Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is it over?

Is Winter over? I really do hope so! I love winter I really do, I love winter sports, winter clothes and winter food, chunky soups with bread and butter. Although I love all of these things this years winter seems to have been a long one. This is our first winter in New York and it has been cold.
There has been more snow than I have ever seen in England or Japan and although I was very excited about it at first the novelty had worn off now.

Here are a few photos of our wintertime :

Bring on Spring!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Something new.

I started knitting last year in October, a friend of mine introduced me to a local knitting circle that she went to every week. Although I could knit (just about) in a straight line it was at the circle where I learnt to do a little bit more.

The first thing that I learnt how to do was how to make baby hats, I started making preemie baby hats to donate to the local NICU. So tiny, so cute!

At the beginning of this year a couple of my friends had babies so with my new found knitting skills I decided that I wanted to make them something, so I started my first big (for me) project of knitting a basket weave blanket. Although easy to do they took quite a while.

After making all these things for other people I decided that I should start on something for myself, so I have recently started making a short sleeved cardigan .....with cables! This is my first time to do cables and although they aren`t particularly difficult to do I have to really concentrate when doing them so the project is going a little slowler than I would like but....watch this space.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Baby things!

I have the most beautiful nephew who I am totally in love with.
Since he came along I have been itching to make something for him but couldnt quite decide what until I found this great pattern for baby shoes.


These are my creations, I think they turned out pretty well. They are really easy to make too.

I think that I will definately be making some more, so cute!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Beginning

SO, I made this blog quite awhlile ago but up until now haven`t posted anything on here!

I moved to New York with my husband about six months ago and this blog was supposed to start then....well, it`s going to start now instead.

This will be a few snippets of our life here, hope you enjoy!