Friday, 11 February 2011

Knit along

I'm doing the Vintage knit along that the ever so talented by gum, by golly is doing. We have chose the pattern we are using and are just looking at re sizing.

As for colour, I'm not sure yet weather I'm going with mustard or ivory but I'm thinking something quite neutral would be good as than I'll wear it more.

We are not due to start knitting until the beginning of March so if you want to join in there is still time.
I'm looking forward to challenging myself as I seem to struggle to finish my knitting projects at the moment!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Little Boxes

So a little more o the presents I got for Christmas, from my Dad and Step mum I got a series of little boxes.
Box 1 is red and covered in velvet and was lovely to open. 

Inside is a very old knitting set, I'm not sure all these bits are original to the box but the double pointed needles and the thimble are.

The next box was a little more confusing to open as it is a very old cardboard box with a sticker for a opticians on it. 

 Inside was more old knitting/crochet paraphernalia, including stitch holders and ivory handles crochet hooks

Also in the box was a fold out tape measure with all the needle sizes on it. 

The third box had me a little confused as no one really expects to get a tin of Colman's mustard for Christmas! 

But by this point I'm wise to my dear step mums games and quickly open it to reveal an amazing selection of vintage buttons 

I think these 30's ones are my favourite, not sure what I will use them for yet but it will be something special. 

 Also in the box was this amazing belt buckle, I think I may knit a belt for it but an going to spend some time searching out the right yarn to do it justice.

So there you have it, my collection of little boxes, I'm beginning to realise that my step mum could put most of us to shame with her thrifting ways!