Friday, 28 January 2011

at last! the lace ribbon scarf

In hindsight, it probably wasn't such a good idea to start this project shortly after having a baby. There are many mistakes and it has taken over a year to complete, with an intensive and focused effort to get the last two feet done. I'm so pleased with it though!

The yarn is Lacey Lamb by Jade Sapphire, in mustard. It goes on and on. The ball is never ending! And It comes in a wonderful range of colours. I would like a ball of each please! The pattern I found on via Ravelry.

Every girl needs mustard accessories!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

little tig

Here's Little Tig, another creature from the Donna Wilson book The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch.
He's alpaca and mohair and has a rather shorter tail than planned as the wool ran out! You can see more I've knitted from the book here.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

special relationship dishcloth

In honour of the Cross-Atlantic union of friends Janet and Philip, I've made this 'Special Relationship Dishcloth'. May it bring many hours of enjoyment to the drudgery of washing up, once the honeymoon has worn off!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Christmas trousers

I finished knitting these on Christmas Eve, just in time to wrap them up for Betty to unwrap. I found the pattern on Ravelry, but added ribbed cuffs round the ankles. I accidently bought Sublime Cashmerino Silk yarn, instead of the machine washable equivalent. Oops.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

resolutions for 2011

The essence of our Christmas and New Year is captured perfectly in A Charlie Brown Christmas. We bought Betty the sound track by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. She's developed a funny new dance to go with it, and she squeals with delight when watching the video on You Tube.

I'm even considering knitting a yellow zig zag jumper for her.

With Peanuts in the background I've been thinking about my resolutions for 2011. Here's what I've come up with....

* Address the storage problems in the house.
* Spend more time in my studio.
* Get my work into at least three new shops or galleries.
* Make more of my own clothes, and Betty's too.
* Visit friends and family.
* Keep on top of my allotment and increase productivity.
* Transform the garden, including preparations for building a new studio.
* Work on designs for printing on fabric.
* Buy a new camera.