Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wrap Me Up!

Hello, it's me, I'm still here! I'd like to tell you that I've been really busy making lots of wonderful Christmas presents and decorating the house beautifully - but I haven't. I've been really busy at work (with the day job) and really busy with our business, The Treasure Tree (hope to have some news about exciting new developments to share with you in the new year).

So what would any sane person, who has done very little so far for Christmas do on a free evening?  Probably not block their knitting which was what I did!

This blocking called for wires, but I don't have any proper blocking wires so I made some from this:

Garden wire!  It was a bit bendy and difficult to control but I got there in the end.  And after leaving it to block overnight this is what I've got.

Blocking it so severely has given it a lovely drape and it's going to be just the thing to wrap up in during the cold weather.  The pattern is Guernsey Wrap by Brooklyn Tweed, and I treated myself and used their yarn which I bought from Loop.  I've never been to the Loop shop, but intend to change that during 2014!

Now I really must go and do some Christmas bits - there's still loads of time isn't there?!


Anna said...

Glad to hear that you are keeping busy Su and that your business is flourishing too. Look forward to hearing about those new developments. With a blog title like yours you have got to live up to your name when it comes to Christmas shopping - time to get it all done on Tuesday :)

Celia Hart said...

Gosh that looks beautiful and very useful too. I'd not thought of using garden wire. I use my thinnest knitting needles and lots of long pins.

Gina said...

Your wrap looks beautiful and it seems a perfectly sane thing to be doing on a free evening before Christmas. I'd never even heard of blocking wires before!

Toffeeapple said...

How long did it take you to knit the wrap? I am sure it would have taken me months, well done.

Happy Christmas too!