Thursday, 18 October 2012

Hopefully A Turning Point...

(Piemaker sorting the living room walls)

So the house is taking over our lives. Combine that with my Masters Degree and working for a care charity and that leaves no time or space to even sew on a button. This is depressing, but looking at the positive my knitting is coming on leaps and bounds,

The real good news is that the electricians are in to sort our electric out today and tomorrow, which means by Saturday we will be able to decorate every room except the kitchen! (builder's starting on our new kitchen next week hopefully)
I'm hoping I can convince Piemaker to chuck a few of my boxes into the car so we can start setting up upstairs. But hopefully this will be a turning point.

I'm hating not having any space to myself to be able to lock the door and work or sew, I know it will be better in the long run its just at the moment its pretty sucky. This is mainly the reason why I haven't been making/showing you guys my sewing plans.

I have some but until we can move in there isn't a lot I can do about them!  Thanks for sticking with me, it won't be long!
There is so many lovely new patterns floating about I just can't wait to get started!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cornish Honey Cowl...

I finished another knitting project! This was the free Honey Cowl pattern by Madeleine Tosh, which you can get on Ravelry. I did the bulk of the knitting on a little family holiday in Cornwall, hence the name.
I have to say This is my favorite thing i've knitted so far! So much so that some people may be getting them for Christmas!
Apologies for the myspacey photo, My laptop is broken and so i'm making do with Piemakers Ipad.
The pattern creates honeycomb stitch which gives a dense waffle like texture to the finished fabric which is sooo soft and squidgy! Heres a close up. I did it in some more Artesano Washable Merino, this time in "sand."
 Its a lovely versatile pattern you can do lots of different options. I cast on 220 stitches for this one, and used two skeins, but the shorter version is half that. It can also be doubled and worn that way too!
Little house update, we have the keys and are getting it decorated, hopefully to move in properly in about three weeks, when the kitchen has been put in. Lots of work to do!