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