Sunday, January 07, 2007

First Blog of 2007

Its hard to believe that yet another New Year is here! It doesn't seem two minutes since 2006 began! I just get used to writing the correct year on various bits of paperwork, then it goes and changes!!
Friday saw the first knitting group of the year at Darlington Stitches. It was lovely to see everyone again and find out what Santa had brought them! I took a few photos with my new camera, as you'll see in the photos,Bev was also playing with her camera!

It was a smaller group than usual, but that made it easier to talk to everyone.

The progress of Toms beanie has been slow, very slow. I thought such a small piece would knit up in no time, and it probably would have but I didn't take into account the need to have a small amount of concentration! On a scale of 0 - 10 my concentration is around the - 5 mark!!

So consequently it has been pulled out more times than I would care to share!

Its a really straightforward cable pattern from S n B Nation that I'm doing in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino aran. I've had to make the hat bigger and longer cos my son has..well, a big head!! I know its in proportion with his 6 ft 8 inch body but the facts are compared to the average head, his is big!

Hopefully I'll be able to crack on with it and get it finished. I've got so much yarn in the queue and I also feel quilty about the downright neglect of my loom and spinning wheel!

Has anyone any ideas how to increase the number of hours in the day? If you do, pleeeease let me know!!


Anonymous said...

You knitting group looks so nice. The hat looks good so far. If someone does tell you the secret of more hours in the day, please can you let me know too?!

Silvia said...

I like the look the hat...your doing well. I would also love more hours in the day so if you work out t!!!hat little secret let me know

Anonymous said...

Love the hat! Sorry I didn't make it on Friday :( I was in quarentine!!

Rain said...

The hat looks great so far. My brothers are 6'7" and 6'4" so I know what a pain they can be to knit for at that size I'm guessing you never make him socks ;)

Your group look like a lot of fun.

InkyArtitude said...

The Beanie is looking good Kat and the photos are great. Cannon cameras are just 'the bees knees' aren't they? I love mine and it has made taking photos and getting results so much easier and reliable. I could just drink that cup of coffee...... in fact, the kettle is calling.

Anonymous said...

Hat is looking great - no more cabling while tired though :)

Anonymous said...

I am with you totally on needing more hours in the day ; I haven't even looked at the loom we bought a few weeks ago and I have now two books on how to weave !!
The hat looks great ; keep knitting , that's what you get for having a big lad LOL
So wish I had a group to go to ; yours looks great

Anonymous said...

The beanie's looking great - keep going and you'll be done before you know it. Oh, how I wish that there was a magical formula to make more hours in the day. I'm definitely with you on that one! Lovely pics of your knitting group!

Anonymous said...

Hope the hat's coming along well. That coffee looks wonderful, could just drink another one now :) See you on Monday evening for another one!

Kath said...

The hats looking good - keep it up! I'm trying to make sure that I fit everything into the week (I've given up on days!) by allotting time to each project eg spinning on Sunday, knitting on Monday, etc. It doesn't always work but at least it's something to aim for! Nice looking group - godd bright meeting place!