Saturday, 13 October 2007

What have I been up to?

Hmm well I'm nit sure how I have managed not to post for so long. Things have been busy at work and study and although I have still been knitting the blogging has slipped.
I meant to post some more pics from our hol, but not managed to sort those out either yet, so here is my favourite. We saw the sun setting as we had dinner on our last night, just North of Oban... it was so beautiful, well you can see...


I did have a bit of a knitting rut though.. decided not to finish the baby blanket for now, so started a jacket instead.. then I have go stuck with the border so I made 1 shoe.. yes just one then decided to do something else.
Finished 1 sock for D in Oban, then made several attempts at handwarmers but couldn't get them right.. too narrow, too wide...

So when I got back decided to put it all to one side and make D the scarf I had promised him and actually committed myself to finishing it so I didn't have yet another half project. So this I finished in a week with no dithering and it worked because it was simple and i didn't have to think too much just knit.



It is a simple rib in nice chunky warm wool from New Lanark, it took 3x100g balls. He likes it but I think maybe I like it better.. first day we went out with it I ended up borrowing it and it was hard to give back...very snuggly. Also nice knitting something that you can wear as you are still knitting!


Anyway, now I am back in the swing I decided to get the handwarmers sorted. This is my first time at creating something without a set pattern, although I did use the smocking stitch from the mug cozy I made. These are in Rowan Tweed and the smocking stitch makes them nice and warm.


Oh and little sister, if you are reading this you can't have them till Christmas.. mwahahaha.

4 comments:

gordyandjen said...

I LOVE those handwarmers ... (mental note to self must knit some soon) and the scarf looks fab too. I'm glad to see you back, was wondering if you'd had such a fab trip that you stayed!

John said...

I think you should leave those handwarmers just like that. Looks very 1980's. ;-D

Scottishf said...

Thanks Jen and haha John I bet you never thought you would be reading a knitting blog!

John said...

And I bet you never thought I'd comment on it. haha