Monday, 13 July 2009

Clickety Clack ..... and Studio 490 ...

I was prowling round a well known book/mnagazine/all sorts shop on Reading Station a couple of weeks ago on my way to see Mum in hospital in Taunton and my eye fell on some knitting magazines. Great I thought, I could look at them with Mum, who is a keen knitter, and cheer her up. The mags proved to be a huge hit and we talked about heel turning on socks, the thumb method vs the two needle method of casting on and other such knitting stuff for at least a couple of hours .....
Now I haven't picked up the needles for years but was so inspired by Mum and the mags that I have been knitting for the last couple of weeks .....
This is what I made first of all - just to see if I could still do it .....I used a very old pattern (one of those Patons Great Bazaar Knits booklets - price 1/6d - lol) for the basic shape and then made up the pattern of garter and stocking stitch blocks. I spent yesterday afternoon trying to line it but couldn't get the lining quite right . The problem being that the bag is really stretchy and 'pleated' but c'est la vie - it is an unlined knitting bag ......
Then I made this ......This is for a 2 to 3 year and I think it's really pretty. As I am a bit of a loose knitter, I nipped over to see The Gorgeous One aka Finley William and used him as a model. He didn't mind trying on a girl's cardi and he really looked cute - I wish I had taken the camera - lol.
I have another cardigan on the go, and a caterpillar, knit and crochet flowers and a crochet ball. To say nothing of a beautiful pattern and wool I bought for another bag - but more of that another time ....
My problem now is that I have so many ideas - knitting, the new release of Studio 490, which the lovely Wendy over at The Stamp Attic is taking pre-orders for (to say nothing of the new Tim Holtz stamps), Christmas cards ...... how do I fit it all in - lol

5 comments:

Gail said...

Very impressive Sue! Unfortunately I can't knit - my mum tried to teach me years ago but I was like "a cow handling a musket".

Ed said...

Whew.........slow down there, you sound just like a whirling dervish, it's wonderful when those creative juices are in full flow, hope all is well with you and yours, chat soon.
p.s. love the bag !!!

Ed said...

Thanks for your offer to donate some cards Sue, very much appreciated. xx

Lorraine said...

what a great bag..and that cardi is gorgeous..I only know how to knit squares so far!! thanks for visiting my blog and I dare you to put your bag in the washing machine before me!!! I usually line my bags with the thin canvas bags you get from the sure start centres

Linda said...

Great work Sue...its a hobby I share with my mum too. Very special...
Linda x