Knitting and reorganisation

Something of a miracle has happened, I am actually enjoying knitting. This is not to say I hated it before but I didn’t always understand it, it was something I struggled to get my head around and found quite complicated but with knitting the little hats (from my last post) something seemed to click and it makes more sense. I am obviously a slow learner!

So how far have I got with the scarf I hear you ask…

well the last time you saw it, it was something of a shorty

scarf in progress
scarf in progress

While it is still quite a shorty I have managed to get a bit further along in the last two nights

a little longer
a little longer

I have also been busy in the home my little boy got a BIG bed he was so excited and I felt very emotional realising he is not so little any more.

one huge bed
one huge bed

He was so chuffed he even let me take pictures as he pretended to sleep

A big boy in his big bed
A big boy in his big bed

So when I made the bed up I decided to have a clear out in his room and rearrange the storage in our room I pulled everything out and looked at the complete chaos and went for a cup of tea. Do you ever start something and then wish half way through that you had not had that so called bright idea in the first place?!

But it was ok I carried on and worked through “the wall”

I am now off to do a bit more knitting… I will complete this scarf I will complete this scarf I will complete this scarf.

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A little bit of knitting

I have knitted a couple of hats for the big knit- a good one if you are new to knitting as there is not too much to do on the basic pattern. If you want to join in and knit for charity here is the link http://thebigknit.co.uk/

the first hat
the first hat

I may have lost a couple to this cute little fella though

My sons little bear
My sons little bear

 

pretty in pink
pretty in pink

My son loved the hat and told me over dinner that it is pretty but the bear is still cold and needs a scarf! considering how long I have been knitting his scarf (about a year and a half) I think this little bear may be waiting a while.

I have also set myself the goal of finishing my sons scarf by…wait for it…the end of November. Not long now I am already feeling the pressure 😉

I am off to put this bear in the wash, have you seen how dirty he is?!

 

More fabric and some pom poms

I went to the knit and stitch show at Ally Pally last weekend and I must say it felt a little like Christmas, so much fabric and so many ideas.

I bought some fabric

My little gems
My little gems

photo 2

 

I love the peacock fabric.

I have no idea what I will make with the fabric I just saw it and wanted it.

I have also been making some pom poms who knew it was so easy! now lets be fair if I can make them then anyone can, you have seen my snowflakes right?

pom poms

 

 

It is snow joke

I have been trying to make a felt christmas tree ornament, I know Christmas talk already but I LOVE CHRISTMAS.

However I can not make a snowflake to save my life, I thought it would be like the paper ones I made when I was a child where you fold the paper up and cut bits out and voila it would magically turn into a snowflake when unfolded.

But this is not the case

Exhibit A
Exhibit A

There was no way this one would make it onto the christmas tree unless I say my son cut it out! But no it went in the bin.

Then I tried to cut out the shape of what I thought a snowflake should look like

Exhibit B
Exhibit B

This is definitely a post about what NOT to do!

So then I drew the snowflake out before getting snip happy

Third time lucky?
Third time lucky?

What an improvement right?! just goes to show in crafting a little more effort does pay off, I guess that is the same for ironing fabric at every step when quilting or making something like a bag.

However I am still hoping to improve on the snowflake a bit more, any tips are more then welcome!

 

Baking mad

We have been baking again today and I have to say everyone is pleased with the results.

Custard and white chocolate biscuits are just delicious

Let me tell you they are easy to make, another recipe from the good food magazine and it has a big thumbs up from us.

Yum
Yum

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Ok, they may not look wonderful but trust me they taste wonderful.

You can find the recipe here:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2198644/custard-and-white-chocolate-biscuits

They also have better pictures 🙂

Do you find some weeks you spend more time reading blogs then actually doing anything? well this seems to be my week. I did fit in a bit of crafting today, I wonder if you can become addicted to reading blogs though?

Quilting inspiration

It was right there in my face, how could I miss it? It is my front door!

Don’t worry I am not starting a new quilt, 3 on the go is enough for now.

But one day…..

A block for a quilt?
A block for a quilt?
wouldn't this make a pretty quilt.
wouldn’t this make a pretty quilt.

The inspiration does not stop there, just look at the hallway floor

I could live with this pattern on a quilt
I could live with this pattern on a quilt

I would like to state now that the floor does not need cleaning, the lighter tiles are actually varying shades of grey. Still pretty though right?!

Edge of the floor
Edge of the floor

On another note the glitter letters still have a bit of glitz to them. They are shedding quite a bit though!

Glitter letters

I have been blinging (is that even a word?) it up tonight.

Glitter letter B
Glitter letter B

I some how managed to get glitter everywhere, even in my hair!

I spent as much time cleaning up as I did for painting the letters and adding glitter BUT it was well worth it, I like the end result only time will tell if the glitter stays put on the letter or sheds like a long haired cat.

D and B
D and B

I will let you know how they look after a few days of standing there and looking pretty.