Monday, 13 May 2013

What a weekend!

Hubby and I went south for the weekend to Glenrothes to meet up with other Loving Hands members at a knitting show. We had such good fun, meeting new friends and old - most of whom we only know through the Loving Hands forum.

I didn't buy any yarn at the show - I thought I was doing very well having bought 2 handmade crochet hooks instead, then I won 600g in the raffle! As Linda said, "It was meant to be!" The photos are here: Photo Album - knitting show Below is a photo of myself wearing Jean's topical Loving Hands titfer:

A further twist in the Magnus hat pattern was developed while travelling to Glenrothes. I made a hat for Arla who was born last Sunday - a girly version with a brim and a flower.


 Kirsty, my daughter, has also been busting my stash - or her free yarn store! - with making hats and tortoises. These are the latest 2 which I am including in my stashbusting - as it is my stash being used!


Stash Busting Progress:
Yarn at start of year: 31,034g
Yarn gained: 2150g
Yarn busted: Jan: 1049g, Feb: 1157g, March:  454g, April: 319g, May: 216g     Total: 3195g
Yarn given away: 400g
Yarn in stash: 29,589g


  1. Aw cute tortoises Julia! 600 grams wow brilliant, I hope you have a place for it haha I have made 3 of your hats so far in boys colours will try a girly version later. :)

  2. I can just see that girly hat starring in many photos. Lovely.

  3. Your baby hat is so very pretty and it will look so adorable on her. The turtles are pretty neat too.