Wednesday, 22 April 2015

WIP Wednesday.

I've been super good lately with my knitting and have even finishing loads of things. I think I finished 3 things in 24hrs the other day so been casting a few things on. Now let's see if my phone will allow me to upload the photos. 

I've been meaning to make this for ages. 
Monday lunch time at work I cast on. 

Martha helped me pick out some yarn. I've used Drops Big Merino, I love this yarn, it's so soft and squishy 

This is what I got done in my 30mins lunch. I did cast on at home. 


By 9pm ish it was looking like this. 


Then I headed upstairs and caught up with my new favourite video podcast Junkyarn podcast and got this far


I was super pleased with my progress. 
I didn't get much done on it yesterday as I ran into town at lunch and spent all evening on my phone planning yarn for the adult version for me. 

I picked it up this afternoon and sat in the sun listening to A Playful Day podcast. 


lol how cute it is. 


And now I'm only a couple rows away from casting off, and I promised myself I wouldn't have another late night. 

But it's looking lovely and hoping to get it on my girl tomo and get going on mine, providing my yarn comes tomo. 


So that's what I've been working on this week. I've not actually touched anything else which I literally never do. 

I'm thinking I migt make a tiny one for my baby gift pile. 

What are you working on?? 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Sunny days

It has been super sunny lately where we live, not so much today on apparently the hottest day of the year but alas we have been having lots of fun lately in the garden, Martha LOVES the garden.

so 1,000000 photos is ok with you right?

So many of our little trips out have involved animals.

But Camels this was new, sheep we are used to but these guys were fun.

This was somewhere near my folks as i made a trip up on the thursday before easter as we were going to see Wicked that night but had a quick nip here which was lovely as we normally just stay in so this was fun. 


Martha thought it was hilarious that her granny was on the swings lol


She was too little for this diggers but we got there in the end lol


So yes Wicked at Sunderland Empire. it was jolly fun. 


Up super early to get back to Leeds to hang out with my chums at Leeds kids film festival.

We went to a sing along Frozen to start with 


Look what else was there!


and the Batmobile


we got some super cute pics of the girls, isn't violet getting big. 


we have been doing lots of walking practice, still not there yet but nearly.


So yeh there were loads of fun things to do.



Martha adores violet. 


Rob was very happy, we got a family pic in there too. 


look at these cuties.


This girl has a serious sweet tooth, she is tucking into a egg that vic got her here. 


So garden fun started, layered up but she had fun.


Easter sunday we saw vic, ant and violet again and this is a little dress i have made martha, i need better pics. 




Did I mention Vic is having a baby boy this summer? well she is, look!


We got home and did a little easter egg hunt, kind of, in the looses form lol. 



Martha loves olive, she calls her oy'ive its adorable, she shouts of her all the time. 


She finally caught on when we gave her the chocolate but now thinks these are always full of chocolate. 


Bank holiday monday we went to B&Q along with the rest of the world, this is what martha thinks of that!


Then back home to the sun.


And then some fun at Grandmas


And more easter egg off her great granny. 


and short sleeved top outside, madness. 


Some sleepy starts to the day. 


some beautiful daft.


Rob has a week day off and we love doing fun things as a family.

I love this pic of her sneaking down the drive, shame the ugly bin is in the background and how big does she look!!


We have been trying a bit of back carrying with varying success 


Martha loves to walk like this, if one of us lets go she sits down immediately! 


more garden fun


we went to Ponderosa (not the american diner) the other day. 
lots of fun



she loves these little houses we are prob gonna get one but hunting the best one down. 



So yeh thats what we have been doing lately, after ALL the knitting posts i thought you might like a little life update, sorry about ALL the photos

Right back to knitting now. 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

A few FO

Here is a ton of FO's for you 


I started this shawl in maybe November ish for my grannies christmas present, i failed terribly and then again for her birthday in early January. 

I have made this pattern before and really liked it, i used West Yorkshire Spinners yarn which i didn't really like tbh, it was hairy/wooly and just not my cup of tea.

It took me a while to get this done coz i wasn't enjoying the yarn. but i went on as i knew my granny would like it. She is always saying her shoulders are cold. 


I gave her it at the end of january and she really like it, my sister said she has seen her with it on a few times and even heard her telling her neighbour that i made it for her so thats really nice.

I am well aware that this shawl will probably end up felted in some manner as she wouldn't hand wash it even though it is hand wash only, but its made her happy now. 




I made these out of Stylecraft chunky I had had for ages, and this pattern is out of a magazine, i can't remember the last time i did that, there were a few problems as no on had ever made them on ravelry, also the pattern was a little wrong in the magazine but after a twitter conversation with the designer it was all sorted. I kinda lost interest in these and haven't really worn them. 





I have made some little things for Heathers new baby girl recently

I went for Little Scallops  which is a favourite of mine for her baby girl. I used lovely Rico big Merino which is great for tiny little heads. 



Heather kindly sent me this cute pic of her in it, cute huh!




I also made one for her toddler in the same design, bizarrely this kind fits me so I'm modelling it. 
They seemed to go down really well so I'm pleased. I have many many many friends due this year and have been churning the hats out like they are going out of fashion. 




I also made a little garden for her gift pile too, i went for POP 
I made this for Martha has her christmas cardigan and found it tons easier to just knit it all in one colour, i went for 0-3 size. 


My little dot of a girl did a bit of modelling for it, it looks so much better on a baby that just flat and boring and will  be a while before it fits heathers baby. 


This is a lovely pattern and I'm pleased with how it came out, i have had this yarn for quite a while and pleased to stash bust it out of my stash. 


And finally though i think i have shared this.

This was Mothers Day, me and my girl in our matching Owl jumpers, i finished this a while ago but its only properly starting to fit now. 



Phew well thats quite a few of my projects shared, although i haven't been blogging i have certainly still been busy. 

I still have quite a few to share, i am trying to knit my garments as this was supposed to be the year of the garments wasn't it? So i am trying to do that and not get too distracted by every other pattern.


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