Thursday, 1 November 2012

Handmade Living & the Great Twitknit Scarf Swap



I'm very excited to see that there's a gorgeous feature on my blog and the inspiration behind my work in this month's Handmade Living Magazine (p98). This is such a lovely publication and this is the Christmas edition (!), with truly gorgeous seasonal projects and ideas. I'm especially taken with this handmade bauble tutorial using vintage books:



There are also features on gorgeous Jane at Teawagon Tales and on Debbie Bliss herself in this edition! Seriously good company.

Speaking of Debbie Bliss (woolly segue alert) I just stocked up on some beautiful blue shades of her softest cashmerino aran. This is seriously unusual for me. I've blogged before about my distinct lack of knitting expertise. I'm hoping to remedy this situation though as I signed up for The Great TwitKnit Christmas Scarf Swap. No less than SEVENTY Twitter knitters have signed up for this woolly endeavour and it has been organised by the seventeen-year-old Scarlett of Teenage Granny.



Within our teams we knit one scarf section for each of our fellow team members. Then we send them off, sew up our woolly rectangles and are seen on the catwalks sporting our stunning handmade scarves. It's like a scarf knitting bee, only online. It's truly ace. I'm THRILLED that Tracy from Dragonfly is on my team (team Father Christmas) and that Val of Dottycookie is on Team Snow. There may be some knitty huddles in the coming weeks (possibly with wine and definitely with cake)



So far I have knitted one section (stripes of garter and double moss stitch) and *GASP* I have managed to knit a little woolly leaf motif swatch as practice for another rectangle. This is a crafty miracle - I've wanted to be able to knit leaves for ever so long. I needed a lie down afterwards as I felt as though I'd tried to master quantum mechanics using a couple of wooden sticks and a bit of wool.

In other news I have one space left on my beginners' silver clay workshop on 8th December. Find out more here.

18 comments:

deZeal said...

What a shame you are a bit far, I would love to attend your workshop:) Well done on the feature as well, I will have to pop out and buy this magazine for myself!
Huggs from Moorland Home:)

acornmoon said...

Congratulations on having your blog featured, lovely knitting too.

quinn said...

Sticks and string. The magic never gets old!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

congratulations Emma on another magazine feature!! :)... I don't know why you're so hard on yourself, your knitting is lovely! :)...vivienne x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Ooh, another feature! Well deserved Emma :D

Have fun with the knitting ... don't forget to show us the finished scarf!

marigold jam said...

I saw that article yesterday and wanted to tell everyone in Smiths that I know Silver Pebble! I fell in love with the book page bauble too. Good luck with the knitting it looks very professional.

Toffeeapple said...

Well done Emma, it is lovely to see you in print. Have fun with the scarf.

Ali said...

I knew you could be a knitter! Lovely leaf - so very 'you'!

Can I beg you, and I do mean beg, to take that blooming captcha thing off your blog? I'm on attempt 3 and don't even get me started on how hard it is if I am in the iPad...

Rachel said...

Congratulations indeed - especially on the knitted leaf. All I've ever managed is stocking stitch!

Moogsmum said...

Congratulations on your magazine article Mrs Pebble! I love having famous friends :o)

I have no idea why you've resisted the knitting as your knitting is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished scarves from the swap.

xx

driftwood said...

oh so lovely x

Mrs. Micawber said...

Tremendous congratulations on the magazine feature AND the lovely knitting accomplishment! How fun it will be to see the scarf you end up with.

by Teresa said...

Congrats on all the publicity and fame! I have my PMC class on Saturday morning and have NO idea what my first project will be. I guess it will be a surprise!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

KatEzat said...

Gorgeous knitting! I love the idea of the twitknit, but didn't get in gear this time around.

Your leaf looks familiar! I think we both used the same pattern, check it out:

http://lifesjewelsonstring.blogspot.de/2012/10/marmees-waistcoat-tah-dah.html

I'll be looking out for your finished scarf :)

Karen said...

Love that knitted leaf. I shall look out for that magazine tomorrow - be lovely to read about you. I have been enjoying your making winter posts in preparation for this one. We have had thunder and hail today and its bitterly cold here in Sussex. Karen x

Kay said...

I bought the handmade issue because I wanted to make the felt wreath in it as soon as I saw it in the shop. When I got it home seeing Silverpebble was a bonus. The photos were lovely and summery too which brightened up the dull day.

dottycookie said...

I tried that leaf and mine doesn't look nearly as effective as yours. Truly.

I have a hankering to do homemade classy ornaments this year. Fancy pencilling in an afternoon to do just that? Could be with little people - festive film and cakes might give us an hour or two of pleasurable paper cutting before they want t make snowflakes ...

Planet Penny said...

Well, I've just got to buy another magazine now, whether I need it or not! Congratulations on being featured. I love the colour f the scarf, and it looks really snuggly..
Penny xxx