Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Here it is!

 Hurrah!  This was taken on my walk to work this morning (check out Rochester castle just peeking out in the distance), it is still snowing now so hopefully I can be home and knitting before it gets dark tonight. 

Last night I finished the curly wurly scarf, no pics yet until I'm sure that the curl can be tamed but it is a lovely colour (if I do say so myself) and is just the right length.  Worst comes to worst I can keep it for myself so not a complete disaster.  I do however have a photo of the cross stitch I finished now I have framed it, it is from the book Subversive Cross Stitch so if you are not fond of profanities this is not for you!
I love it, but inside I'm still 5 years old.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Where's my snow?

So it seems for a second year in a row Britain is in the thrall of a snowpocalpse, schools shut, people having snow days etc etc.  What have we got?  Bugger all!  There was a tantalising dusting this morning, which managed to whet my appetite for snow and then more bugger all.  Disappointment, I has it.

On the plus side I'm actually making some headway into my Christmas preparations.  Lots of stuff is ordered and on it's way, I've nearly finished another scarf for the Christmas box and I've finished the first of three cross stitch thingys for my friends.  The scarf is one of my own devising, made from yarn I dyed myself so is truly a thing of my own making.  Because of this I keep putting off photographing it in case it has to be quietly put to sleep for being crap!  At the moment it is worryingly curly but if I can block that out it will be great, watch this space....(or if you never hear about it again, assume the worst and speak of it no more).  Anyways, I'll be here dreaming of snow and hoping for a snow day to finish off my Christmas knits.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Strike a pose!

Taking photos of my projects is sometimes a challenge.  If I'm on my own I have to make do with a timer or a mirror or just take a picture of the FO artfully draped around the house.  No more!  The solution?......
Get a cat.

Pattern: Burberry Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf by Julianne Smith a really quick and easy knit which I can highly recommend.  This is going in the Christmas box and I'll decide who it is for a bit closer to the day.  Oh and the cat was loving it, she is a total camera ho and would probably have sat like that all day if I'd kept snapping her!