Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Bit of a Knit !

Goood Morning Bloggers - I caught a glimpse of sun early this morning, it then disappeared and black clouds were yet again on the horizon.  We have sunshine again now and I hope it sticks around for a while, but this may well be the pattern for the day - mixed sunshine and showers.  I just hate the dark days of winter but at least seeing some sun today makes me feel that we are heading towards Spring, at least the days are growing longer.

No paper crafting projects to share with you today, but I do have a knitted project for you. 

Having had a couple of not so good days, I just needed to find some crafting to do even if I couldn't manage to get to my table of craftiness or my sewing machine.  What else could I do but sit comfortably and dig my knitting needles out. 

I had a couple of balls of this sock yarn in my (rather large !) yarn stash and thought it would look pretty knitted up as arm/wrist warmers.  Being fingerless they are a doddle to knit and needed very little concentration and both were knitted from one ball - perfick!  So, here they are in all their 'glory'

 
used my trusty 'hand model' for this shot !


 
the wrist warmers all alone !
 


This is very 'clever' yarn and as knitted forms itself into - what looks very like - a fair isle pattern, but much easier to knit than real fair isle.  I just knitted a tube in K2 P2 rib to a length of  20cm, cast off for the thumb hole and cast back on in the next row.  They may well come in very useful as, according to the weather forecast, it looks as though we might be in for some colder weather soon.

Today I have a little more energy and although the 'great Craftroom sort out marathon' continues, I plan to spend some time crafting and need to get at least a couple of cards made today. 

Might even fit a bit of sewing in if my energy levels last, I am making a baby quilt from soft and cosy flannel fabric for a pal whose little girl is due to arrive any day now.  I've done all the preparation work on it and have just machine quilting and binding to be done, so will try and do some of the machine quilting if I can.  I'll share pix when it is completed.

Following the advice given by my Rheumatologist, I need to learn to pace myself -  rather than keep going well after my body has told me to stop - to try and reduce the number of days when I barely have the energy to get out of bed. 

This is proving a real trial to me as there are so many things I'm itching to do - none of which are remotely associated with housework I might add LOL.  As I'm booked into a Needle Felting workshop this evening I need to monitor my energy levels, it would never do to 'drop off' whilst brandishing a sharp needle or two would it ! 

So, although I have lots of plans for today, I'll see how many things I get crossed off my list and learn not to worry about the ones I didn't get around to - there's always another day.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today, I should have a card to share with you in my next post.  Have a great day whatever you have planned and thanks for taking the time to drop by here to see what I've been getting up to in Stamping Grandma's crafting space. 

6 comments:

Kathyk said...

These look fab - will they be accompanying you to craftathon 2014?

Kathyk

Linda said...

They look lovely and cosy and the wool is amazing.

Enjoy the felting this evening.

Patricia said...

They are way nicer than mine that I have just finished. Mine are just plain blue.
I love how the wool has formed such a pretty design.
Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Patricia xx

debby4000 said...

They look fab Wynneth. Hearing what your doctor has told you reminded me about the Spoon theory not sure if you've heard it but here's a link.
http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/
luv
Debby

Annie said...

lovely to chat with you yesterday Wynneth, and do take it easy now! love your knitted wrist warmers - but not sure what weight sock wool is - I'm still stuck in the 80s when it was just 3ply, 4ply, DK, aran or chunky - and that's what is left in my wool bag!
hugs, annie x

Katie Berberich said...

I do hope you are feeling better too and I sincerely hope a good dose of sunshine is on its way. If you could send some this way too, I'd greatly appreciate it!
These are just awesome, you make it sound so simple. These are going to be so snug during these cold, blustery days. You make me want to crochet, tat makes me happy :)
Just love the sound of your YARN STASH, pics? I do like a good drool over a yarn pic! I need to top mine up, a Deramores visit is in order I think. ♥
Katie x