Friday, 8 May 2020

Hexies

 I've put my knitting to one side as it does make my arm ache.. saw this on FB and decided it was just what I wanted to sew.
 I've 11 completed and several more hexies ready to sew together.
And it's using up a lot of scraps.
Although I bought fabric to use to sew them on. 

I am absolutely loving sewing them. I love the tiny stitches and have delighted in matching up sets and colours to sew each round.
I bought the papers on line, twice! Twice because I couldn't find the first lot I bought.
This is going to keep me happy for a while, I think.
Nice? What do you think?

XX


Sunday, 29 March 2020

I don't want my photo taken1

Here is Dh's  grandson modelling the jumper I  knitted for him, not liking the experience at all.
Yarn is Style Craft DK acrylic colour, Parchment. Pattern is
 Sirdar #1785. Very easy 4 row pattern but very effective.
The neck collar  was a faff to sew on correctly but looks great when done and the neck opening is big enough for ease of getting on and off a wriggling toddler.

XX





Friday, 27 March 2020

Not a lot happening here but....

….. I 'm writing on my alternative blog here..

https://perhapslivingthegoodlife.blogspot.com

Knitting is extremely painful with my arm, so I am only doing a few rows each evening.  I might give in and crochet as that's less painful. 
I curse that Dr who decided not to pin and plate my arm nearly 5 years ago now.

Anyway come and visit me on my other blog.



XX

Friday, 20 March 2020

My latest project.

I'm knitting this sleeveless cardi with wool so it will be warm. I didn't have long enough circular needles so have bought new,  but my shorter ones are ok for the fronts. With this suggested self isolation there's lots of time to now knit, crochet, sewing etc and we're concentrating on the garden. It's going to be strange not to pop out for a coffee, which we do quite often, but we want to stay safe and help to reduce the spread
And here's the right side started with some daffs from the garden which had blown over.
The wool is Drops Karisma 100% wool colour is Denim. 

I am struggling a bit with it,  as knitting makes my broken arm ache most dreadfully, while crocheting doesn't. This, therefore might be one evening knitting and another evening crocheting or maybe just resting. It's not like I'm going anywhere!
What are you doing with all this time at home?

XX



Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Ta da...at last

 I've been a while crocheting this, not that I wasn't interested, just had winter blues and tiredness.


It's just big enough for a lap throw and I 've used it already! It's warm and cosy soft.
Now I'm knitting, quite difficult with my arm as it causes it to ache, but as I carry on it will ease.
As soon as I've knitted enough to show I'll post about it. 
With the sunnier days I feel more like knitting. 
Keeps my mind from thinking about the diet (grrrrr ) and of course we now have the threat of the virus.
So best keep happy and active. 
What do you think?
XX

Sunday, 1 March 2020

March 1st


Happy memories of my childhood on this day.

Chrisxx

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Why do they give them names??

Is it Ciara or Dennis.. whatever it's blowing a gale out there.

We live in a house that has been standing since 1885.. so guess it will still be standing after this gale.
I am toasty warm and inside. 
My crochet knee throw is growing although last week I did hardly any.
But when I do pick it up I am totally happy and focused and shall attempt to finish it this week.
A friend has pointed me to a yarn site where they are all beautiful and reduced in price,  so I feel a big knitted cardi coming,  just for me.
I hope everyone is not damaged or flooded by these storms, such extra-ordinary weather.. stay safe everyone.
XX

Monday, 10 February 2020

A transformation.



Who would believe that this old pouffe could become this.

A year ago while mooching around Halesworth I saw a different shop.
It was called 'Chameleon,'  a pop up shop,  only there a week.
It was selling fabric and this fabric was in the cut offs bin for £10.
I could see that it would be the perfect fabric to do this. 
So all day yesterday with DH help I have recovered the old
pouffe.
The rain rained and the winds blew as I measured and sewed and
DH tapped in the upholstery tacks.
I was able to centre the bigger picture on the top of the seat, but to do the sides the same would have meant cutting the fabric into panels, and I didn't think there'd be enough.  
And I want some to cover the cushion on an old stool  that was my grandmothers, so probably 80 or so years old.
We are delighted with the finished item, and think it looks fantastic.
I expect there are loads of very talented bloggers out there
who can do similar, were you as happy with your result as we are?
I am so proud!
XX


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

A Therapy?

I'm getting on quite nicely with my knee blanket but knitting socks is one of my loves too.. so I 've gone back to these, which are all from scraps of left over sock yarn and I 've tried to match them.
I can knit without looking at it,  so an easy occupation in front of the TV.. and also according to the 'experts' a distracting therapy if you're trying to break a habit, eg smoking.. well I don't smoke but I do need distraction from munching calories in the evenings.. 
So don't ever feel guilty if you knitting or crocheting, because you can claim it's a therapy!
What do you think?  And what so you do with your scrap yarn?

XX

Saturday, 25 January 2020

My Happy Place


I'm sorted and back in my happy place... which is???
Crocheting, it keeps my hands busy, occupies my mind and stops me munching in between meals.
It's just a simple knee throw which I shall use in the car when we go walking. Now you might wonder why I need a knee throw for walking.. well sometimes when we set off in the car to go somewhere different for a walk, when we get there, the weather has turned or I 've lost the 'I want to walk' mood and so produce a book to sit and watch Dh and our dog, stride off.  
My knee throw will be warm and not too big. I haven't any ideas on how big, I 'll just keep going till it's the right size!
It's a simple 4 row pattern,
2 rows dbl crochet in every stitch.
2 rows of groups of 3 trbl in every 3rd stitch.
It is my favourite crochet pattern.
The next set of colours will lilac, mauve and deep purple and then I'll repeat the colours. I can happily sit and do this for hours. 
Have you a hobby that puts you in your happy place?
XX