Tuesday, 29 January 2013

WOYWW #191 - thumbless, toeless, Pom-pomless....

Hello WOYWWers. Welcome to my desk and everyone else's all around the globe.

Starting at the front and working around the desk in a roundabout way.....

Still that same chocolate (how have I resisted?) well if I am very honest, I haven't spent much time up here so it's easy to forget it's there! My sock, still trying to get to that elusive toe! Bamboo needles put away as I have nearly finished my Wrist Warmer, just a thumb needs adding. Some very old bobbins I picked up in the Thrifty Store for just 50c (bargain). My Nanny Slippers awaiting a Pom-Pom, but I have an excuse for that. My knitting lady is ordering me one of those fabulous Pom-Pom makers (instant poms) and I haven't been able to get there as I have had children at home. Ha!

My book, Vogue Knitting which is great if I want a stitch explained. Propped against my sewing machine is a new pattern for wrist warmers (was that there last week?) and some wool to make them with. This week I broke one of my favourite mugs. I call it my Padstow mug but can't remember why now, I didn't get it from Padstow! I can't bear to throw it away so it is now a knitting needle holder as is my Pooh mug which is a crochet hook holder! There is a cup of tea in my Union Flag mug and then the wrist warmer I am finishing (the thumb!), with the pattern from the Mollie Makes Magazine.

Gorgeous case of shiny hooks, sewing box, monkeys, bit of zentangle and a rogue Pom-Pom that fell off Aunty A's slipper last week - she has gone home now to Windy London, UK where she is hibernating for a week till she goes off to Edinburgh. We are now visitor-less so maybe some more crafting or finishing will take place. Here's hoping.

Right, enough from me. Go and look at some more interesting desks and see what inspiration you can bring back for me.

 

12 comments:

butlersabroad said...

You've got a lot of WIPS there Sam, hopefully you can get them finished now. I bought a book all about knitting stitches too, absolutely fascinating and frightening at the same time, I caught Andrew looking at it at the weekend, he couldn't believe some of the pattern charts on the cables and lace stitches!

You're number 92.

Hugs
Brenda 91

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! Well done! Those wrist warmers are going to look gorgeous and look so warm! My sympathy over the broken mugs- funny how we become so attached to them! Wishing you a crafty week, Chrisx 93

Monica said...

We rarely need wrist holders her though today is cold as a storm was blowing through all night . It is now calmer. Knitting is such a portable pastime and you do it so well.
Monica 102

MiniOwner said...

Oh what a pain to break a favourite mug. I hate doing that. The wrist warmers look fab. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@74)

Ria Gall said...

Wow there are plenty of things going on on your desk this week it is all very creative and inspiring
Ria #44

Annie said...

You always have so much on the go. Really hope you get time to finish it all soon.
I'm rather late in getting round today but have had to wait til my twinnie grandees went home first...they arrived yesterday morning and had their first sleep over without Mum and Dad last night....just magic :-)
Hugs,
A x #62

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Am liking the look of those wrist warmers...I don't bother with thumbs when I make mine, just leave a gap in the seam! I am very impressed by the unbeaten choccy, that wouldn't happen in my house!!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Your 'less' post is very interesting to those of us that are looking on - you've got lots on the go - I think that's good for the mind! I have a pair of wrist warmers that LLJ made for me - my daughter and I fight over them, they are so useful! It's so lovely to have visitors, but it's also so lovely to have your home and lovelies all to yourself again isn't it...we certainly feel we have the best of both worlds in that respect!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your projects are all lovely!!! I cannot knit. Seriously. I have something missing from my brain, lol! BUT...I love the work others like you can accomplish. Bravo!!

Jeannie #12

Shazsilverwolf said...

Lots to look at, but I particulary love that sweet little knitted creature in the top left! Have a great day, hugs, Shaz #69

Nan G said...

And a wee mouse peeking out at us through it all. :) I'm a bit late desk hopping... Happy WOYWW! Nan 107

April Story said...

Can't wait to see that toe. :-) Great desk - busy busy busy. You need to spend more time there and eat that chocolate. ;-)
April #101