Saturday, 28 November 2009

The shop is now live








I took the plunge and knitnijani.com is now live with Manos Del Uruguay, Artesano, Arucania, and Debbie Bliss yarns. It has taken a while but hopefully things will get bigger and better in 2010. We are also in the process of converting the garage into a multifunction room, photography, crafts and games ...what more could you ask for...apart form a few weeks off teh day job to rest and enjoy it. Well I will be off from the 18th and have decided to make a quilt during the hols for our bed......Won't hold my breath or remove the duvet too soon though.




Recent creations if you fancy a look, all patterns available on Etsy as always .....










Saturday, 22 August 2009

So where have I been?



A wee bit busy.....growing veg, planning a new venture, helping with exams and stuff, oh and work.




The Veg have been fab, pulled up the last of the tatties this morning, still have turnips, carrots and beans in the ground.




The new venture is underway......I now have an online wool shop, admittedly only on Ebay at the moment, but soon to be live at knitnijani.com...if you want to have a look at the ebay store it is knitnijani too. I have my first batch of fabulous yarn and though I say so myslef I am very reasonable....price wise anyway...quite unreasonable in general on a daily basis I expect! Better ask deary and the kids!!!




James passed his exams and is off to college in September hooray!




I have some new designs in my Etsy shop, patterns and knitted for you too.


New Knitted Slouchies which are great fun to knit, don't take much yarn so you can be a bit extravagant and buy special wool.....from me of course ....and make fab gifts.




And a really simple shrug that can be knit on big needles in a couple of evenings
This one is in Alpaca and is soooo soft and cosy.
I am waiting for a delivery of Manos Del Uruguay yarn to get working on next. I have a few ideas bubbling under the surface.
Once the garage has been converted I am hoping to begin holding a few classes too...exciting or what!!!
I can't wait.









Sunday, 8 March 2009

Snow.........again

For the last few years we have had no snow to speak of in Central Scotland, this year it just won't stop. Once again we woke up to a winter wonderland and inspite all my best efforts of wishing it away, it is still here at 10am and looks like it will be here for a good few hours yet.

Now don't get me wrong, I actually like snow, when it is deep enough to stop me getting to work, but when all it does is make life difficult, I'd rather it didn't bother!

Today I had plans,

Wrap and post off my Ebay sales.......... I have been de-stashing which has gone quite well. I think I will post up some more bits and bobs over the next few days so if you are on the hunt for some bargains let me know.

Solve my Etsy Problems...........I work in IT but when anything goes pear-shaped at home it takes me weeks of hassle before I finally sit down and sort the thing out. Estsy has been slow and not loading my pictures for ages.










Finish piecing thisbaby quilt.............I now have eight blocks of 3 patterns which are just slightly the different sizes.....note to self ......get a bigger cutting mat and a square template!!



Take Jimbo to play football in Livingston (this was going to enable the posting of the parcels too as Livingston's Post Office is open on a Sunday.....ingenious and well planned I think you will agree!)

Review the garden and try to figure out where we are going to put 2 greenhouses and still have room for a veggi patch.....can't see the ground for snow at the moment.

Actually come to think of it, maybe this snow thing ain't so bad, I have sorted out my Etsy problem, and I have managed to set up the March sale I have been meaning to do for 2 weeks. 20% off all knitted and crocheted items, worth a look.

Plus it is coming down like a blizzard now so I may not get to the post office which could give me time to sort out the quilt.........yes I was wrong I like snow.....bring it on!!! Jimbo may need to walk the 3 miles home from a party he was at last night but hey at 17 that should be no problem!!!

Now I can really see the benefits now of a heavy snow fall, maybe though that is because at the moment the cupboards and fridge are full........ask me agian on Tuesday if the gruesome twosome have been off scholl and the answer may be different!!!

Plus I managed to bring home my works laptop on Friday so if it gets real bad I could just snuggle up on the sofa and work away, and it looks like there may be enough for a damn good snowball fight.......count me in!!!