Thursday, 5 April 2012

Back to knitting

Good Morning Lovely Readers and a warm welcome to Christy, Robin, Squirmy and geierwalli2 - wonderful to have you on board Ladies, 

Yesterday was spent at school doing a whole day revision class for my Year 11s so I didn't have time to be creative or to blog, although Mr Thrifty kindly drove me in (25 miles each way) so that he could meet a friend and Stripy Ted (or Billy the Bear as he is known in Nicki Trench's great book) was crocheted in the car ..... he will be with you soon - I promise!

Back to knitting....... regular readers will remember that I made a pledge to finish all my half-completed projects and I have almost done that! One more project to go. Hurrah! I will post them bit by bit and show you. I adore crocheting but I do still love knitting too. There's something about slowing down and going at a simple pace that is very soothing to the soul.

I have completed these for my great niece and nephew who both live in Cornwall. Alfie is 4, but petite and Annabelle is 7 months but quite stocky due to some medication she has had to have. 

What do you think?

The  final project that I am putting off is a pair of socks that I started in the most wonderful yarn 

It is 100% baby llama called Miski by Mirasol. I can't begin to tell you how divine this yarn is - the softest I have ever felt and if I ever finish the socks they are going to be delightful to wear. You can find out more about the Mirasol Project here  but what they basically do is support local communities in Peru.

Now my problem is that I started these so long ago that I can't even remember which pattern I used... do I pull this one out and start again or try and work it out? Mmmmm.... decisions.... what would you do?

Anyway, you have a lovely day, I am off to meet an ex-colleague for coffee and cake (I know that won't help the diet Debbie but sometimes you just have to!)

Love Mrs Thrifty


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  2. you just made me laugh as I found a half finished knitting project the other day and could not remember the pattern I used! Lovely makes and Happy Easter x

  3. Happy Easter ... beautiful knitting projects - love them all. Goal for Summer visit: teach me to crochet!!
    Have a wonderful day x

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  5. The cardies are gorgeous.
    Jane x

  6. Hello Mrs Thrifty thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to have someone else from Suffolk too! :) Now off to have a read of your lovely blog. Bye for now. x

  7. Was going to get my mum to give me a refresher on how to knit today. Learnt years ago and have now forgotten a lot of it but am keen to take it up again.

    You inspire me to get creative again!

    Love the jumper and cardi, what precious gifts.

    Those socks look super soft.

    Sft x

  8. Lovely! I have a few knitting projects in my long to-do list but I just can't find time!!


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