Sunday, August 27, 2006


Just a quick update, I have been too busy for knitting this week. Last night I was in Borders bookshop in Leeds. I saw this book it has a beautiful pink dress in it which would look great under the butterfly. I didnt want to take it around the cinema with me but I shall definately have to have it sometime soon!Today however was my knitting circle so I started the front of Mario's jumper. I would have liked to do some on my butterfly but I didnt feel i could spend the whole afternoon shushing everyone.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Not knitting or sewing related I know but look who has come to live in our garden. The kids are feeding him catfood. I am hoping that he will stay and eat slugs but I think he is going to get spoilt for a diet of cat food!

holiday knitting

Well I didnt get as much done on my butterfly as I wanted. Every time I got it out somebody had to talk to me!But it does look pretty so far, I am making the dress definately but I am still undecided as to whether I want to make a double hem frill or not it. I am really not sure that it needs it but I will put the two that I have together when they are finished and decide.
The up side is that I made the back and two sleeves on Mario's jumper no mean feat as he is 6ft4' which is xl + a little bit by rowan standards. I would have liked to have made a patterned one but the yarn was a bargain end only 1100 g so I darent risk it, maybe next time.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


The last two days have been taken up with kids activites. We went to see the Ant Bully today the kids enjoyed it. My enjoyment has been starting the lace for my cardigan. Lace making takes lots of concentration i.e no chat this means I am managing a pattern an evening only. This little piece took me two whole evenings. I am gonna have to take something else besides the cardigan and the butterfly on holiday .............hmm something i already have on the go perhaps or maybe something new!

Thursday, August 03, 2006


Here are couple of pictures of the kidsilk haze and the beads that I am gonna use in this project. It was a toss up between this colour and a pinky red. Did a bit more on my sleeves last night so might finish those sometime soon!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Carla asked why I hadn't started the Butterfly if it was too hard. Well it might be I havent really looked properly at the pattern. No it is because I am trying to finish some of what I have on the go, I started this cardigan two weeks ago and I really want to wear it. It is a Rowan pattern but the yarn is patons 4ply cotton£2.65 for 100g on Ebay. The colour is called foxglove and it is a real match for the colour, I checked as my foxgloves faded. I am going to finish the sleeves and then take the borders on holiday to do. As soon as I finish the sleeves then I will start threading the beads for butterfly.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The shawl is finished

Well the post lady arrived with the beads but, I was good. My Darlings were well behaved and I finished my shawl. Not sure exactly how long it has taken me, about a month I think. It is the second one since May, one for the Rowan Exchange and one for me!
It still needs blocking but you get the idea.

To Start or to Finish?

Today is the day that the Butterfly Along starts, trouble is I cant make up my mind whether or not cast on the tension square imediately the beads arrive through the post or finish some of the things I have on the go. The compromise is I shall carry on edging my shawl until the post lady comes. Arent I good?

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