Friday, 25 January 2013

A New Year.......A New Knee

Hi. It's been a while I know but I have a valid excuse reason. After quite a few years of being in pain last month I had a knee replacement. It's been a tough few weeks but I'm looking forward to 2013 being painfree and the year of getting more active again. Although this snowy weather hasn't made getting out for a walk very easy so fingers crossed that's it for the time being.

I'm lucky to have crafty interests to keep me entertained because you certainly can't rely on daytime TV. Knitting has been my saviour and I've knitted up a whole host of scarves and hand warmers.

Here's a little peek.......

....some bow tie scarves in lovely merino.

And I felt the need to make another owl cushion
In fact things seem to have gone owl mad around here but more of that another time.

I'm looking forward to catching up with friends in blogland - hope to see you soon.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Visting Ophelia

It's been a full packed week but in between a vineyard tour, making new cushion covers, bottling my blackberry gin, singing Jerusalem (don't ask!), altering a pair of curtains and worrying if we'd bought enough wallpaper I took a trip to London.

Ever since I saw the Pre-Raphaelites exhibition advertised at the Tate I had plans to visit especially when I saw that Ophelia by Millais would be featured. It was really interesting seeing how William Morris designed his wallpapers and fabrics too.
If you would like to go the exhibition runs until 13 January 2013 and you can find lots of interest here on their Pinterest board.

I also found time to finish a scarf and knit up some matching handwarmers.
I'll get these added to the shop and although they are a perfect match they will be available to buy separately. I'm particularly fond of the handwarmers maybe it's the vintage button trim?

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Scarf Update....

Hi, just to let you know that I have added the scarves to my online shop......
........working on some handwarmers now :-)

Friday, 19 October 2012

It's Friday

Even though it's dull and grey......and raining outside I've still got that Friday feeling. Today is also my last scarf post - you've probably had enough by now.
More soft and cosy, more giant buttons but this time in a lovely shade of blue.
I also promised yesterday to update you on a crochet project. Back in May I posted about my efforts to learn how to crochet. I made a start by learning how to do a granny square.
The plan was for it to be a cushion cover but it turned into....
.....this and it's still growing although it's reached such a size that using oddments of wool is no longer an option for completing a round. I had been taking it to my stitching group but it no longer fits easily into my basket. I suppose in the winter months if I work on it I will have the added bonus of it keeping me warm at the same time.

Another project that is still going although sadly neglected in favour of scarves is my jumper. I really must make an effort. I started it in August and at this rate it will be August before it's finished.

Thank you for the interest in my scarves :-) Once I have them in the shop I'll let you know.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Thursday.....time for another scarf

Are you bored yet? Yes, I've got another scarf for you
This one is all natural and very soft being 85% wool and 15% alpaca.
Instead of a button this one has a wooden decorative bead and the colour of the yarn is not quite black. In fact it's a very similar shade to the scarf that's on my needles at the moment knitted in yesterday's scarf design.

......nearly complete.

Join me tomorrow when I'll have another scarf and an update on a crochet project.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Wednesday's scarf is full of warmth

Todays scarf design is my scarf of choice at the moment. It's a very versatile shape and can be worn lots of ways.......traditional flung over the shoulder look.
......wrapped snugly.
......used as a shawl for those chilly evenings. Knitted in aran it's very cosy.

This pink one will be available in my online shop soon and I'm working on a charchoal grey one too.

Thank you for your comments on yesterdays scarf it's always nice to know what you think. I'll be back tomorrow with another.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Time for a bit of cosy

As the weather changes and there is a noticable nip in the air my thoughts always turn to scarves and gloves. My scarf has been in evidence for a while but as yet the gloves are just on standby but I'm sure it won't be long before they are a permanent fixture as I leave the house.
The change in the weather has encouraged me to knit up a few scarves too and over the next few days I'll share a few and hopefully get some into my online shop. This design is knitted in super chunky yarn in a lovely rich shade of purple trimmed with a giant button.
I'm working on some handwarmers too the ones I made last year were so popular that I sold them all before any could even make it into my shop. In fact the ones I've knitted so far have already sold. It seems everyone loves handwarmers.

I'll see you tomorrow with another scarf - keep cosy wherever you are.

I'm nominating my scarf as my October Monthly Make and wishing Annie well.