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

Monday, 22 July 2019

I gave in and ....


....and popped to my LYS and bought 16 balls of yarn to make....?



...yes another blanket. I don't need it but I miss crocheting.. it keeps me from eating snacky stuff!
Not good pics,  but I just wanted to 'show and tell.' They didn't cost a lot more than Wool Warehouse, and she knocked off the odd amount over the £30 so a bargain really, wasn't it?
Next photos will be the start of my blanket.  I'm happily crocheting each evening, in fact very happy.
What's your favourite craft?
XX


Monday, 15 July 2019

All in pink

Although I 've finished this,  I feel it's not as good as previous 'mouses' I've knitted, but I 've had enough of teeny tiny bits of knitting,  so my  next project will be bigger.
I 'm popping out to my LYS because altho' I have some yarn, well just a bit, not bags and bags but maybe one or two, they are not the colours I want! And as we all know if you don't like the colours you won't finish it..so I shall be happily making something sooooon,
Don't you love starting new projects? (WIPs what are they???)
XX

I'm happy!!

Monday, 1 July 2019

Just filling my time doing what I love.

I knittted quite a few of these little mice a while ago, but when I started the other evening I thought the pattern for the shoes and legs quite difficult. But got them done.
 Love that little mousie nose
 And the pretty dresses.. I don't know if I 'll use one of these which I did last year, I bought a few patterns, so I might try something different.
If you'd like to try one of these,  the patterns are sold on Ravelry and on her blog and are by the very talented Julie Williams  Her blog is beautiful as she is also a very talented photographer. Also she is very generous with her explanations, if you ever get stuck.

https://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk


XX




Thursday, 27 June 2019

A Post Script

Thank you for the lovely comments and emails re:- my sweet pea coloured yarn lopsided throw on my previous post. 
That little sweetie of a girl isn't my grand daughter but is the GD of my son's girlfriend. 
They just popped in to see me which was a lovely surprise. I hope she comes again. 
And really I can't take full credit for the colour choice as it was Lucy with Attic24 blog who chose those colours.
And my crocheting is even because I have a lovely husband who cooks and irons and lets me sit and crochet all day if I want to!
XX
A past crocheted blanket.


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Big gaff sorted!!


And sorted beautifully..Sunday saw this little beauty popping in for a visit with her Nanny. As the afternoon progressed the sun disappeared and it was chilly.
I produced this and I wrapped it round her.
Nanny asked did she want to leave it at Nanny's so she could have it when she visited again.
No, she wanted to take it home to put on her bed!

And it looked gorgeous wrapped round her. I was delighted she wanted it, those sweet pea colours are so pretty, just like her.
Don't you think she looks gorgeous?


                            Chris  xx


Friday, 21 June 2019

A much easier decision

I was knitting a little boys cardigan, up to the sleeves in one piece. 
Then adding the sleeves using  these colours instead of just the yellow colour. 

I sat and knitted last evening then stopped, looked at it and thought I really don't like it, so bruuumpt …. this morning I woke early crept downstairs and undid the lot.
So now something else on my needles to keep me busy, maybe another baby blanket for the charity shop. I am after all....
…..'knitting to quit.' No, not smoking nor drinking but eating, unnecessarily. 
What do you do to get rid of those evening munchie feelings?

XX

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

I can't decide ...

….what to do At the moment I am loath to undo so much. I always sew my ends into the work and then back to the edge and then these are hidden by the border... so all those will be quite tight.. I'm thinking I might undo the border, 2 rows of dbl crochet, mark out the excess and the machine through the throw two or three times and then cut off the excess. Would that work I wonder? I haven't done anything today as we were wake for two hours in the night with the storm, so too tired to do anything.
The best of the storm was, we had tea and biscuits and the dog at just after 2:00am and then we read our books, but gosh we are both very tired today!

XX