Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Needle Felting - sooo simple

My first try @ Needle felting & I'm so pleased with the results. I gave the bear to Mum as a thankyou for looking after the children

Stash from Harrogate

Knitting & Stitching Exhibition - Harrogate 26th November

So what did I get?

  • Beads
  • Wool
  • Sock wool
  • Dyes for fleece
  • fleting needles
  • colourful scraps for needle felting

Had lots of fun & can't wait to get started on new projects


I have finally finished the Christmas Gnome - well a couple of weeks ago, but I find it hard to keep up to date with this blog.

Oliver found him downstairs and I had to think quick, so this is Fred and he is one of Santa's helpers who has been sent to watch Oliver & Lily to make sure that they are good. Oliver thinks that this is great and keeps talking to Fred and stopping lily from trying to play with him.

I took him with me to Harrogate & Aunty Eileen was so taken with him that she wrote out the instructions, bought the 'Foxy' wool @ the show to make his beard and had some of my wool so that she can get started!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Innocent little hats

Innocent, the Smoothiw makers have a campaign to get knitted hats for their little bottles. Each hat donated will be put on a bottle tro sell. Once sold, 50p goes to chariety to help the elderly - more details - http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/supergran/how_to.htm

Knitting places on the web

Joined the Yahoo UK Handknitters group and the Knitters Review forum - http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/default.asp

Great places to chat to likeminded knitters

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Lily's Lemon Jumper - progress

I have finished the front & back and they are bang on the dimensions that I wanted to knit. I joined the shoulders and picked up the collar to knit a simple collar (2 rows of 2x2 rib then 7 rows of stocking stitch), which rolled over.

I miscalculated the length of the sleeve, so re -worked the figures. Once knitted however I realised that the cuff was a bit tight and would not last her very long. Back to the drawing board to recalculate again allowing for her chubby wrists. I'm only half way through one of the sleeves, so hope it worked this time.

Stich Markers sent

I packaged up my two sets of Stich Markers - not sure who got which pack.

Looking forward to getting my little parcels

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Stitch Marker Swap

I got my pals to send markers to today - they are both in the US

Can't wait to see what is in store for me - will hopefully get mine send in the next day or two.

I have started the sleeves to Lily's Lemon jumper and finished the Christmas Gnome that Oliver has given the name 'Fred' - probably because he watches far too much Scooby.

Photos will follow soon