Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Back to 'tweedie-land' . . . and a bit of knitting too :)

Well, hellllooooo :)  Still here - honest!!  I've been lurking in the shadows of blogland all summer long, hehe :)  We did manage a lovely city break during the hols - perhaps more on that later though!

Back to the business in hand - one of the girls at work was looking for a sleeve for her lovely new mobile phone so I felt it was time to come out of tweedie-hibernation and do the decent thing.  I used  some of my nice new Kaffe Fasset fabric to line it and my current fave tweed - it's a very lovely pink/purple plaid - most delicious!

In the background is my new knitting book (acquired on my recent birthday).  It's called 150 Scandinavian Knitting Designs by Mary Jane Mucklestone.  I think it will be a life-long favourite - a whole heap of lovely Scandinavian  knitting block patterns to use - fantastic stuff!

I've started a little experimental piece just to practice with . . . 

Might just make a little purse or something . . . who knows :)  Aren't the wee figures cute though!  There are lots of great blocks to choose from - I'm really interested in trying out the figurative designs - owls, deer, birds - so many to choose from.  Really inspiring selection - I can't recommend this book enough!

I have been a little (understatement!) absent from my blog this summer hols - with teenage son heading off to Uni and 'Little S' starting secondary school within weeks of each other, I've been finding it a little difficult to settle down to any crafting, 'tweedie' or otherwise.   Hope I will be back  in the loop though, now that things are beginning to settle . . . . just a  little.

Hope you have had (or are having) good summer hols - it's all back to homework and school uniforms here!

Alison xx


Biba said...

Hi, Alison,

lovely to have you back! I'm still on my blogging holiday, actually, but planning to embark on a 'new season' soon.

Love your phone cosy!

Oh, and a very happy belated birthday, of course :)

Mojca x.

Alessandra said...

my boys just started school today< so i really understand what you mean!
I'm still a little bit jet lagged, so I'm not 100% ready to be crafty....in a few days, maybe....!!!!! ;oD
Nice to have you back, xxxxx Ale

june at noon said...

Happy birthday! I've been lurking myself, and wondering if I even feel like coming out of the shadows.... Love the new sample you're working up!