I’ve been a busy bee lately – doing some overtime and earning extra pennies for my house fund. Which is great, but it just means that I don’t have much crafty news to give you.
I finally finished my twisted rib scarf and I’ll get around to blocking and listing it in my shop shortly. I’ve since moved on to a lacy number. I haven’t knitted a lace scarf before so I’m starting off with a simple stitch which should show off the lovely variegated pinky purple yarn I’m using.
However, the last week hasn’t been all work and no play. My Grandad has been having a clearout and discovered a whole load of my Gran’s old knitting things which he has kindly passed on to me. They include a lovely knitting bag, a selection of knitting needles, wool, a tobacco tin full of cute buttons and a vast selection of knitting patterns. I also discovered a copy of Woman’s Weekly dating back to 1979!
I’m looking forward to putting these things to good use. There’s a great selection of wool and I just love the retro style knitting bag. It’s not only practical but I’ll treasure it for years to come.
In browsing through the patterns I also discovered this hand annotated pattern for an “Easy and Quick Summer Top”. Feel free to make use of it. There aren’t any photos included so I have no idea what it looks like! If you do decide to give it a go, please share your results!
I’m not expecting to do much knitting this week – I’ve got more overtime lined up at work and still trying to be good and go to the gym now and again. (I’m not complaining at all – this extra money is getting me a step closer to buying my own house!)
I’ll hopefully have more work in progress to show you next week…until then, happy retro knitting!
So I’ve finally come to the end of my scheduled Thursday Feature posts, and what a wonderful selection of shops I got the chance to review!
I’m not planning on making a great plea for applicants again until next year, but in the meantime I’m still more than happy to feature anyone who has an online shop that they want to shout about. In the past I have focused solely on Etsy shops, however, since I’ve now ventured into the world of Folksy with my new Emma Dickie Design store, I will happily feature shops from this platform as well.
If you’re interested, just click on over to my Get Featured page and fill in your details. I’ll get back to you with my questionnaire and you can share your wonderful shop with me, and my readers!
Autumn will be upon us next month – I just love going out for evening strolls and kicking up the leaves. The sunsets are always more beautiful at that time of year and the colours of the leaves are amazing.
These ruffle scarves are 100% acrylic which makes them soft and slightly stretchy. They come in a range of vibrant colours and the ruffles create a lovely texture. In addition to full length scarves, I also have a number of shorter scarflettes which come with their own coordinating scarf pin.
All of my ruffle scarves have been automatically reduced by 20% until midnight on 31st August (GMT), so there’s no need to worry about entering coupon codes – the hard work has already been done for you.