Thursday, 18 June 2015

June Garment Update

Hi all, Firstly thank you for your well wishes, and yes it was that L thing i still can't spell lol, I have been off again this but slowly feeling better, Martha has also been ill in that time and hubby has come home from work poorly too, we all need to be better for this weekend as we are at a family wedding, and i have been breaking my neck to have our knitwear finished for it lol.

 Time for a bit of knitting talk right? I have been trying for ages to find the blog post about all the garments I wanted to make in 2015, having regained my figure it was time, so I thought has it appears to be June I would do a little update.

So this was a few of the garments I wanted to make and still do.



just to save me time my fav profile is here rather than linking them every time 

I finished Antler in January having started it a million years ago, I am really not happy with this and have barely worn it, its just too big, i used a FAT aran and it needed Worsted really so thats disappointing.
Finished in January



I added a Central Park Hoodie to my list and am really pleased with it though i should have done a extra repeat for the length really

Finished in March

This was another addition to the list Shalom, which i did in Noro and freedom purity, I really like this one and am very pleased with how it came out, i haven't worn it much but only coz its warming up.
Finished in April



My latest is my Entrchat which i really like and have started another. I finished this in May 


Right so what is my plan for the rest of the year??

I am hoping to start Cria in the next few days once the wedding shawl is done, i have 'found' some more yarn so I can do a long sleeved version, i have had the original yarn for literally years. 


I am also going to start Lush which I have been about to knit for ages but keep having yarn problems with gauge so we will see but these are my next garment plans. 



Then I'm thinking September time i will start Chickadee using yarn i got on my honeymoon in San Fransico 


Blaithin


And a Prairie Fire 



Well this my current plan so lets home I can get all that done.

right must dash x



Sunday, 14 June 2015

Man down!

Sorry I meant to post earlier I have been so poorly this week ive kinda been good for nothing. I have a inner ear infection and it's pretty grim, something beginning with L. Thankfully I have a lovely neighbour who has been looking after me and martha, would have been lost without her. 

I have managed a few fun things here and there this week. 

I fell in love with these dashwood studio fabrics. 


We went for a little walk last sat before I got really bad to see some gorgeous flowers 






Her walking has really taken off this week. 


I remain forever grateful for naptime
And my beautiful girl 


So Yeh we have see a lot of this little guy this week. This was early Monday when I couldn't get on the floor to dress martha. 


I've mainly just sat with a bit of knitting here and there where I could. Some days I could some I didn't have the energy 



After a couple of trips to the docs I finally got some tablets. 
And this little guy came back after martha had finished at nursery to help. 


I just love seeing her walk in the garden 

I finally got some photos of her in her new cardigan. Well kind off im aiming for better ones lol. 


On Thursday I managed a tiny trip to Clarks to buy some first shoes for my girl. 
We caught a sale which was great so got the top two pairs yay!! 

It was crazy sunny on Thursday so I suited martha up in her most summery clothes. All of which are Little Bird by Jools Oliver 

Our girl loves playing with water so we got her a trug and a watering can. She was happy for ages. Soaking but happy. 

I managed to pick up a cute cardi that day too. 

I felt a little better agajn on Friday so we went to music grp with Jess and Brodie. Did im mention martha and myself for that matter now have a ponytail?? Well we do
And they are fun. 

This is her ooohh face. She's hilarious 

I even managed a bit of washing while it was so sunny. 

After naptime we had a little pool party


They both loved it. Brodie is 7mths and just learnt to sit up bht has made playing much easier. I remember that being a massive turning point. 

And this final pic of her looking like such a big girl just standing there!! All by herself. 


So that was my week. I'm still very low on energy and still not right but hoping it will all be better soon. I have stuff to do I can't be poorly for this long. 

Today it's chucking it down. So my SIL is coming later to keep Martha entertained. It's certainly the mornings that are the hardest. We think coz I'm been lying down all night. 

Right well that's it for now. Now to
Her this to post with our terrible internet connection. Aiming to do a wool related post ASAP. 

