Monday, 23 January 2012

Caribbean Custard


I have an issue with knitting them that I really can't fathom.  When I look at it logically, they're just a pair of mitts with one less opening.  But while I LOVE making mitts, making socks has always seemed at bit of an ordeal.  Strange, no?

Well anyway, here I am - socks on the circs and I'm getting there!  Who knows whether this will be another loner sock destined only to be worn when I can't find anything else.  I admit it - I do sometimes wear one shop-bought, one-handmade sock.  I'm not proud.  BUT, this will be the turning point.  Right here.  No more sock-neglect.  My toes deserve better!!

Plus, the combo of the colourways "Caribbean" for the blue and "Custard" for the yellow is enough to keep me entertained all by itself!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Same Old

Who would have thought it? - I'm sticking to the resolutions I made!!

I've been working on this new pair of Nadolig as the first in what will hopefully be a long line of my "stuff to sell" branch of knitting projects.  Please excuse the crappy photos -I tried waiting for some better light, but by about 1 o clock I realised that was as good as it was going to get.

I'm pretty pleased with how the colours have come out together.  I wasn't sure if there'd be enough contrast between the red and pink but hurray!

If you'd like to make a pair of Nadolig for yourself, you can find the pattern by clicking on the "knitting" tab above.  Please remember though that the pattern should be for your own personal use.

As well as knitting, I also got out the graph paper as promised and have been working on a new colourwork pattern.  Unfortunately I only own one pair of 3.25mm circs, and they're stuck with the second Nadolig at the mo.  Still, it makes the suspense a little more exciting, eh?!

Kim x

Monday, 16 January 2012

Resolutions 2012

If you follow me on twitter you've probably already seen me desperately trying to get my head round last night's Sherlock (if you don't know what I'm on about, put everything else on hold and get yourself over to iPlayer).  [PS.  Don't tell me how it was done.  I'm on a spoiler diet.]

If you follow me in real life (??!!) then you've probably seen me embarrass friends by stopping to take photos of wallpaper and soft furnishings in various bars and cafes (you haven't seen anything till you've seen me in B&Q).

An absolute corker, I'm sure you'll agree!
And if you want to know what links these two rather odd little observations, it's this: The Wallpaper Had it Coming by beforesunrise.  It's nice to know I'm not the only wallpaper-spotter out there ;)  I've already threatened to transform this motif into a deerstalker, which on reflection is probs a tad ambitious... A pipe case perhaps?

Anyway, I digress.  It's a bit late to the party, I know, but this is a resolutions post!  Apparently 20% of people broke theirs in the first week of January, but I've cleverly avoided this statistic by only just coming up with some.  See- procrastination is a GOOD thing!!

Here they are:

My blog-specific promises for 2012 go as follows:

1. Post more often. Easier said than done at the moment, but there it is.

2. Stop trying to emulate other blogs. I’m here to do my own thing.

3. Worry less about what to post. Stick to things that inspire/reflect my creativity.

My craft-specific promises for 2012 go as follows:

1. Stop doubting my ideas. Perfectionism can get fairly self-destructive if not kept in check.

2. The BIG one: Participate in at least one craft fair in 2012.

That last one makes me feel a bit giddy if I think about it for too long. But if I assume that said craft fair will happen for next Christmas then there’s PLENTY of time to prepare.

I’m relying on you guys to make sure I stay on track with this lot!

Have any of you made any resolutions? I’m also curious about any 12 in 2012s that are going on… what are your crafty plans for the year?

Until next time,

Kim x