Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have no idea what is going on with these pictures...... will try to fix it!


So here is the trial run of my christmas wrapping plan - mum's Kew birthday scarf. It went down well!

Also last weekend, we went to see Johs Hartnett in rain Man in the West End. The man is stunning, as on screen. Did a great job of Charlie Babbitt too. It took a lot of will not to stand by the stage door......

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Shopping bags and birthday presents

Firstly a lesson is jazzing up the most cheap-assed birthday present in the world! I love you girls :)

And now some more of Amy Butler...

I was interested to see a local community project that was delivering cotton shopping bags to households for free; they had 500,00! I try and re-use my bags-for-life, and take various cotton bags top the supermarket; I have a favourite that was free with Marie Clare. Anyway, so I have decided to make a load myself and use them as 'wrapping paper' this Christmas. A slightly ambitious idea, but hey-ho! Also, John Lewis have started selling Amy Butler (for Rowan) fabric. Obviously, I couldn't help myself. Here is the first attempt, a gift/wrap for James' mother's birthday next week. Then, more fabric for my own mother's version.

Not quite sure why these are so blurry, clearly not as bright as I thought ( but look, new carpet!).

I'm not going to promise I'm back...... but I'm really going to try. I'm back living in Nottingham having got a Research Fellowship at the University (Phd done and finished!); a job which is a lot less stressfull and frantic. So maybe (hopefully) I'll have more time for this! I'v etaken lots of photos this weekend so lots to post this week. I've missed everyone (but I have been keeping up with your blogs, sporadically), so will look forward to catching up with you. I am also getting to grips with ravelry, so see you there?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm Knitting! Albeit 'Small Things'

Hi All!

I'm still here! Working so hard I never have time to turn around, and as a result being a bad friend, bad girlfriend, bad horse/cat owner and a non-knitter! Would you believe it I have only been to GetKnitted TWICE since September...... Although in the midst of all this mania I did get a promotion, so in some ways it's all good.

Anyway, here is the most recent, and quite lonely FO. The Eyelet Dress from Baby Knits for Beginners (the BEST baby book in the world). It is for Sarah's new niece, Dorothy Jean. I am so proud with how it has turned out, knitting baby clothes is definately a favourite-near instant gratification and great finishing practise. I converted it to in the round, which, I think made it a little quicker. And clever James even picked the button and the ribbon with just a shopping list from me.

Yarn: Rowan Classic Cash Soft DK
Pattern: Eyelet Baby Dress from baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss
Size: 3-6 months, 3 and a bit balls
Needles: Various 3.25mm standard circs

I'm not convinced of the practicality/safety of a ribbon for a small baby, but I guess Annie and Tim can take it out if they feel it's not safe. I hope they like it!