Sleep Knitting

Knitting, sleeping (whenever I Can), Living with Coeliac Disease, Teaching and planning a wedding!

Don’t step on a pincushion…. it hurts!!!! December 29, 2007

 I just managed to step on a pincushion, it got stuck in my foot, took 5 minutes to remove, it hurt a lot, and bled….. I wouldn’t recommend trying this one at home!

Well, christmas was indeed merry – I had a fab time at my boyfriend’s parents farmhouse in the country… proper fire and a real tree… heaven! I happily sat by the fire with several cats at my feet and finished my Twilleys Freedom Spirit tank top in a couple of days, its blocking at the moment, pictures to folllow shortly. I’m so in love with the yarn, I ordered two more balls and I’m now knitting the beret from the same pattern book.

My new years resolutions have been made and one of them is to blog more frequently, although this may be a problem as I’ve finally had my Ravelry invite and I have a feeling it may become addictive! I did a bit of sales shopping in John Lewis yesterday, I bought 13 balls of Rowan ‘Romance’ in a dark grey colour bargain at £2.45 a ball (instead of a fiver!) I’ve orderd Rowan magazine no. 40 and I’m planning on making up ‘Wonder’. Its a yummy yarn, glittery and soft, really unusual.

I will get some photos uploaded shortly, for now its back to knitting the beret (and tending to my poor foot!)

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Tis the season to be busy….. December 22, 2007

Filed under: crafts,knitting,stash,twilleys freedom spirit,Uncategorized,wool,yarn,yarn stash — sleepknitting @ 5:34 pm

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I’ve not been blogging for a while but I have been knitting – pictured above is the finished Shaftesbury in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, I have loved knitting with this wool and am pleased with the result. I do wish that I had made the sleeves longer though! Anyway, i’m going to wet block it so it should be a lot better when that’s done, looks good on though!

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Pictured aboove are a couple of big slouchy berets I made using my 20mm needles. They are from the pattern in the latest ‘Lets Knit’ magazine and knit up super quick in just under and hour each. I used Rowan Ribbon Twist and Rowan Spray, 100g each hat, a good stash buster!

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This is my Christmas project, the tank top from Twilleys Freedom Spirit pattern book in ‘fire’. This is the yarn I had from my abandoned project of the Chevron Jacket (I just hated knitting it and really struggled with the increases, so I admitted defeat and decided to try this instead!) I’m glad I abandoned the other project actually, I like the simplicity of this pattern and the simple stocking stitch really shows off the fab colours.

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I also intend to make the hat abouve in this other colourway, It only takes two 50g balls and I’m totally in love with Freedom Spirit wool!

I’m off to relatives tomorrow for Christmas, then on Christmas eve travelling up to Lincolnshire to spend Christmas with my boyfriends family, I should Imagine I will have some progress photos for the new year if not before – Merry Christmas!