Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fearless Knitting

Although I have been a rubbish blogger, I can at least try to impress you and excuse my absence with my knitting news!

I have finished something, a hat I found over at Tiennie's blog, and which she has kindly made a free download and I love it.

Here's the one she made

Lily is off to Paris for a few days on Wednesday and she wants to take it with her. We are in the process of making pom poms for it and I shall show it off when it's truly finished. I don't have a pom pom maker (unlike some, Stacey!!) and so we have had to revert to the cereal box method, of olden days!!

I also joined the Debbie Abraham's Mystery Blanket in January and am now on the second set of squares. At first I wasn't too impressed, but I am starting to love them, and am on number 6. They are a good way of stretching my knitting ability, rather than staying in a safe zone, as I have done cabling, swiss darning and beading, to name but a few techniques. I promise to show you soon.

My Babette is horrible, I don't like the colours in the way they are in the pattern, and so have decided to restart that, and make the colours work as I go along. I trust my eye for it more that the pattern I think, so I am hoping it will work.

Lily was 17 last week, and sadly for her it has been so snowy that she hasn't been able to get out driving, but hopefully she will be able to when she comes back from France.

Valentine's Day was yesterday and we had a lovely day and then tried to go and see Slumdog Millionaire, but it was full :( So we rented In Bruges instead and had a cosy night in with some popcorn.......!

No much else to report, really. I am also making a quilt which I am loving. I will try to take some photos this week so you can see my efforts!

Hope you are all managing to stay warm!


Virtuous said...

OOh can't wait to see it! And hear what method you used for stranding since I just started learning! :o)

LOL @ cereal box

Happy Belated to Lily!!

Jackie said...

happy 17 to your girl.

nice hat with very beautiful colours.

Cycling Knitter said...

love the hat, just want big son wants,
as for the babbette, go with your eye, the colours you choses were pretty, just mix n match them.

I've tagged you for a photo meme - just Find your 5th photo file folder, then the 5th photo in that file folder.
Then pass the meme to 5 people.
My photo is here:

hope you decide to play. Have a good week, Angie

tiennie said...

That's a cutie you've got there...wait a minute... I think she belongs to me. :) Can't wait to see your version of the hat!