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

3 comments:

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 :)

Love,
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!