Sunday, 29 January 2012

New Knotting Ideas from Hermes

When I bought my new Tresors Retrouves scarf in Harrods last week the SA kindly gave me a set of the new knotting cards - set No4.  I have only taken pics of the picture sides and they are not the best photos (apologies) - I think most of the designs are very "Paris Mon Ami" and in many cases use multiple scarves to create the looks.  Somehow I can't see me wearing many of them:-( See for yourself.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Ahhh London!

Ever felt you needed to go to a city as you have been away too long?  That was me!  I haven't been to London since before Christmas so a trip was long overdue especially as the new season scarves are starting to come into Hermes boutiques....well Harrods as they are my Hermes boutique of preference.  So many TPFers have been showing off their new season finds as well and that lead me to Harrods in search of just one special scarf:-
Lots of orange and new set
No4 of Knotting Cards!

Tresors Retrouves - based on Afghan treasures.

Another fabulous design by Annie Faivre.

Annie Faivre's trademark monkey.

Horse and Fish details.

Cowboy tied with scarf ring.

Equestrian style with scarf ring.

Bow made using scarf ring.

Close up of the bow using scarf ring.

Single bow loop crossover using scarf ring

Friendship Knot

Equestrian style with Half Ascot Knot

Double Twist knot.

Weave knot

Pleats with a scarf ring - easier than using a knot!

Please see the links on the right hand side for instructions on how to do the Half Ascot Knot and The Friendship Knot.

I had a lot of computer hangs tonight and it has taken forever to type this blog up and the pictures have taken on a life of their own moving around - I don't think I'll ever fathom it!  Anyway please forgive anything that is not in line as it should be!  I will post more about the sights in London and the new knotting cards next time.

23/1/2012 - I have been trying to reply to all your lovely comments but blogger will not let me!  I don't know what the problem is except it's gremlins!  So thank you everyone who has posted it is much appreciated!

24/1/2012 - update I discovered that Blogger does not support Internet Explorer which is why I think I had problems I have now downloaded Google Chrome browser and everything is back to normal!

Monday, 2 January 2012


So another year has flown by and here we are in  2012 ALREADY!!!! 

I spent some time in the garden yesterday planting one of my Christmas presents before it gets too cold, as the UK winter has been extremely mild so far.  I thought this was a nice little job to do on New Year's day too.  Anyway my sister bought me a David Austin rose called "William and Catherine" - you know how I love the royals so this was a perfect addition for the garden and I am looking forward to seeing the plant settle in and start to grow.  If I am lucky it might flower for me this year too!  
Photo: David Austin Roses Ltd.

Of course the planting did not go without some hilarity - as I poured some water on the plant, the handle of the bucket detached itself so the (full) bucket of water fell out of my hands and the poor rose and my feet got well and truly flooded with water LoL!! 

I have a few more things to look foward to in 2012 and I hope you will be here to read all about them in due course!

Best wishes for a great 2012 everyone!