Monday, 12 September 2011

Knitting keeps me Sane!!!

I apologise for not being around much last week. 
The 'coughes and sneezes' season has started already as I picked up a cold and I feel that I haven't caught up with myself yet! However, I think I am on the mend now.

I also have been dealing with my neighbour's landlord as her shower has been leaking into  my flat into my kitchen cupboards causing damp and mold to grow as I can't use my kitchen cupboards.  It is not pleasant, and after many phone calls I have to get the work done myself and claim on my insurance.  Nothing seems to go straight forward anymore. 

Anyway, enough about boring stuff and annoyances, I have been knitting a lovely slip over top from a pattern by Debbie Bliss from her Fall/Winter 2008 Magazine.

as shown on the cover

I am using a chunky yarn, in a dark grey in a wool/acrylic mix. 
I would love to be able to knit with pure wool and use the top designer yarns
but my purse doesn't allow. 
So we will have to wait and see if it is a good substitute. I did do a tension swatch and adjusted needle size so all being well ........


 It consists of moss stitch which is one of my favourite stitches since I mastered the art of it and the front has a lovely big cable to do.

I don't knit many items for myself so this will be a treat and I think it will suit me.

I also whipped up a little tea cosy when I was away last week which is here

and added some crochet edging and a crochet flower.

I love knitting these, as they are very quick projects to do and I used up some of the yarn leftover from the 'cute little knitted dress'.

Have a lovely week

bee x

o x o x o x o x o x o x o x o x o x o x


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Last week was sooo busy!

I didn't get a mo to myself last week for blogging as it was so busy,
so I'm glad to be back to normal speed again and in the blogging seat!

The Christening went really well and the party afterwards,
 with all the family, so that was really nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The next week was spent sorting out cars and hunting for
a new one for my other half. 
We finally found one on Friday and he is collecting it today,
so I hope this one will be 'the one'!! 
He has had a run of bad luck with cars, since his car was written off in April,
 when a hit and run driver ran into it outside his home. 
So fingers crossed this one will be good!!

I've managed to get in some crocheting and knitting which helps to keep me sane.  I will post more later in the week to show you what I've been up to.

I can't believe it is September already!
So to celebrate the summer and the August Break 2011,
I thought I would share with you some of my favourite photographs
taken by some of the other participants.

href="">Flair>, 2. href="">Cone Flowers, 3. href="">The Boys, 4. href="">Sixteenth>, 5. href="">Jasmine and Her Box, 6. href="">Driving Miss Daisy, 7. href="">walking on the mendocino coast, 8. href="">Look up (1 August 2011), 9. href="">The Prairies, 10. href="">Pink Pang, 11. href="">Golden horizon, 12. href="">Sunflowers #augustbreak, 13. href="">Revelry>, 14. href="">{the break} :: august 18th, 15. href="">27.8.11 No 13, 16. href="">Darkdahlia3


Bee x

o x o x o x o x o x o x o x o x o x o x o

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...