Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Second quilt finished!!!

Finally I have finished all the hand quilting on my sister's birthday quilt, and I finished hand sewing down the binding last night. So it is only 2 months late :) Sorry about the squillions of photos, but I was so excited about finally completing it that I got a little carried away!

Thursday, 8 May 2008

More socky goodness

Here is a picture of the sock that I made for DH, it fits him perfectly. Unfortunately he has to wait for the next one because I got a delivery of some beautiful wool from the Knittery :) I got waterlilies, bloody mary and orange blossom. So lovely and soft!

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Sock Heaven

This is my first ever completed knitting project, and I'm pretty proud of it. So far it is only one sock :) but the second sock is almost done, just half of the foot and the toe to go. My daughter really wanted my first pair of socks to be for her, luckily they turned out to fit her perfectly! Then I have more socks lined up, as I got some fabulous books for my birthday: Vintage Socks, Favourite Socks, Getting Started Knitting Socks, and Sensational Knitted Socks. I got them from the Book Depository, which has great prices, and also free delivery. I also ordered Colorful Stitchery and the New Crewel. And then I had to get myself some wool from the Knittery because the colours are so beautiful :) I am having so much fun knitting, socks are very rewarding because they can be finished so quickly. My first one took a week, the second one was started yesterday and is almost finished now that I know what I'm doing. I spent some time looking up stitches on the internet and watching knitting tutorials on youtube to figure out each stage, the books have also helped a lot. I never thought I'd be so excited by sock knitting lol :) I must be getting old!