It seems like ages since I posted, and you’d think I’d have something to show for it!
I’ve not done a great deal of knitting at all. We have been seriously de-cluttering the house.
There is a possibility of a move up to Yorkshire…nothing is definite yet, but the house could do with a bit of tidying up anyway.
Whilst getting rid of junk on Freecycle, I came across this…
That someone was giving away, I couldn’t believe my luck, it’s a £230 bike, she had put on the post that it desperately needed new tyres…so what! I snapped it up!
It turned out that all it needed was a good clean and the tyres pumping up, it runs like a dream and all the gears work perfectly too.
During the de-clutter I got my old knitting machine out to see if it was still working, I’ve not had it out for ….well, a long time! Must have been my lucky week, she was still chugging along nicely too!
Jim asked me to make him something to keep all the remotes together and out of reach of the kids, (they like to use them as mobile phones!) so I knocked this up in 2 hrs! I forgot how wonderful a knitting machine is! I even remembered how to use the holding position!
It’s made from a narural coloured cotton and a light beigey coloured chenille (from the stash) knitted together to give a firm fabric.
(there’s a pattern here if you’re interested)
And so while the creative juices are running…I’ve started on a bit of tapestry weaving too…which hopefully will turn out something like this…
Oh and another thing, I’ve had a request to make some felted bows for holding pot pourri from a local hand made candle shop! Best get going with those too!
The intention is (providing I can remember how to do it) that the leaves of the tree will be fluffy…You can make loops (using a pencil I believe) which can then be cut to make a pile. I love the way you can see the direction of the weave, oh I’d forgotten how much fun this is.