Saturday, 27 August 2011

I am becoming lazy!

I feel like most of the summer holidays have gone to waste, too many lazy days and rainy days. Just a week left and my girls will be back at school and I will miss them like crazy.
I haven't really achieved much since the last post.
We have had a the odd few days out, we have been swimming again and everyone is gaining confidence. Isaac was even jumping in off the side.
We are not at all prepared for the return to school, we are still short a pair of shoes for the ever fussy Amelia who declared every one of the 40 or so pair she tried on were hurting her feet or just not right! and we need to go top up the school uniforms, but that will have to wait until we get back from a couple of days in london next week visiting the (not really) inlaws!!!

About a week or so ago I cast on this hat, which is coming along slowly but nicely

Have also started on this too for ds but I need to realise I do not like James c brett marble, and have only done a few rows then ignored it!

I want to get a couple of  other things started as I don't want to have nothing to work on while we are away despite the fact that I will likely not even finish the hat.

I might even cast on my first pair of socks today!!

Monday, 15 August 2011

A little late for friday.....

But I finished my shawl saturday (would have been done Friday but my Thursday evening knitting time was spent been attacked by children)

Here it is blocking very badly!

Now I am in that horrible, horrible limbo between projects! Arrggghhhh

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WIP Wednesday

My first time taking part, if you want to see more WIP Wednesdays check out Tami's blog

I am still working on The age of brass and steam and only got a couple more rows done yesterday as I spent most of my evening cleaning out the kids bedroom with my sister, but will hopefully be finished by friday.

Well I have a lot to do so better get back to work!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The weirdness of blogger, or is it my computer?

I know I haven't been around lately, with the summer holidays, housework and a million crafty things that needed doing i've been a teeny bit busy. Though not really a good excuse as I usually have a quiet half hour with my coffee on a morning. I have however tried to check up on others blogs and post a couple of comments but for some unknown reason blogger/my computer wont let me. It likes to pretend I'm not signed in unless im in my own blog, which also means it won't let me follow new blogs I come across.
Its really rather frustrating.

Anyway, I have been a busy bee with the crafting, the last week of term was spent making little zipped pouches for all the kids teachers
Made from this tute which was really easy to follow.
I have also had a go at these but got slightly distracted by a craft swap and buying some more colours of bias binding.
Then I spent a couple of weeks working on something I can't share :o)

I have also started on my first shawl, The age of brass and steam. Which is coming along nicely depsite a few mistakes, but I must accept nothing can be perfect, people make mistakes!

I've done a couple more inches on this, its smaller than I expected but assume it will be a teeny bit bigger once blocked anyway.