Thursday, 5 July 2012

Thursdays Ta-dah

Well not really as I have already shown you this before, however I added a tassle.....

Sometimes its the little things that really make the difference to that FO, don't you think? 

Have a wonderful day my friends.

Hugs and smoochies xoxox

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

WIP Wednesday

Quick update today as I have so much to do and a house with 2 sick people in it now.  :-(  My hubby has succumbed to the virus also. Eeek. We are due to fly out to Bali on Monday so I do so hope its not the same thing.  Z has been sick for three days now although improving. Yours truly is feeling a bit icky but refusing so far to give in to it. I don't have time to be sick! NO NO NO

First up we have the progress on the long crocheted coat for my daughter, who by the way is 22 years old today.  How time flies.....Here is a picture of us together from a while ago. Her hair is much longer now. 

I was having a bit of an uh oh moment as I counted the rows and while it measured up exactly width wise, the height is way out of line.  Woops. According to the pattern after 52 rows I should be at the neck decrease. I am however only about half way as long as I thought it should look so am more than likely going to have to order more yarn which means double the cost. Oh well, we live and learn. I probably should have just bought the Noro in the first place. But this yarn is so so nice and squishy and well I like it. :-) 

Of course with all that crochet going on, all 72  rows of it so far, I was very much feeling the need to do a little knitting. So I got out my needles (four pairs to be exact) and started yet another project. I know, I know, I really don't have time for this but I clearly could not help myself now could I? 

This little lovely starts out on 4mm needles and switches sizes as one goes. Odd way of doing it but less decreasing needed at the end. My camera really is mucking up a bit. Just look at the colour difference in these pictures. Bizarre. I don't have time to play around with the so they will have to do. The colour is more like one on top, 5ply Heirloom wool. 

The pattern is from the Ulimate Book of Baby Knits and is so far very easy to follow. I have had absolutely no time for crafting today. But now while my sick people are sleeping I am going to tackle the accounts. 

Hugs and smoochies all, 

Have a beautiful day. 

Monday, 2 July 2012

What a week....

Well I had planned on joining in on Yarn Along this week, but good intentions aside, I really did not get the chance to post. I did however take some pictures so I thought I would share them anyway. I could have waited till this Wednesday but who knows what would have happened by then right? 

Its currently way past my usual bedtime. I had a big day out shopping for birthday presents today and was thinking I would get to bed early. However, my youngest had come home from his friends house feeling a bit unwell. By tonight he had developed a high fever which is refusing to break. His breathing was leaving me a bit nervous about going to bed so I am camping out with him which was lucky as no sooner had I decided to do that and he started to hurl. Poor poor boy. :-( 

And since he has just gone back to sleep and I am up by myself watching him breathe, I thought, perfect opportunity for a blog post. So lets play yarn along okay? I have been reading numerous books this week in my usual fashion. 

The one up there I had forgotten I had borrowed from a friend a long time ago. I found it and after reading the 3 introductions (yes 3) I am coming to the conclusion this book is not going to tell me anything I don't ramble on about myself at times. I have to say, so far I totally agree with whats being said. 

I have also been reading quite a few herbals and healthy eating books on and off as different things pop into my mind. This is pretty much the way I learn. Spontaneously and suddenly. 

As for fiction, I have been reading Game of Thrones on the I-pad, (when I can get a turn) and Traci Hardings "Being of the Field" (a real book and my preferred way to read). Generally when I read novels I will read them rather quickly, but lately I have not really had much time so its slow going. Both books are really good stories though. 

Now for the important stuff, I finished the little green hoodie .... finally.... I ran out of yarn so I left off the pockets and refrained from adding the crab stitch around the edges. It still came out quite cute even if I do say so myself. 

The pattern is from the book "Crochet in No Time" by Melody Griffiths. 

The yarn is from Bendigo Woollen Mills and is Allegro in Apple Green. 

I chose some black toggles for the buttons........ and crocheted some little hook ties which I stitched into little fish shapes........

The actual garment was really quick to make, I however took a little while to add the buttons etc. The hood was a bit confusing in the pattern but I actually did not read it at first and before I realised I had nearly completed it anyway so I have a seam straight down the back like so.....

Hopefully it will fit the little head its intended for, my nephew who will be ONE next week. Oh my that year went by quickly. 

I also ended up adding a few rounds to the outside of my squares which I sent off today for the blanket of love. I got the pattern for the hearts from here. I am thinking I would love to make some more sometime too. Maybe make a blanket for home. 

And now my friends my sons breathing seems to have eased a little so I think I shall lay down my head and try to rest a little before he wakes again. 

Hugs and smoochies all xoxo