Monday, January 12, 2015

Bundles of Joy

After moving furniture hither, thither and yonder over the New Year break (and chasing a whole
lot of dust bunnies and their offspring lol), it seemed time to settle down with some knitting or sewing again.  The cabin is mighty hot right now with no fan or air con, so the sewing machine didn't get plugged in ....... instead the balls of yarn were ushered into the coolness of the air conditioned house......  Well, I've had this lovely yarn sitting for a good number of months waiting for me to make a particular pattern I had in mind at the time -  "Park Slope" by Laura Aylor.  I've taken up a Ravelry challenge to try to get it completed by the end of January.  We shall see, but at least it has me working on it!  This time last year was my introduction to using Wolmeise Yarn and the return to knitting with my hitchhiker scarf.  I'm pleased to say that at least my skills seem to have increased during the year.

With checking out my patterns and of course my "wishlist", I noticed another little number I'd like to knit, which of course led to looking at yarn, and ........ well ....... I ended up purchasing some lovely bundles of joy that I hope to knit up as the year progresses ...... in the meantime, lots of touching, and oooing and ahhing is allowed (smile)....... 
And just in case you wanted to see this one up close......... can't wait to knit it up


I've also managed to complete a mini knit - this cute little cowl with some yarn I already had in my stash.  So guess its number one for OPAM - ohhh, must check if I've signed up for it again this year yet!!
Brightside by Laura Aylor
And I'm about to get another project started pretty soon ........ a dress using some of the yarn I have in my stash .......and another one of Laura Aylor's designs.  I'm really enjoying her patterns....... guess we shall see how this next one progresses over the next couple of months lol
And this week I need to get my items wrapped up ready for the Australia Day Swap hosted by Jewell's.
And something else that I need to get onto at this time of year is getting this poor old body back in shape somewhat......... you know, waist line needs to get back to that recommended number (just think of the clothes that will fit me again when that happens )...... mostly I would like that fitness level boosted upwards instead of sitting at ground zero!! 
HAve yourselves a great week, whatever you are doing,

Hugs  Sharm

7 comments:

shez said...

Hi Sharm yes its been so hot up your way,i have been knitting also,love your wools,stay cool my friend.xx

Christine M said...

Looks like your knitting needles will be busy clicking away, Sharm!

Country Wife said...

Beautiful yarn and love the cowl you did, have a good week.

Lin said...

I love the colours in that yarn and look foreward to seeing how it knits up. xx

Bev C said...

Hell Sharm,

Lots of lovely knitting going on, hope you have a finish by the end of January. Good luck with your waistline.

Happy days.
Bev.

Fiona@Dragonfly-Sewing said...

Hi Sharm
I received your lovely Aust Day Swap parcel in the mail today.
Not sure if I was supposed to open yet or not ???
I opened it (I couldn't wait)

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