Archive for November, 2008

Quick update

The new jumper is progressing well.

I have completed the back and started on the front. This is progressing quite well.

I am very pleased with my knitting and now getting a bit bored with simple stockinette stitches. Last month, I bought some mohair mix yarn in pale green / cream and I have been looking for patterns to do a shrug / cardi for myself and I have found a very nice lace pattern and getting excited about it!

In the new year, after having completed hte various Xmas pesents I am working on, I will knit a jumper for my hubby … I may look for a pattern with some cabling or slightly different to keep it exciting!

I now have planned for 2 more kids pressies, one for a girl aged 6 and one for a boy aged 12. I may do a hat and gloves for her and a nice hat & scarf combination for him. I have not yet worked on rounds with circular or dpn so it will be challenging!

First I need to complete the jumper I am working on … I know that if I start another project this one will probably not get finished!


November 28, 2008 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

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November 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

A quick progress report

Juts over 10 days in my new project, the raglan sweater, and I was not happy!

The pattern was designed for a different weight yarn and I was modifying this to fit my yarn (I bought the yarn prior to finding the pattern). I completed the back and was about to start on the front, when I looked at the shape of the back and I was not happy with it.

I frogged it!!

I have started again with a different pattern, still using the same yarn. The gauge of this one is the same as the yarn I am using so I do not really need to make any calculations!

The other passions:

  • Biking – We picked up the bike last weekend! She is beautiful … we named her Sunshine because of her beautiful yellow colour! Hubby and I shared the ride home and she felt really good! On the Sunday we went out for a quick ride, just for 1 hour and got back just in time before the rain started. My wrist was hurting a bit after and I was pleased to get back home, not sure I could have gone much further. Guess this is the perfect incentive to ensure I carry on doing my physio exercises to strengthen it!
  • Gardening – Nothing much … or better nothing at all in the last few months! We still have some lettuce in the veg patch which we pick and eat. Nothing has come of the spinach and lamb’s lettuce seeds I put in the ground. Let’s hope that some of them germinate so that we can have some veggies this spring time!

November 23, 2008 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

Very successful weekend!

The weekend just gone was very successful in many ways!!!

First of all I have bought a new bike! My hubby and I replied an ad we saw in our local free-ads paper for a yellow VFR and we went to look at it. We had no intentions of buying a bike as yet as we were thinking of waiting until next spring … however when we saw it I just had a big big grin on my face and we decided to buy it!

It is another Honda VFR, one year younger than my previous one which was written off in August. This time is yellow, a beautiful shade and in immaculate conditions with under 18K miles on the clock! We are going to take it out for a test ride next Saturday and hopefully taking it home soon (well, as soon as one of my step sons has moved out his bike form our garage!)

It was a very successful knitting weekend as well! I have completed the green jumper I was working on. The sewing was so minimal and because of the chunky yarn it was very quick and easy! This time I made no mistake so I did not have to undo any of it!!

Now I have started my next project, a raglan sweater for a 9 yrs old boy, another Christmas present!

Over the weekend, Dave and I went to a knitting fair in Brighton. It was so nice, with so many lovely wools!

November 11, 2008 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

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30 Something Italian living in England with a passion for bikes, knitting and gardening - 2008 was the first year of our veg patch!

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