Saturday, March 28, 2009

Golden Hook

Blog is working again! Yay!

Jerms came across this website while reading (of all things) business news and I had to share it with you.

Don't forget to check out the Grandmas!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

As promised

A few pics of what I've been doing knitting and sewing wise...

cashmere scarf 3

Haven scarf from Kim Hargreaves' Heartfelt book. I used this one skein of cashmere I got when we were in Denmark a couple of years ago. It's so soft. More pics on flickr.

cushion stack

A stack of cushions using fabric from our last Japan trip. More pics on flickr.

cashmerino jumper

I'm also making this jumper modified from a pattern in an old Rebecca magazine. Except I kind of ran out of yarn when I got to the sleeves and will probably have to make it a short-sleeve top (which is pretty impractical). Anyone with random balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in colour 300604 please contact me. Although since it's long discontinued I don't have high hopes.

There's something about the DB Cashmerino range that I find really appealing in a ball, but when it's made into a garment I just don't love it. And it pills.

I did really enjoy the stitch pattern, which is probably why I stubbornly ploughed on even though I knew I didn't have enough yarn.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hi There

The radio silence is partly because I haven't been able to log onto this blog for a couple of months (tried everything and got no help from Blogger) and was thinking about shutting it down altogether (except I couldn't even log in to do that). Even now I'm in via a roundabout back way that Jerms managed to figure out. (The last post was a test one he wrote - I was going to delete it as didn't think anyone was still reading it but evidently I was wrong! Thanks Sally!)

To give you a quick update, I am still knitting like mad (will try and post some pics soon). Since the last post I've finished a cashmere scarf, most of a jumper (one more sleeve to go), and one monkey sock.

I also started sewing - 6 cushions, a scarf, a couple of bags so far.... Stay tuned.

yoo hoo