Friday, July 22, 2011


Will post up stuff we've made. Promise!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So Long?


Have not posted in ages.  Will rectify that soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My first granny blanket:O))

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Only took me 20 years to finish it

have quite a few UFOs (unfinished objects). I get waylaid with other distractions and then forget about the then project and so on..if you get the picture. I'm no way near as bad as my mother used to be, though:O)

So, I am on the last bit of this cardi. I started it 20 years ago. This half finished garment has always been around begging to be sorted. It's been one of those "I'll get round to it in a bit" projects. Now, due to a decluttering urge, I'm determined to finish it. I was slimmer in those days so it won't fit me anyway (I'll thought I'd sell it) plus I've lost the pattern, so I'm finishing it off on a wing and a prayer. I've got the button strip to sew on, then the buttons and it'll be done!! Taraaa!! Sewing knitted bits together is for me the worst bit, as I'm way too impatient. Maybe that's why it's taken so long.

I was so pleased with myself after I'd sewn the penultimate strip on, that I laid out the cardi for a gander, imagining the finished garment with new owner and me with lots of money in payment. Left it there, of course, on comfy armchair as beauty sleep was calling. What does Min find when she comes down in the morning.... but aged cat curled up, snug as a bug on my precious item. She looked so comfy and snuggly that I didn't have the heart to boot her off. So, cardi has a new owner. Muppet meet Cardi, Cardi meet Muppet.

I won it!!

Spinning wheel that I won on freecycle a while ago. Got to find an accommodating sheep now:O)

Finished crocheted blanket for animal hospital open day sale. One down, thousands to go!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

A Rippling Yarn

I've always been a crafty sort of person...even as a young kid I was always sewing, knitting, crocheting or whatever. Doesn't mean to say that I'm any good, but I try:O)

There are some truly wonderful craft blogs out there. So many talented people. Wish I'd followed my heart as a young kid and gone on to do an art/craft/textile course.

As a kid I liked to crochet..because the work grew more quickly than if I knitted. So, of late, I've been trying to get to grips with ripple blankets. I'm plodding on with this one, using bits and bobs that my mum gave me. Actually, she didn't present me with bits and was suitcases full of yarn:O) The wool has been very handy...has kept the mogs occupied, too:O)

Olive cat is bagging this one, I think:O) Maybe I won't frog it after all.