Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Bags

I'm still sewing bags for the craft fair coming up. Here are some more that have been finished.

I think because I have girls, I am always drawn to the girl fabrics most of the time. I couldn't resist this car fabric though.

I love this pink spot, it looks great with the pink bugs!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Local Library

I have been enjoying the local library lately, they seem to have an endless supply of books that I need to borrow.

These are the latest lot that I found yesterday. I really cherish books and usually want to own them. This ends up being a very expensive habit, so the library works well at reducing the cost.
This one is interesting, but I don't think I'll give it a go.
This has lovely scarf patterns.
I got totally confused by this, I would love to give it a go having two socks finished at the same time would be great.
Some nice patterns.

Love this book, it is great!!

My mum spun when I was little and the spinning wheel lived in the lounge until I broke it. Only now do I understand how mad my mum must have been. I would love to do some spinning and might have to get a spindle to start with.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Knitting

I found this magazine at the local shop and thought I had to buy it. Now I have cast on for a little summer cardigan in pink Smoothie.

We were very pleased to finally eat some of our cauliflower from the garden. They have been sitting there all winter doing nothing and then as soon as the weather warmed up we had two huge ones.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

French Market Bag

I thought I might have a go at felting, so I decided to make the French market bag.

I had some left over Cascade 200 from my Bluebell jumper and away I went. I love to knit on something that you don't have to think about. I was also knitting socks and following those patterns closely, so this one the good one to do when I didn't want to concentrate.

Then I popped it into the machine and this is how it came out.

I did want to take a photo before the machine, but the camera was out of batteries and I couldn't wait to see how it would look.

I used some different wool for the stripe and that didn't really felt at all. Look at the difference.

Of course I'm using it as a bag to hold my knitting.


Don't forget that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month. Wear you pink ribbons with pride and remember all those lovely ladies who have lost the fight. Earlier this year I lost a friend to breast cancer and she was the same age as me with a small child.

Please check your breasts and give money to help stop any more mums, sisters, daughters, aunts and friends having to face this nasty cancer.