Liz Corke Knit Design

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January 30, 2013

I really wish I had something I could show you for a change! I feel like right now I’m just working on secret new designs, and things must get a bit boring for you. I did manage to get photos done at the weekend, although I want to go back out and get a few more as some of them weren’t quite right. I’ve bought a tripod for my camera and it arrived yesterday. I’m really looking forward to giving it an outing soon!

I’ve got another shawl design in progress and it’s currently just past the halfway mark. I blocked it last night so I could see how it looked properly and hopefully that will cure the stockinette from rolling up, or I may have to have a re-think. I have a pair of fingerless gloves I’m really keen to get on with, but I’m waiting for some new needles to arrive. I’ve ordered 2.25mm and 2.5mm needles and they’ll hopefully arrive this week.

I have to confess, that I’ve never really understood why people knit socks. I think they look really nice, but they weren’t something I was ever interested in doing. Until now. I seem to have an urge to try out sock knitting, so please leave me a suggestion of your favourite socks patterns to try out, and then I’ll have something to take photos of for you!

Reading wise, I’ve just started “The Woodcutter” by Kate Danley. I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s a mix of all sorts of fairy tales, set in a world with twelve mortal kingdoms and a fairy wood. The Woodcutter is an ambassador between the mortals and the fae, and keeps the world in balance. Something has upset that balance and now things are going wrong in the Woods. It’s up to the Woodcutter to save the day. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the story develops!

Check out what everyone’s been up to with WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along with Tami and Ginny!

January 25, 2013

I finished my shawl on Wednesday night and got it mostly blocked last night. The lace border ruffles which makes it a little tricky to block, so I block the shawl, and then block the ruffles afterwards. It makes sense when you see the shawl, I promise. Provided the weather is ok at the weekend, I’ll get the photos done, and hopefully have it ready for testing next week.  Keep an eye on my Ravelry Group if you’re interested in helping me test it.

The weather could be a little tricky at the weekend – the snow just doesn’t want to stop. It’s quite strange here. I work in the city centre and the snow just doesn’t stick around for very long. The pavements and streets are well gritted and the snow disappears quickly. Just a couple of miles out of town though, we still have three or four inches of snow that’s been hanging around for ages, freezing and turning to ice, then getting snowed on top of again. Anyway, as long as it’s not too sunny and therefore blinding, or snowing too heavily, I should be able to get the photos done.

Check out Tami’s and see what everyone else has been up to!

January 23, 2013

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s halfway through the week which is always a good feeling. Shawl YarnAfter lunch time it’ll be closer to next weekend than it is to last weekend. I’m still working on my latest shawl design, but I’m halfway through the border, and have just 15g of yarn left to finish it with. That should work out to four or five more rows hopefully and it’ll be finished by the weekend. I’m really looking forward to showing you the shawls. This one has taken so long, because I’m doing two sizes. The large version is already finished and blocked. If I can get the small one finished in time, I can hopefully get photos done at the weekend.

Check out what everyone’s been up to with WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along with Tami and Ginny!

January 18, 2013

My new website is finally live! I hope you all like it.  The design is mine, but my wonderful husband (with quite a bit of nagging!) did all the coding and clever stuff for me. The website and blog is on WordPress now, as we couldn’t get blogger to work nicely with our custom theme, but I really like how it’s all worked out. I am afraid you’ll need to update your rss feeds and readers though. The new RSS feed is here. The website is my FO for today, so please have a good look around and let me know what you think!

I’m really excited about this year. I have loads of ideas for new designs. The green shawl I was working on last year is done, and I’m about halfway through a smaller version of the shawl. The pattern is mostly written , and the charts are almost finished too. Hopefully I’ll get it in testing in February.

I have another shawl on the needles. This one is a bit different from my others as it has very little lace. It’s a sideways shawl, and is going to be a gift for a friend. After I’m finished that I have another few ideas charted and I’ll get to pick something new to work on!

One of the most exciting things happening this year, is that my husband will be graduating from uni. I’m really excited about it and I can’t wait for May. He’s been at uni for five years now, so this will be a huge change for us!

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