Friday, July 20, 2012

It's a girl

Aww, it's an adorable little girl. Beatrice Lily. Isn't that wonderful. Lots of little-girl baby and toddler knitting in my future.

Photos coming soon.

I have finished both blankets in the sense of having done all the knitting and weaved in most of the ends. I just need to embroider some duck wings and stitch on some beaks.

In a fit of productivity, I've finished the Sunshine sweater. I'm shocked to report this as I bought the yarn in 2005 or something.

I've now restarted work on the Orange Bamboo Top which is also about seven years old. AND I have very nearly finished Green Silk Happiness. I've put the second sleeve on and now all it needs is a neckline. GSH also is about seven. Some of these projects have been around longer than domestic pets.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Still knitting

Hey everyone. I'm still knitting, if you are wondering. That baby I mentioned is due soon and since I don't know whether it's a boy or a girl I am ambitiously making two blankets, one in pink and one in blue. I figure the one I don't use will surely come in handy eventually. Or I could even donate it or something.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy New Year

HNY yarn crafters!

Knitting took rather a back seat in 2011 because I was busy with dozens of new hobbies including learning Chinese, taking up running, learning to sew, going out and socialising more, etc etc. Now I have all these new activities in my life I shall have to be very organised about making time to do everything as knitting is really important to me, especially when I think about my lovely yarn stash that I might as get rid of if I'm not going to use it, otherwise it will just be a huge sanctuary for my pet moths.

Let's have a quick review of how 2011 ended. I wove in the ends on the Embossed Leaves Socks, I am wearing them right now and they are my favourite pair of hand knit socks ever.

I finished Joe's Autumn Hat and Scarf and gave them to him at Xmas. I think he really liked the scarf and so he should, it is huge and has cashmere in it. He talked about wearing it in bed and I would be fine with that, if he gets some use out of it and it keeps him warm then I don't mind where he wears it.

The Sunshine Sweater has moved into the Finishing Basket as I am now sewing it up. I could do with losing a few pounds if I want to wear it this summer.

The Emergency Baby Blanket is about 40% done but I don't like it very much and I feel as though I might have to knit something else for my business associate's baby.

Finally, 2011 ended with the news that another baby is expected this year by someone close to me - it's not public knowledge yet so I can't say who it is but the occasion demands a lovely baby blanket that's on a par with the very best baby blankets I've ever knitted so look out for that over the coming months.

Have a great knitting and crocheting year ahead, readers!