Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I have done another quick make in between all the projects I have half done, I have made a hat and mittens for Gracie as she had none that fit properly. I got these patterns from an old Simply Knitting mag and I added the flower and button to the hat to make it less borring. I actually had to make the 6-12 months hat to get a good fit and the mittens which were meant to be 0-3 months I actually halved the measurements to get them to fit. What is it with mittens they are always

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

These are a couple of quick makes that I sneeked in between my other projects. The photos are not great as Gracie just wouldn't play
Gracie frilly skirt
Gracie Cap 1
Gracie cap 2
I love the colour of this Peaches & Creme, it is called Mocha swirls and it reminds me of neopolitan ice cream. I will definately make more of both these the skirt is Caiden's skirt from Ravelry and the cap is a Sirdar pattern from a leaflet for Snuggly Aran hats.
I am well on my way with the frilly cardy but Amber's waistcoat is stalling some what!!
I was really fed up last week and didn't want to see or talk to anyone but I feel a lot better this week, I also had an ear infection last week as did Gracie, which we are both getting over gradually.
Hope to have some more finished pictures soon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I actually finished this a little while ago, but haven't got round to posting it on here, I put it in my projects page on Ravelry though.

Not much happening around here, Hubby and Joe still boxing all the time, kids are going to and from school as usual although Darcey is off playschool today as she has a cold and a nasty cough. I am so tired all the time lately, Gracie wakes up about 5am everyday and I am not going to bed much before 1am so I know the reason,lol. I need to get an early night or two, just hate wasteing my ME time if you know what I

I am off on a school trip tomorrow with Amber's class, I am not really looking forward to it, but maybe I can get a nap on the coach.!!

I have amazingly done 90% of my christmas shopping and also my December birthday shopping, I have 3 kids birthdays in December. It was Harrison, my oldest daughters little boys birthday last saturday so he is 2 now, I can't believe I have a two year old grandson, surely I am too young (not).

This is what I am knitting at the moment I am doing it for Darcey and in yellow and navy, as I had those in my stash already, this is from a new pattern book by Sirdar called 'Ooh la la'. There are some really sweet pattern in this book and I expect I will do some more.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Well its half term so I am just about managing not to pull my hair out.!

I have finished the sweater for Gracie so just have time to add some photos on here. I have more info on Ravelry for anyone who is interested.x

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another quick fix knit a little ruffle hat for Gracie. The pattern is Bernat Ruffle Hat which obviously I found on The yarn is Babylonglegs Merino Double knit called LottieRu.
Not much going on round here, I am fed up but don't know why, must be the time of year!
I can't even seem to get on with my knitting which is bad, hence why I started the little hat, needed to actually finish something. My two wip are just floundering at the moment.
I am reading the new Dawn French book at the moment called Dear Fatty, and it is really good, it was an anniversary present which was last Friday. I also got the complete series 3 of Marple mysteries which is great as I hadn't seen 3 of the episodes.
Not much else to report just the usual borring stuff. I think I will try to do some knitting today.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The little cardigan is now finished.Yeah!! It actually looks quite good and I am pleased with it and thankfully Darcey likes it.

I have frogged two other things I had on the needles, one because I just wasn't happy with it and the other because I am sure the pattern is wrong.!!
I have now started a waistcoat with a furry collar for Amber, it is a sirdar pattern with cables and it is looking nice I am doing it in some Debbie Bliss merino aran I won on ebay a while ago, I will try to get a picture of the pattern for my next post. Jade also wants one, I haven't knit big sizes for a while so I shall definately be starting something for Gracie as well so I can keep getting a quick fix of a fast

Hubby's boxing club hosted a big show last night, so as I couldn't go I had a friend round and we had an indian takeaway and good chat, haven't done that for ages so it made a nice change. Joe boxed last night and he won which was good.

I shall now try and do a bit more knitting before they come back from Joe's football training.x

I am quickly editing this post to add a picture of the waistcoat I am doing now,

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Well I have been really struggling with the little cardigan I am doing for Darcey, just one sleeve left and the collar but still it seems to be going soooo slow, so I have knitted a little hat for Gracie. It is from the Little Sweetpea's pattern I did a while ago from Sirdar the cardigan I did in green Snuggly but this I did in some pink I had in my stash. Hope you like it Gracie is such a happy

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Well the cardigan is finished and I am quite pleased with it. It was enjoyable to knit and very simple and straight forward. I also really like the colours. I have taken a few pictures of Gracie wearing it to try to show it off.

The girls have started their new school and really love it, I am walking them everyday and already last week I lost 5lb although boy am I tired at

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Well I managed to survive the holiday. Nobody seemed to be a knitter so the Ravelry bag went
I did hardly any knitting just the one face cloth which I will post but it didn't really go as well as it could as it probably would have looked better in a solid colour. Darcey likes it though so that is good.

I am also adding a photo of the next thing I am knitting I love this cardigan and have really looked forward to starting it.

I am knitting it in stylecraft Kon-Tiki which 50% cotton 50 acrylic and really lovely to work with so soft, I am using a turquoise and cream.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I have another FO to show you, I am quite impressed with myself I seem to be starting and finishing
I love this, I wasn't too sure about the Peaches & Creme as it is quite harsh on the hands but I am pleased with how it looks and I think she will get a fair bit of wear out of it and it will be hard wearing. I love the colours.
Things are fairly quiet round here have to get a ton of ironing done ready to pack tomorrow, as you can see I am putting it off by coming on I have a lot of people to pack for!!!
I know need to decide what projects to take with me, I am determined to get some knitting done while away, I will just follow the kids round the camp and plonk myself down and knit.
I had a nice delivery this week I managed to get one of the elusive Ravelry tote bags, actually it is lovely and really big, great value for money even with the postage. Maybe someone will spot me next week and say hello.

Friday, August 08, 2008

I have finally finished the Twirly skirt I am actually very happy with it, it is a lovely pattern and looks good on. The colours turned out ok too, not so keen on the botton tier but can live with it.

I am now knitting Gracie the Mae Day sundress by Vicky Howell which I bought online via Ravelry, it is cute a little smocked top which I thought was going to be hard but so isn't. I am using Peaches & Creme, Rose Pink and Pink Lemonade, it is quite thick but I hope it will work as I think the dress would make a nice cold weather top over leggins and a long sleeved t shirt.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Well I have just finished this I am not over happy with it, made a silly little mistake made the arm holes too small so neck isn't quite right, but it looks reasonably ok on. Gracie wasn't the easiest of models but I think I managed to show it pretty It is a Sirdar Pattern and should be knit in Baby Bamboo but I used Katia Jamaica, not sure about the way the colour worked out it almost looks like it is a mistake with lots of little odd bits of colour. Now I must finish the Twirly skirt I am doing for a KAL.

Other news, Joe didn't win his fight, to be honest the struggle with the weight didn't help and he wasn't as strong as normal, he had a good time though and gets an England top out of it.

The school holidays are now well under way, not too stressful!! We are away for a week soon to a caravan at Hopton, which is near Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. So that should be fun just need to sort out my holiday knitting, (as if I will get time to

Monday, July 21, 2008

I have just finished my first dishcloth, although to tell the truth if it does get used I think It would be more as a flannel or face cloth if you
I love peaches & creme but I am not sure dishcloths are for me I enjoy knitting them just not sure if I want them.
I have also add a picture of Joe this was the latest photo taken of him for a boxing magazine, he boxes for England this weekend in Cardiff so things are quite tense round here at the moment as he has to get his weight perfect for the bouts and there is nothing of him to start with.!!!