Monday, 27 August 2007

Bank holiday Challenge update

Well, heres how I got on.

My DD got a new top made for school,

Made a pair of gloves for my friends birthday

and I finished MS3 (had nearly all of clue 7 to do) Now I'm going to try to finish a cardi for my friends wee girl while I have the urge to finish things.

And yes mum, I did do the housework too!!

Friday, 24 August 2007

Bank holiday challenge

The folks on the crafty yarns and threads forum have set a challenge to make a garment in a weekend. I have decided to make fetching from knitty and to sew a top for DD for school. Both need doing asap, the gloves are for a friends birthday next week and DD has been back at school for 2 weeks. Come back monday evening to see if I was successful.

The tangled skein took all weekend to unwind, and I have now worked 20 rows of shawl, will post pic next week.

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Look what the postie brought

Well, I was sitting there this morning winding (by hand) the skein from the hipknits project club when postie knocked on the door. I had a parcel, Angel Yarns forum have organised a dishcloth swap and this is what I got. Thanks stuffie.

Here is a close up of the pattern.
The downside is that I had to put my skein down, my son had a look and it now looks like this.

Guess what I will be doing for the rest of the day.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Talented Daughter

My oldest son was 11 on Tuesday and DD offered to decorate the cake, she picked a pokemon theme and drew it freehand using writing icing, then painted the colours with food colouring. DS1 was most impressed. Seemingly its a space virus rare pokemon.
On a knitting theme, I have finished my sons socks

He insisted that I match the stripes too, normally I dont bother, what do all you sock knitters do, match or not?

I also started a scarf from VLT in malabrigo lacewieght, pattern is victorian ruby. Its for a friends birthday.

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Finally nominated

Decided to nominate for a rocking girl blogger award, not only does she do this blog but also did a great one about being backup for a runner in extreme racing. I found it entertaining even though i am totally non sporty.
Knittings been on the backburner this week as I have been helping with crafts at Kilmallie Free Church holiday club. We had over 60 kids each afternoon and the theme was based on the story of Joseph, it was a very enjoyable week.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Thanks Linz

Just been nominated by Linz for a rocking girl blogger award, Thanks for this, especially as i have been blogging for such a small time, though been posting on forums for longer. Now got to try and work out how to get the button in my sidebar, and how to link to other peoples posts. Will let you know tomorrow who I nominate, will sleep on it first.

Friday, 3 August 2007

Socks, socks, socks

Thought i'd show you the socks I have on the needles at the moment . First up are socks for my son in Sirdar Town and Country, using a basic sock pattern.

Next is bayerische, knitted as part of a sockathon on the Angel Yarns Forum

And finally my first ever toe up sock, 'falling in love' from magknits, using Posh Yarn for the first time

Hoping to get at least one pair finished this month to enter in the sock a month challenge on the Crafty threads n yarns forum.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Rainbow star

Finished this for my son today, used 6 x 100g balls of DK, its on an 8ft trampoline to give you an idea of size.