Monday, 30 March 2015
I really love the pattern for this cute little teddy bear sweater. It's called Edward Bear's Sweater and is really quick and easy to knit, as it's all knitted in one piece. I knitted this one over the weekend while sitting in my craft room listening to an audiobook.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
This is a Bendigo Woollen Mills pattern, but the yarn I will be using for this project is Ashford Tekapo yarn which is made in New Zealand. We lived in Australia for two years and I bought Bendigo Woollen Mills yarns quite regularly, as I found that it was good value for money and good quality, but living in New Zealand means that I now have to pay shipping costs, which pushed up the price quite considerably, so I prefer to buy locally made yarn for larger projects.
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
Saturday, 14 March 2015
I recently bought some yarn which I intend to use for a sleeveless pullover vest for myself, but right now I am so not in the mood for casting on a large project! I feel like knitting a few small items like baby hats and bootees and maybe a tea cosy or two. I have knitted several tea cosies and they tend to be more decorative than functional, as I very seldom use any of my teapots. I tend to make tea in a cup or mug with a single teabag, a really lazy habit, I know, but it does save time, especially on weekday mornings.
Friday, 6 March 2015
I have only read a few chapters thus far, but as I have decided to take it easy and enjoy a relaxing weekend, I plan to do a fair amount of reading.
I have been doing a bit of knitting in the evenings during the past week, so have finished the back and sleeves of my current WIP, a teddy bear's sweater. This afternoon I'll be casting on the front, so that I'll have something to work on while watching TV this evening, as I can never just sit and watch a DVD without knitting.
Like most working women, I find that I can only go to the hairdresser or have a manicure and pedicure on weekends, not to mention shopping or going to the library, so my Saturday mornings are usually taken up with one or more of these activities. The past week at work has been incredibly busy and really exhausting, so I decided to just take it easy this weekend. I did go out briefly this morning to have my eyebrows waxed, but as that only involved a ten minute walk to the home of the beauty therapist, it didn't take up too much of my time and was something that I really had to do.
Apart from doing a bit of laundry and cleaning, I have had quite an easy morning and after a late lunch, I plan to spend the afternoon listening to an audiobook and doing some knitting - not very exciting, but certainly relaxing!