Saturday, 30 March 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
Although the store page does state a specific yarn, you can choose to use any you wish and knit to whatever size you want too. I think this shawl could work in multiple colours too - in colourwork blocks or stripes; there are options!!!
I have to say a huge thank you to the people who have supported me during the release of my first pattern - I'm truly grateful.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
I would normally link to my project on Ravelry, but there appears to be some kind of glitch getting on there this morning!
What are you working on this week? I'm playing along with Tami and Ginny, as always I encourage you to go check their blogs out and play along.
Monday, 25 March 2013
If you're stopping by from year in projects feel free to leave a comment and I will come visit you too!!
Sunday, 24 March 2013
I just noticed that I have just 1 more follower to go before I hit 50..... crazy huh?
What have you been doing this weekend?
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
I did cheat a little bit this week and cast on a instant gratfication project - a quick hat - but that was partly because it's freezing here and I wanted a hat...... and I fell in love with the pattern. I'll be sharing that at the weekend along with a pattern review. I do plan to share my Owls sweater this Friday; it's getting steam blocked tomorrow and the buttons will be added. I want to wear it to Knit Night tomorrow night and to my fair isle class on Sunday.
What are you working on this week? I am playing along with Tami and Ginny!
P.S - we are now a chicken pox free household; thanks for all the kind supportive messages.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
My grandmother taught me to knit when I was a little girl and I leapt straight into experimenting with colourwork and stitch patterns; I was fascinated with making up my own. My mum still has the first crazy, colourful recorder case I "designed" as a kid.
Cardigans are my hands down favourite. I tend towards making "useful" things, hence my Handmade Wardrobe project this year. I'm on a mission to create one whole outfit every month; knitted, sewn and other crafts too. So far, so good. It's proving to be quite a lot of work, but I'm having a ball. I also make clothes for my four kids fairly frequently. There's nothing nicer than a little person wrapped up in your own handknits :)
That's a tricky one! I have a handful of knitting "crushes" and I'm discovering exciting new designers and dyers every week. I get such a kick from seeing knitters, designers and dyers stretching the boundaries and exploring new ideas , no matter how wacky or far from my taste that may be.
4. What is your favourite completed object?
I recently made the Audrey in Unst Cardigan in beautiful Skein Queen yarn. I think it is the loveliest thing I've every made :) It's closely followed by my recent Flowing Lines sweater in delicious Malabrigo, I was super pleased with how that turned out too.
I'd been reading knitting and craft blogs for a while before I started Truly Myrtle just over a year ago. I didn't know hardly any knitting or sewing people in my real life and had a burning desire to "talk" about the stuff I was making. It's been a fun year, I've "met" so many wonderful people and I'm really enjoying being part of the buzzing international knitting community. There's been some unexpected delights too, I've discovered that I love photography and I'm set on learning everything I can about that. In fact, I've got lots of hopes and dreams for Truly Myrtle and I'm so looking forward to seeing where we are year or two from now.
Knit often. The more you knit, the more you learn, the better you get and the more fun it is!
Monday, 18 March 2013
What are you learning this week?
PS: I have joined blog lovin'; come add me - I'll add you back!!
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
As usual I am playing along with Tami and Ginny! What are you working on this week?
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Well I finished my cadbury owl but have not steam blocked it or added buttons yet and I've only knit about 15 rows oif my new project.
Well I went to the doctors' today because I have injured my shoulder - it turns out I have a torn ligament. Its very painful and means I have to rest; also it's my right shoulder and I'm right-handed. So no knitting for at least the rest of this week. Also Robbie now has the chicken pox - its all happening here; just not in a yarn way.