Thursday, 31 March 2016

Shawls anyone?

I may have gone a little mad lately with the shawls…..It had been a while since I picked up a crochet hook..I kind of got the bug back so to speak….Here are a few that I finished….

Yes Yes Shawl by Bernat Design Studio
Yarn: Moda Vera Giagglolo

Aphrodite by Karen Drouin
Yarn: Cleckheaton California 8ply in Swirl

Mine Once More by Michele DuNaier
Yarn: Bendigo Woolen Mills Cotton 4ply 

And I may have knitted one also…I will just give you a sneak peak at that one. Might as well save something for another day hey?  I have hooked up yet another shawl too. I think I need to broaden my horizons and try something different.  :-)

Have a wonderful day all. xox

A mystery CAL

Hello lovelies,

It sure has been a while..........again.  I am hoping to remedy that and share my crafting adventures a little more often.

Today I finished an MCAL project...he is kinda cute so could not resist showing him off.

He started off rather strangely we had no idea what it was… it kind of looked like a head but the nose was on top so maybe a turtle?

I did not get much further than this and had to go away for a week. I thought when I got back I would catch up no problems. I thought wrong I ended up with a terrible toothache that had resulted from some dental work I had done a couple of weeks before. Sadly my body had decided to reject the the work and I had to have my tooth extracted. It of course did not want to come out so after a bit of a struggle on the dentists behalf….I ended up in a bit of pain for a couple of weeks. 

While I wasn't catching up, I was watching what everyone else was doing and the guesses were getting better all the time. I honestly thought we were making a dinosaur and someone else said a dragon around the same time my daughter took one look laughed and told us who it was. I did take that guess and put it to the group and she got it right. 

Two days ago I starting cramming to get this done. I am feeling a lot closer to normal again and more like getting my hands on yarn. Yesterday I had this….

Its a little hard to see all his bits because he is so white. Can you tell who he is? I think he kind of looks like our old pet Nimrod who was an axolotl. He was also rather pale in appearance so the resemblance was rather striking.  

 Of course he is the wrong colours but hey it was a mystery CAL after all and we all had no idea what we were making.  He is a dragon….a rather white one… when he should really be black :-)

His name is "Toothless" aka Night fury from How to tame your dragon. Quite ironic considering the timing here. haha. My family thought it was a little funny. If I had not been in so much pain I would have probably laughed a little harder.

All in all, he came out really cute. I even won a prize for guessing who he was. My daughter has claimed him as her prize as she reckons that is fair. LOL. I think she might have a fight on her hands when the kids come over. After all she is nearly 26 years old. Apparently though he will match her bed nicely.

Have a beautiful day my friends. Love to all. xoxoxo

Monday, 9 November 2015

Lucy in the sky….with diamonds….

The pattern is actually called Lucy's Diamonds (design by Ela Torrente) and was a pleasure to knit. Nice and easy and the yummy squishiness of the yarn did not go astray either.

Here is my youngest girl showing off her new birthday sweater…

The yarn is Bendigo Woollen Mills Athena and in this size took only 2 balls. Very pretty and super soft too.  I am currently working on another of Ela's designs, this time for myself.

What are you knitting/crocheting right now? Xmas gifts are very much on my mind but I keep changing my mind about what to knit or crochet for who. Ahhh decisions decisions….have a wonderful week everyone.

Love and light to you xoxox

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Hello my friends, its been a while again.  A rather busy year with plenty of extended family dramas to keep us busy. Sadly both my brother and sisters relationships broke down which meant lots of changes for both of them and their children. Lots of tears and hugs were shared and major moves and adjustments have now been made. Life was just down right sad despite my usual positive outlook on things. I did not feel much like blogging. I am trying to get my mojo back and thought I would start with some exciting news.

Last week I was privileged to attend the birth of my new nephew. My husbands brother and his wife are proud new parents of this gorgeous little guy. And my niece is super proud of her new little brother She cannot get enough of cuddling him.

Here he is wearing a little beanie whipped up by his Aunty K partly on the trip to the hospital and finished on the day after he was born…..

I hung around for the first week until he was settled in and then had to come home to catch up with my own life and chores. They live about 3 hours away from us so we can't just pop in for quick visits.

Today is my youngest girls birthday. She is 23. Wow the years have flown. I just finished a sweater for her yesterday. No time to block it but will hopefully share some pics and linky love once she tries it on later today. Here is a sneaky peek….

Peace and love to all. Have a beautiful day. xox

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Dropping by….. May creations….

Hello World……from the slackest blogger on the planet. Remember me? She with great intentions to keep the blog updated who rarely ever shows up? Yes well. No excuses really, just lack of getting to it I guess. Good intentions aside, my internet time seems to get sucked up by Ravelry and Facebook and if I am lucky, checking out Ginny's Yarn Along once a fortnight or so, but honestly I don't get time to read all the posts as there are so many.

I have still been knitting and crocheting. Gifting, donating and even selling a few of my hats. That was a first for me. This past month I have been working on a couple of shawls and a bunch of baby knitting and hats. I will just post pictures without linking today lest I run out of time.

Here is some of what I have been making lately…..

Delphina….. in Cleckheaton Country…...

Crocheted hat also in Cleckheaton Country…they had a half price sale. :-)

Slouch in Motion (MyMyMy) in Cleckheaton Country again …….

I had news of a couple of babies expected in the family and with TiKKi's Milo May in full swing decided to whip up some little Milos…..

This one is made with Moda Vera Pure wool and Sean Sheep variegated. Size 6 months.

Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury for the size 6 and Moda Vera and Cozy Wool for the 3 month size.

The hat is a little tidbit by Pekapeka….

Do you like my doll? His name is Malachai, I picked him up from a flea market stall. He is so cute and the closest thing I have to a baby for modelling at the moment. I am in the habit of taking pictures of him when I am bored….

It almost stops me doing things like this….. almost….

Peace out my lovelies. Have a beautiful day. Love and hugs xoxoxoxoxoxox

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Spring Crescent Shawl

Hello my friends,

It is getting into colder weather down here so hopefully I will be catching up a little more often. The needles and hooks are as usual busy but  the blogging time has suffered. I am aiming to update over the next few days with what I have been creating.

For today I thought I would show you the Spring Crescent Shawl I completed a couple of months ago. I only just managed to get some pictures of the finished result.

This was made for a crochet a-long and was an easy pattern to follow. I made some mods to make it longer in the middle section and to keep it lightweight.

I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 4ply Cotton which is soft enough to have a nice drape.

This is a free pattern by Julie Aakjaer and you can find it here on Ravelry.

Hope all is well in your world.  Hugs xox

Thursday, 12 February 2015

WIP and a few FO's

Its been busy as usual down here the past few weeks. Good intentions to keep this blog updated aside, I have a house full at the moment and have been busy washing, cooking and visiting more than knitting. That said, I have been slowly working away at my Kallan Cape and its coming along nicely….

I only manage 2 or 3 rows a day but hopefully I will eventually finish. :-)

I also managed to whip up a few little baby things…..another stripy hat, some granny square pants and I finished that little Autumn Cardigan which just needs some buttons. Of course nothing in the stash appeals to me and I am considering pinching some off another Fo and switching them. Not sure yet…

And last but not least, I finished off the Spring Crescent Shawl. This was for a CAL on Ravelry, a bit of a practice run for the Crochet party coming up next month. I will share pattern details when I get some modelled shots.

Have a beautiful day all. Love and light to you. xox