Friday, 8 July 2016

What's on my needles

I've been lacking in blogging but here I am. Knitty chat. 

This week I've worked on tons of different projects and therefore feel I've got nowhere. Alas here we go

I've been knitting a cardigan for Theo. It's just needs the button band picking up but I appear to be completely putting it off in favour of more fun things. 


I cast on and turned a heel on a pair of Rose city roller socks in a fine fish yarns 


I started another (my 4th) Tan House Brook Shawl using Norah George and stripes from The Knitting Goddess. Loving how this is working up. 

I

 got this scrummy yarn on the post from Qing Fibres 


I picked up my watermelon socks 
And turned the heel 
I started the Dotted Rays shawl and then stopped and then started in a different colour. 

I survived a cinema trip with both children and knit 2 inches on my sock!!

I took my boy to knit night where he despaired of the amount of projects I took wth me 


I took a gorgeous photo of my Theo. He's had his 12 weeks injections today and was still smiling. 

And that's my knitty week so far. 

In other news we made cakes, I tried to sell a ton of things on eBay and FB 


 Think that's about it round here. I'm aiming to do quick short updates as and when I can so my blog doesn't die a slow painful death like lots of blogs 

Be back soon 

What's on my needles

I've been lacking in blogging but here I am. Knitty chat. 

This week I've worked on tons of different projects and therefore feel I've got nowhere. Alas here we go

I've been knitting a cardigan for Theo. It's just needs the button band picking up but I appear to be completely putting it off in favour of more fun things. 


I cast on and turned a heel on a pair of Rose city roller socks in a fine fish yarns 


I started another (my 4th) Tan House Brook Shawl using Norah George and stripes from The Knitting Goddess. Loving how this is working up. 

I

 got this scrummy yarn on the post from Qing Fibres 


I picked up my watermelon socks 
And turned the heel 
I started the Dotted Rays shawl and then stopped and then started in a different colour. 

I survived a cinema trip with both children and knit 2 inches on my sock!!

I took my boy to knit night where he despaired of the amount of projects I took wth me 


I took a gorgeous photo of my Theo. He's had his 12 weeks injections today and was still smiling. 

And that's my knitty week so far. 

In other news we made cakes, I tried to sell a ton of things on eBay and FB 


 Think that's about it round here. I'm aiming to do quick short updates as and when I can so my blog doesn't die a slow painful death like lots of blogs 

Be back soon 

Monday, 13 June 2016

2 Months

My beautiful boy is 2 months old today! 2 months. How on earth did that happen? 
It's been a blur, so so busy! 

We got some gorgeous pics thou. And naturally Martha had to get in on the action 

Isn't he gorgeous 💙




Naturally one smiling and one twisting. Shocker! 


We are slowly adjusting to life with two, it's hard, some days are really hard but some are just awesome and lovely and fabulous. 

Oh and this one. Oh man. I love this boy!




Sunday, 12 June 2016

Leeds Wool Festival

So last weekend was Leeds Wool Festival, I went last year with my mam and my sister and it was a nice little festival and obviously very local, I wasn't really planning on going, hadn't made up my mind. Then my friend said she would meet me and help with the kids (yes it still feels completely weird to say that).

On the morning of the festival my sister decided to come too.

We got off to a slow start coz of this sleepy head.


We parked at Kirstall where the cinema is as the actual car park was super busy and tiny last year, Theo was in is Caboo sling which is a new one to me, i had a moby with martha and never got on with it, but with martha in the smallest pushchair we have (we have 3, don't judge) we were off.



There were 2 cute lambs outside which Martha thought was great, as you can see it was pretty cloudy at lunch time when we arrived. 



We had a little look around the stalls, we actually ditched the pushchair round the stalls, my girl is not a big walker at all and has actually just passed the year mark for walking, well yeh its hard work.


My sister bought me this cute badge, complete adapt for my life at the minute 

Knitting to keep sane

My boy got a lot of attention in the sling which apparently happens everywhere i go coz he's so cute and snuggly.


Yeh this girl wanted to get in on the carrying action too which i managed long enough for a photo lol. 


As I mentioned we met up with my friend Gwen so we went back for a proper look while my sister took martha for a ice cream and to see the lambs again, safe to say my sis didn't get to see so much, doh!


It had really warmed up so we headed for a bit of shade and for Theo to have a bit of a kick and a bit of milk. 


Ah here he is, he got quite hot in his babygro so we took it off and he had a kick on the grass with my lovely new yarn. 

Look how gorgeous he is, i love this pic


My sis took a cute pic of us, it was a lovely day and i saw lots of knit night people and a couple of old friends, Gwen teaches at my local shop and the surrounding area and she knows everyone so that was nice. 


All the bunting was up and very pretty.


We stopped at the Alpapcas on the way back to the car.
We had a great day and both babies were really good. What could have been a bit of a nightmare turned out to be a awesome fun day with my knitting people.


This is a little look at the yarn i got, just a gorgeous pinky red super soft yarn and this is for a hat for martha.


 

And i got this from Ba'tat they were one of the first handdyed
    yarns i bought, i thought this was quite a different colour so grabbed it.



So there you go, in normal life my days are busy busy busy and i am trying to knit here and there and trying to finish some projects to get some new projects on the needles.

right thats all for now 
x

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Deadlines

Turns out I work quite well to a deadline, well a knitting one ( don't get me started on photobox deadlines). 

Anyway, I've been doing a little collage each month of all the things I've made. 

Last week I finished some shorty things that's all I had!! I know new baby, toddler, no sleep it's hardly a surprise, I do know that but alas I wanted more. 

A couple weeks ago I got loads of progress on 2 cardigans for Martha, like loads and then just left them. So I thought I wanted to get one done. So I picked Hyphen. 

So me and my little dude had some play time/knitting time and I got the body cast off. 


He did ALL the sleeping yesterday so I cracked on with the sleeves
This was the sleeping 


This was the sleeve

I thought I best wait till Martha was up to check how much longer to go

Turns out I did well and it just needed the cuff!! Win! 


And then Theo slept all evening , he slept here! And I did the other sleeve!!! 


So I was like oh well I have another day before the end of the month I wonder if I can finish the other cardigan I started. 


Turns out Theo did not get the memo about sleeping at night time! Oh and in the day today ( swings and roundabouts) so we snuggled and watched a new to me podcast The Stranded Podcast 


You don't need to know ALL the things I tried. 
Oh I lie he managed a cheeky 15mins so I ironed some fabric to make a bag, and prepped some fabric. 


I tried the cardigan on Martha when she got up and it looked great. 





Anyway. He finally went to sleep about 3.30 
So I knit knit knit while he slept on me. 
Did a bit of cheeky sewing after tea for 15mins. 

It's 10.30 now and he's been fed a couple times and changed a couple times but is still asleep so I got the Entrechat finished. Yay. 


And I added the buttons to the Hyphen as my tin was out 

And somewhere during this day I made a project bag! 


So today was naf I won't lie, lack of sleep and then spending all day trying to get a baby to sleep is also a bit naf but obviously part of having babies but while I maybe should have been in bed at 7 when Martha went I didn't and I got stuff finished and now going to bed feeling s bit awesome that I got some much done, instead of frustrated I couldn't finish them coz I needed pesky sleep. 

So tomorrow is another day and another month so need to think what I want to 'focus' on finishing or starting and I'm tempted by this whole stash dash thing. Right I really must get to sleep I'm not that stupid. Bon Nuit X

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