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


Thursday, 11 August 2016

August????

It has been a chilly windy rainy kinda day today. Which means one thing. Time to crack out the knit wear. Me and my boy had a little walk to the post office and my boy needed something warm to wear. 

This boy runs pretty warm so really hasn't warm much in the way of knitwear yet so this was fun.  

Ahh he's so gorgeous. 



A great fit. Foolishly I didn't write down what size it was but looks good now. 
One sleeves are too long but look find folded over. 
He's such a lovely boy. 


And he didn't seem to mind wearing a hat either. 
This was apparently the only one that fits him so will have to get on the case there. 


Word is we are due a heat wave next week so I'll enjoy these lovely pics for now and see some more knitwear on him soon. 

Must make both the children/babies/kids new hats ready for our holiday next month. Maybe myself one too. 

That's all for now. We had a busy day doin some serious Slimming World cooking today, maybe more about that later 
Xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

This week

Hi all. So this week in my knitty adventures I got my lovely Colorfield Shawl finished. Photos just taken by myself so not the best 




It's lovely and squishy. I used a very old yarn, one I got on my honeymoon actually and a newer one from Yarny Love on etsy. 

I also finished my watermelon socks. These have been on the go for ages. 

Not got fancy garden pics yet but yay for another project done. 

 
I had a random urge to sort some projects bags out and got a few to frog.

Yeh I am messy.  


But I sorted them and put some old projects back in rotation. 


I've been working on a the LaLa simple shawl in a dk by Felt Fusion



Love how sort and squishy this yarn is. 

I also put my owls back in rotation. I last worked on this in May 2015. I actually got lots done on it yesterday as me and my boy had a lazy day watching films at home. 


I also picked up my Londonhouse yarns rainbow socks 


And made good progress 

In other news. Theo had his 3rd Injections so that was utterly hideous but thankfully back to normal now. Thou chew chew chew is all he does. 


We cooked our holiday to butlins next month. Yay. 

We finally got a crop of multi coloured sweet peas! 


Think that's about it really. Been here and there and made it to knit night last week which was nice. 

We all went to see Finding Dory which was great 


Martha wore her new cardigan her granny made her. 


Right hopefully back soon xx 

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