I have to show this to my husband!

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen

Tony is always (nicely) taking the mickey out of my many hobbies and interests. I knit and sew currently. I have done lampwork in the past and made my own jewellery, I use PMC and Silver Art Clay also. I have tried my hand at Fimo and Scupley and crochet most recently and am currently looking at a bit of felting.

I have tried to make my own cards in the past with little success I struggle to come up with design ideas so stopped trying to do that very quickly.

The running theme here is that I appear to skip from one hobby to another which could be viewed by some as me lacking in perseverance. Personally I see it as continually striving to learn a new skill or to further an established skill by use of another medium etc. In the words of Mr Allen though I will live long and be happy. You know what my hobbies are the things that affect me a lot. I use them for time out, for relaxation, for distraction but mostly because I love being crafty



Rico Designs Dark Green can can scarf

Here is todays’ offering. Rico Designs Dark Green can can scarf.
I am off to do some sewing now

Rico Turquoise Can Can Scarf

Another scarf completed. I sincerely hope you are all ok with the endless pictures of the scarves. I am not doing it for self gratification (well…maybe a little lol) but I am trying to give you all an idea of the colour and how they knit up. I true technological fashion the colour you see on the computer screen is not always totally representative of the true real life colour so I am also calling it the manufacturers name so you can google it and check out the manufacturer picture as well if you wish. This scarf is turquoise, if you click on the picture you should be taken to my flickr site where you can see this scarf in a different light literally.
Happy Wednesday guys see you soon

Loopy yarn scarf

Loopy yarn scarf by Samantha Halliwell
Loopy yarn scarf, a photo by Samantha Halliwell on Flickr.

I learnt how to knit as a child, my mum is a massive knitter. I have lots of memories of knitted jumpers some good some not so good but that was due to peer pressure. My mum’s workmanship was awesome. Sadly although I can knit I simply cannot follow patterns, it is like reading another language and I just cannot decipher it LOL.
I can. however knit scarves! And I found this totally gorgous wool yesterday and made this in one evening and adore it!
What do you think?