Thursday, 11 November 2010

There has been some knitting....

Not much, but a little!

I have continued working on my 12 jumpers and was making very good progress up until the point that I started getting terrible pains in my right arm and had to stop knitting all together for several months!

So the current position is 8 jumpers finished (and most worn very regularly), one jumper on the needles, two jumpers just waiting to be sewn up - hahaha 'just' as if they haven't each been waiting over a year already - and one jumper to cast on.

Now if only people would stop having babies, I might have a chance to get some jumpers finished!

Testing testing 1...2....3

This is a test to see if I can blog from my phone! I know that I have been a terrible blogger these past few months and have neglected you, however in my defence there has been a lot going on! Some of it sad, but recently some of it very happy. I have high hopes that the future will mean much more of the latter.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Day 2 of Elephant Hunting

We went hunting for more elephants in London on Friday. There was a whole herd in Green Park. (Although I have only posted a small selection!)

And plenty more in the surrounding area! By 7.30pm I was up to 77 of the 158 elephants!

I am quite pleased with my progress so far, but I think I will just do a round up of a few elephants everyday - as at time of posting I am up to 87!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

I'm going on an elephant hunt...

You may remember Elijah from a previous post. Today he has been out in London making some new friends....

I will warn you know that this is a very picture heavy post!

First of all we went to the V and A on my way to work.....

Then at lunch time we went to High Street Kensington:

Then after work we went to meet some more elephants from the Elephant Parade:

Which brings my total elephants to 28. Which isn't bad for one day! Only 230 to go!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Bits and Pieces

Despite my complete lack of blogging I have actually been quite productive recently!

I have finished jumpers 3 and 4 (so only 8 to go!). I have managed to painstakingly unpick parts of jumpers 5 and 6 that I had messed up, so hopefully they should get finished sometime soon.

I have been sewing - I made another bag like the one in my last post and then went to a Dressmaking weekend at the Papered Parlour in Clapham. It was really good and I am quite proud of the dress that I made:

So maybe it is not that impressive, but I did design and make it in 10 hours!

I am really pleased with how the back turned out -

I have also got some grand plans for future sewing, here is a sneaky peek...

And finally I have been adding buttons to anything and everything - I am particularly pleased with how some nice wooden buttons look on my new shoes.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Spring Cleaning

I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning over the Easter weekend. I have had a few projects that have been hanging around that I have not been sure about for various reasons so I have now frogged them.

I love this pattern (Citron) and will definitely make it in the future, but this particular project had bad memories for me as it was what I was knitting when I found out that my Grandad had died.

I am planning on using the yarn to knit a featherweight cardigan - which is a project that I have also frogged over the past few days as the yarn that I was using just broke so easily - but to be honest the yarn is laceweight cashmere I am not quite sure what I was expecting!
Pretty colour though.

This is what they look like now:

It hasn't all been ripping back projects though - although I don't yet have a 3rd Jumper I do have about 5 potentials for that throne. They are all at least halfway through, so as soon as I can knit again ( I have got pains in my wrist/arm again) hopefully I will get at least one of them finished before the end of this month.

In other craft news I went to a learn to sew class at John Lewis a couple of weekends ago - I am so proud of the little bag that I made.

Hopefully my Mum will be bringing my sewing machine when she comes to visit so that I can sew some more things!