Saturday, 25 July 2009

Phew! Has it really been 3 months since I posted - doesn't time fly?
To be perfectly honest, I haven't felt that motivated after a fairly dismal first half of 2009. Work has been - well - c**p after a massive restructure in April which left moral at an all time low
but I'm trying to be positive. I refuse to let the gremlins take control!
After the flood we suffered in February, the house is now repaired and redecorated, new carpets, new walls and new ceilings - yes, it really was that bad!
And although I haven't blogged, there has been knitting. These are 2 recently finished items - the green eyelet dress is from summer 08 Vogue. I wasn't sure how this would turn out as I used Araucania Ranco Mutly which I think is more of a sock yarn, but the weight and gauge were right so I plunged in. It's turned out ok, and only took a little over 2 skeins, so there's plenty left for a couple of smaller projects - perhaps some socks!!
The blue medallion sweater is also from summer 08 Vogue, and this is lovely. Great for a cover up on a chilly summer's evening but also looks good layered too, so it'll be wearable in the winter too.
I've also got some new things otn, a couple of new magazines to drool over (new Rowan and Knitscene) but to prevent a photo overload, I'll save those for another day.