Saturday, 26 March 2011

Catch up

I know,i know I have been a very bad blogger. My mum was moving house and had to severely downsize which took up a lot of my time. Then the house she was moving into had been very badly treated for a very long time. I really wish I had thought to take before and after pictures as the transformation was unbelievable' it was a lot of hard work but worth it.

A lot of things kind of got forgotten about when this was all going on. Including knitting and crochet so the A-Z of knitting socks was put to one side managed to start this sock for D had to be pulled out a few times as this was my first attempt at toe up but am now half way up the first foot will get back to it when I can, but will give up with the challe
nge this year and hopefully it will run again next year.

When sorting out mu Mum's house a very old friend came to stay as my
Mum no longer had space for him.
This is Bryan the snail( spelt this way as this is how my brother spells his name). This cookie jar has been around a long time and I remember it from my childhood no my kids are enjoying getting biscuits out of Bryan like I did as a child.
Also out of my Mum's came this large throw which had holes so was no longer useful for the purpose it was meant for so I decided th
at it was going to become a round rug for my living room.
I cut strips out of it then wound into 3 large balls like this.
I am using a 9mm hook and this pattern. I will show you the results next time it slow going now as its getting heavy.

I have now lost 2 stone.

Will be back soon with more of my projects.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Very wet and windy Friday

I bet you thought that I had forgotten all about this blog again but I haven't I have been about. I really wanted to do a blog all about my WIP's and some FO's but the whether has been nasty for days now( I have never seen it so bad for so long) that taking any kind of decent picture is impossible.

I am thinking of taking part in this it is knitting the alphabet so 26 pairs of socks in a year, probably madness as I have never taken part in anything like this and have only ever completed a few pairs of basic socks but its worth a try. I have already missed the cast on date for A and B. I will decide over the next couple of days weather to cast on for C or just to wait until D socks. I need to get the pair of socks I am working on finished and the shawl for my Aunts birthday finished.

I have lost 3lb since the last time I posted which is now 1st 3.5lb.

Hopefully the weather will improve and I can get some photos for you. So until next time please take care.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Crazy Hair Day

Today in my world the twins had Crazy hair day, for a small fee they could go to school with their hair all crazy. So with P I spiked his hair and my neighbour had a littleblue hair dye. With E I put about 10 pig tails in her hair at all strange angles then I pleated some fancy yarns into her hair and some glitter. The results were great and the cost nothing apart from a little time.

Finally finished my pink socks. I started these early last year but they kept getting put to the side for other things.

They are made of Zig Zag sock yarn the pattern was the pattern you get free with the yarn.

I took some progress pictures of my main WIP its a very large Crochet bead spread done in a ripple. The pattern is from Attic24 tutorials. Trying to use up stash (you would never guess my favourite colour was purple) I selected as much purple from stash but each ripple takes 25g of yarn so I have been buying lots of different shades of purple in DK C. Considering I have only been Hooking for a couple of months its going quite quickly.
Casted on for something else but I think more about that another day when I get a chance to take photos and it is a bit further on. I also have another major WIP that again I will get photos of and will Blog about.

On a personal level My weigh in was on Thursday and that was another 4lb off so that 1st 1lb in 2 weeks as you can inagine its a wonderful feeling.

Please take care until next time.

Monday, 17 January 2011

New Year new start

Hello, well did I not get a shock when I looked back on here, I have been such a bad blogger it has been nearly 2 years since the last time I have blogged so I have given the blog a new name a new look and its a new me.
I do have an excuse for my bad behaviour as 14 months ago I had little Sarah my fourth child so as you can imagine she has kept me pretty busy.

The hat she is wearing is actually for me it is made from Robin Picasso Chunky which I received through a Secret Santa swap with the forum I am involved with FEKERS. The pattern is from this book which I love and have so far made quite a few of the patterns from it.

I am also working on a lot of things after learning to Crochet properly throws are the in thing just now. I am also knitting more socks as my supply of hand knitted socks are starting to look rather holy and worn. More about my WIP's soon.

I have promised myself 3 things for this year;

1) To keep this Blog up.
2) To lose weight (joined Weight Watchers)
3) T knit something for Christmas gifts every month from next month so I don't have the mad rush in December.

Hoping to look at this next year at this time and see if any of it has actually happened.

So until next time take care.