Thursday, August 28, 2008

SP Questions catch up

I have just visited by Secret Pal's blog and realised I am way behind on the SP questions. She gives such great answers I am a little disappointed that I don't do better.
What is the best thing you've ever received in the mail/post?

Well I have received lots of thrilling swap parcels. I love to get things from these Secret Pal swaps as everyone is a knitting enthusiast and likely to chose good things. I became a bit obsessed with swap bot and got some lovely packages but also some not so useful and some not at all. I have now gone through that phase thank goodness, it was getting rather expensive.
What is your proudest knitting moment??
Again I am struggling to answer. Maybe the first shawl I knitted which was Flower basket, or the first time I turned a heel. I am currently knitting a Shetland style shawl and got completely stuck on 4 rows on the triangle part. I don't know how many times I had to frog them so I have decided my recent proudest moment was when I finally got past that that point.
What is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete?
This is easier. There are two yarns I love but am struggling to work into a garment; some Debbie Bliss pure silk in a lovely coral and some Alpaca & silk in teal. I guess I just don't do soft and drapey.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Millie is a winner!

Millie entered the Children's photography competition at Wollaton Park a couple of weeks ago and has won 1st prize in her age group (under 6). Actually she would have prefered the third prize which was a £5.00 gift token but never mind.
She chose the subject herself and took the picture on my camera. The photographs will be exhibited in the Great Hall until September 1st.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Next Question

Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Would you ever consider it?

I never have entered a craft item in a fair but given the chance I think I would. I read on the Angel Yarns Forum that a member who had entered what we all considered beautiful items was unplaced and the competition was won by very traditional knits. I don't think this would deter me and I would give it a go if I had anything suitable.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Back to the Park

Now we have discovered Shipley Park we just can't keep away. We went down on Wednesday - Little Grandad, Grandma, Millie and Lily-the-Dog.
Lily looked hot;

and Millie looked cute;

despite having a little tumble which grazed her knee.
The coffee shop was out of scones but we had a great time.

There has been some knitting. I have actually done half a pair of Jaywalkers at last ( don't worry -there is no second sock syndrome- I have already started number 2) The yarn was in my very generous Birthday Swap parcel from Ggirl on Ravelry.It is from Yarnpirate and is not only fabulous colours but lovely to knit with.

I have also finished a very green jumper in Rowan Wool Cotton. Another yarn which knits really well.The edging is from one of the Nicky Epstein books, borrowed from the library and the basic shape is my old friend Martha from Studio 2

How green is that? Move over Kermit!