Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Midweek already!

Afternoon :)

We've reached the midway point of the week already - can't believe how quickly January is plodding by.  Have noticed the shops are now full of Valentines cards and Easter Eggs with a smattering of reduced christmas stuff just to confuse us all.

I've joined in with MarmaladeRose's 20 minutes of crafting a day idea.  So far so good. 

As part of my new year resolutions I promised myself I'd learn to knit.  I've been going each week to a stitch and bitch group and thanks to the patience of one of the group leaders I'm getting the hand of it. I've decided to knit myself a blanket from squares.  Started with the red in a basic knit stitch and have now changed colours to a lovely fern green and these will be a mix of knit stitch and knit/purl.

The blue is from a 'My first knitting kit' which I picked up in a charity shop - I use this to practise with! Though I think that colour will be the next one I buy as it goes rather well with the other two.

Spring cleaning is going fairly well - huge box waiting to be taken to the charity shop and the recycling bin is overflowing with stuff too.

S&B tonight - I love Wednesdays :)

See you soon

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Floss said...

You sound so organised! What you said about sewing machines and being left-handed on my post - I'd never thought of that before! How are modern ones different? Can you alter them to work from whichever side you need?

VintageVicki said...

No you can't. But the singer ones require you to turn the handle with your right hand I just can't get on with that :( Shame they are so lovely to look at.

Floss said...

Ahh... I see.

Serenata said...

Sounds like you are doing well with the spring cleaning and the knitting :-)

bellaboo said...

Knitting's coming on really well.Lovely colours.


Mary Poppins said...

I too adore the colours, please can you send some spring cleaning fairy dust my way, you are super duper coming along with yours, well done :)

Thank you for the very kind and generous offer, I am really touched. I have sent you email and can't wait for you to be part of my kitchen transformation :)

Love and hugs


Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

My knitting has really fallen by the wayside lately! I hope I can remember how to when I pick my needles up again!

Victoria xx

Anonymous said...

Found you from 20 Minuters. You'll love knitting! I hope it comes easily for you.

Floss said...

Hi again, Viki! I've just done a post with final questions for the Magazine Swappers. Could you pop over and let me know what you think, please?

Sal said...

I joined the 20 minutes crafting...I think I've been neglecting my other household duties though !
Good luck with your knitting ;-)

Jennyff said...

Glad you are getting into the knitting. How about spending 20 minutes a day on housework and the rest crafting!

VintageVicki said...

I like your style Jenny ;)

Am beginning to get the balance right - kind of 75/25 though am aiming for 60/40 ;)