Thursday, 20 October 2011

knitting and catching up

Hello again,

Im sorry i havent been around much lately. Lots going on in my little world at the moment.

Thankyou all for the lovely encouraging comments about my attempts at crochet on my last post about a month ago. Truth is i havent been any where near those squares for so long that i cant even remember which knitting bag / box that ive hidden them away in. I think you are either a crochet or a knitting gal and i most defo am a knitting gal he he.

This is my latest project. Im making a beanie and mitts for my one year old nephew Jay. Little angel boy. Im using Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino and its an absolute joy to knit with. So soft and smooth as im knitting and perfect for a delicate baby skin.

These little hand warmers were made in a day with a ball of yarn out of my stash. Its a cotton mix yarn and knitted up ok but probably wont offer much warmth. Ok for cooler autumn days maybe.

This little beauty is the first of a pair of cable and lace socks knitted on double pointed needles using Rico Poems yarn. I am so chuffed with this sock as ive never followed a lace pattern before and i really enjoyed knitting this up. Have still to start the second and i plan to do this on saturday in the car on our way to Cornwall for a weeks holiday yippee. I love road trip knitting and listening to radio four and feeling that holiday excitement. Alot of knitters suffer from second sock syndrome meaning it never gets knitted and the one sock ends up all lonely stuffed in with other wips. I dont exactly get second sock syndrome but i do have to knit something else in between times before starting second sock.

These are cranberry and orange muffins and sound very healthy but in reality are filled with a lot of butter and sugar but very delicious especially with a cuppa after a very cold and windy walk on the common.

Horses grazing on the common.

This is the view from my front door that greeted me yesterday. It lifted my soul and kept me smiling all day.

God bless you all and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Melanie xx


  1. Melanie, I think you can be a knitter and crocheter all at the same time, but if you love knitting go with it. You do a beautiful job so stay where your heart is.

  2. Hi Melanie! I found you from Mia. You have so beautiful knitting and I love your dog! Lovely photos!
    Wishes from Greece! Teje

  3. How lucky you are to have that on your doorstep! I am wild with jealousy, I'd love a sight like that first thing in the morning!
    Nicki xx