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.


Rosie said...

What gorgeous garments! sorry to hear about the work situation, but so glad your house is all well again.

picperfic said...

Hi Jane! Sorry to hear about the flood but glad you have it all sorted now. Lovely knitting, would like to see you in both those garments!