What will today bring ?

Every day bring us a new challange in one way or another even if we dont relize it each day i try to be posative, helpfull and not moan as much as the prevoius day but working with the public can put a lot of strain on this theory so try to do to others what you can expect of them and it might just all work out nicely .if not just count to 10...........or in my case a 110 !!!

Friday, 4 February 2011

pom pom mad

At Christmas time we a knitwits were making a Christmas banner to go over the bar at the hotel we all meet in on a Wednesday night .
Jane asked us all too bring odds n ends of brightly coloured wool as we were going too make pom poms well i haven't made them since i was a kid went she turned up with her fancy gadget makers in all different sizes well i was like a kiddy in a sweet shop 
i have never had so much fun these Little plastic thing made these pompoms in about 6 minuets flat as soon as i got home i was straight on eBay and got my self a couple and have not stopped making them since  i got a small maker so could use it for trimmimg up things as hats scarf ...............well what ever take ur fancy really

Cherry Baby

Its not long now till our lovely jouiner stylist has her little baby girl as we all wait for the new arrival i shall see how you the lovely blanket that i have made for her .

it took 48 small individual squares to make it i little teadus but i got there in the end .

These squares were then sewn together and a boarder of 8 stitches and a lace pattern repeat made a boarder that was sewn on to the made up blanket

It was a bit of a fiddly job but i think it was worth it in the end lost of people have said how nice it looks and im sure Crystal will love it .

heads away

As it has been cold i to mad myself a hat and cowl to keep me warm .

Using double strands of an acrylic cream dk yarn i used a very large crochet hook and started with a chain of 50 and single crochet went round and round till had the length i wanted its lovely and warm ideal for those cold winter nights to knit club


Febuary Blues

Can you believe that its febuary already gosh how time flies .

Well i have Finnish Dads blue cardigan and even tho it was for his birthday the weather has been that cold that i gave it to him earlier and he hasn't taken it of since .

I'm very pleased with how it turned out and fits him lovely 

the back view

the photos dont show of the true colour of the wool its a lovely


Christmas has come and gone

 this was to be posted before Christmas  but as you all know what a busy time of year it is for us craft er i didn't get time so better late than never ............ha ha

Well its not long now till Christmas is here and i have been very busy getting all my things finished just in time .
Ive completed the hat and gloves set for John ....gosh hes got big hand at just 6" 6" and a size 13 shoes i suppose there not going to be tiny .....are they really pleased how they have turned out the 4ply wool i used knitted up nice and the colour forming pattern looks a bit like camouflage .

well poor dad has been complaining of a cold head at bed time so found some nice pale blue baby 4ply and using the same pattern i have knitted dad a bed night cap.........looks great

Following one of my Friends idea on ravelry she crochet some lovely wreaths for Christmas after the marathon pom pom making i needed some project to clam down so i had a go and really pleased using the template of a small metal bangle going round using green sparkly yarn singles and then doubles gradually increasing to make the wreath lye flat good fun and easy to make

Secret Santa .....at my knitting club were all of for dinner on weds and we all take a present in that we have made this year i have done a sparkly knitted tissue box cover ........ooh its lovely id like it myself  i have fully lined it and the decorated it with lots o9fsmall purl beads very pleased i hope the lucky lady like s it too