Friday 26 July 2013

Soft Landing?

If your merry-go-round won't slow down enough ... just look for a cosy spot, close your eyes and JUMP!

I managed to land onto my lounge chair in front of the TV (can't remember what I watched) and picked up my knitting needles. Relaxing and not having to think resulted in one finished scarf from my previous bundle of wool purchases.

Love the little baubles on the edge of this one. But wait .... there's more!

This little bundle was found huddling from the cold in my mailbox. Of course I couldn't leave them out there so they also found their way into my wool stash. Yes, more scarves :o)

Finally found a moment after lunch to pin and finish off my 1 Xmas Item for July. Not a huge task but pleased to be able to stay on track so that I can hang my banner come December.

Big thankyou to every-elf for your encouragement and friendship as we cheer each other on each month. Big or small, many or few, each item will make Christmas all the more special.

Happy browsing through the lovely July pics on the 1 Xmas Item page and thankyou for sharing.    


Thursday 25 July 2013

It's That Time Again

Bring out the milk and cookies and share what you've been up to this month for your '1 Xmas Item'.

Just as soon as my 'merry-go-round' slows down enough for me to jump off, I'll be back to share what I still need to finish off ... and add your pictures to the 1 Xmas Item page.

Thanks for sharing and Happy Christmas Sewing   >^..^<

Friday 19 July 2013

Knutty Knitter

Actually I wouldn't be able to knit to save my self but there's something about the cooler months that get my knitting mojo puuuurrrrling away.  Only simple little projects but it's great for relaxing at night in front of the TV and switching off from the day.

Last night I finished off the ball of 'Beetle' (variegated) with a second dish cloth managing to come up with a checkered pattern. Earlier I finished off the ball of pink 'Giggle' and found that by casting on 25 stitches and weighing the ball I could make 3 dust cloths. Look out now dust bunnies :o)

My challenge:  If any new balls of wool should find themselves entering my home, I must knit them up and not let them hide away until 'another year'. Just as well it's only July and there should be some more cooler weather yet, even though lately it's almost like summer some days.

Recent additions to my stash.  I see .... 2 scarves .... 3 colourful dust cloths and more dish cloths. Just can't help myself and I won't mention a little purchase also on it's way.

Not much time lately for fabric play and this weekend needs to be bookwork, yuk!  The 25th is also just around the corner ... hope you've been able to squeeze in some Christmas sewing to share with the 1 Xmas Item Elves.

Happy Creating   >^..^<

Monday 1 July 2013

But Wait ... There's More ... Blocks

Managed to finish these next 2 blocks this morning but have been waiting to get a clear run at the computer to share them. Only 4 more to go.

Block  #11

Block  #12

When I woke this morning to a new month, it dawned on me that my knitting finishes last night qualify me for June OPAM ... woohoo!


Ruffle Scarf

I have one more ball of this net wool left from last years' purchases and the dishcloths will make a good lunchtime project at work.

Happy Knitting     >^..^<