Monday, October 05, 2009

Secret knitting and actual stitching

Its been a busy time since I came back from London. The next weekend, I travelled down to Swindon to meet up with a group of stitching friends. Inspired by seeing lots of people stitching, I actually stitched rather than knitted. I've been spending a lot more time knitting rather than stitching lately and I'm starting to really miss stitching. I actually finished something whilst I was there - Pumpkins by JBW design using Sparklies thread in Titian.

JBW Pumpkin

This past weekend I was also at a stitching get together at Pat's in Preston. I did this GTG as a day trip as its only just over 2 hours away by train. It was a great day and we even had a very tiny attendee in Rach's new baby Henry, who is only 3 weeks old.

It meant I got the chance to give Rach the presents I had made for Henry in person.

2 pairs of socks in Lorna's laces Shepherd sock in Georgetown and Rainbow.

Georgetown baby socks

Rainbow baby socks

And a pair of booties - the pattern is Tiny Shoes by Ysolda Teague and they are knitted in Malabrigo sock in Abril and Lettuce.

Tiny shoes pic 2

Baby Henry has an older sister so I thought I would knit her something too - Poppy, also designed by Ysolda Teague.


Not all my knitting lately has been for gifts. I also finished a pair of fingerless mitts in lovely Merino DK that I bought at the IKnit weekender. The pattern is again by Ysolda and is the Cairn mitts from her book Whimsical little knits. I do knit pattern designed by other people honestly.

Cairn mitts finished

On the train back from the GTG on Saturday, I stitched for the whole journey so I've actually finished two more bits of stitching.

Happy fall to thee by Merry Cox.

Happy fall to thee

Brew by R & R reproductions.


Both these designs are from the Shepherd's bush retreat I went to in 2006. I'm thinking I will finish them into little ornaments or pinkeeps. Hopefully this is a sign that my stitching mojo is returning, its been very sadly missed here.


Flavaknits said...

Your gifts are adorable - love those Cairn Mitts and the wee socks ! Sigh!
It was great to seee you at Iknit - hopefully see you before then again sometime ! lol

Gaynor said...

You have been so busy and they are all very, very beautiful!
Glad you have had such nice days out. Meeting up with others really gets the stitching juices flowing doesnt it!

Cindy said...

Your Pumpkin is fabulous!

Your socks always look so cozy. I'm tempted to try knitting a pair myself, but am haunted by a sweater project from many years ago. It turned out nowhere close to being the right size, so I'm afraid to do anything requiring precision LOL :)

Joyus said...

Gorgeous finishes Paula, you sure have been busy :D

Anonymous said...

Wow, you've been really busy! Love the stitching (the pumpkin especially), and the little socks and shoes just too cute! :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

Get togters are just so inspirational!!! Wow you've gotten so much done both stitching and knitting wise!

MysteryKnitter said...

So cute! I'm sure the baby will stay warm.