Monday, 23 June 2014

Wimbledon and Knitting

My favourite fortnight of the year, Wimbledon starts today! I have been watching this for over 40 years, I even used to take 2 weeks holiday when I worked for someone else. I have all my wools and designs ready to knit.  When a match becomes really exciting I knit faster, I don't know if anyone else does this :)

I have just finished a new design crop top, they are so easy to wear by themselves or over a vest top.

Will be knitting more designs over the next two weeks.  You can see the full listing details in my SHOP.

Also a new pure DK natural undyed British wool beanie hat.

Well only 5 minutes to go until Andy Murray comes onto court, have a great day.

Quote for the Day:

Always laugh when you can, it's cheaper than medicine.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Current Knitting Projects

I am currently in the process of making two new items for my SHOP. Knitting a classic beanie hat using a British Sheep Breeds DK which is spun using wool from the Bluefaced Leicester, Suffolk or Jacob creating a beautiful natural undyed yarn.

Also knitting a red and white striped sweater similar to the one worn by the Where's Wally Waldo character.  This was the first item I ever sold online along with the hat to a journalist in France about 8 years ago! Sleeves are made and starting on the body. For some reason I knit the sleeves first which I never do usually.

Both of these will be added to my SHOP later this week.  I do have the yellow and black sweater similar to the one worn by Odlaw in the Where's Wally Waldo books already available in my listings. One of my customers bought this to look like a bumble bee :)

Crew Neck Sweater/Jumper hand knitted - Fancy Dress - Mens Womens - Yellow Black - Made to Order - Premium Acrylic - Odlaw

Thought for the day:


Have a great day.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

International Space Station

Over the last week we have watched the international space station pass over our house 3 times, it was awesome. Shame we were not able to get a clear photo. I wonder how many other people have been doing the same.

In this photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Dragon capsule is berthed at the International Space Station Sunday April 20, 2014 as photographed by the Expedition 39 crew members onboard the orbital outpost. Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalkWednesday April 23, 2014 to replace a failed backup computer relay system on the space station's truss. (AP Photo/NASA)

Also saw Mars through our telescope in the very early hours of the morning. We have a beautiful photograph we took of the moon last year through our telescope and had it printed on to canvas as it looks so surreal.  It's great looking at the sky in the summer as it's warm but you do have to stay up until the early hours.  The winter is too cold for me!

Wonder what we will see tonight, well if I can stay awake long enough.

Books, tennis, knitting and new hats

I have just finished reading The New Watch which is the latest book in the series by Sergei Lukyanenko. It was brilliant as are all the others. It only took me one night of insomnia and a day to read!

Watched the French Open Tennis final on Sunday but unfortunately like a lot of other viewers was watching on ITV 1 and had it on pause for 10 minutes so didn't realise the last game was only shown on ITV 4 so missed it!! I can't understand why they would change channels at that point of the match at least wait until the set was completed but luckily managed to switch over to see the presentations.

With all the tennis that's on at the moment, Queen's and then Wimbledon I can knit all day :) love tennis and knitting so a great few weeks for me!

 A new collection of crochet beanies have been added to my shop ClickClackKnits

Also new cotton, bamboo and linen hats, perfect for the sun we are having now and more will be added over the next week ClickClackKnits

Reversible 80% Bamboo, 20% Wool slouchy beanie hat.

 Bamboo and Cotton Slouchy Beanie

Cotton and Linen Slouchy Beanie

 Thought for the day:

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.