Sunday, January 22, 2012


Hello my Lovelies,
well it is finished my Lovely Logan. LoganThe first completed item of 2012. It is funny but the first and the last made items of the year always seem the most special to me. It has become a tradition for me to cast on something special for me on Christmas day. This year I decided I couldn't afford to go and buy yarn for this tradition so I rummaged around in my stash. This one nearly didn't make it. I cast it on in a completely different colour (white) and a different yarn.Logan Four inches in and I knew it wasn't going to work. By the end of Christmas day it had gone to the frog pond. Another stash diving and I came up with a cone of soft grey. As soon as I cast it on I knew it was perfect the cables just popped. I am so pleased with how this has turned out especially as it is made from stash. I made the smallest size but because my tension was slightly different to the recommended yarn, the sweater has turned out less fitted than the original but is so warm and snuggely.Just perfect for windy winter days.I was a bit disapointed that I couldn't splash out more yarn but there is somehow a lot of satisfaction out of be able to use up what I already have. LoganI am going to carry on trying to down size my stash as well as whiping the wips. Noyeaux is back on the needles so expect another taa daa very soon.
Arianwen xx

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shades of grey

Hello my lovelies,
welcome to the deep mid winter. It seems that is continually freezing cold and grey. I have noticed the days getting longer ( they must be as January is rushing by) but really not fast enough for my liking. I saw sunshine this morning, fleetingly, through a staffroom window. That little bit of shiney, happiness lifted my spirits no end.
The evenings are so dark I am spending them huddled in front of the fire knitting of course.Logan is warm and snuggley covering my lap it is nearly done and I can't wait to wear it.
I decided that this year I wanted to make some of my own designs up so I am also working on a hat pattern of my own design.
The projects match the weather all grey.
Enjoy the rest of your week I am going to carry on knitting and hoping for a Taaa Daaaa moment at the weekend.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Looking Backwards and Forwards

Hello my lovelies, well it doesn't seem possible but after climbing over the Christmas tree for several weeks it is finally over. 2011 is finished and it is time to look forward to the possiblities that 2012 might be going to offer.2011 for me was hectic, stressful and towards the end quite disapointing. However I did get a lot of knitting done. There is nothing like blogging to help you keep track of your accompishments.

1. NaNaas socks, 2. Go Go's on the bus socks, 3. Nobel Cowl, 4. Elenya's Birthday Liesl, 5. Bird house, 6. Winterberries, 7. Rama, 8. Spring Crocus, 9. Looks like Martha to me!, 10. Audrey in Unst, 11. SWEATER AND BONNET, 12. Simple City, 13. Abi, 14. Ishbel, 15. Christmas Thistle, 16. Miette, 17. Crochet Cushion, 18. Creature Comforts, 19. Opal, 20. Lady Cythera, 21. Aaren, 22. Vaire, 23. It's not Harry's it's mine!, 24. Emilia's Quilt, 25. A Hat For Matt, 26. Back to School, 27. Back to School, 28. I love sleeping in the wet!, 29. Granny Tissooo, 30. Liesel, 31. Tidal, 32. Esha's Rama, 33. Crochet Cushion, 34. Audrey in April, 35. Habitat, 36. Hopsalot
This year looks like it is going to be equally rollercoaster like so I have decided what I need for 2012 is a plan of action. For the knitting, at least, mainly so that I can use up my stash whip the wips and try and stay focused on what I want to make rather than being swayed by all of the wonderful projects that I see on Ravlery. This is what I have so far.
Baby Cables big ones too
Paper dolls
Noyeaux, Logan and Acer are already on the needles. Logan and Acer being what I cast on for Christmas (I couldn't decide. I am thinking 12 hats and 12 shawls too but that might be a little ambitious what do you think? I will look back at the end of the year and see what I came up with.
Happy New year
Arianwen xx

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