Friday, August 22, 2008

Knitting anyone??

I haven't blogged in ages. I have loads going on at the moment. Summer hols, exchanges, and other stuff going on in my head.

So, a couple of years ago I took up knitting. I decided that I wanted to learn how to follow a pattern and actually make something. So I did. Now, don't get me wrong, I am no serious knitter and some things just don't seem to turn out right but I'm happy to have a go. I found this pattern and thought I could make a sweet one for my dd.



We'll see what this turns out like....

Yesterday I got a lovely biscornu from Terry through the post with some lovely extras. She sent some threads and some pretty Mary Engelbright notelets. So sweet, Thanks Terry:

Biscornu exchange from Terry Aug 08

I am so resisting joining any more exchanges for a while as i want to get some baps finished and also want to think about starting on Christmas stitching. I was thinking of making some nice stitchy gifts for friends. It is sooo tempting though. There are two exchanges I want to join now - the mattress pincushion and the floss tag one. Oooh I have one day left to decide on the mattress pincushion.

I have sent my biscornu on to my partner so hope they get it soon.

If anyone is interested, Sally and I are going to be starting the Beatrix Potter in the new year and are going to do it as an SAL. I am thinking about setting up a blog for it if there are enough peeps interested. I am thinking about using the Victorian Motto threads that are shown on various people's blogs including Sally's and Vonna's. Here's a linkie to her ebay auctions if anyone wants to take a peek. I just adore the colours and think they would look perfect on the BP sampler.


So with that I will love and leave you all. Have a lovely restful rest of summer. xx


Angela said...

Good luck with the knitting, that's a very bright pink colour.

Which Beatrix Potter design are you thinking of doing as a SAL?

The threads and biscornu are delightful. I look forward to seeing the one you sent in exchange as your work is always so pretty.

Ginnie said...

Hope you get on ok with your knitting. I can knit but always get bored half way through the project and my mom ends up finishing it!! I would be keen to see which Beatrix Potter design it is..... I may be tempted to join a SAL ?!

Barbara said...

Hiya Hazel,

I bought the BP chart upon your prompting in your blog sometime back :)

Actually I've bought the lovely threads (Pumpkins) from Nancy (Victorian Motto) and even selected the fabric, which is Belfast Sand but I will tea dye it when I am about to start.

The only think I've felt short of doing is actually starting it :p I'll most likely join you in the SAL ... if you'll have me :)

Wendy said...

Your knitting looks lovely! I used to love to knit for my girls when they were little.

staci said...

Your knitting looks very good and that will be very sweet for your DD :)

Sally said...

Nice start on the knitting Hazel. Love the colours.

Gorgeous biscornu and goodies from Terry.

Looking forward to the SAL:)

Ranae said...

That is a cute sweater.
Good Luck!!
I dont knit, but I do crochet.

Karan said...

Gorgeous excahnge pieces & gifts sent & received. Hope the knitting is going well (haven't picked up those needles in a loooong time!). Sampler is looking great too. :0)

Chiloe said...

Beautiful knitting pattern for your DD.

I love the mary engelbreit note books.

Charlene said...

Hey .. envy with your knitting because I don't know how to knit :)
Also the lovely gift and beautiful biscornu.

Itching To Stitch said...

I'm a pretty good at knitting, my problem is sewing the project together, I've never been good at those seams. Your pink yarn is very pretty ;)

Little Cat said...

Hi Hazel. I love the colour you've chosen for that jumper. Great!

I saw your comment on Carols blog. She only just reposted all that info on Friday as I kept bugging her for the info lol. The details are here:

Julie said...

Your knitting looks wonderful, cant wait to see a pic of your DD wearing it.

Thank you for allowing me to join you in the BP SAL Hazel.

Lovely biscornu and goodies from Terri

Raggedy Ann said...

Hi Hazel!

would love to know where you find so much time to accomplish so much! I love everything on your blog.
Can't wait to see your finished knitting piece. You are so talented!

Blessings to you,