What I’ve been up to lately…
Do things ever slow down? I was looking forward to Fashion Weeks/Month being over so things might slow down at work, but so much for that! Di’s been doing commissions for hand-knitted work for designers who have been showcasing at London & Paris Fashion weeks, so we’ve been kept busy with some really FUN projects. Now that it’s over though, other things also seem to spring up and keep us busy!
Anyway, in what little freetime I’ve found over the past few weeks, I’ve been making…
…a hat on my knitting machine! I’m not impressed with the colours I chose, and it is too tight and too long, but now I’ve got an idea of the right size from which to make more. It was pretty simple too!
…another hat, which I started at Di’s Knit Club in Fife. The wool is JC Rennie 4-ply and it’s looking really nice. The lace & cable stitch pattern gets a bit lost in the marled yarn but I like the effect.
…and this is just a wee little group of things I’ve been working on for my collection. I can’t wait to finish and show you all, but you’ll have to sit tight for a few more weeks as I build up my courage.
And lastly, yesterday was not only St. Patrick’s Day but also the final games to determine the winners of Six Nations (the rugby championship between England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France & Italy). We went to a friend’s flat to watch for a bit, and unfamiliar with game-day etiquette I wanted to be safe and make a treat to bring along. How About Orange had just shared a recipe for Avocado Pie so I took to and made it! …with a wee change:
We don’t have graham crackers in the UK, so I tried out a recipe for the graham cracker crust substituting Digestive Biscuits… It worked! Tasted just like it!
Et voila! They were pretty yum! Our friends at the party were quite brave to try these odd little green avocado pies (esp. being that pies are better known here for their savoury fillings rather than being sweet desserty treats), but once they did, I think the pies were a hit!
So those are the projects that have been keeping me busy in addition to work these past few weeks. Hope you’re having fun making too!