Friday, 30 January 2009

Scrapbooking vs Knitting

I love them both! But I have found that I can't scrapbook and knit at the same time (well obviously not at exactly the same time...) When I am in scrapbooking mode, which I am at the moment, I don't seem to want to knit, and vice-versa. I think they must use different parts of the brain that I can't engage in the same time period.

Currently I am working on some layouts for a magazine challenge, an art journal challenge, and a layout for the Cybercrop on UK Scrappers, and my mind is in overdrive thinking of ideas for these. But I also have a pile of unfinished and unstarted knitting projects which are having to wait their turn. One knitty thing I have to do, though, is sew up the legwarmers my DD1 has just finished, her first project since learning to knit over Christmas. In fact I must go and get on with this job now, as she wants to wear them for an audition she's going to tomorrow!

Thursday, 29 January 2009


In many ways I love winter - lighting the fire in the afternoons to welcome the children back from school; shutting in the hens and drawing the curtains before tea time; wonderful frosts like we've had here recently; sunshine and blue skies like today. I love the items that provide us with extra warmth in the winter - snuggly scarves, gloves and hats, and the old-fashioned hot water bottle. DD2 has always ben a particular fan of the hot water bottle and I was thrilled to find a really lovely pattern for a knitted cover in the book "The Gentle Art of Domesticity" by Jane Brocket. The pattern is from the Sarah Dallas book "Knitting", and I have made one for DD2, although as I can't quite remember how to do crochet edging it's not completely finished at the top! I'm intending to make one each for DD1 and DS too, but judging by the number of other projects, both knitting and scrapbooking that I've got on the go, it may be next winter before those two can also cuddle up with their new hot water bottle covers!