Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I am going into hospital later today, and have casted on loads of projects to take with me, to keep me company after the OP. First my real first pair of socks
Pom Pom Peds in Regia 6 ply and
Button Tab in Debbie Bliss Stella a nice cotton Silk mix so will be good for summer.
I have also been prepping for my long awaited Hemlock Ring. I have joined a KAL on Ravelry so should have loads of help. So as soon as I am back on my feet I will be posting progress pics of my what I hope will be beautiful Hemlock.
Well off to get some rest not sure if that will happen soon as i am very anxious about tomorrow, but God is my protector he will see me through this.
Talk to you soon bye

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Life is like a box of chocolates!! You like some others you don't.

Yeah Spring is here or is it Summer it so warm !!! The past weeks weeks have been glorious, bright sunny skies, beautiful flowers in bloom the cherry blossoms are on the trees. The weather was so nice I was able to walk to town and back feeling the warmth of the sun on my cheeks and tickling me on my skin, it was so lovely. There is life again in the midst of everything.

I have decided to do a bit of gardening on my patio I have no previous experience so it's all trail and error. so far I have Thyme, Parsley, Rosemary, Lavender, Onions, Garlic, Beans, corn and peas planted and am hoping to sow some tomatoes, carrots and strawberries as well. So far it been going ok, but I have been finding loads of useful information online, so that has helped tremendously. Also been getting some help from a friend I met on the Landshare group on Facebook. A few pics of some of whats growing in my garden
I recently found out that I am going to have to have surgery, not once but twice. It has really left me drained because, I honestly didn't think when I got out of bed on that morning that "today is the day I will find out I need sliced open in order to function as a whole human being" do Dr's like doing this?I am so scared it making me really angry, I didn't realise I was such a chicken I always thought I was stronger. I sure fooled myself. Moving on ...............................I had a huge project on my needles and by huge I mean the size and weight of it, but it's all for a very good cause, all in the name of lending a helping hand. The not-so-ambiguous Chair by Yuvinia. It is done in Sirdar Bigga a super chunky yarn on 15mm needles. I really hoped that I could knit something that she can use, as I tried to add some lace to it. Well it's finish I began by doing a feather and fan pattern at the beginning which created a nice scallop edge and the did a Fishtail lace pattern up the legs of the chair, the seat are a was done in st st and I did a large eyelet cable in the back. And finished it off with an I-cord around the arm and the centre of the chair with a few flowers and ladybirds. These pics don' show the completed chair but and almost complete chair. This really transforms a dull plain ole plastic chair into something elegant and nice. Also I have finished knitting my Shrug in Paris from Drops this pattern was the most confusing thing I have try to knit as yet (not all of it just some parts) but the finish project is an "A+" in my books and it fits really well. And I found out last week it is very warm. Probably would be better on a really chilly evening or later in the year.

I have also been trying to learn to crochet, nothing big but everything item counts as I get to learn new stitches. A little bird a set of Simple coasters and some flowers. I really love the instant gratification you get from crocheting it's much quicker than knitting at least for me is. I am going to attempt to crochet a small round tablecloth for my dining room table which I think will look lovely on the glass top.
I have being looking to get some 4 ply yarns to practice Lace on, and I have manage to get some yarn to start my Lace knitting quest, I got some Knitpicks Gloss Sock yarn, in 3 beautiful colors some Knitpicks bare as well to try dyeing as well I also got some Elann Peruvian Baby Silk, which is so so soft If I had enough I would put them in the tub and roll around in it.

Hope your day is as sunny as mine, have a great one!!!!


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Naughty or nice?

Just a very quick post to ask or you Naughty or Nice??
While doing a very innocent search for crocheted cozies I come across this on Ravelry. So then I thought if this is here what else could be on here so I searched naughty and found and this and this. Then I saw these which then made me realize why they would need this. I am going to be laughing all day after seeing these I mean imagine putting out your lipstick on the bus or train............. oh my goodness it would be hilarious to say the least. And these are just a few of the crochet ones imagine if the search knitting? but I wouldn't.

I don't think of myself as a naughty girl but I do find things like these extremely funny. What about you what tickles your funny bones???

Have a great day my friends.