Rach xx

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Still here

Hello. Sorry it's been so long. You know the feeling when you have too many photos and don't know where to start with blogging?? Yeh I have that. Plus my phone sends my photos to iCloud or something so basically I can't blog photos that are older than a day old. 

I've been doing lots of Martha knitting these days as she could do with a couple. 

This is a new pattern called carosel and is super cute. Just the cuff and 2nd sleeve to do. 


I've also been knitting Emissary cardigan. We have a family wedding in a couple of weeks so she needed a cardigan to go with her dress. 


This is a cripes little cardigan. I just need buttons on as I finished the other sleeve last night. 

My next project is number 400!!! So that's exciting. 


We've had lots of busy days lately, including yesterday at music group and soft play. Martha has mastered going up the stairs and down the slide alone and is beyond happy. 




Did I mentioned she took her first steps last week. Hurray!!! About time. And did loads last Tuesday and then refused for a whole week, but it's starting to creep into day to day life which is very exciting. 

Right sure I've got something I should be doing. Will be back to blog properly later. 

Rachel x

Still here

Hello. Sorry it's been so long. You know the feeling when you have too many photos and don't know where to start with blogging?? Yeh I have that. Plus my phone sends my photos to iCloud or something so basically I can't blog photos that are older than a day old. 

I've been doing lots of Martha knitting these days as she could do with a couple. 

This is a new pattern called carosel and is super cute. Just the cuff and 2nd sleeve to do. 


I've also been knitting Emissary cardigan. We have a family wedding in a couple of weeks so she needed a cardigan to go with her dress. 


This is a cripes little cardigan. I just need buttons on as I finished the other sleeve last night. 

My next project is number 400!!! So that's exciting. 


We've had lots of busy days lately, including yesterday at music group and soft play. Martha has mastered going up the stairs and down the slide alone and is beyond happy. 




Did I mentioned she took her first steps last week. Hurray!!! About time. And did loads last Tuesday and then refused for a whole week, but it's starting to creep into day to day life which is very exciting. 

Right sure I've got something I should be doing. Will be back to blog properly later. 

Rachel x

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Holiday prep

We are heading away for a week in a lovely caravan in Northumberland so I have been planning and prepping. 

Geez babies need lots of stuff. I did 10 outfits inc vests and socks and knitwear and put them in carrier bags so either of us can just grab them and they are all ready. Clever huh!! 


I sorted through this little lot of stash tk match up projects. I recent sold a ton of yarn so I could get some more lol. Wool warehouse have a great Drops sale on at the min and I only had the odd ball so I got more so I could actually make a garment. 


These are 99% for martha. 


Thou this is for another Madame Entrechat. Yes Navy I must be mad. 


I cast on a couple of projects including this the other night. 
I started a mini Entrechat for the pile of 2015 babies. Seriously it's getting silly now. Think I know about 16 due now! 


We headed to the shops the other day in search of some holiday bits 

Still not walking but wanting to walk everywhere. I like to do things fast. I say go go go lots. Martha now says this lots and has now adapted it to no no no! Which is hilarious but naughty too. 



Anyways back to knitting. 
This is my pile im taking. Yes far too much. 
I have .......
A 30% finished baby crochet blanket
My striped mittens 
My striped socks
A mini Entrechat. Which is nearly done 
My Madame Entrechat
My Neon which ive not touched in one million years. Erm I think that's it. 


I also cast on this in the car on the way to my folks. 

It is another Owls jumper. I have 4 of these but it's the thing I wear the most so thought a mustard one would be good. This is what I did on the hour journey. Quite pleased with myself. 


I may have cast a secret something on with some of this yarn but it's secret for someone. 


I also may have got a few books. Yes it does appear I may be forgetting about the whole small person to look after on holiday but here is what I figure. She naps everyday for normally 2 hours. And in theory I have every evening. We have v v little internet connection so I won't get distracted by the Internet. And we are going to places nearly every day so there is car knitting. 


Some of my favourite podcasts have just been downloaded so that's exciting. So Yeh I think I'm all set. It's due to be a very mixed week so we may get a bit wet but this is England and Sod's law so we are gonna make the most of it. 

Hopefully I will have lots to show When I get back. But finally. Coz she is adorable 

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