Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lace Scarf

Here is the next project to finish.

Last year I started my first ever lace project. It was Willoughby by Jared Flood. Wow he has some amazing designs. It was also the first time I bought a pattern off the internet. All went well and then for some unknown reason it got put in the cupboard and has only just made another appearance.

I loved knitting this scarf. The pattern was easy to follow for a lace novice like me (however I did start it a couple of times before I got it right). I'm really happy with the outcome too.

This is it being blocked. I can't remember where, but I saw someone using these foam square for blocking and I thought that was a pretty good idea. So I bought two packets at the cheap shop for 3 dollars each.

We will see how it ends up!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

World Sweet World

I have recently found a wonderful magazine which I love.

It is here I struggled to find it but now know where I can get it regularly.

You should check it out. It is full of cool projects and information for crafty people.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Scarf and tomatoes

I have decided to try and finish all those little project from last year that just never got finished. They somehow got put into the cupboard and didn't come out again.

This is the first one. A scarf for my husband. I used a lovely wool with cashmere in it and wanted it to be very masculine for him. I'm really happy with the finished product.

Every year we grow some veggies in our garden. This year we only put in a few things, but we always have tomatoes. You just can't get them like this from the shop. Don't they look so shiny and good!

On to the next unfinished project!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays. We have been lucky enought to have all the family arrive from Aus to stay with us, for the first time at Christmas.

What a wonderful time we all had. I hope you were able to have such a great time.