Friday, 26 January 2007

R U an INNIE or an OUTTIE?

R U an INNIE or an OUTTIE?
No I don't mean the belly button question, I mean the circular knitting question.
Do you knit on the inside when doing your circular knitting or the out?
Because of the cold weather setting in I have been knitting some hats in the round and have noticed many others when "out an about" knitting on buses and in cafes (most knitting socks) and some people knit on the inside others on the out. So what R U an INNIE or an OUTTIE?

Beads, beads, beads

I have been busy since I went to the Creative Crafts shows at Sandown Park. Here's some of the items I made with the weaving wire with the beads. I am also doing a small collection of crocheted wire and beads earrings, must try not to loose this batch.

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Brrrrrrrrrr Coooooooooolllllddddddddddd

EEEKKKK! The snow has arrived and the freezing cold weather.
The snow does make everything look clean and fresh which I like, but I hate the cold and today is so cold I don't even feel like knitting or crocheting :(

Saturday, 13 January 2007

Stitch and Creative Crafts show

Yesterday I went to the Stitch and Creative Crafts shows at Sandown Park Exhibition Centre, Esher, Surrey.
I had not been to this show for a few years and was hoping to see some stands selling yarns and just interesting crafts, it did not really matter what they were I like seeing new things.
Sadly very few yarn stands (at least trusty Uppingham yarns was there with its nice unusual coned yarns), lots and lots and lots of paper craft stands (yawn!, OK I confess to buying a half price organiser bag that came in useful for the bead stash). One lone very good bead stand (I bought lots of glass beads here, pity I forgot about the walk to the train station and than the walk home after, glass is heavy) and lots of non craft stands selling clothes, shoes, scarf brooches, hair scrunchies (mmm....disappointing).
Good points - there were several machine knitting stands which was nice to see, wooden hairpin crochet frames, large wooden broomstick crochet kits and a company selling angora yarn which had two very cute angora rabbits, plus Uppingham yarns.
Good and bad - the fudge stand, very nice tasty fudge in many flavours O the calories :( if only there had been more yarn to buy, I would have had no money left over to buy fudge.........
Bad points £7.00 to get in, not enough stands, not enough seating to eat food (always a problem), toilet queue(luckily not that many people were there as I expected on Friday but there was still a queue), not enough variety of craft stands and far too many non craft stands.....
Here hoping next months The London Stitch & Creative Hobby Crafts Show at the Excel, London is better

Monday, 1 January 2007

New Years Resolutions

New year = New calendar or calendars as I recently bought two. A crochet one and a knitting one.

EEEKKK I keep saying I must send in some patterns to these calendars, but every year seems to go just too fast. This year one of my new years resolutions is I must send a pattern in to one of them.


Happy New Year 2007