Sometimes you gotta sit down and have a think. I have so many ideas teaming though my head and so many half finished projects I gotta take it all in.
Have a breather.
Calm the craft excitement.
Then realise Q4 14/15 is for finishing things off. Then get started on the next lot of ideas!
So here it is. My first home designed pattern. Gotta keep it simple and gotta show sock recipients love :) This is the inspiration behind these toe warmers.
DROPS Alpaca wool was lovely to work with. Who can resist the cute alpaca face on the lable.
This has been a massive help to me.. See dummies link below
Jargon busting : Knitting on double point needles (dpn, dpns )
I got this beautiful grandfather clock charm from my lovely lil Sis. Its so special because one Gran used to buy us charms and one Granpa used to mend clocks. I have clipped it on an old watch chain, with a clip I can pop it on and off easy so the charm doesnt get caught and damaged!
Thank you xxx
Welcome to 2015... Its just dawning on me the new year is here as I am writing '15 over and over at work.
Well what better way to start 2015 than with a new challenge.
Each month I am going to make a themed mini quilt !!!
Its on... I said it.... I will publish this blog post....
Hopefully catch up quilts and quilt months in advance are allowed. Well I guess there are no rules except the ones I make up in this challenge!
So here is January's completed. I am using the quilt I made with my sister for this month. Its is now wadded and bound all good.
So this month I made the trip back to Bilghty for some festive family fun. 1st stop a week with my sister. She runs a yoga studio in Oxford center called Yoga Quota.
My sis is also a craft addict and she has found a gem of a store close by called Darn it and stitch.
DARN IT & STITCH
The lady there is so helpful. She also was able to give me some advise about where ti source japanese embroidary thread. Thats a future project aim !
I picked up some cute fabric and a delightful green wool. Can't wait to choose a sock pattern for it.
Now take time to walk through Oxford center... It is truely beautiful
If you have a car Witney is a relaxing mini trip. Some lovely places for lunch and this gem of a craft store with fabrics and wools too!!
Witney Sewing and Knitting