Monday, 25 April 2011

Crafting and camping

Think I have finally managed to convince the other half to go camping for a couple of days :-)  Hopefully the sun has only temporarily gone in *rolls eyes*.  I've completed 2 doilies now - only another 5 to go! 

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Too many 'would love to makes' and not enough making!

I've spent far too much time over the last couple of days admiring craft threads and surfing ravelry!  Loving all of these projects
Elsie's Shawl

Attic 24 jar jacket

A beautiful combination of colours

Attic 24 springwreath

I'm loving doilies now too - think Carl will be disowning me before long lol.  They are beautiful though :-)  Nearly finished my first heart doily - will put up pics tomorrow.

and I found another thing to make - 10 minute trousers 

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Colourful spring inspirations

Beautiful bluebells looking pretty in the front garden

 Look what the postie brought :-)  These are for my crochet doiliesI cant wait to get started on these.

Josie's Genevieve Sweater
I'm using BFL superwash aran custom dyed by Pixie Knits

Thankfully it fits!!!

Josie concentrating on her first project.  A simple garter stitch flannel using peaches & creme.  She managed a full row without a dropped stitch :-)

WIP Wednesdays

Wednesday 20th April 2011

OK so its Thursday now - woops!!  There are still too many things on my needles though.

1. Josie's Genevieve Sweater

I've done the body and 6 inches of the skirt bit - not sure whether to go for hip length or dress length but I'm getting very bored with all the stockinette so it might end up being hip length!!  Sleeves and hood to complete too.  The largest size is age 4/5 and she is 6 so I am hoping it will be finished before she outgrows it.

2. Liesl by Ysolda for me
I'm only halfway down the yoke so its going to be a long time yet!  Be nice to wear it this summer lol

3. Josie's attic 24 welcome bird
I've finished the bird so only need to stuff it and sew it up.  Was supposed to be finished for when we moved in this house to welcome her bedroom but that was 10 months ago!

4. Dai's balaclava
Think summer is here now so I can put this one on hold until the Autumn

5. Holiday Throw   Moroccan Tile Afghan
This is my holiday project and after 10 years of holidays it's still not finished!!!  Time to make it a project for non holiday time too.  Want to put this in Knighton Show so I must finish it by the end of August.  All squares finished its just joining them and the border to complete.

6. Socks
1 and a half completed!!!  Its warm weather so no rush :-)

and that is all I am owning up to for now ;-)

Monday, 18 April 2011

A lazy craft day

Tut tut tut only managed one row of Josie's coat today - its getting a bit yawn!!!  Thankfully the veg havent been so lazy :-)

My girls enjoying an early morning sunny jump

Hoping postie will be here tomorrow with my crochet thread and hook.

A crochet rainbow

I've just ordered a rainbow of crochet thread and a 1.5mm hook ready to make some rainbow doilies.  I never crocheted with such fine thread or tiny hook but it looks too amazing not to try!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

A lovely Saturday full of inspiration :-)

I have the best Saturday job!!!

So true!

Love this card.  Its always suprised me that my kids first words were not "let me just finish this row"

What to knit with Rialto Aran?

Its in the clearance sale at  I'm thinking this pattern Ermeline but maybe a more interesting colourway would look better for that pattern.  Or maybe Eve's Leaves
Eve's Leaves

Friday, 15 April 2011

Evidence of why I need a blog!!

Decided to pick up Josie's Genevieve swing coat tonight.  Havent done anything with it for several months as the 8 inches of 131 stockinette stiches were getting a bit tedious!  Anyway discovered that I had stolen my knit pro tips for another project so had to waste nearly an hour trying out tension rows.  Think I was using a 5.5mm???

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Socks or jewels??

Cant make up my mind which to work on tonight.  My sock has heel flap issues ;-) and metcheck is predicting snow for Easter weekend so maybe best get that second sock finished!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Pink beads

Lovely lovely pink beads and my first attempt at wire wrapped loops
Havent quite mastered the number of loops needed but it looks much nicer than a boring closed loop.

My own craft blog :-)

I spend hours reading other peoples craft blogs so thought it was about time to start my own.  I thought it would be a good way to record my thoughts, projects and save links for all the patterns and inspirations.

I have a huge list of missed birthdays to catch up on - sorry everyone.  Mum's quilt sort of took up all my time.  Catch up list!
Ellie & Molly

To make a start on soon!

Hope thats all - should keep me busy for awhile!!