Monday, 26 January 2015
I've got my energy levels back again today pleased to say after a few days of the flu with the usual symptoms of, temperature, shivers, cough. And started doing a housework blitz which made me feel better and opening the windows wide to blow in some fresh air. I responded to a lady by email through my local Truro Freegle website requesting wool donations as she does lots of knitting for various charities in Romania, Uganda and many other African countries. I busied myself tidying my wool and giving away many balls, as I needed to give it a good thin it out and make way for new wool. Another new craft, well new to me that caught my eye this week is Chicken Scratch and its something I would like to practice how to do properly as it looks sort of easy and pretty. Here is a taster. And here are a few more ideas and patterns from Pinterest. So now I want to get on and do more housework, yes I really don't mind it when I am in the mood for it and I'm raring to go.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Here is a Fair Isle pattern I used two strands of double knit acrylic that I had plenty of instead of a worsted weight yarn I think it turned out good. I may try a worsted next time and I'd would like to try the interchangeable circular knitting needles too seen in the video.
Sunday, 4 January 2015
I have been making these two pairs of easy sixty minute slippers one pair with two strands of multi coloured yarn and red I had in my stash, the red pair with four strands for a more chunky pair. These are for my two daughters Michelle, who wants chunky and Fiona who as long as they don't fall off her feet doesn't mind. I will be taking them up to them in London when we go up there for the Awards Do in January 14th.