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.
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.
I changed the colours slightly.
Well, that’s it for now. Going to enjoy the Easter break for a few days. Happy Easter!
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.)
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!
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.
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.
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!
Copyright Diane Stobbart 2013
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.
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.