Monday, August 23, 2010

For a Boy

A little boy will be arriving in our family very soon. Number 2 grandson !!!
The last five grandchildren born have all been girls, and of course I adore girls, but a little boy is going to be oh ,so very special, I am counting the days is his Mum and Dad !
I made him a little vest, and even though it looks large here in the photo, it is actually very small indeed. It only took one skein of Regia sock yarn, and I like it so much that I shall probably knit him another.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunshine At My Window

There is nothing better than to sit soaking up the sunshine on a comfy windowseat, feeling a little guilty pleasure at having some time out just to sit and sew, whilst listening to the radio.

I am working on this quilt. It is a design by Kim McLean called Flower Pots and I am using a palette of Kaffe Fasset colours.

I am sewing the applique shapes by hand, using a very simple needleturn method, which I find very relaxing and addictive !

I hope you all have a great weekend, doing the things you love to do the most, with the people you love.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Springtime weaving

This year is flying by so fast, and during the first week in this month I decided to spend a few days setting up another weaving project. My thinking was that if I didn't get a move on, I would be into summer and Christmas and holidays before I could turn around. Is it just me, or are the rest of you noticing how this year is speeding along ?

I knotted some yarn for the warp
(that I had left over from Tamsin's slouchy cardigan) onto the heddles from the last blanket I made, and found some beautiful blue silk
and possum and merino hand dyed yarn from Touch yarns for the weft
that I had been saving in my stash and all in all, it didn't take as long as I had thought to get started again.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A touch of Green

An old green bottle with a winter rose, and a hyacinth just starting to show a touch of green. Our pure white cat is the blob in the background.

My 'Tangled Yoke Cardigan', finally finished, and just waiting for me to sew on the buttons.
I haven't checked on Ravelry yet, but I think I probably cast on for this way back in 2007.
I love the finished product, and thoroughly enjoyed knitting it in the round. I think I shall probably make another in the same way, and substitute Fair Isle for the cable on the is such a nice fit.
The wool I used for this is Rowan Felted Tweed, the colour is Herb and the pattern is from the magazine Interweave Knits Fall 2007.
A song for you today from Joni Mitchell. Little Green, one of my all time favourites.