Friday, May 30, 2008

Market Bag Swap

I participated in a May Market Bag Swap. I used Sirdar Denim Cotton DK.It was easy to knit but I did change the handles. I did not follow the pattern for the handles.

Colour: Denim Blue.

This is what I received from Pastelmaiden in the May Market Bag Swap on the Knewbit Kit Forum on Ravelry.

Thank you Pastelmaiden.

Cream Cabled Jacket

Monday, May 26, 2008

Cabled bolero style jacket

I started the bolero style jacket about five weeks ago and finished it a few days ago. I had planned on taking a picture but forgot. It was also knitted in black so I am not sure you would have seen the pattern clearly but it is the same style as the cream one as shown in this Blog.

I really enjoyed knitting it and the finished garment looked wonderful. I made it for a friend of a friend.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Part One: Crafting
Do you knit, crochet, or both? Knit

What do you like to make?
Anything challenging. I do enjoy knitting bags, flowers, hats, scarves etc.

Do you have a favourite project?Afghans and blankets.

Do you have a favourite type of fiber or brand of yarn? I love Sirdar, Debbie Bliss and would like to try many more. I love knitting in Aran wool.

Do you have a least favourite type of yarn? 4ply

Do you do any other crafts?
Sewing occassionally.

Do you knit in public? If so where do you like knitting and what is your "portable" project? I attend two knitting clubs and I have knitted on the train to Birmingham and sometimes in the car when my partner is driving. I also took my knitting to Jamaica in December. My portable project is usually a bag. Currently a market bag.

What do you carry your "portable" knitting in? I have a knitting bag and a basket. My knitting is in either of those.

Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over? I am always looking out for a new knitting book on bags or scarves.

Part Two: Your Favourites

What is your favourite colour? Purple, red and brown as well as black and navy blue.

What is your least favourite colour?Pink

What scents/smells do you like?Hugo Boos or Calvin Klein only. What don’t you like?

How do you like to pamper yourself? (bubble bath, hand creams, massage, manicure)Aromatherapy massage and manicures/pedicures.

What goodies to you like to eat? (chocolate, biscuits, sweets,crisps etc)I love shortbread biscuits. No chocolate.

Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit? Any particular kind? Coffee (prefer beans)

Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit? (TVshow-Along, movies, music, podcasts, audiobooks)I tend to watch TV but occassionally I will listen to music.

Part Three: About you, Living & Past-times

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be (and why)? I would be Aran and Chunky as they are warm and easy to knit which in a way is like my personality. I am easy going and a very warm person.

Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address)Kent

Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else?
I grew up in the West Midlands.

What is your favourite place in the UK? Bath

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Africa.

What other hobbies do you have? I love reading, aerobics (when I can fit it in), knitting obviously, socialising and meeting new people, eating out.

Part Four: The Theme
As part of this swap we are asking you to post (or link to) a picture or photograph you like. Your swap pal will use the photo as a basis for a themed item or parcel.
It could be of a specific item, e.g. Jellybeans, an Alpaca, a rainbow or a scene e.g. sunset, beach, woodland or anything else you can think of! Please add a few words to explain why you have chosen the photo if you think this is appropriate.
It could be a photo you have taken or a picture you have found on the internet. Please note - if the picture is not yours please ensure you seek permission from the owner before posting it on your blog. Alternatively, you can link to the original picture.

Final Part:
Any allergies/preferences (fiber-wise or treat-wise)?Allergic to 100%wool.

Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know? No

Sunday, May 11, 2008



Just a quick message to say I have not done much knitting for the past week due to having heat exhaustion. I know heat exhaustion. I was really ill for two days but I am feeling much better today and I cannot wait to pick up my knitting needles again.

I am still knitting a bolero style jacket for a friend and hope to finish that in the next 10 days.

It is a lovely day today but I won't be sitting in the garden knitting. I will be indoors in the cool.

Happy Knitting and I will post a picture of the jacket when it is complete.