Sunday 25 November 2007

This is my most recent finished knitting work. Teeny tiny little stockings with bells on to hang on my tree. I have bought some chocolates to put in them and plan on handing them off the tree to visitors we get over Christmas. The monogrammed stockings are slightly bigger and are for baby Maisie and Adam. It will be their first Christmas and I thought it would be a cute festive gift.

Thursday 15 November 2007

All wrapped Up In Ravelry

Oh my goodness! I've been so wrapped up with Ravelry, it's not just my blog that has suffered as a result. Letters have gone unwritten, housework not done and my dog just about spontanously combusts because I ignore his pleas to get out to pee (sorry Patchie!). All because I feel the need to sit at my laptop ogling other peoples knits, haha. Still...isn't Ravelry great!!!

For sometime I have the idea to form my own meet-up for knitters in my area and thanks to Ravelry I think it might work. Very early planning stages but watch this space for a progress report. I'm really looking forward to meeting new people whos eyes won't glaze over wearily when I talk about my thirst for new wool.

I haven't done too much knitting as of late either but managed to do some teeny tiny xmas stocking tree decorations using up some oddments in my stash.

I received my first copy of the new knitting magazine through the post today, 'Let's Knit' it's called. I missed issue 1 but signed up for 3 issues for £1 offer (rrp £4.99 per issue!). I also got a fab free gift of wood needles..they are a whopping 20mm size. I don't know what I will use them for but there are a few ideas in the mag...maybe a beret?

Monday 5 November 2007

Addicted To Socking?

I have posted for a while but after completing my first pair of socks..I've gone a bit sock crazy! I knitted a pair in Opal pink prisma and sent them to a good friend of mine as a birthday pressie. She appreciates home made gifts (unlike some!) and I'm sure she will wear them! I then knocked up a pair for myself in Opal blue and have almost finished a pair in Opal Brasil...Can you see a theme here? I showed my socks to a couple of friends who thoughtI was clever enough to chop and change colours to make such an effect..I just love the self-patterning wool, haha!

I also was thrilled to receive my Ravelry invite today and have already had a good browse around. It is certainly fascinating but perhaps going to take a bit of time to work out how to get my profile organised. How is everyone else finding it?