Monday, January 31, 2005

creative threads Posted by Hello

Craft Fair Maddness

Ok was has Yvonne got me into three weeks to go till our first venture for a stand at the International Fair at Alexander Palace plus we are doing a knit and Relax area just in case we find ourselves with nothing to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So yesterday atarted on the creative threads pack, which hopefully if I can get the photo to load you will see one with one of the items I am knotting as a sample using the creative thread pack as a fringe. Unfortunately I think I am going to run out of yarn before I finish the sample so there may be a frogging yet and a bag instead of a scarf maybe on the needles.
Kathryn has taken one of my poorly written patterns (I even forgot to put on how many stiches to cast on ) home to knit, proof read and rewrite so I owe her big thanks for that and for all of those who have volunteered to help us out over the weekend with their wonderful teaching skills.

Friday, January 28, 2005


This computer is driving me insane ampngst other things, I can't access any of my e-mail accounts so apologies to anyone who is trying to contact me that way I will catch up with you.
My bed is coming tomorrow fingers crossed so still clearing room for it, I keep finding more yarn its scarey, also it means I have to stop myself casting new projects on so I have hidden all my needles at the studio although I really need to cast this toddlers cardigan on, not sure what pattern yet can't find anything challenging enough!!! Although I have brought a pack of the cream Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino so any suggestions greatly recieved.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Fairisle section of color on color Posted by Hello

Finally a photo

I think I've actually managed to add a photo, more to follow if I can manage it again I'll try and put some more of the color on color scarf up.
I had a nice evening with everyone at Liberty on an unofficial night, I took along my pacific pullover from from Jill Vosberg it has taken me about six months to get it this far down to my lack of knitting time rather than the pattern (which is wonderful, great for us ample ladies) so have only completed the back so far.
I have also just spent about an hour on MSN with Robins grand daughter which is lovely and makes me not so far from home.
I'm hoping the picture I have loaded is the first fairisle section of color on color which for me is the favourite pice of the whole scarf. As we speak the whole scarf except some of the I-Cords is sitting getting blocked pinned to my studio floor so fingers crossed for tomorrow morning.

dye lots Posted by Hello

A new start

I know its been a while but my partner Robin deteriated a rapid speed after a fall on October 13th last year so I upped sticks and moved to Hatfield to spend my time with him. He passed away on the 18th of December and we had a wonderful service for him on the 23rd with all his family and friends.
Although its still difficult with the help of my friends I am finding a way to get back into the swing of things, they are all very patient and I owe them all lots.
Knitting wise I started the color on color Scarf from the scarf style book as my first challenge mostly I think to keep me occupied so I started by dying all the yarn myself using the DK from texure yarns.