Thursday, August 28, 2008

Well I managed to survive the holiday. Nobody seemed to be a knitter so the Ravelry bag went
I did hardly any knitting just the one face cloth which I will post but it didn't really go as well as it could as it probably would have looked better in a solid colour. Darcey likes it though so that is good.

I am also adding a photo of the next thing I am knitting I love this cardigan and have really looked forward to starting it.

I am knitting it in stylecraft Kon-Tiki which 50% cotton 50 acrylic and really lovely to work with so soft, I am using a turquoise and cream.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I have another FO to show you, I am quite impressed with myself I seem to be starting and finishing
I love this, I wasn't too sure about the Peaches & Creme as it is quite harsh on the hands but I am pleased with how it looks and I think she will get a fair bit of wear out of it and it will be hard wearing. I love the colours.
Things are fairly quiet round here have to get a ton of ironing done ready to pack tomorrow, as you can see I am putting it off by coming on I have a lot of people to pack for!!!
I know need to decide what projects to take with me, I am determined to get some knitting done while away, I will just follow the kids round the camp and plonk myself down and knit.
I had a nice delivery this week I managed to get one of the elusive Ravelry tote bags, actually it is lovely and really big, great value for money even with the postage. Maybe someone will spot me next week and say hello.

Friday, August 08, 2008

I have finally finished the Twirly skirt I am actually very happy with it, it is a lovely pattern and looks good on. The colours turned out ok too, not so keen on the botton tier but can live with it.

I am now knitting Gracie the Mae Day sundress by Vicky Howell which I bought online via Ravelry, it is cute a little smocked top which I thought was going to be hard but so isn't. I am using Peaches & Creme, Rose Pink and Pink Lemonade, it is quite thick but I hope it will work as I think the dress would make a nice cold weather top over leggins and a long sleeved t shirt.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Well I have just finished this I am not over happy with it, made a silly little mistake made the arm holes too small so neck isn't quite right, but it looks reasonably ok on. Gracie wasn't the easiest of models but I think I managed to show it pretty It is a Sirdar Pattern and should be knit in Baby Bamboo but I used Katia Jamaica, not sure about the way the colour worked out it almost looks like it is a mistake with lots of little odd bits of colour. Now I must finish the Twirly skirt I am doing for a KAL.

Other news, Joe didn't win his fight, to be honest the struggle with the weight didn't help and he wasn't as strong as normal, he had a good time though and gets an England top out of it.

The school holidays are now well under way, not too stressful!! We are away for a week soon to a caravan at Hopton, which is near Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. So that should be fun just need to sort out my holiday knitting, (as if I will get time to