

Will post knitting news soon, promise.......

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I've managed to lose my knitting bag with project in situ and my mojo! Celtic is finished will upload photo's as soon as lovely son helps me to work out how to tranfer to his laptop!

So if anyone out there finds a linen bag full of scrummy Rialto Aran, a completed back and left front of Grey Cables please let me know............

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I'm not sure where January went but I think my knitting goals went with it because the UFO's are staring at me!!

So for February:

Celtic- half a sleeve, collar and boarders

Picnic - 6 squares

Mathilde - Finish the back and start the front.

Still no laptop and now no bathroom I'm doing well in the household and gadgets department. I've signed up for more dust and muck be overhauling young man's room to reflect his teenage and coming adulthood status - yes I do like trouble!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

It should be a win win situation - being snowed in. If you are cold, you just snuggle into your favourite hand knit sweater, if you are bored, you pick up one of the many projects crying out to be finished. Perfect. A knitter's paradise.
...Sort of. My fingers are sore and I've been sitting down for too long.......

Time to go out and play in the snow.

I'm currently working on Mathilde, it's very slow going. I'm still passionate about it, but need a smaller project to make me feel like I can actually finish something.
Note that I'm not going to pick up an existing project - far too logical, nope, I have to start something new. I have my eye on a couple of projects......

Monday, January 04, 2010


Wishing you all a Happy New Year and much knitting in 2010!!

Finished and in demand. Yes, I'd sleep in this beauty if I could!!


Name of pattern: Aaren

Pattern source: Precious

Designer: Kim Hargreaves

Yarn used: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm

Started : 18/11/09

Finished : 01/01/10

Comments: Loved knitting this pattern. It was straight forward. The cable pattern was easy to memorise after a couple of repeats. I changed the neckband to a roll over. It's lovely and snuggly.
Will try to get some photo's of me wearing it.