Knitted Christmas Baubles

I bought myself a little pre-Christmas present which arrived today… a book called 55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colourful Festive Ornaments

I’d seen people talking about this book on Twitter and Ravelry and I found myself putting a copy into my shopping basket whilst purchasing some Christmas presents on Amazon.

I’ll post some pictures of baubles as I make them 🙂

Win a copy of Rowan Studio 16

Over at you can enter a draw to win a copy of Rowan Studio 16 – their most recent edition of this popular series.  You just have to sign up for the newsletter (at the bottom of the page) to be in with a chance.   The draw takes place on 30th September 2009.

rowan studio 16

Beanie hat patterns

I’ve put patterns of both my Lavender in Winter and Triple Choc beanies on the patterns page of this blog.  Have fun and don’t forget to let me know how you get on!

Knitting in the Telegraph

Not to be outdone by the Guardian, The Telegraph have run an article about the knitting craze and have 5 vintage style patterns available to download from their website.  They are taken from a book called Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters.  Not really my style, but I liked the chevron scarf.

People go mad on eBay don’t they?

I noticed the other night, whilst looking at toy patterns, that Alan Dart did a collection of patterns of the Brambly Hedge characters.  When I was little, I loved Brambly Hedge, in fact I still do!  The Secret Staircase is my favourite story because I always wished I could find a secret staircase which led to a secret room filled with wonderful things :-)So I was most excited to think that I could possibly knit myself a Wilfred or Primrose or Poppy.There are a few of the patterns on eBay – some original pamplets, others just magazine pull-outs, so I’m watching them all to see how the bidding goes.  But I think that £26 is a bit too much to pay for one pattern!  That’s how much one for Poppy went for in the end last night. People go crazy on eBay sometimes.There are a few more auctions still to finish over the next couple of days, so we’ll wait and see but if the prices all go like that though, I don’t think I’ll be bidding somehow!