It has been quite some time since I last wrote a blog post I almost forgot how!  This year has flown by and as usual life has got in the way of my crafting and my knitting mojo has been hiding somewhere.

Despite that I did mange to knit this gorgeous Zorzal shawl which is a pattern by Lisa Hannes.  The pattern is really well written and I thoroughly enjoyed this knit, it is certainly one I will be knitting again in the near future and I would certainly recommend it.

I chose to use two of my own yarns, the purple speckled is Georgina and the pale pink tonal id Rose Cream on gold sparkle yarn.  I love the way these two yarns work together, they blend in quite subtly but give a nice effect.  I think the next one I am going to knit will be with more contrasting yarns for a different look.

To get my knitting mojo back I have decided to try and knit at least 30 minutes everyday and to get me started I will be posting on Instagram every day during September using the hashtag #30minutesofknitting.  Hopefully this will help me get my knitting mojo back.  I am also planning on writing a blog post weekly to get back into the swing of blogging.

So starting this today I have spent some time in our garden room knitting on my Hitchhiker by Martina Behm.  This is a really simple garter stitch shawlette and the pattern is easily memorised after a few repeats.  I love the way this is turning out, it is another sample knit for my yarns.  This yarn is Peach Fizz in the Titamium sock base.  Peach and golden yellow tones are some of my favourite to knit with.  I have spent longer then 30 minutes on this today but it still counts as the aim of the exercise is to knit for at LEAST 30 minutes each day!

In other news I have been busy working on Christmas stock for the shop and have decided to create some reversible project bags that are also at a more affordable price.  These bags aren’t interfaced and are not box bottomed so materials and the time needed to sew them up is reduced allowing me to bring the price down.  There is also the usual range of one of a kind prints and some more repeatable ones.  I always love choosing the fabrics for my Christmas bags even though my son looks at me as if I am insane asking him to reach the Christmas decorations for my in August!

That’s all for now – happy knitting and if you would like to join me with the #30minutesofknitting on Instagram I would love to see your projects.

Gilly x