Thursday, June 16, 2011


My laptop has crashed and I think that I have lost a lot of stuff that hasn't been backed up. I had finally found time to organise my knitting patterns into folders and now they have gone. I am going to have to start again. I am using an old laptop that is much slower and cumbersome until I work out whether the current laptop is redeemable. I hope that it is and I don't have to buy a new one. I am working on the garter yoke baby cardigan. It is such a great pattern, knitted in one piece, with only a little sewing up under the arms. I can't decide what to do next, after this. It takes me so long now to decide what to knit each time, maybe I have knitted myself too many cardigans!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Yarnfest: Update on the annual post

Update on the annual post

It's that time of the year again! I only seem to be able to post once a year now. I have to show off my latest creations, all completed in the last year or so, including the Rime Frost Bohus sweater that I didn't have photos for, until now. I also completed my Fireside sweater after finding some great yarn at Alexander Palace Knitting and Stitching show in October last year.
I have made various other things, such as scarves and baby gifts, as well as a couple of berets. I love this pattern for a quick knit one day beret. It works well, I am now contemplating making a third.
Not much else on the knitting front at the moment, although I had a great time here, whilst I was visiting San Francisco during half term in February. It was a really interesting place that dyes its own yarn. There is a large selection of gorgeous yarns and I couldn't resist buying some burnt orange merino with a touch of cashmere in to make a scarf. I will post a picture when it is finished, hopefully before next March!
I haven't downloaded our pictures yet, but I hope to post some of Alcatraz, which was very interesting. San Francisco is a great place to visit.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The latest pictures of baby sweaters
These were made last month for my cousin's identical twin daughters. Aren't they cute? They are of course the Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise pattern which always turns out really well.
I have got an answer about the yoke on the Rime Frost and have already made my changes, which seem to be working out so far. I hope that the whole yoke works, because I am really close to finishing. It looks good so far, but I will post a picture when I'm done.
I found a picture of the kids in the garden in January when the snow fell again here in London. It is such an unusual image for here, we never get this much snow. They had another snow day and really enjoyed making snowmen.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Catch up

I can't believe that I haven't posted for a year. I have knitted lots, but not bothered to blog about it. I have made numerous baby sweaters, finished my Autumn Rose sweater, which came out successfully and am now battling with a bohus pattern, Rime Frost. It is great, but the yoke is defeating me and I have to work out how to sort it out.

We had Gad's barmitzvah in August which was great and then we went to Italy for ten days. The time has flown and we are having February half term.

I have to download some pictures from the camera as I do have images of some knitting that has been completed. I have been really good and not added to my stash, but I have lost two hand knitted scarves this winter and need to buy more yarn to make their replacements. Oh, I tell a lie, I did buy some posh yarn cashmere sock yarn a couple of weeks ago. I think I have enough for a hat and scarf, which I hope to get started on once I have finished the Bohus sweater.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The amazing February Baby Sweater

I finally got a chance to make this great cardigan. My friend had a baby girl last week and I decided to go for it. I used Lucia sock yarn from Posh Yarn that I had in my stash. It is gorgeous yarn in a lovely colourway, which of course you can't really appreciate from my crap photos! 
Anyway, the knitting was great, I used size 3.5mm needles and it has produced a cardigan for a 0-3 month old. The instructions were a little puzzling, but that is EZ for you! Once I had pondered a while, it all became clear, and the end result is lovely. 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Autumn Rose

I am really enjoying knitting my autumn rose sweater, but I am getting increasingly worried about the size. After reading many posts from people who had knit it, I concluded that I needed to knit the small as it comes out large. I am a 34 inch around my bust, therefore the small should be ok. I got gauge! However, when I measure the widest part it seems to come out at 30 inches wide, not a good sign. Either I lose a stone in weight or I find a very slim person to give it to. Not sure which one to go for yet. I will decide when the sweater is finished. Therefore I am not posting any pictures at present, might blight the outcome! 

Not much else going in the North West London fishbowl that I live in. Kids finish school for the holidays tomorrow and that means every day next week is a pyjama day. I did manage to book tickets for Lily and myself to see the Nutcracker the following week. The Evening Standard did an offer of a free child's ticket with one adult ticket. I bought the most expensive one. It should be good. 

Hopefully next time I blog I will feel more positive about the outcome of autumn rose and actually take some pictures. Meanwhile, just browse Ravelry to see some great examples so far.