Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Rather hectic

It's been rather crazy around here for the last two weeks or so, all in preparation for worldwide knitting in public day

We had a brilliant day, and Jaele wrote a great blog post about our day over on our group blog down the crafting rabbit hole

Hopefully this will give you an inkling of the amount of work Jaele's put into organising it all.

And what have I been doing?  I'm media management. I'm the one gearing everyone up on Facebook, learning how to use twitter and being snap happy on instagram.

It doesn't end there! Jaele and I were on radio last week promoting wwkipd and the week before that I was in the paper!

Wanna read it?

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Feel the burn

Our world wide knitting in public event is quickly approaching and on Sunday I realised that I had a lot of work ahead of me.

While I had managed to knit all the bits for creatures while at Clanabogan House, I hadn't actually sewn anything up.

First was the easiest... the butterflies

Then it was Margarets turn to be finished

After Margarets debut, I spent forever footering with ears, tails and debates about whiskers. Eventually Basil was ready

After Margaret, Arthur has to be my favourite. He's from an issue of Let's Knit magazine which came out a few months ago

Each creature was knitted using the acrylic which comes with magazines,  you know the stuff I mean, "knit this toy tonight" type stuff. I don't knit toys cuz I'm rubbish at faces so I managed to find a good use for it all. 

I do have 3 more mice to put together and I'll think about some more ladybirds. The knitting is the quickest bit, all the stuffing and sewing takes forever.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Late again

But it's not my fault. It was a bank holiday on Monday and that completely threw me.

So what have I been up to this week? Well because the weather was so good I thought I'd block some shawls for Helen

Then I decided that the sock was  boring and I started a charity knit

Mostly I've been clearing out, dropping stuff into the charity shop and gardening. Hot sunshine doesn't seem to make me want to knit for some reason. 

Tomorrow though I'm getting these creatures finished once and for all!