Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I have been a bit busy!

Thank you, thank you, thank you all for your fantastic suggestions on how to get back my knitting mojo.

They really did work. Look..

The Argosy scarf is finished and drying on my guest bed! I do love it and it is my first finished Christmas present. My friend doesn't read here, so I'm safe! I shall sew some sequins on the ends when it's dry as she's a sparkly sort of person.
Here's a close up. I loved how it looked a bit like lace (having never knitted lace) without bring a fiddly pattern.

I have also been making this quilt for my friend who is ill.

I'm hoping to finish it by the weekend. My famile are off to the Foo Fighters on Sunday, so I'm looking forward to a day doing knitterly and sewerly things.

I was so blown away by your good ideas to get my mojo back. Such fantastic things to inspire anybody in a lull. It's funny, I was thinking that I don't know any of you guys personally, but it's almost as though you know me and I know you from just ramblings on a blog meant for knitting. Lots of my real life friends know nothing of my blog, and I like that. My virtual friends are a different part of my knitting life and I would share with you different ideas and thoughts. I mean, you might not be interested in what yarn I'm considering for a knit, but I'd think you were! But in my other life, I don't think anyone would know anything about dilemas I have like that, and other stuff. And I like it like that.

Just wanted you to know I appreciate you all and love the comments you leave, and love reading your amazing blogs. Feel the love, people!

Anyway the winner of my contest was............(drumroll)

Queen of the Froggers

Ta da. She sent me a link to the most amazing piece of knitting

which Winnie at guavaseeds designed.
I love it. This is mine so far

I'm thinking the holes will look more like the picture when it's blocked. I think it'll take a while to finish, but I don't care. I just love it.

Silver belle news. None. I made a mistake and I can't bear to pick it up again. One day soon I'll pluck up the courage and hopefully not chuck it in the bin. I just need to be in the mood.

So that's it. My update. Sorry I've been off the radar a bit recently. I have been visiting you all, just quietly. But now I'm back.

Obviously when I have a moment from being addicted to watching I'm a Celebrity, get me out of here. How did Janice Dickinson EVER get to be a model????????????


Queen of the froggers said...

Thank you for picking me!! Your scarf looks great doesn't it, and the Argosy is beautiful. I am glad that you have your mojo back, its nice to help bloggity friends! xx

Alyssa said...

I"m glad you have your mojo back too. And I know what you mean about your blog friends. My real friends look at me like I'm crazy when I bring up my knitting but on my blog I can discuss whatever I want and I know I will be accepted. I still talk to my friends about my knitting but its great to have a positive place to share my knitting thoughts.

And I do love that scarf. I might have to make it!

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Good to hear your mojo is back. I frequently have a short lull in my knitting enthusiasm but it soon comes back.
Have a great day to yourself on Sunday, Karl and I are off to see the Foo's on Saturday so I have a weekend where I will be lucky to do kntting/sewing.

Pheelya said...

Woohoo to the MOJO!!! Your Argosy is beautiful! What yarn did you use? The colorway is beautiful!

tiennie said...

Way to get your mojo back with such great projects!

gilraen said...

Brilliant!! And what a spectacular way to prove your Mojo is back! The scarves are Ab Fab!

Virtuous said...

YAH!! The mojo is back!!
Your NORO scarf is looking lovely and you SO should claim it as your NOROvember project!
AND you are putting sequins on it now THAT is stamina!

I love the swiss cheese scarf!! Very cool!!

Exactly what mistake did you make on SB??

The quilt will be lovely for your friend. I hope she feels better soon!

nova said...

The Argosy is lovely! I meant to knit one for a gift too, but I am not sure if I will get to it at this point. Maybe it will be a good birthday present! I love the fabric for the quilt. It's going to be tops when you are all done.

Nora said...

Ooooh, how did I miss that gorgeous scarf??

Anonymous said...

The scarf looks great, and I love that the SP love is being passed on - what a fab thought, one gift becomes another. Brilliant!

Good luck with the other scarf too, that looks brill. I'm sure you'll pick up the silver belle again eventually.