I finally finished the mitts to send to Miss 22 that match her hat she got in December.
I love knitting in Fishermen's Rib. I'm going to write what I'm writing then add in the photos later because on the iPad, once you add photos it gets really jumpy and difficult to manage on the dashboard. BRING BACK THE APP BLOGGER, it's one reason I don't blog as much.
I've seen friends, I've caught up with TV - Walking Dead's season finale was very disappointing. I've faffed about in the craft room.
I'm quite pleased with the zigzags here. It's not perfect and while I'm not blaming my tools per se, the three fabrics are different weights, but they were just scraps that I'd been given and the shiny blue one frays like a right swine. I'm just quilting it with parallel stitching. I've made mistakes and learned from them. But it will be turned into a cushion cover I think. I was going to be a big but it's a bit big, but then it could just be a craft bag for myself. Who knows?
I dug out another unfinished WIP and am thinking now I'm going to have to pull it out because I won't have enough wool left to finish it. I've done one sleeve and there's not enough for the other one
and the finishing. To be honest I did just pull it from my stash and knit it with a wish. It was a scarf knit kit thingy. No matter. It'll make a sparkly hat for my friend's little girl.
These jeans are going to become baby dungarees.
How cute is this braiding I bought...
It might embellish the dungarees.
Do any of my readers speak Russian? I saw this on Facebook and I'd love to knit it.
Finally a lovely photo of Freddie for you!
Photo taken by Miss 22. I think it's great! Countryfile calendar standard!
Going now to get a shower to get ready for today - it might involve a Hobbycraft visit.......
Lots of love from
Rachel *chilled out Radiostar xxx
I am on the slimming world diet and have failed this week and put on eeeek.:) That's a great photo and I agree a very countryfile calendar standard.Great crafting. The gloves look really warm. Looking forward to seeing how your dungarees turn out.xxReplyDelete
I've friends doing great on SW but I just couldn't spend £5 a week right now on fat club fees! My friends call it fat club!Delete
So glad you're relaxing and enjoying the break. The sunny weather helps doesn't it?ReplyDelete
The dungarees are going to be the cutest. If I could get away with wearing some I would. It's a shame about your lack of wool for your knitting though.
Forget the diet and enjoy the next week, especially the mini-break. Looking forward to the photographs. X
I had some dungaree shorts when pregnant and I loved them!Delete
Our school holidays have just started. I love your idea of making baby dungarees from the jeans, and such pretty braiding xxReplyDelete
It was £3 a metre!! But I couldn't resist it!Delete
Sounds like you have had a fab first week.ReplyDelete
I love Ironbridge. Are you going to Blists Hill....the open air museum?
We've been several times.
I still have Beamish on my wish list but we wouldn't take Smudge on that long a journey and couldn't leave him on his own for that long a day so it's on the back burner for a while.
Have a fabulous time.
I'm now googling Blists Hill. I've been to Beamish a few times, the first when I was a child and it was being built. It is an amazing place. We went to theBlack Country Living Museum last year and I loved it! Going again tomorrow because it's a pay once for the year ticket.Delete
Time does fly, when you are off and enjoying yourself. Can't wait to see what you make with the denham. Love the photo of Freddie, looks as if he is going to take off.ReplyDelete
His ears take on a life of their own!Delete
Love the sparkly yarn. I don't seem to be able to get hold of sparkly fingering here I think I am going to have to go online. I was thinking of doing a light summer shawl.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photo of your Freddie :-)
I've seen a lot of sparkly yarn lately - but I don't think it's very good quality. Good luck on your quest.Delete
Enjoy your holidays!!!ReplyDelete
I did thanks!Delete
Love the dog photo, it does look quite professional.ReplyDelete
I'm biased, but I look everything she does, even more so if it contains Freddie!Delete
I really admire all of your knitting projects. The sparkly hat will be amazing - did you sew all the sequins on by hand? Love the Freddie picture with his ears flowing along with him! Have a great mini break! I have no idea what or where Ironbridge is, so you'll have to take us on a tour with you. -JennReplyDelete
Next post, I will. The sequins are already threaded on- I would not have patience!Delete
Enjoy! Freddie could definitely be a calendar dog!ReplyDelete
He is very photogenic!Delete
Love the colour of the mittens and the stitch has a lovely neat finish. The photo of Freddie is stunning, 11 more of that quality and Miss 22 could make her own calendar for 2018. When I get around to quilting again I've promised myself I'll buy decent cotton material that's the same weight and doesn't fray - it'll be quite a luxury.ReplyDelete
Don't talk to me about dieting. I weigh no more than I did on 1st January 2013 but nor do I weigh any less no matter how hard I try. Mind you there's not been much trying lately what with the daily treat of truffles.
Glad you are enjoying the holidays. Hope you have a lovely Easter Weekend. xx
Easter was quite lovely. I'm already using a calendar featuring Freddie! It wasaChristmas present off him last year! He's so clever.Delete
school hols melt away quicker than a snowman in the midday sun. So unfair.ReplyDelete
You've been a busy little personage there, lots of crafty goodness going on.
Ah, weight. I thought the meat free for lent thing might help me lose a bit of wobble. Nope. I may not have eaten meat, but I made up for it with cheese and biscuits instead!x
Damned those cheese and biscuits!!Delete
You are not the only person who has struggled with the altercations between Blogger and Apple, I have given up using Blogger and have jumped to Wordpress whilst still keeping Blogger as a signpost to https://pixiemumblog.wordpress.com/ReplyDelete
Still learning the fine details, forgot to ask DD for guidance whilst she was here this weekend, I need to be more lighthearted.
Hi there PixieMum, I have got a Wordpress blog it only because I didn't want anyone to pinch my blogname.Delete
You are Mrs industrious. We went to ironbridge a couple of years ago, it's fab. I love Shropshire. XxReplyDelete
just me, scooting by to say hello! xxReplyDelete