Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Wednesday means time for Whats on your workdesk Wednesday?
Although I learned to knit as a child and used to do a lot, I have abstained largely over the past 12 years in favour of papercrafting! 
Visiting blogs has reignited the desire to stick 2 large needles under my arms and come up with something woolly and useful!
So, my first make is a dishcloth.  I know, not terribly exciting but just look at the patterns I have been downloading! A summer garment, a lacy shawl and some baby booties.  
I am going to make one more Christmas dishcloth before I venture into the complex world of garments as I plan to make up at least 2 Christmas themed baskets and add one to each.  
How organized am I?  Planning Christmas already!
Also, on my desk this week, some photos I am still sorting through for layouts and a pack of clear stamps I picked up from TJ Maxx for only 70 cents!
What are you up to this Wednesday?  If you would like to join this merry band pop on over to Julia's blog for more details!
I am off to hunt out my old knitting patterns and when I say old, I do mean vintage! Will share them next week if I can find them!


craftyb said...

Bloody hell (pardon my french) - 70cents? Thats a bargain if EVER i heard one!! They look really cooool too!! Get you getting organised for christmas indeed Miss Debs - us only in february - good for you!! Good luck with the knitting, seems to be a BIIIIG returning trend at the minute!! You'll be sporting all sorts of snazzy new gear come summer!! lolxx

Heathers Inspiration said...

A super purchase and look forward to what you make with them :)
Have a Great week
Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

ria gall said...

love your Christmas dish cloth made me smile that you decided to start small and then download all those patterns
Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
Ria #47

MiniOwner said...

Another vote for your dish cloth - it'll look great in the kitchen at Christmas. Happy knitting and Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@147)

Anonymous said...

Yay, she picked up the needles again! Amazing you're planning Christmas already but I like your idea of adding the dishcloths to the baskets. Socks are actually really easy, they just look intimidating. I'm not ready for garments yet, but I really do like the look of some of the lace shawls that are out there. Ravelry is superb for patterns, they have a forum I think too, but I'm registered on Knitting Help Forum instead. Lots of help if you need it, free how to videos and free patterns too. There's a paid for section also. Can't believe how cheap those stamps were, and that's a lot of photos you've got ready!!


Alison Scott said...

Good luck with the knitting. I can barely remember how, I think I can remember plain and purl and thats it. I remember knitting shopping bags for some reason?????
Alison #76

Rose Ann said...

Looks like you have a lot going on there, Deb! Good for you! I used to knit a long time ago. Maybe I'll pick it up again sometime. ;)

Robin said...

What the heck! 70 cents! WOW. It's been a long time since I have seen that price! Beautiful colors you have chosen for your dishcloths!

Hugs, Robin -105

Anne said...

You're knitting!!! The Christmas colours look lovely, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the more complex patterns as well :) Jealous of your stamp bargain - don't think I'd find anything like that at TK Maxx here...:)

Darnell said...

Wait. What? TJMaxx has stamps? I'm outta here!! Thanks for that little FABULOUS tidbit of information! Great job on the dishcloth all festive in Christmas colors!

Thanks for the visit to the Playhouse! Have a wonderful week with your new additional hobby!! Darnell #46

April said...

You got stamps at TJ Maxx? Who knew?
April #119

Anonymous said...

You are always so fun and crafty my friend! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on picking up the needles again Deb!! I use to knit as a child and teen as well and since having the girls...that is no more. Maybe some day. I am teaching the girls but just not enough time to do it all. It would be fun though!

Congrats on working so far ahead for Christmas!! You go girl!!