Thursday, 12 January 2017

Hello 2017

Hi all I'm sorry its been so long since i posted, my app has basically broken on my phone which means i have to pull the laptop out and i can't just blog whenever.

I have deleted it and i will try and fix it but giant update in a muddled order.

So Theo is 9months tomo! 9 MONTHS! can you believe that? he has the most hair ever, he's the happiest little soul. I am still on maternity leave and trying to be for as long as i can.

Yes I'm knitting every chance i get which is mainly just evenings now, martha has stopped napping but now I'm gonna stuck trying to get theo to nap all afternoon, its pretty hectic these days.

We had a quick photo shoot of the babies before Christmas. 






We did a photo shoot for my friends new knitwear collection in the Autumn


we did feet painting for Christmas baubles with new friends from the baby sensory class we go to.


I finished some knitwear, this is Chuck, i love it and have already cast on another




we had Christmas



I knit some awesome christmas socks


did i mention this boy likes to eat! so strange having a kid that likes food and doesn't need to be hounded to eat, and yes he is completely beautiful.




I had a birthday, 34! madnesss!








So yeah our days are busy and hectic and a bit nuts but man these kids are awesome.

In other exciting news i have booked train tickets for Edinburgh Yarn Festival which I'm so excited to go to, I was far too pregnant to go last year (which feels like a million years ago) and it never worked out so this year i got on the case.

Erm I'm still doing Slimming World, nearly at target but a slow old journey to get there, its hard not to replace sleep with food, or geez its been a naf day ill just eat all the chocolate, alas I'm nearly there.

I haven't done a knitting tally just yet, its on my list to do soon before it gets so far into january that no one cares so will try and let you know all those details when i can.

Right baby is awake from the shortest nap ever.

Catch you soon xx

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Happy Half Birthday

My beautiful beautiful gorgeous happy chilled out delightful scrummy perfect baby boy is 6 months today! 6 Months!!!
Can you believe that! I don't think I can. 
We naturally took some pics, he is just a delight. 

Who me??? 

Ahh he's so lovely 



He's such a happy little monkey

Did I mention he's utterly gorgeous? No well he is!!


Naturally his equally gorgeous big sister had to get in on the photo action. 

She's just the best big sister, always includes him and is the first to shush someone if they are being too loud when he's sleeping. 


Equally Theo adores Martha, I didn't realise the absolute free entertainment she would provide for him lol 


Is that enough gushing?? One more?? 
Look at that smile! 


I'll just leave u with that smile and speak soon xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Yarndale 2016!

So thought I'd try and be on the ball before my photos get lost in a sea of other photos. 

So I drove to Yarndale on the Saturday and left the small people with my hubby. 

It was a busy one. Busiest I've seen 


I went with my Mam and sis. 


So favourite stall, hands down was Five Moons, I had ordered from them previously and was really excited to check the colours out in person. 



What I loved about this stall is the 20g mini skeins and the 50g ones. I don't use much for socks so this was fab and obvs half the price. 

Mini love. 


I got these to start with 


I was shopping for five moons and 2 garment quanties for these. 


So a 4ply jumper for me. I wanted something super special as its a LOT of SS so wanted it to be fab. I had lots of options and flittered from stall to stall. 

Easyknits always a winner. 



Or these, this was Suffolk Sock LITG I think 



Yeh I couldn't decide. I was going to stripe the body with a third colour so in the end I got these. 
I'm excited about starting this one. Gonna be a giant project but hoping gorgeous wool will help. 



And this is Chuck which is worsted/Aran. 

I knew I wanted something 'commercial' really just coz handdyed would be pricey. 

So I got this....

It's super soft and a lovely colour. It's called Fog. I'm excited to cast on. 


I got some scrummy buttons, as did my Mam 


We met my lovely friend Gwen and wandered together and stopped for lunch. 

There were Knit Pro zings on lots of stalls and I really like the interchangeable pair I have. ( didn't like the fixed ones). I got one pair but think I should have got more. 


What else....
 I met the lovely Amy from The Stranded podcast and stranded dyeworks company, I really enjoy her podcast so was great to meet her.


I got these scrummy things too 

So I nipped back to a stall for some candian yarn Koigu that u can't really get here. 
Pretty isn't it. And I thought a bit differed.  

I may have gone back to five moons. 
Super pleased with these. The brights are for a shawl to go with something else I have and mini's are for heels and toes. 


So a pretty impressed haul 


I am aiming to get to Edinburgh Yarn Festival ( massively pregnant last time) so best get knitting.  

Now our busy 2 weeks are over, awesome holiday and lots of birthday celebrations I am ready for a bit of doing nothing. 

I'm still working on my Lush Cardigan and aiming for t done by the end of the month. 

Right children call X 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Knitting Notes

It's been a while sorry all. My little life is a hectic one apparently but we are all fine and well. 
Today I wanted to share something new I've been doing with my knitting. I've found that I always get faster or more motivated as it gets to the end of the month and I want the whole I finished X amount of things this month. 
I saw a vlog by Get Lit and Knit on you tube, who host a great podcast but have been vlogging over the summer. She has been doing a knitting journal. So this is like bullet journaling. 

So I copied. And here is what mine looks like. I even copied the book which I got from eBay in a pack of 3, they are from America actually. 

It's a little book that fits in my notions pouch. 


I pulled out all of my scrappy stuff actually for this and then decided I just wanted 'pen doodles' so I went on Pinterest and found some ideas. 


I used the inspiration from the vlog for some of the titles and have added a couple of my own. 

These are all the WIPs I have some haven't been touched for a while but still. 

I added my month goals, which I've found has changed as I've cast things on I wasn't expecting. 


And my actual September WIPs so these are the ones I wanted to focus on this month. I've done a little square and colour it in and transfer to the other page when it's done. 


Acquisitions and my plans for the yarn. This is to keep on top of what I'm buying. 


This page which isn't shown is my pattern notes, so it I'm doing a textured pattern on a hat I wrote it down so if I can't find the pattern I can still do it. 
And a bit of dream knitting. So many lovely patterns I don't want to forget. 


A new page I added only last week is weekly goals. 
I work Sunday to Sunday and just wanted a little push really. This week we have been on holiday (more on that later) so I set myself some (completely unrealistic) goals for the week and also tried to keep track of what I had knit that day so when I'm feeling I'm achieving nothing at all I can look at that and know I did. 


So that's about it really. It's been working really well and I'm enjoying t and referring back to it every couple of days to see where I am. 

So in theory I have a hat for Martha to finish today and the body of a cardigan for me, I know I'm hilarious! 

In other news, Theo turned 5months this week, and my girl is 3 next week. It's also Yarndale next week! Exciting busy days coming up this week. 

Will let u know how I get on with my tasks and share what I finished. 

Bye for now. 

Ok one little pic xx


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