Saturday, 16 January 2010

Rotating rotation




I’ve decided to work a rotation again this year. I need a coherent plan to reduce some stash AND get these bloody baby jumpers finished. I’ve listed my rotation on the Rotation Stitchers BB, but here it is again.


So the plan is to work on each of these for at least 2 hrs before moving on to the next.


1. HAED Queen of Annwyn


2. LaDeDa Mares & Oats


3. Chatelaine Pompeji Garden


4. Fleur De Lis Heart Warming Dance


5. TW Lady of Shallot 

6. Knitting project (currently a DROPS norwegian jumper)


I may not necessarily work on them in this order, but shall only work each of them once every round. I may work on them for longer than 2 hours if the fancy takes me. I will also not make any new starts this year until I am down to 5 WIP’s, but I may be tempted to stash as I feel some needlepoint may be in order ’










There’s been lots of snow fun here recently, it has cleared in the last couple of days we are forecast a fresh load before the end of the week. I’m waiting to dig a vegetable garden but the soil is just too hard right now. Kira is waiting for ants for her ant farm, and needs worms for her wormery but neither are happening till the weather warms up a little.






The poor birds at Barnwell Country Park only had a little bit of water left to swim in at New Year!









The norwegian sweater that I had started had to be unpicked as the tension was working out way too big, despite doing a tension square before hand. So now I have cast on a size smaller and hope that should work out ok.
Andrea James

Andrea is a compulsive crafter, bibliophile, and knitwear designer from small town UK. She loves ridiculous sweaters and vintage knitting patterns. She currently lives with her teenage daughter, three cats and an elderly guinea pig, and is usually found squashed into a corner of the sofa surrounded by yarn and books.

Monday, 4 January 2010

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I'm having some real headaches uploading pics to my blog tonight, nothing I'm trying is working, so I'm just gonna bung it up here and go to bed.

Andrea James

Andrea is a compulsive crafter, bibliophile, and knitwear designer from small town UK. She loves ridiculous sweaters and vintage knitting patterns. She currently lives with her teenage daughter, three cats and an elderly guinea pig, and is usually found squashed into a corner of the sofa surrounded by yarn and books.

New Year, new starts, old finishes




I’ve made a new knitting start for the new year. Its from the DROPS website and I’m using some stash wool I got from the charity shop several months ago. I’ve been meaning to knit something from this site for ages, so I’m quite pleased with my choice.






I’ve done no x stitch now for about 10 months, nor been on any forums. This is
mainly because I packed most of my sewing ready to move house. Yes, we finally
moved house! It is wonderful here, peaceful and quite and I just have to trip
out the front door to be in the countryside. Now the unpacking is done I shall
endevour to get back into the stitching again. I’m especially missing my HAED
Queen of Annwyn. This year I need to get some finishes, knitting, cross stitch
and otherwise as my new house is slightly smaller than the old one and the stash
is taking over. I may have to get rid of some books too :(
Andrea James

Andrea is a compulsive crafter, bibliophile, and knitwear designer from small town UK. She loves ridiculous sweaters and vintage knitting patterns. She currently lives with her teenage daughter, three cats and an elderly guinea pig, and is usually found squashed into a corner of the sofa surrounded by yarn and books.