Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Basil has decided to get in the pic. as well.Yesterday this book arrived ( I bought it from The UK Depository ) and I languidly looked through it and thought to myself ...no, too hard to go and hunt some linen and black thread from my studio, too hard to even think about making a blackwork picture.
I don't want to sew, I don't want to knit, I don't want to embroider, I don't want to spin, I don't want to weave and I definitely don't want to garden !!
My daughter-in-law is about to give birth at any moment, and my thoughts are with her and our son.
I am not having very many thankful thoughts today, but I am truly so thankful that it is not me who is getting ready to push a baby out into the world.
It is all I can do to keep myself standing upright.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I am held captive by nasty flu germs and I am desperately trying to get better, so that I can attend all the rehearsals this week for the concert on Saturday. Today is day 4 since the virus hit, and my daughter tells me that today is the day I will start to feel an improvement.
I hope she is right.
It is not so bad though, sitting here in the sunshine listening to the radio and checking out new stuff in blogland, and online knitting magazines. In fact, browsing around the blogs and other crafty sites is something I haven't had time for in ages. Let me show you what I have discovered :
Here are some great ones
Twist Collective... a fabulous knitting magazine, with loads of gorgeous knitting patterns from all the best designers.
Knitty.com..an old time favourite.
Daily knitter.com a great site to visit every day.
Knit Rowan...I adore this site.
Some all time favourite blogs to visit:
There, that is probably enough to get you started. Be careful now, I don't want you to get the flu too !
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I think everyone here is feeling in need of some comfort after last week's earthquake in Christchurch.
Another thing I do in times of needing comfort, is easy knitting...scarves are very good fitting into this category. For the scarf in the photo (the same as the one I made for my daughter-in-law's birthday last month), I used Debbie Bliss Baby Casmerino...so super soft and drapey. It is like giving yourself a warm hug every time you wear it.
and I am also using the same wool in different colours to crochet granny squares for this afghan, a warm comforting thing to do .
Sometime soon I would like to make the scarf featured in this book...showcasing the beautiful designs by all my favourite blogging knitters.
I ordered the book from the UK Depository (free worldwide shipping) and it arrived in less than a week .........a huge comfort !!