Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Catch up

Well the hair has gone back to its normalish sort of middle parting with a little bit of fringe. Much nicer, and easier to manage. Think I may have to go to a different hairdressers next time.

Monday was son number 3's birthday. He was 11. Where have those 11 years gone. It's really odd, when you suddenly realise that they are getting bigger. He asked me to get him some deodorant for when he has sport at school. I had to explain that deodorant is fine, but you usually use it on clean armpits before you do sport, not spray it around after!!I actually bought him a roll on then he won't be stinking the house out with lynx, or whatever it was.

I had to go with my number 1 daughter to the doctors to take my grandaughter to have another immunisation. She was very good, and only cried a little bit, bless her. I feel like an evil grandmother holding her tight, so a nasty nurse can stick a needle in her leg.

I am knitting a pumpkin hat at the moment, not for myself I hasten to add!!I think I would look a bit daft in that.

I have bought some lovely yarn from She has some lovely colours and types of yarn. I bought some lace weight yarn called peacock, and it is such a lovely shade of blue. I can't wait to start it, but I need to clear some wip's at the moment. I find I waste too much time on the internet getting ideas, and reading other peoples blogs, that I don't do as much knitting as I should. Right off to do a few more rows of the pumpkin. Happy knitting.

Friday, 24 September 2010

A little treat

Sometimes when you need a little pick up, CK is just the tonic!!

I needed a bag for India, so this is the one I picked. Ok, I know I could have gone for the cheaper option, but hey I figure this will last a while anyway. I am not wild on messenger bags, but for India this is better for me than a rucksack worn round the front of yourself. This way I figure I can have it on my shoulder or across my body,with the bag around the front.

I made 2 cakes today, so I put the money towards the bag, so now I have to make 2 more, to pay for the rest of it.

Today has been a funny old day. I was sat in my dining room for over and hour, and I was freezing after that. My fingers were cold, so when I went out in the car, I had the heater on to warm me up. I just hope I am not sickening for something, as I have put the heating on, and I have a cardigan and a shawl on too. Not a good look, but hey it's cozy.

We have a party to go to tomorrow night. Feeling fat (surprising that, as I actually am!!), so not sure what to wear. Plus the fact the weather is unpredictable. I was going in linen trousers and a thin blouse. Now I am thinking grey trousers, blouse and the shawl of warmness!!

I had my hair cut about a week ago, and I still am not sure if I like it. The girl (who was the same age as my eldest son, 21) cut my hair and gave me a side parting. The trouble is I still can't figure out how far over the parting was, so every day I wake up, it seems different. I am in two minds what to do. Thinking about going for a restyle, somewhere else, or just making a bit more effort to do something with it. It was easier when I didn't care. If I could just stay in with my CK bag and knit, life would be much simpler.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Cant think of a title

Life seems to be whizzing by. I have finished my red cardigan, and not sure if I like it or not. Well I do like it, but not sure about the way it looks on me. It has 3/4 sleeves, so I have decided to lengthen them to make it long sleeved, maybe that will help.

Started knitting a pair of fingerless gloves in some Noro Cashmere Island that I had in my stash, and they look quite sweet, will take some photos when I have sewn them up.

My youngest son who is 6 lost another one of his teeth this week. For some reason he decided to hide it in one of the cereal packets for a joke. So then none of the others would eat the cereals. I went through all the boxes, and found it in my packet of Bran Flakes, but luckily it was in the box not inside the packet. I showed all the rest of the kids so they would believe me and then they would eat the cereals again.

Knitting group today was great. We had a lady there from South Africa. She had seen the copy of Simply knitting from a couple of months ago. We were club of the month and she knew she was coming to England on holiday, so she decided to join us. It was lovely to have someone from so far away, she is here for a month, so she will be coming again. I was also able to write her a list of all the knitting shops in the area, well within a 50 mile radius, so she will have fun yarn shopping.

I also have finally given in a bought a skein of wollmeise. Now this wool is so popular, that as soon as it is posted up on the internet, it is sold. I even looked on an american website, and they limit people to one skein per colourway. I have been looking but no joy so far. Then I looked on and someone was selling some, and somehow through the miracles of paypal (so it doesn't feel like real money!!) it ended up in my stash. I will have to wind it in to a ball and knit with it.

I managed to get a wool winder from ebay. It was a vintage one from the 1950's and I have manged to wind some of my skeins into balls now. Some of them are about £40 but I managed to get this one for £4.50 - bargain.

Well off to finish knitting my fingerless gloves and my grandaughters cardigan. I have so many ideas in my head and it's about time I got them out of my head, and onto my needles. Bye for now

Friday, 17 September 2010

Getting on with it!!

I have had a most productive week this week. I don't know why, as I have still been out and about but I have finally managed to finish some bits and pieces. The pink cardigan is knitted in snuggly, and it is so soft to knit with. It's for a friend of mine, whose baby is due in the next few weeks.
This lovely blue set is for my brother and his wife. The bootees were so quick to make. I didn't enjoy the tank top, as I am not so good at picking up around the neck and armholes, probably because I am in such a rush to get things finished that I don't take the proper care.

This lovely little dress was knitted for my grandaughter. The only problem is she is now 18 months old, so it won't fit her. It's 6-9 months old, that's how long it has been sitting in my to do pile. I feel really good as I have finished it at long last. It looks really sweet, better than in the picture, so I think I will give it to the lady with the pink cardigan too.
I have managed to track down some more red wool to finish the cardigan, so that's almost done, should be finished by Sunday. I have to take 3 of my girls to Primarni (Primark) tomorrow to get some clothes. They will be in their element, I am seriously tempted to sit outside on the bench knitting and they can call me in when they are at the checkout!!
I have loads of ideas buzzing around my head. I am going to try and design a jumper dress for my grandaughter. My daughter ordered her a dress from an online store. It was about £25, so I said I would knit her one, then she can choose the design herself. So I have got some lovely red wool and cream. The main body of the dress is in red, with red and cream striped arms and then I am going to knit a daisy seperately and sew it on the front. I think it will look lovely, but I have to do some swatching first, and I'm not sure how that will go.
Bought some lovely wool from the yarnaddict shop, take a look. She has got some lovely colours, I think I may be paying her a visit again soon.
Happy knitting.