Wednesday, 27 January 2010
This is truly a beautiful book, and there are so many unique patterns and inspiration. These are some of my favourites.
Update: Would you like a copy of the book? Please go to Cotton & Cloud's blog and enter the giveaway. She has also written a great book review.
Friday, 22 January 2010
Here is another pair of mitts I knitted for my friend, SY, with Rowan Cashmerino DK.
I also knitted one for my Rascal, I will update this blog once I get more sunshine over the weekend to take some photos.
Saturday, 16 January 2010
I didn't intend to go to the John Lewis yarn sale over the holidays, but we were meeting some friends for dim sum near Bond Street and it was so cold that we decided to popped into John Lewis to keep warm. We had a few minutes so I thought I'd check out the yarn section, and it was the first day of the sale and boy did they have some gorgeous yarn. There were many people loading trolleys full of yarn and they were reduced to half price. I managed to squeeze into a small space and the Rowan lady passed me some Rowan Big Wool which were reduce to £3.50 each. So I bought 8 as I wanted to knit 'Temptation' from Kim Hargreaves's Thrown Together knitting collection.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Well I managed to take some photos on Saturday morning where we got some natural sunlight, instead of the miserable grey sky we've had recently. However, I can't show you the photos because I do not have my camera. My hubs took our camera to watch snooker on Sunday and he accidentally left it with his brother. My mother in law is coming over on Thursday, so I should be able to upload the photos then. :)
In the mean time, I'll just have to read my copy of Sew Hip magazine to keep me entertained. There is a wonderful tutorial for a zipper make up bag and an article on machine foot by Florence which is exactly what I need. I bought my zipper foot over a year ago and I've been too afraid to use it, so I'm gonna pluck up some courage and try it out this weekend.
Have a lovely week everyone, I'll see you Thursday.
Monday, 4 January 2010
- spending a lot of time with my Rascal and her friends,
- making gingerbread people,
- visting the Childhood Museum again (I love that place),
[my hubs being silly at the Childhood Museum and lots of 1960s Sindys below]
- eating lots of roast dinners, we also had two steam boat and several dim sum meals,
- yarn sale shopping (I will blog about that later)
- and sleeping really
There is so much to blog about this month, I want to show you the lovely christmas presents we received and a few that I made this year. This will have to wait to the next blog posts. :)