Saturday, November 24, 2007

Knitting and Precious Gifts

So I still don't have a picture of the finished stitching on my bag project to share. I did take one but managed to delete it and now my camera needs charging. Sometimes I can be so ditsy. Instead I'm going to share something else that I've just finished.

I knitted myself a hat, one of the few knitted things I've managed to finish. Honestly I have half started knitting projects every where, I think the problem is I'm attracted to things that are just a bit too ambitious for my basic knitting skills and have got stuck and the difficult parts of various projects. As you know I don't like sharing pictures of me but what the hell, after the lack of blog posts here for a while I don't expect many people are reading any more anyway!
The picture is a bit dark so you can't really see the beautiful colours in the yarn I used very well, I will try and get a better one soon. I'm pleased with the way it turned out and have bought some more of this beautiful yarn to make a hat and scarf set for my friend Charlotte for Christmas (she doesn't know about my blog so I'm not spoiling any surprises here).

Before I sign off I just have to share some pictures of 2 precious gifts that my friend Vi sent me all the way from Australia. Look at this totally adorable pin cushion (again please excuse the poor quality picture there is not much good daylight at the moment and when there is some I'm always at work!).
Vi also sent me this beautiful friendship doll. She made this with a wonderful rainbow theme to remind me always of my Mum. Definitely one of the most special gifts I've ever received. Thank you so much Vi.

4 comments:

Sue B said...

We're still here reading! Great hat :)

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

So am I !!!(Still reading that is.) Good for you finishing the hat.... cold enough today for it. You are putting me to shame if you have finished the stitching on the bag.... my excuse is .. I have gone down with a dreadful cold.

Best Wishes
Maggie

Violet said...

Love the hat :-)And so glad you like what I sent you.

katelnorth said...

Well, I'm still here reading :) Looks like a nice knit hat - I can't knit, so I wouldn't even have got that far. And I know what you mean about the bad light for photographs - I despair of getting decent colour at the moment!