Thursday, 10 March 2011

Oops! To run a blog, one must blog!

Ok, so it's been over a month since my last, I mean post and as my friend Lizzie (more on this fabulous lady later) told me yesterday, it's no good having a blog if you're not going to blog is it? Um, no, no it is not so here I am.

I've been busy playing with my new toy, a lovely, shiny and sleek new phone which takes amazing pictures, reads my emails for me, screens my calls and runs my life get the picture (yes, I've finally joined modern life and got myself a smart phone and yes, all I've really done with it so far is take pictures and play chess - and yes, in case you were wondering, my phone always beats me), anyway, I have a new phone and I am now able to take half-decent pictures of my knitting projects, my life is complete. Sort of.

So, here is a picture of the very, very super cute cardigan that I recently finished for my niece. It is as lovely as she is and of course it's too big! (Well? E was only 6lbs when she came into the world and her mum is a shorty like me so of course it's too big - E will grow into it, hurry up and grow little one, I need pics for my blog!

Picture to appear soon....once I've figured it out.

Now then, yesterday I went round to see my old friend Lizzie for a cup of tea and a natter. Lizzie has recently set up her buisness, Do it Momma, and is doing really well (may I direct you to the linkydink on the right hand side of your screen, thank you). Lizzie makes beautiful bespoke quilts (and many other wonderful handmade goods) and I wanted to ask her if she would have a go at making me a patchwork table runner for the big blanket chest in my living room. It is of course, full of yarn and knitting projects and I need something homemade and handsome to protect it. While I was there she roped me into helping her out by asking me to hold up one of her recently finished quilts while she skipped around and took some artful photographs, I was more than happy to lend a hand. Oh and if you're planning on getting married any time soon, Lizzie is also earning her pennies as a wedding photographer too. Needless to say, distracted by all the crafty talk and tea, I completely forgot to ask Lizzie if she'd take up my commission! I did show her my current knitting project though, one of my favourites so far, my Kouyou shawl. I've been knitting it every spare chance I get and I'm in love. It is now finished and I'm waiting for my newly purchased blocking wires to arrive so that I can block it and wear it. Hopefully, a picture will appear below (I'm having trouble figuring out this posting photos lark so bear with me).

Hang on, pic is coming...

Hmm, so now that I've finished my shawl, the question is what do I knit next?
Well, I could finish one of the many UFO's that are lurking in my blanket box but that would be too easy! I'm off to Ravelry to pick out my next pattern. I have a delicious skein of Sanguine Gryphon sock yarn which I'm itching to transform - so watch this space!

1 comment:

  1. what do you mean, what shall you knit next? What about your UFOs?
    I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures....