Oh.. it's been so busy in the Smifferoo household ....
Not had a chance to blog about my lovely day out at
The Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show...
I was lucky enough to win two tickets from these lovely people...
Ali and Tony at Crafty Ribbons
...and this knitting covered taxi was what greeted us at the entrance to the show!.....
Fabulous show...with loads of inspiration
Loved these knitted bags...and just look at those ginormous buttons.
Just had to buy a couple for my button collection!!
...and talking of whoppers...Giant Knitting needles!!
You can make some lovely rugs with these!
..and beautiful display pieces everywhere.
I particulary liked a collaged clothing collection by Mandy Patullo
I had a few little purchases of knitting mags, fabric and Buttons!!
Now I've always loved a bit of stitchery...and my mum tried her hardest to teach me to knit when I was younger...Bless her...but being a bit of a tomboy..I would rather have a game of footie with my brother and his friends LOL!!
A little while back I taught myself to knit (again) via the internet (what we do without it now eh!!) to make some simple hats for the
The Big knit in 2011 (HERE)
...but I never picked up my needles again until recently....
I knew how to knit and purl
but had forgotten how to cast on..and had no clue how to cast off!!
So.... I joined a local knitting group
of Nattery Knitters run by Susan
...and have just recently accomplished my first Patterns
Meet Nigel the Gnome....
...and his friend Marvin the Moose
we've also been busy knitting hearts for charity...
Thanks for Peeking!