Friday, October 31, 2008
Bobath helps Children in Wales with Cerebral Palsy via a number of therapy treatments, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy, and the email I recieved today asks that we "Join the Flock. Knit for Bobath!" So that is what I shall do.
There are Christmas patterns available on their website for you to knit and sell to your friends, or you can donate them to the centre and they will send them for you. http://www.bobathwales.org/downloads/Christmas%20Knitting%20Patterns.pdf
So I am going to have a go on the weekend and see how many I cam make....anyone fancy a challenge? Ready. Set. GO!!!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This weekend I will be hopefully starting on Christmas cakes, probably 3. I have also been asked to make a cake for a friends birthday, so I think I'm going to go for a garden cake, with shed, fence, patio and vegetables. quite lookign forward to it. Will post a photo when it's done.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I have started my Christmas knitting, will post details after Christmas just in case. And I am still waiting for my Baby Alpaca Yarn from Angel Yarns so I can start Camden. I am getting a little annoyed - the service is usually great, and I ordered at the end of September. I wanted to get the jumper done before Christmas. :(
We're not sure what happened with Hobbes (kitten) he just came in one day limping, with his leg at a funny angle, and now needs a minimum of 7 weeks cage rest, could be up to 12 weeks. He's currently in a rabbit run in the kitchen so he has room to spread out and all his ameneties, but he has to wear a collar to stop from licking his stitches and cries all the time. Poor bugger. I feel so sorry for him, but it's for the best. We do get him out when we can and take the collar off, but he's very fast and doesn't understand that he's not allowed to jump!
So busy, busy....
Monday, October 06, 2008
Anyway, I knit this corsage on Saturday morning before going to the rugby. It's my favourite so far.
And this one I knit on Sunday among making pea soup, washing and tidying. The flower shapes are actually one piece. I knitted the petals separately and kept them on a spare needle then joined them all by knitting across then decreasing til they form a circle. I had no pattern nor idea, and this is what happened. A bit of a knitting epiphany for me. Was quite proud of myself! :)
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Knitting with beads. I consulted a few websites and books and produced a mini swatch.
A mini cable swatch, trying to get to grips with how and why the cables go the way they do. I don't think I was any more informed when I finished. Will need to do more experiementing.
A stitch pattern called 'The tree of life' from a knitting sticthes book my mum used to use. Reminds me of a Christmas Tree.... Looking at how purl and knit stitches can make a subtle pattern.