And Happy New Year - I can't believe it's 2011 already, it's set to be a busy year but hopefully *fingers crossed*, a good one.
I've taken up knitting this year, so I've decided as part of a new hobby (well relatively anyway), I would take part in Work In Progress Wednesday with Tami over on her blog. All you have to do is share you work in progress each week - or each week you can anyway!!!
Anyway here is a little bit of knitting bio and my WIP for this week:
I have knitted, on and off, since I was about 21, but I never really made anything solid - just squares and the odd straight scarf. This year I am determined to try some new things and, at the end of 2010, I had made a handwarmer - just one tho because I hadn't learned about wool vs needle sizes etc - now I have I have a nice new pattern and some wool - so I'm going to try again once I get 10mm needles. I actually enjoyed making the handwarmer, although it was a bit big.... and I don't have tiny hands!!!!
So last week when I went sale shopping with my MIL I picked up a gorgeous pattern book, and decided I wanted to try a garter stitch bag (there is a version using moss stitch, but I've not tried purling yet - any tips would be fab):
I bought some wool in the right tension - not realising that this is the 2nd wool mentioned in the pattern!!! It is Sirdar Denim Ultra - and it is so beautiful to work with. Then I realised I didnt' have 8mm needles (I seem to have all the sizes except 8mm and 10mm!!!), so I went shopping and found some bamboo needles:
I've started knitting with the 2 and I'm loving it - I've still got a long way to go as it needs to be 10.5inches...... but I'm excited to get the pieces done and buy some lovely fabric for the inside. Here is my little bit of knitting:
I know alot of people who knit, and I know that they tend to work on more than one project at any time - but I'm a little nervous to do that until I've at least finished a couple of projects.
Right I'm going to go catch up on some TV that I recorded over the festive season, do some knitting, make dinner and maybe make time to play with our sewing machine later.
Love, V xxx