Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy St. Andrew's Day!

Happy St. Andrew's Day everyone!

A special shout goes out to all Scots, Greeks, Russians and people called Andrew.

Don't forget to take part in the exciting St. Andrew's Day Quiz.

Kathleen x

Sunday, November 25, 2007

On the last lap...again.

Hello peeps, I think that after some false starts I am finally on the last lap with Miller from Rowan's A Yorkshire Fable.
It's the one on the right of the picture there.
It hasn't been a particulary inspiring knit, being miles of stocking stitch in a very "rustic" yarn but I'm quite sure I'll get plenty of wear from it this winter once I've let it dry and got it all sewn together. I can't give you a blocking or progress shot, me being in Scotland, and the camera being in England, but I can give you this archive shot in the meantime.
It's a Kim Hargreaves design and I've been making it in mostly Harris Tweed and Knitwear Harris Wool, with the accents done in Rowan Scottish Tweed.
I'm off to blow on the pieces to see if they'll dry any quicker.
Do you know the best bit about the knitting on this being finished? I can take something different with me to the Stitching group on Tuesday if I can make it along :-)

Friday, November 09, 2007

I'm gonna make me some patchwork!

I've looked into my crystal ball and I foresee lots of cutting out of hexagons this weekend.

Here are the Christmassy fabrics I got at the SECC Hobbycrafts Fair a fortnight ago, and I'll be using a selection of them to make a Christmas thingy. I'm thinking some kind of Grandma's Flower Garden type scenario with big blocks. Maybe handling big hexagons will be less fiddly than handling small hexagons as I've never done anything like this before.

If you don't know what a Grandma or Grandmother's Flower Garden looks like, I'm sorry, I'm not going to link to one because I did a search and got the most intricate, hand-stitched Amish one, genuinely done from scraps, which would take your breath away and I don't want to compare my "efforts" to that!

At the moment I'm not thinking of quilting the work once it's finished, but hey, we are still at the "First catch your fabric" stage, and things may change.
Happy Crafting x K.
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