Having just spent the afternoon doing a variety of random and totally unconnected activities I am treating myself to a sit down and a gossip. Hello there! And welcome to 2014. It was a busy year for us, with Joe leaving home to live and work in Stockholm and Tom going off for a placement year in the less romantic but equally important South Staffordshire! My health has been steadily improving to the point where my consultant considers the Lupus to be ‘stable’ whatever that means since whilst my bloods are all largely within normal limits I am by no means symptom free!
ONoodles has been a big focus and having spent a year ‘playing’ with ideas I feel I need to move on with it and have plans afoot! As the year rolls by I will be sharing these with you! One thing though is that I master how to make socks! Some of my knitting buddies are running ‘sock clubs’ this year and I really do need to tell you about them just in case you want to make socks, receive some quality yarns. patterns and access to expertise.
First of all Babylonglegs and A Little Bit Sheepish (Sarah and Fiona from Knit NIght) have joined forces – Sarah’s fabulous yarns in vibrant colours and Fiona’s extreme design skills- click on the logo to get the link to their club.
Secondly for a different style is Magpielly aka Elly from Knit Night; now you see her now she’s gone… Elly is leaving us this week to move up to Orkney for a while. We will miss her very much but like the idea of a road trip… Here is a link to her sock club
Joe has used his awesome CAD skills whilst at home to come up with my rabbit- who is based on Rudii of course, my very cuddly and soft bunny!
He has also spent sometime tweeking my blog design and I have just put the finishing touches to.
In the time since I finished making Christmas orders and gifts I have actually made something for me! I really love this Juliana shawlette by Rachel Lintern.
So as usual I have taken this as inspiration and created my own version, amending it to suit what yarns I had available and of course my own preferences!
Here are a few pics to show you what evolved…
I really like the contrast of the block colour and treble section against the stripes then the lace section and the beaded edge and tassels!
In a while I will be able to show you my cardigan (started in the summer and just being finished!) which is a first as it is knitted top down and all in one. It has been an enjoyable and interesting knit. I aim to explore this type of construction further!
Also waiting to be seen are the hat/scarf combo in Rasta flag colours for Tom and Joe’s denim, waffle stitch snood that were requests for Christmas! Bet you can’t wait!!!
Here’s a teaser…