Wednesday, 17 October 2012

High Plains Drifter//WIP Wednesday

I've started organising my WIP's for 7 wips in 7 days - it's going well although I haven't done a whole lot of knitting this week, both myself and my lovely wife came down with some kind of evil cold thing so it's really taken all of our energy to be awake, let alone knit!!! Anyways here is a little WIP to share with you:
This yarn was cast on 3 times for the dragonette shawl - it was driving me insane, it just wasn't working. So I went on a hunt for another shawl pattern - and found High Plains Drifter, it's so pretty and such an easy rewarding knit, I cast on straight away:
 So what about reading? Ok so I stayed up until 1.30 this morning to finish this:
Yup I have finished the Hunger Games series, it took just over a week - they were all equally awesome, I've loved reading them and now I'm a little sad that it's over!!!
What are you reading and knitting this week? I'll be back in the next few days to share my 7 WIPs/7 Days projects!!!
I'm playing along with Ginny and Tami this week.
V xo

Monday, 8 October 2012

Autumn Lusts//Knit Life

Autumn is definitely a time for a new lusts list; I have so many things in my library and in my queue over on Ravelry - I really need to take some time out and sort through what I'm REALLY going to knit - and take out those things that are just a dream. Anyways here is my autumn lust list:
I love this shawl, it's free and I could see it in some yummy autumn colours - maybe a rusty orange? It's a nice simple knit too!!!

Terra has been in my library for ages, it's such a gorgeous knit and is by the ever fabulous Jared Flood - who doesn't like his knits?
These mitts are so beautiful, and by the lovely Ysolda Teague - I love the lace detailing on the cuffs, and the extremely cute little buttons.
 Big Honkin' Bag
I NEED this bag, it's so beautiful - and BIG. I have a thing about big bags, I can't help it and I certainly won't apologise for it. I have to knit this, soon!
So what are your knit lusts for this season? I'm so excited and ready for autumn; I smell a giant batch of pumpkin jam in my near future.
V xo

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Luxe Hooded Scarf//WIP Wednesday

Firstly, thank you for the lovely comments on my last blog post - it was really sweet of you all to welcome me back after such a long absence. I haven't quite sorted out my WIP's yet but I have started something new, as I need 7 WIP's to join in on seven wips, seven days (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). I found the pattern for the luxe hooded scarf in the gift knits booklet that came with my Knit Now magazine for the month - I fell in with it and cast on just after coming out of hospital - 3 weeks later and I've not done much, so I have it out right now, as my Wednesday project:
I love the colours through this yarn, it's going to be really pretty when it's finished. Go check out the pattern and see if you want to knit one!!! Tomorrow I'm going back to knit night, I'm taking my camera as I've just started my latest OU course - digital photography. This week I am playing along with Tami and Ginny. Also right now I am reading, Moranthology by Caitlin Moran - it's an awesome book, really funny (with a few serious bits) and you'll particularly love it if you've read her first book, How to be a Woman (you can get it really cheap on Kindle right now).
What are you knitting right now?

V xo

Monday, 1 October 2012

I'm Back//Knit Life

Hey all,
I'm back, I know I haven't blogged in like 6 weeks. Reasons? Okay so I spent 4 weeks in hospital, I got pretty sick but I'm doing ok now - not great but ok.

I've been home for a while now but I haven't really done much knitting, I started a couple of new projects from the new Knit Now magazine, but I just haven't felt inspired to knit - until now. I found a nice new(ish) group on Ravelry called 7 wips in 7 days; it's awesome. You have your 7 works in progress organised in bags, and work on a different one each day. So I'm just organising what I'm going to do on what day; it should be a nice simple plan but I have a relatively busy life with kids in school, and after schools groups etc. So I'm going to spend the next few days organising my WIP's and I'll hopefully be back on Wednesday with some organisation and a little WIP Wednesday.

It feels great to be back, I hope you are all well.

V xo