Magpie gets ready for holidays – yippee.

Hi folks and welcome to The Knitting Magpie ( a little more about me can be found here: About the knitting magpie. ).

It’s that time of year when holidays beckon ( actually they beckon constantly but sadly work is required inbetween to pay for them ).

I have one afternoon not at work before we head off to Italy, during that time I really should put down my needles and at least consider the packing business.

I have recently finished two projects which are going in my case, both by Wool & The Gang. The Le Chic Dress which I like although the pattern does need editing as there are a number of errors. Not enough to affect the pattern ( unless you are beginner) but enough to irritate. I’m sure these will be rectified soon. Secondly I pulled out a vest I had done but didn’t like on me and re-used the Shiny Happy Cotton 101 spots to knit up the All Shook Up tank which I do like. In the pick also is my Hold Tight Clutch in Abbey Road which I use constantly.

One of the many projects I have on the go is my gelato sweater which I have based on one of my We are Knitters favourites- the Cartagena Sweater. I decided to do it in a light glazed dk cotton and it’s coming along nicely. I’m also trying out Knitpro’s cubics with this which currently I really like using.

Some of you may remember a month or so ago a Facebook Magpie Group was set up which now has 107 members from all corners of the world, you can find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/580224245691140 – ( the link is temperamental so if having a broken wing moment Facebook – Groups – The Knitting Magpie should find us. X ) One of the group bought my attention to the lovely pompom quarterly magazine – I now have even more projects to add to my wish list.

Well I must go and commence figuring out the packing. I hope you all have a lovely crafty couple of weeks whatever you are up to.

Love

Magpie

XXX

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