Saturday 20 January 2018

Hello New Year.....


Have you had a good start to the New Year? 

Before we know it we're already heading towards the end of January..can you believe it?

It's been extremely cold and wintry in our corner and I've mostly been keeping busy 
with my knitting needles, crochet hooks and lovely yarns.

As I went on my recent trip without taking anything to keep my hands warm (it snowed!) 
it gave me the idea to make quite a few pairs of mittens through the year in quiet time. 
I'm enjoying knitting MÄ«lēt at the moment by Ysolda and well on with 
the second mitten now. The pattern is beautiful and the yarn, which I haven't used before, 
is really lovely to work with too (purchased as a kit on Ysolda's website) 

I'm using my Knitpro Zing dpns which I initially purchased some time ago
and really appreciating the colour coded needles which make life easier in 
so many ways... just perfectly practical x

A  few more pinafores and cardigans are being knitted so that there will be
 lots of ideas for everyone when I release the pattern 
(and for those who have asked, the pattern will be available very soon!)

(the Little White Rabbit from my craftroom Xmas tree)

I've decided one of my resolutions is to work only on personal projects at the weekend and
concentrate on work projects on week days and so as well as mittens, I've also started a new 
crochet project which I can show you next time...variety is the spice of life, right? 🙂

..and just one last thing before I go..

ETSY, Ravelry and the Tearoom Blog Shop 
20% discount 
will be available this weekend on the following 
PDF Knitting Patterns...
‘Tearoom Bears’ (flat and seamed)
‘Tearoom Boy Bear’ (in the round)
‘Tearoom Girl Bear’ (in the round)
‘Sock Yarn Bear Jacket’
follow this link
(and discount will be applied automatically
otherwise use the code BEARS)

20% discount will also be applied automatically
in the Blog Shop and on Ravelry.

(running 20th - 21st January 2018 inclusive GMT time 
- all specific pattern details included in individual listings) 

 Wishing you all good things in 2018

Happy Making

Back soon 

x ❤️ x

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  1. January is certainly whizzing by. Spent two weeks with flu, so not much done. I work same as you. personal stuff Fridays to Sundays, commissions the other four days not that I have done much this last fortnight. I use Knitpro too. I love their needles, a couple of years ago I treated myself to the Symphonie needles, I love using them

    Julie xxxxxxx

    1. Oh much of this flu virus doing the rounds!....Hope you're feeling better now Julie and I love the Symphonie needles too ❤️ xx

  2. Susan, again, it is always a delight to see your world unspool as you knit these magical creations. Wishing you a wonderful, healthy and happy new year!

    1. Thank you lovely Anita...hope you have a wonderful 2018 ❤️xx

  3. Hi Susan not feeling so well at the moment, but your blog cheered me up. Everything looks so lovely. Can't wait for the wee pinafore patterns. I've started Molly so shes keepung me busy at the moment. Take care lovely lady.x❤x

    1. Oh Elizabeth...I hope you're feeling much better soon lovely... take care of yourself and keep knitting ❤️xx

  4. January is flying by (although its been mostly coughs and flu here so thats ok)!
    You have been very busy in your craft room producing so much loveliness.
    Enjoy the rest of the month Susan,
    V x

    1. Thank you Vivienne...yes, this flu virus doing the rounds is a nasty one, isn't it? Hope you're feeling much better now lovely and are back to your making ❤️ xx

  5. A always your inspiration and enthusiasm are a joy. The pinafores are lovely, such wonderful colours. Knit pro needles really are the beat and a joy to work with. I think you are very wise to keep weekends special to yourself. Thanks for the discount. Best wishes. Kim W

    1. Thank you so much Kim...yes, all my favourite needles are KnitPro! Happy knitting xx ❤️🙂 xx

  6. Your excellent blog is one of my most favorite blogs, and it 's food for my soul, I love your doing, thank you so much and a big hugh , Kathrin

  7. Oh how I love your knitting! I'm so impressed. If you ever decide to sell one of your completed bears, please let me know! I'd love to have one you made. Your little hangers full of sweet sweaters always makes me smile. And those mittens are spectacular! Enjoy the new year. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Thank you lovely lady...hope you've had a great start to 2018! ❤️ xx

  8. Belated happy new year Susan . I still love these mittens . I would be afraid to wear them they are so lovely ! And I love the white rabbit too !

    1. Thank you Helen...I'm definitely inspired to be a knitter of mittens this year! ❤️ Hope you've had a good start to 2018 ✨🌟 xx

  9. Hi dear Susan, wishing you the best of everything for 2018.Your knitting is so beautiful. Keep warm,hugs xxx

  10. It all looks so lovely, love your work dear Susan.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Ingrid.

  11. Thank you so much Ingrid...happy weekend to you ❤️ xx