Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Finished Airy Scarf and A New Venture

Last week I met up with the lovely Kyoko from Cotton and Cloud after work at Canary Wharf. We planned to have coffee, but ended up having dinner AND coffee. It is so nice to meet up with someone who loves knitting (and sewing) just as much as I do, but her work is far more advance than mine. She gave me so much advice on where to buy the best knitting supplies (on Etsy) and offered to teach me Fair Isle can I say. She also asked me how my knitting is comming on...and 'slow' is the answer. So that evening and (the next evening) I dedicated the my free time to finish off the Airy Scarf from this book. Here is the finish product: (Photo taken by the lovely Grace Lee, my new business partner and the new owner of this scarf)
I also told her about my new venture with Grace, Simply sCRUMBlicious TM. We have started a small business baking handmade cakes and chocolate. We have been doing this for a while, informally and free of charge to friends and family, but we decided to really go for it now. I have started a blog, but it is still a work in progress. Our first 'formal' project is the Wemake Christmas craft fair on the 6 December 2008. I sent them an e-mail asking whether we could have a table to provide Cake, Tea and Chocolate, and they were very welcoming and enthuastic. Yes, we are very excited about the whole thing. I'm hoping to get the new blog up and running soon, and will send a link once it is done. I will still blog about my knitting and sewing on this blog.


maria said...

I love the scarf, I tried to knit a lacy scarf once with a 12 row pattern repeat I got in such a muddle and gave up.
Your new cooking venture sounds exiting and very yummy.
Maria x

Joleo said...

Oh how nice to meet the internet in real life - I'm amazed by you people and your knitting. It's simply not something I'm capable of (not enough patience I'm afraid).

The new venture sounds exciting - good luck!

Helen said...

That's great news about your new baking venture - good luck! Hope I'll be able to pop in to see you at Wemake this time!
Sounds like you had a great time with Kyoko too. Blog meets are great!

The scarf is beautiful!

robyn said...

oh my goodness how exciting for you!!!

Kyoko said...

hehe! that was a cool evening! We must do it again. and I am so excited to see your scarf. It looks so warm and wonderful. Did you know knitting with mohair is very difficult? totally looking forward to your shop stand at we make.

jo said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog. I have passed on your message to Jack. I love the colour of the scarf. Good luck with your new venture, I bet your very excited.


Knit and Sew City Girl said...

Hi All.

I knitted this scarve with larger needles which helped and I'm really please with the result as its is my first time knitting a lace pattern.

We are still excited about our new venture, but there is a lot of work we need to do such as setting up the blog.