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



Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Change of plan and shall I or shan't I?

This the throw I posted about using up my sweet pea coloured yarns. Well as I was folding it up it wouldn't square up, why ??
Yes... you might have guessed I had increased the stitches so the top was as much as 4 inches wider than the cast on edge. I 'd show you a picture,  but I am so devastated that I could do that without noticing, I ashamed to show it.  To put it right means a lot of rip-it rip-it, can I do that? Would you?

I will have to,  even though it means undoing probably half, but I know I 'll never be happy with it, so I 'm starting this afternoon to rip it back.. and my pleasure is in the making so I will enjoy the crocheting even though it will take me a while. I 'm not doing anything else!! 

XX

Sunday, 16 June 2019

What shall I do now?

First I must thank my faithful followers after my long absence who emailed and left comments, thank you. I am getting round to reading your lovely blogs again, all very talented women who write such interesting blogs.  
So here are some of my wips.
This is a cardigan,  which I finished knitting just before I broke my arm, never blocked and not sewn up
 This quilt top is waiting to be sandwiched, again sewn before my accident. 
These are just 2 of 6 that I 've sewn off and on since my accident.

 And this is a BOM that I bought about 6 years ago, I 've only sewn 3 blocks.
 And I started this when we had the kitchen done here so fairly new.
 My cleaner's little girl would love one of these,  and in my craft room ( little bedroom) are the sections of one waiting to be sewn up.
I have also 4 cross stitch projects not touched since April 2015 when I tripped and ended up with this duff arm! 
So what to do?? I think something simple so perhaps the little  mouse, knitting is easy for my arm, but I may also sew a block like the two photographed here, 'cos I like it.
Happy crafting days are here again!
So honestly hand on heart how many wips have you got?


XX

Saturday, 15 June 2019

At last in their place

I must apologise to my followers for being absent for so long.. but here I am at last.
My sweet pea throw and the two cushions.
One design is the woodland ripple and the other cup cake design, but done in double crochet not triple, as I like the tighter look of the stitches. Here they are on the summer house settee. 

And because I had some yarn left over I decided to make a knee throw.. I did buy extra yarn because I thought it didn't look balanced,  colour wise. Fortunately for me my local yarn shop sells it and only 20p more than Wool Warehouse..
… but I could have gone on and on with this as it is such a soothing design, 2 rows double crochet and 2 rows of groups of 3 double crochet, skipping 2 stitches in between. And while I 'm crocheting I can't eat,  so I keep to my food plan to lose weight, which is very slow at the moment so I have been trying to walk. 
This morning I walked a fair way with my wheels in Halesworth in the very pleasant sunshine, hasn't  it rained and rained? Hope you were in the dry and were like us pleased to see the thirsty garden drinking it up.
I am now getting back to some quilting, which I can now do with this duff arm! What are you doing craft wise at the moment?
XX