Monday, 3 March 2014

Going off grid

Ahem, as you may have already noticed I have been having an extended break from blogging. How refreshing its been too. I have missed you all but I have been filling my time with teaching, sewing, lots of knitting and lots of relaxing. Life has been busy and I have been making a conscious effort to rest. I have been feeling unwell for months now but with spring on the way and lots of duvet days, slow knitting and reading under my belt it feels good! I have still been sharing, as you doubt have read from other bloggers I am loving Instagram. I feel like I am leaving those of you who don't use it out of the loop but I love its instant, no nonsense way of connecting and sharing. I also find SO much inspiration on there!

I hope to pop in a little more regularly now that I am starting to get that spring back in my step! I thought I would start off with something completely new for me, a knitting tutorial!

Annie at the Village Haberdashery is so great, she sent me this amazing Manos Silk Blend yarn when I told her I had an idea for a cowl. A really simple cowl with a lovely leaf motif, the perfect introduction to lace knitting. And her photos as always are amazing!


It knits up really quickly, full instructions for the cowl are over on the Daily Stitch Blog and you can pick up some of the beautiful Manos Silk Blend from The Village Haberdashery here, you only need two hanks! If you are local you can pop into the shop and see my cowl for yourself, it really is so soft, perfect to wear next to your skin.

This is the first knitting pattern I have written and I am so proud, especially as I only started knitting a year ago. I know I am hooked for life now!!

10 comments:

Cindy said...

I've missed your blog posts, but I totally understand when you need time away from this hub-bub. I'm happy with the snipits of your pretty work that I find on IG :)

Congrats on having your pattern published ! That's so super :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I've also missed your blog posts (but then I'm hardly one to talk!) - I've just been admiring your beautiful shawl...I've added it to my 'must knit' list! The cowl looks lovely, I hope it's the first of many patterns!

Katy Cameron said...

Lovely looking cowl :o)

Annabella said...

It's an achievement to write a knitting pattern but to write one only a year after picking up needles is incredible. Lovely cowl.

Charlotte said...

very lovely!

Rachel said...

So sorry you've been unwell Emily, but glad things are on the up now. Let's hope that Spring hurries up and arrives properly! Congrats on your first knitting pattern, that cowl looks lovely, gorgeous colour!
R x
PS. My quilt is nearly finished, your basting has helped enormously!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I've missed you loads!! Sodding IG - I can't keep up with all these things. Please blog more, even just stick the pics on here ;-)

Sonia said...

Congratulations on your first knitting pattern, I love cowls!!!!!

grace said...

Just found your blog - your pattern looks amazing! Only knitting a year - what will you do after ten years! X

Sarah said...

I joined Instagram this year, so I've been following you there. You're welcome to follow me back at sarahkrothe and see what I'm working on. It's nice to read your blog again too, though!