Thursday, 26 November 2009

Ninja mittens

I have always fancied a pair of ninja mittens, I don't know why, but there you go....

Knit on 5mm needles with the lovely Colinette Art (bamboo/wool), from Twist of course. Maybe they're more like gecko mittens than ninja mittens in that colour. Pattern to follow at some point soonish.

In other knitting news, here's a baby kimono (hmm, Japanese theme emerging here, but Swedish colours) that I made for Olga's baby, very neatly due on Christmas day - I wouldn't expect anything else from the queen of schedules and timetables, congratulations Olga and Bjarne!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

High fibre cupcakes

Remember these? Well there's been a few additions to the collection to fill my lovely new cupcake stand that I bought earlier in the week.

After a couple of silly late nights to finish my items for yesterday's makers market at Twist Fibre Craft Studio, I'm very happy to report that my cupcake pincushions sold out! I was starting to feel quite negative about them at 2am the night before when I was struggling to sew on the 'cherries' but they have redeemed themselves now.

Big thanks to Laura and Peter for organising the event and bringing together some lovely exhibitors, and big thanks to Diane and Andrea for doing such a fantastic sales job behind the counter on the day. Well done ladies. They both made some very beautiful christmas decorations and gifts - I couldn't resist boosting their earnings by spending some of mine.
I think Andrea's sheep enjoyed the biscotti tasters...

And now it's back down to the 'real work' - Taste of Christmas is just around the corner!