Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Exchanging and knitting

Most of my stitching time this past week has gone into stitching an exchange - the Here's to ewe exchange from the SBEBB. I can't share any pictures yet as its not reached its destination.

I have however received my exchange from Simone

Here's to ewe exchange package

On the knitting front, I've finished my second ever full size adult cardigan. I've mostly just knitted socks so far.

Neaty finished

I'm fairly pleased with it. It does gape a little at the front and I think it would sit better if the buttons were smaller with more of them too. Now I just need to get stuck into my Central park hoodie which has been neglected of late.

I finished another pair of Cranford mitts last night after I got home from my knitting group. This pair have the same colours as the first pair but in reverse.

Another pair of Cranford mitts

Finally I have finished stitching something that I can share since my last post.

Flower baby

Its a Country companions design by DMC. I haven't stitched many of these designs lately but this range was thing that started me stitching in the first place in 1990. I've stitched 66 of the designs within this range over the years and I own almost all of the Country companions ever released. So I guess thats a little obsessive but I doubt I'll run out of things to stitch.

I'm off now to watch more Doctor Who. I am so happy to see it back again. The first episode was really fantastic and its going to interesting to see where the story will go. The second series of Torchwood has just finished and it came to such an amazing sad ending. I cried so much with the last episode but then again I do tend to be a bit of cry baby with sad films/tv shows.

11 comments:

tkdchick said...

The exchange you received is lovely and your finish is cute!

Maree said...

Cute finish and I love the cardigan!

Karoline said...

Lovely exchange Paula and some great finishes.

Mary said...

Great exchange--have always loved that sheep design! Lovely finishes as well.

Sheila said...

Great knitting finishes - love those gloves :) And what a fab exchange gift. 66 Country Companion charts you´ve stitched - wow!

stitcherw said...

What a lovely exchange to get, and your sweater and mits look wonderful. I especially like the color of the mits, very pretty. Your stitching finish is adorable. The country companion series are so cute, they make you smile looking at them.
Sue

Mandella said...

Your cardigan looks great and I'm missing Torchwood too. Certainly didn't see that ending coming.

Chelle said...

Love your exchange! That sheep is so cute - it looks like a Cross Eyed Cricket design?

Abi said...

That's a great exchange. Your cardigan is absolutely adorable!

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

What a lovely exchange! I really miss doing them, but I simply don't have the time any more.

Carol said...

Hi Paula... I sure hope you received my thank you email for the lovely exchange. I did not hear back from you, so am wondering...