Saturday, February 26, 2011

February's creation

I caved - my stash busting start to the year had a bit of a hiccup when I passed a shop with a marimekko fabric sale...£10 a meter....i couldn't stop myself..

So, I've made myself a Macaron dress from Colette Patterns using the purple fabric and some black twill cotton that I had left over ...see there is some stash busting going on

(Check out my new haircut too)

I really love the skirt on this pattern - the pleats and the pockets are yummy. The waist-band is a little tight on me, so not sure if it's a dress I'll be wearing out to dinner.

The running is going really well - we had a race last weekend - half marathon and we beat the 2hr mark (I ran 1hr, 56minutes and 47 seconds - phew!).

Knitting is going well but no completed item for February - but half way through this rowan sweater-vest (love that phrase).

March is a busy month - we're off on holiday to France, have another race and my sis and nephew are visiting. Not sure how much creating I'll be able to do..but hope to post some small bits.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Year (Chinese) and Paper Dolls

Yes, I'm late with my new year's post so I'm saying Happy Chinese New Year to everyone instead.

2011 has been going well so far...resolutions and plans include:

Knit one thing a month
Sew one thing a month
Learn some French
Beat 4hr marathon
Beat 2hr 1/2 marathon
Buy a house

All very exciting stuff - the running has been good, but exhausting - in a bit to get better times we are running 5 times a week. We've only been following the schedule for 2 weeks now - that's 10 days of running and over 40 miles run already. bleurghh.

The sewing you've already seen with my phone posts - i love my new phone and the snapping and posting is so easy...but i'm afraid the results aren't that great...maybe in better lighting. I'll keep trying.

My big success so far this year is my paper dolls jumper - i'm delighted with the way it turned out..i love fair-isle knitting. It took me bloomin ages but it's done and I'm one happy camper.
Hope that eveyone else's January went well.