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!!!!



  1. Busy, busy, busy, oh my gosh have you been busy !!! I am sorry to hear you have to have surgery and I will be praying for you.

    Your spring/summer pictures are lovely. Your garden pictures are very pretty. There is nothing like new growth in a garden.

    Wow did you do a fantastic job on the chair. And you were worried !?! Ha ! You slew that pattern and made it your own.
    I love the shrug. Very nice.
    What's that ? You're teaching yourself to crochet also with 3 new projects under your belt. Well, no one can say you're not sitting idle. Take care.

  2. whoaaaa stop the presses..Great Post.. You knitted a chair cover.. Girl.. this is the most awesome thing I have seen. I am in awe of you. Fantastic job♥ I love your blog. You have some impressive work

  3. Oh, my gosh... I am impressed with the chair cover.- Even though hugh needles , anyway.. lot of work and I must say it look fantastic. I am pleased to see you join as my friend-- I will pop by here as well. cosy place and I cant wait to see more.


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