Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Knitted Mitts and Handwarmers

Firstly thank you so much for your kind birthday wishes!

I've been off radar for a week or so as Chris and I have been feeling poorly with rotten colds. We managed to paint the hallway and put the curtains up at the front but haven't got much further than that. I promise some photos as soon as we've finished!

Whilst I've been feeling under the weather, I've been enjoying knitting some more fingerless gloves. I've also sewn the seams on the pairs I made during the summer - was it that long ago?!

So I though you might like to see them....

My lilac stocking and garter stitch fingerless mitts......

Lilac fingerless mitts

And my pink ones from the summer are now completed.....

Pink Knitted Fingerless Mitts

This is a very easy and quick pattern which you can find here.
I've been trying a new pattern with moss stitch.....in lilac...

Lilac moss stitch fingerless mitts

......and a lovely flecked yarn.......

Fleck moss stitch fingerless mitts

You can find this moss stitch pattern here.
And I just had to show you these gorgeous wristwarmers and scarf knitted by the lovely Mel of Brawlbin Crafts....I treated myself to them...they looked so pretty and they're so soft and cosy too!

Gorgeous scarf and wristwarmers knitted by Brawlbin Crafts
You can visit Mel's Etsy shop here

Gorgeous scarf and wristwarmers knitted by Brawlbin Crafts

And not forgetting these lovely handwarmers, I treated myself to earlier in the year.....knitted by the lovely Bebby of BebbyJumpers....


I wear them indoors as my hands always get so cold....
You can visit Bebby's Etsy shop here.
I've just finished knitting one mitt from a different moss stitch pattern which, if I've finished the pair, I'll show you next time.
It's just the right weather for sitting and knitting!!
Maggie xx

Friday, 9 November 2012

Birthdays and Horses' Shoes

It's been our birthday week!
Mine on Monday and Chris' on Wednesday.
We've taken the week to just relax and do some of things we love doing :)
Lunching out, cinema (the new James Bond movie), walking with Spencer, a spot of shopping.....
And now we've started decorating the hallway!
I've just finished the second coat of paint on the ceiling whilst Chris has been preparing the walls for painting tomorrow.
If it turns out as planned, I will share some photos with you soon!
Earlier in the week (and I know this is a bit random), I looked out of the window to see the farrier attending to our neighbour's horses' shoes.
It's things like this that make me love where we live!
Maggie xx