Thursday, 23 September 2010

Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine Autumn/Winter 2010

It's here!  Issue 5 of the Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine was delivered at 10am and I have just finished packing all the pre-ordered magazines, just in time to catch the afternoon post, so some lucky people should receive it tomorrow morning.

I haven't had a chance to look at it yet - I think I'll save it for tonight over aa nice glass of white wine! And I'll report back on the contents tomorrow....!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

My big sister will hate me for this....

...but I can't resist!

Going through old photos for my Mum and Dad's 50th wedding Anniversary a few weeks ago, my brother came across this photo.

The Ultimate in 1963 children's knitwear!  I don't know whether my Mum or one of my grandmothers was responsible!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Mirasol Hacho Tank Top

I'm well into my Christmas Knitting already (only 94 knitting days left till Christmas!) but I can't post any pictures of my completed gifts, incase a recipient happens to be reading this!  All the gifts so far have come from The Knitters Year, by Debbie Bliss - a fantastic book if you like knitting simple, lovely gifts.

Instead, I will share a picture of the gorgeous tank top I made for Dominic on our summer holiday.  It took just 3 skeins of the sadly discontinued Mirasol Hacho, which are on sale at at just £4.50 and I made it in the gold/olive/blue colourway.  It was a dream to knit with and I love the finished result.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Debbie Bliss The Knitters Year

The last of many new Debbie Bliss books for Autumn Winter 2010 arrived in store this week and boy was it worth the wait!  If you are a fan of Debbie's beautiful, simple designs, then The Knitters Year is an absolute must for you.  After a quick browse I have kept one aside for myself!  It is packed full of beautiful projects, each one designed to be completed in less than a week and some only take a few hours.  I think all my Christmas gifts can be knitted from this book (if I start right now!).  You name it, it's got it; from sweet bookmarks, tealight covers, bags, scarves, belts - there really is something for everyone.

Fibonnacci Striped Baby Blankets

It's been a while, but holidays have been providing a welcome distraction recently.  Back to the real world now and a new term of school starts tomorrow....

Before I went on holiday I completed the baby blankets I was knitting for the imminent arrival of twins (well infact I only managed to finish the 'boy' blanket before they arrived and the 2nd was finished a few weeks later. Using the lovely Debbie Bliss Eco Aran (100% Organic Cotton), each blankets took 1 ball in each of 6 colours.  Simple to knit, but so effective.

And whilst I was on holiday, the mother of the twin's (Ellis and Thea) send me this picture of the blankets in use.  So sweet! And worth every stitch.....