Monday, 20 January 2020

What to do, what to do???

I started this shoulder shawl, a present for my SIL but decided the colours were too dark.  I thought it would more blue, difficult to see when it was as a ball. So abandoned it and returned the rest of the yarn to Wool Warehouse, who refunded me my money as soon as the parcel arrived with them. 

 These are socks knitted with oddments of sock wool. I 'm trying to match them and trying to make each new colour joined in interesting by staggering the joins with a variety of patterns in the wool.
 And I have this cross stitch recently bought to do, as well as 6 cross stitches on the go (WIPS) 
And of course I have a quilt ready to quilt and 6 blocks of a new one on the go!
BUT I can't settle to do anything. I feel I need something that takes little or no thought.
So I might just knit a baby blanket and give it to the local Hospice CS. 
Have I got the winter blues? In a way I feel ashamed as I follow this blog https://whichmeamitoday.wordpress.com/ Wendy 58 years young who is struggling with early onset Alzheimer's and just gets on with things,  even though the tasks have become mountains of difficulties.  
So I too will just get on!
What about you, are you in the doldrums of winter?
XX


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Efforts of 2019


Lucy of Attic 24's Sweet Pea blanket was my first make of last year.  DH bought me the pack from Wool ware House for my Christmas present. (I might have ordered it myself for him to pay, as I don't reply on hints for my presents!)


I made the cushion covers out of the remaining yarn.
And because I liked it so much, made this with different stitch stripe and this lovely little girl loved it, so of course I was more than happy to give it to her. 
This blanket I made because  I saw a similar colour combination and had to make my own.  It's Lucy's woodland ripple, which I think of all Lucy's designs this is my favourite. It was 15 balls of  Style Craft DK from my LYS.  I loved making it and absolutely love it. I have it folded on a stool in the lounge so I can look at it all the time!

I had to make a mouse for a little girl we know.. they are so cute to make and the patterns are for sale on Ravelry. You'll find an abundance of these and other little creatures on Little Cotton Rabbits.
Something cosy to wear across my shoulders when I'm reading in bed. It was undone and re-knitted to make it bigger.


And this little jumper is finished ready for a little fella's birthday in February Hope he likes it. Knitted in Parchment colour in Style Craft Its a Sirdar pattern #1785


Not as much as I 've made in past years but my arm tires easily and so the blankets took me a longish time, but I have thoroughly enjoyed making these in 2019 and proud of my efforts. 
What have you done to make you proud?

XX


Thursday, 12 December 2019

Blogland friends are wonderful

This morning I've received this bead angel from an Angel.
Thank you Julie, it's beautiful and will be hanging on my tree each Christmas.
 It came in this cutie little pink gauze bag too, it's so lovely Julie, my heart is dancing to think you thought of me with all that you have going on in your life



Thank you again Julie
xx

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Finished at last

 I have no idea how many stitches I ended up with but it was the two diagonally sides.
I am happy it's bigger and now just right for round my shoulders when I am reading in bed.  I have another 500g so am looking at a pair of bed socks, although being DB knit I 'll have to look out a pattern. Anyone know of a sock pattern using DB knit?
XX


Monday, 4 November 2019

So I knit on

I hit a snag with my little boys jumper, I ran out of wool and my LYS had run out too.

But no matter I decided to make a shawl bigger just to keep knitting. I had to cut off the crochet edge and then struggled to get it undone.. but I did and so now I'm knitting this with hundreds of stitches. I have no idea how many but my circular needles are only just coping.

So I knit on!
Anyone else have to do something to keep busy?

XX


Monday, 14 October 2019

Getting on but...

....is it too big? I thought I should stop and do something else?

But I 'm carrying on because I shall knit something as well and hope this can be kept for when it fits him. I am enjoying knitting it, its a simple 4 row pattern. It's going slowly because after just a short time my arm aches and I put it to one side, where perhaps I should keep going and then perhaps my arm would improve. Anyway I like knitting it.
What would you do, would you give up on it?

XX


Tuesday, 1 October 2019

And now I 'm making ....

This little jumper for ….

 ..this little man.. This my SD and her son.. he laughs and smiles all day long.
I'm really enjoying knitting it and have bought new circular needles as I love using them.. you can't lose a needle when it's attached to the other one!
What knitting needles do you like to use?
XX

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

What next?

I have finished the crocheting of my blanket, just sewing in the last few ends, then there's the border to do.. but then what's next?
I love the idea of a hexagon quilt, I have the cut hexagons and plenty of fabric.
I have the wool to knit this for my SD's son.


I love this quilt design and I have the same fabric bought ages ago.
I have this quilt pack with some of the blocks completed
But I like this too, crocheted squares into another blanket.

A Christmas cross stitch for a friend would be nice to do too
and this would be quite quick to do. 
So many things I could do, and I do feel blessed that I am able to do so many crafts..but so many decisions! 
What would you choose?
XX






Monday, 9 September 2019

I haven't given up.

Never mind where's the mouse where am I?
I am busy crochting the blanket, I suppose I could have given you all a sneak peak but I decided to just keep going.


We're getting a bit staid at home, this afternoon we've even been talking about Brexit and shall we give up on the Archers,  as the story lines are all a bit odd lately and some of the characters are getting on DH nerves! LOL 

The garden needs an overhaul, some plants have grown much too tall, so we've decided to prune, prune, prune and cut back some of the shrubs and move other plants.. won't you guess when we decide to start it will pour with rain. At the monent I'm suffering, I strained a muscle or something in my back and walking is very painful so gardening will have to wait a week or two. 

(not my photo)
These are the main culprits, too tall and hardly any flowers.. so I 'm pulling them all out and next time grow the dwarf variety.
But apart from the cosmos we have had a lovely garden, with success with the small amount of veg we've grown.
I must get on with my blanket I 'm on the 4th repeat of the 16 colours! And enjoying it immensely.

XX



Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Where's the mouse?

We've had a little girl visit this morning and loved 'mousie' so she's gone home with her.. so happy clutching it to her chest.
I love to know that it has gone and has given happiness.


                                         Chris xx