Friday, 22 October 2010

Shop stuff

I have been hoping to reopen the shop with new stuff but unfortunately my wireless modem has other ideas. I will hopefully be getting it sorted over the weekend now I've recovered from my horrible cold! There will be cable knit cardies, hoodies and a special new item coming up over the next few weeks - you might guess it if you look back a few pics. In the meantime here's a sneak hoodie peak and I promise I am working on the Cast Off tutorial just as soon as the modem lets me.
Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Step away from the needles

Honestly, since cutting my hand open a few days ago and getting a needle stuck in my back I've decided to take a short knitting break. The needles are safely sealed up in a bag away from the bed.
I'm still knitting the helmet, I learnt how to do a buttonhole the other day (much excitement for me) and it was actually quite simple. Now I might need some buttons. I'm also getting ready to reopen the shop in a few days time with cable knit cardies and some hoodies, most of which is left over from Blythecon UK.  Thanks to a cold I may have to delay the casting off tutorial whilst I hide under a duvet with some tissues waiting for the nest episode of 'Single Father'

Important safety announcement!

For all you people with knitting needles please please please don't be stupid like me and leave them pointing up out of your knitting bag by the bed. I managed to get one stuck IN my back yesterday whilst dressing my 2 kids by the bed and it wasn't much fun - I had to pull the thing out.
So keep them safely in a bag somewhere unlike me. That's one lesson learnt anyway!

Friday, 8 October 2010

What's on my needles

Since returning from Blythecon UK I have been obsessed with knitting, I cannot stop thinking about it as I have very little actual knitting time! Despite the 3 day exhaustion that followed it was one of the most inspiring days of my life, seeing all those talented people & sharing the Blythe love. It also made me think lots about the direction I want my knitting to go in & where the shop is heading.
I'm determined to learn more knitting techniques so I'm working on projects that teach me something new everytime, even if it's simple. There is nothing as disheartening as finishing a complicated project only for it to look terrible at the end (I have a small box of knitting nightmares that I keep as a reminder!) At the moment I'm learning to knit these tiny shrugs to match my various dresses & at some point I will be adding the pattern on here. Before that I'll be doing the Cast Off tutorial (next week) and how to Purl. I'm also knitting a white version of this hat that my Mum showed me yesterday. I've already managed to gain 2 stitches where I wasn't supposed to, no idea how I managed that! Once it's finished I'll post a pic with the matching Woollyrockers knitted dress I'm working on. You can find the pattern on Woollyrockers website here
I hope everyone else is enjoying their knitting! If you want to ask me anything go ahead!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Blythecon UK!

Thankyou to everyone who made it over to see us at Blythecon & managed to knit with us. The afternoon was slightly chaotic so I apologise profusely to anyone who didn't get to do the workshop!
I will be posting more in a few days when I've had a rest!