Monday, 28 October 2013

All bobbled out!!

Yes, we finally made it!

71 knitted and 1 crocheted hat for Innocent Smoothie's Big Knit 2013.....HOORAH!

Want to see?

Oh, go on then...........


My job this afternoon..........

Visiting the Post Office of course!  Let's hope they make it there by Thursday.
A very excited and thrilled Nora signing off!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Innocent Hat Challenge

I'm a bit quiet on the blog front at the moment as there are some things afoot which I will share soon, but, at the moment I just need to keep head down and focused and this is one of the Challenges I have set myself..............

Thankfully I have been joined by lovely MIL who is a machine!  I have a lot of pom-poms to catch up on this afternoon!

We will be back with photos soon when abnormal service will resume as usual!!

Join us?  Please........


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Happy Birthday Crafty Friend

Do you remember back here I told you about some book purchases, one of which was inspired by The Patchsmith?

Well, I decided that for my Tea-addicted Crafty Friend, a Mug Rug gift for her birthday was highly appropriate!

I've only ever made 2 quilts before (although I have my heart set on a few more) and I've certainly never worked on this small scale ever!

But tell me what you think.....

Here is the detail of her name sewn by my fabulous Brother Innovis SE350 and of the tea cup.....
I really enjoyed making it and I hope she'll find plenty of excuses to enjoy using it...Happy Birthday Carol!
Back with a little bit of something very soon,

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Confessions of a stasher

There's no hiding this.

I've done it again!

Panduro Hobby sent me a 25% discount code, so what was I meant to do with it other than use it?

So I did!

And here is my lovely purchase................

I am just a tiny bit more than extremely excited and looking forward to creating some things on my Pinterest boards...happy days!
See you soon

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A secret project

Back in April, we went to stay with the In-Laws. As you know I do think the absolute world of them, my MIL is one of my best friends. She is quite disabled and needs help with various things, so over the years we have become very close.

Whenever I visit them, I always take some crafting books and magazines for us to browse and a project to keep my fingers busy. Invariably MIL is knitting squares for blankets or hats for AIDS babies.

She gets the magazine Simply Knitting and I always browse her stash of magazines to catch up since the last time. On this occasion I found this..........

A lovely lacy scarf.

When I read the yarn requirements, I realised that I had some Kidsilk Haze in Fushia Pink that I received free when, several years ago, I took up a subscription to Let's Knit. I had never been inspired to use it until now! So here we are with a little fill in project that I can take to ballet classes, the play park or to Knit & Natter (although it takes some concentrating as I am a Lace Virgin and this is my first attempt at anything more complex than plain knitting! So nattering is not a good option as the holes end up in the wrong place!!)

It, thankfully, grows quite quickly. There are 21 patterns to the scarf and I have completed 12, here's progress so far...........

I'm sharing this now in order to kick myself into taking it up again more frequently in order to get it finished for the might think I'm a bit premature, but, believe me, I'm a very s-l-o-w knitter.

What have you got on your needles, sewing machine, crochet hook or frame to finish? I'd love to see as I catch up with comments and blogs whilst I create.

Until the next time,