Saturday, 19 January 2008

Sunshine on a rainy day!

January in Britain seems to last's grey and rainy, Christmas is over and pay day seems a long way off. There isn't anything to look forward too......until a parcel arrives! I love parcels and there's nothing like a parcel of wool to lift the spirits! I was waiting for some better light to take pictures but like that's going to happen any time soon!!

So thank you Christabel of the lovely Rhubarb Supreme. My first give away win was fantastic!

I now have the perfect excuse to try knitting some socks!I'm quite excited actually. My Mum, a seasoned sock knitter is coming to visit soon so I may wait so that I have some guidance....I'd hate to waste the beautiful wool! Watch this space though.....I'll keep tabs on the sock progress!

I haven't spent all of January moping. I have actually been knitting away. My dearest Sister is about to give birth to No 2. I can't resist a good ole baby cardigan!

Looks like Shrek and Binka can't resist them either!

Come on little can come out now, your cardigan awaits!!

After finishing the cardigan I was about to start a couple of other presents for birthdays coming up when Imogen sidled over and said 'Mummy.......knit something for me, Pleeeeeease!' After a heart melting look I was unable to resist and spent the next half an hour looking through every knitted toy book I own. She settled on the brown haired doll from one of my birthday gift books, she was very insistent about the brown hair. She proved to be a quick and easy knit. The next day I'd got this far.......

The day after that 'baby Imogen' was with us. I did suggest other girls names but my girl decided that her name was best!!

Friday, 4 January 2008

New Year New Knitting!

Happy New Year everyone!
Well with the advent calendar behind me (can't quite believe it)I can't help my mind wondering to this years knitting projects.....actually I'm thinking Christmas presents. The Sirdar Bigga in moss stitch was so scrummy and soft that I'm thinking scarves...predictable yes, but very useful plus with the added bonus of being quick and easy to knit.
After getting such gorgeous knitted toy books for my birthday I quite fancy making a few for nieces and nephews. Hmmmmm, if I start spreading the cost of yarn now I could probably afford it!Oooo If only I could buy it all now, I love buying wool.

I leave you with a picture of what happens if I don't hide my knitting after I've finished with it!