Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Knitter Knatter

Here is my latest knitting project) I'm also working on a cardigan and a knee rug for my mother!. 

I was given a beautiful knitted cushion for my birthday a while back from lovely Ellie and on seeing it knew that one day I would learn how to knit that pattern. That day arrived when I came across an abandoned knitting project of mine from years ago (a grey cardigan with just the back completed), I decided that I would use up that wool together with some sparkly brights to make a little blanket. Ellie provided me with the pattern, which as she told me is very addictive!. And as you can see I have made a start, I had made up a few squares to practice, then on reflection I thought I'd prefer making strips of knitting rather than loads of squares that would need a lot of stitching up (the only part of knitting that I find tiresome!) I will keep you posted on my progress, it may take a while.......

Friday, 13 June 2014

Table Tennis Trials

I was recently asked to make a cover for a friends well loved table tennis bat. I was provided with an outline of the bat and its old cover to work from.  We had a 'fitting' after my first attempt and thought that the cover needed more of a handle to it for a better grasp. So here it is in the last photo……. . . . 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Strung Along

My studio pal came in the other day with a gift for our kitchen. - a hand knitted dishcloth made with the softest vintage cotton I've ever felt. I'm sure I would've learnt how to knit sooner had we been given such delightful yarn instead of the practical and sturdy string that we fumbled with(or maybe not! Ha ha!). 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Button Up!

I recently became the owner of this jar of fabulous buttons. The previous owner took good care of these treasures by sorting them into sets and by sewing them together into bundles. I have much to learn, my buttons are thrown into jars and tins at random!

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Sale Sale Sale!

It's the last Mangle Studio Sale at the end of this month, I'll be rummaging in my studio for old stock and samples to sell on the day. So if you're near Bethnal Green on Saturday 28th June pop on over, it would be lovely to see you! There'll be loads of bargains to get your hands on from past and present members of a great studio that will be closing it's doors for the final time this month. Including ……click on names for info….