It Started With Alice

Creation of hand made quilts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Knitting with Beads

Knitting with beads is much easier than I thought

Hat and gloves from " Knitting in the Details" by Louisa Harding. Could not get a hard copy, so bought the online PDF which was great as it was an instantaneous download . This is a great first book to get you started with knitting with beads, excellent easy to understand instructions and small projects. Had great fun with this.

Monday, April 28, 2014

But Then

Disaster struck, Just  as everything was going along swimmingly, a pin came unstuck and popped through the bone graft (very painful) bcd into hospital for a redo and another six weeks on the couch. Getting the cast off this Thursday 1st May. Very much looking forward to this.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A New Beginning

 I have had a fairly tumultuous year, began by trashing the couch (actually just stripping it down) as it was in dire need of recovering and re upholstering. finished photo in a minute.
I then finally succumbed to months of agony and not being able to walk properly and had a foot and ankle operation which involved twelve weeks in a cast with no weight bearing and keeping ones foot up all the time which might sound ok but sends one slightly crazy being unable to get around.

Prior to this we had been making a new kitchen for our projected new house, designed by me and carcases made by my husband and drawer and door fronts polished by me out of Hoop Pine Ply.

nice pink cast

Pretty pleased with the result

Did some knitting while on the couch Rowan baby merino silk DK very lovely wool to knit with

more soon