Sunday, September 05, 2010

I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted, I blame Twitter and Ravelry I seem to spend any free computer time I get on those sites and that doesn't include the phone app's lol.

I have a few spare moments before I get everyone up for church so I thought I would pop on and do a quick update. Well we have had the school summer holidays and we all survived pretty much intact. Joe left school in June and is now at Hairdressing College which is carrying on what he did at school, he did ok in his GCSE's passed 4 of them including the Hairdressing stuff which is technically equivilent to 3 GCSE's. Considering he was pretty much suspended or isolated for most of year 11 he actually did pretty good!!!

Jade started senior school last week and is quite keen at the moment.

I now have 3 schools a playschool and occasionally a college to drop kids off to so as you can imagine mornings and mid afternoons are not good times for me. As I mentioned I am now back to doing Playschool runs as Gracie starts this week. I am pleased about that as I worked out I have been having kids home and taking the to school for 17 years now and I really could do with a couple of mornings a week to

We had a good holiday we went to Hopton Nr Great Yarmouth in a caravan, but this year we took Carly, Jamie and the kids as well and we had a great time. Although obviously it rained the whole time!!

On the knitting front things are going really well I have had a few finished items and I have 4 things on the needles but all of those are well on the way and two are practically finished. I have a shawlette that I am knitting for Jade in sock yarn which is lovely and I only have about 10 or 15 rows to go, I also have the mini me skirt from Barefoot Knits although it is not in the book but a seperate pattern I bought from their site a while ago, I have done the front so only the back to go. Next I have the TIA cardigan from an edition of Let's Knit and lastly a striped jumper which is also from Lets knit but a supplement that came with the magazine, all of these are being knit for Gracie.

Right well I shall post some pics of my finished objects as I am going back to June I shall try and remember which ones I have done.

Well I think that is it for now I hope to post a bit quicker next time.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just a quick note to confirm that I am still around I just haven't blogged as I have had no camera and I don't like blogging if I have no pictures. The good news is I got a new camera today, although as of yet I can't get any pictures to load up onto the PC but that is typical of me and technology it never goes right!!!!

I actually have 3 and very soon to be 4 finished projects so hope to update Ravelry very soon.

This is what they call short and sweet but I hope to be back with something more interesting very soon.xx

Saturday, May 01, 2010

I have decided that I am going to start blogging again. I am pretty sure no one actually reads this but I thought I would do it anyway. I have really let things slide mainly because of Facebook, Twitter and of course Ravelry. It is so much easier to post pics and comments on these social network sites than coming and writing a piece here. But I also love reading other blogs so I thought if everyone stopped writing them there would be nothing to read so I decided to revive

It is so long I have a load of finished projects which I may post just as photos but won't go into too much detail about.

My big passion these days as well as the knitting!! is listening to knitting podcasts I am so addicted I think the main reason is as I know hardly any,although that has changed slightly lately, (more info on that in a minute) knitters in the real world so for me listening to other people talking about knitting for hours on end is just

I have so many favourites I can't even begin to list them all here, but If anybody listens to The High Fibre Diet then I have to say that in her latest episode when she talks about pot luck which is where she takes projects she likes from her group page and talks about them she actually picked on of mine!!! I was so made up, I actually jumped out of my chair, hubby wondered what on earth had

I have recently started going to a knitting group with two lovely ladies Emma and Stacey, there is also a fourth member Pamela but she is not there as often, at the moment as there is only 4 of us we hold our meetings at Stacey's house on Mondays at 10.30am it has been so nice to talk to other knitters:-)

Oher news I have started crochet lessons at a local Adult learing College, only had 2 so far but it is going pretty good I have learned 3 stiches and can now hold the hook although it still doesn't feel totally comfortable yet. There is a nice bunch of ladies there and it is an enjoyable 2 hours each week. I have also signed up for a one off session on how to use your sewing machine in July which should also be good.

On the kids front things have been up and down, Joe is 16 and is a complete pain, but I don't have the energy to go into all the details about that now. All the rest are good and the grandkids are growing faster every day.