Long time, No posts!

Hi there,
Sorry, it’s been so long since I wrote anything. I was nursing a painful shoulder and elbow and had to give up on knitting and crocheting for a while to try and let them heal.
I’ve now started knitting again, although not for too long at a time. Here are my current projects…

One is a chunky, holey jumper, which is knitted in only 2 pieces. You knit one back and one front only (sleeves are part of this). It will be interesting to see how this works out. I find it much harder to judge the size so I think it may be smaller than I would like.

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This is two yarns knitted together. One is a Red Heart sparkly yarn and the other a cotton yarn.

Then there is the summer dress that I started last year and got fed up with. I hate really ‘big’ projects! I have little patience so get bored with knitting the same thing for too long. Anyway, I went back to it and it has seemed surprisingly quick this time around. I’ve finished one side already and am on the second. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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I changed the colours slightly.
Well, that’s it for now. Going to enjoy the Easter break for a few days. Happy Easter!

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Craft ideas

Here we are! Lots of interesting things to see. I’ve only taken a few photos so far. Some to go back and look at, some for ideas later…
Unfortunately I couldn’t get reception to upload this so finally here’s some photos! (Sorry, they’re not all that great.)

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Hey ho, hey ho, it’s off to the craft show I go!

Thanks to Simply Knitting magazine, I won tickets to the Craft4Crafters show and I’m going today. Watch this space… I will send you photos of any new or exciting things I find!

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In the meantime, I love this idea I saw somewhere (sorry, the place has eluded me for the moment) and I’m going to make one or two as decorations.

Overdone?

I think I may have overdone the knitting & crochet in the run up to Christmas, as I now have a painful elbow and my recurring finger problem is back too. So I shall be talking short break for a while to try and recover. Sorry, but, sadly, I’m not getting any younger…
I shall leave you, for now, with a photo of my Jean Greenhowe doll.

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My Own Cuddly Snowman

Well, I finally go around to writing up my Snowman pattern and putting it on Ravelry.  You can find it here:  http://www.ravelry.com/purchase/diane-stobbart-designs/188404

My mum gave me the Snowdog pattern to try and I loved him but could only find a crocheted Snowman pattern so I decided to make my own.  If you do try him out, please let me know if you find any problems.  I hope you like him!

Merry Christmas.

Copyright Diane Stobbart 2013

Copyright Diane Stobbart 2013

Beautiful Sparkly Scarves

I’ve been doing some Christmas knitting. My favourite yarn for scarves is Sirdar Taffeta – it’s sparkly and colourful and knits up fairly easily, if you’re used to the ‘pick up a loop’ kind of scarf knitting.

Here’s a pinky purple one that I’ve knitted, and a grey/black one that I’m just starting. It’s not too expensive either, I think I got the yarn for about £6/7 online.

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Been decorating…

Hi there,

Sorry, I’ve not blogged for ages. I’ve been decorating and these things just seem to drag on and on. And now, it’s time for Christmas -finding presents, thinking of ideas, knitting, crocheting….

I’m in a bit of a quandary – maybe you can help?  I used to do little presents for people at work but now we have expanded and I’m not sure that I should bother now. Yet, I feel a bit sad that I won’t then be doing presents for the people I’ve worked with for years.  I don’t feel like I can give gifts to some and not to others as I work with all the teams.  What should I do? Any ideas welcome.

Thanks.