Friday, 28 January 2011

John Lewis

I went to John Lewis today. I was meeting one of my lovley sister-in-laws for coffee. I happened to be early, so went into the yarn section of John Lewis. Did I buy anything??I won't lie!!So I won't say anything. It was good.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Kings Speech

I went to the cinema last night to watch the kings speech. What a brilliant film. I thought that Colin Firth acted brilliantly.

I have been in all day today. I made home made rolls, home made bread, more home made rolls (for lunchboxes tomorrow) and 2 dotty mocha cakes. Then I sat and knitted. Well, actually I did wash all the downstairs floors and the bathrooms too. The sleeves of hubbys jumper have about 1 inch to go, and then decrease. At last it could be finished by the weekend. Even managed to go on the wii fit again, did a bit of jogging, hula hooping and snowball fights, great fun.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Keeping Fit

Well, the title sounds good. I have been on the wii for 10 hours, not continuously I hasten to add. It still says that I am obese, my little boy (who's 7) said "mum, you're not even fat!" I love that child. I have tried to do the step things and the jogging (whilst holding my boobs down!) so that I actually do some sort of aerobics. I walked to town last week, it's only about 3 miles, but I walked both ways, so that was a start. Trouble is I expect that with that sort of commitment, I should have lost at least half a stone!!No, nothing, zilch. I won't give up though, I will try and walk 2 times a week, and the other days go on the wii.

Not finished anything yet, but then I haven't started anything either. I am almost at the end of the jumper for my hubby. Knitted another cupcake hat, just got the cherry to do, then that's done. I wrote out the pattern as I went along, as I forget otherwise. Still on my yarn diet, I did contemplate going in to a wool shop today, but talked myself out of it. Going to meet my sister in law in Bristol on Friday, so I know I will find myself in John Lewis in the yarn department, so who knows I may have confessions to tell!!I am still trying to hold off until April for Wonderwool Wales, but watch this space!!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Ta Dah!!

New spotty bag to go inside my spotty knitting bag
Sewing tin - so maybe I will sew buttons on my hubbys shirts!!

The finished tank top.

Finally, finished the tank top for my new nephew. Not sure if it's 100% correct, but it looks ok, so hopefully it will fit him.
Yesterday my lovely hubby was out for the day, so it was just me and 5 of the children. Well you know what teenagers are like, it was almost lunch time before they were all up and ready, so we had lunch then took a few of them out, to a lovely little shop I know that sells Cath Kidston stuff, and it had a sale on. So I ended up buying myself a couple of treats, namely a sewing tin - half price, and a little spotty zip up bag to go in my knitting bag with tape measure etc inside. Bargain. I also looked at the bags, and touched them, but I resisted!!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Been Knitting

The shawl from
Knitted dishcloth is craft cotton

Baby tank top for my new nephew

Fingerless gloves

I have been knitting, but this time I have photos to prove it. I knitted two pairs of fingerless gloves. Both pairs are in Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed (from my stash). The purple pair are knitted in the round on 4 needles, then cast off for thumb slot, then cast back on next time round. The striped ones are knitted flat and then leave a gap up the side when you sew them up. They were really easy to do, and knitted them in an evening. Also I have started to knit another tank top for my new little nephew, hopefully I will get that finished in the next couple of days, then I have an excuse to go and see him again.
Also I finished a dishcloth, which has been on my needles since November. I know, why knit dishcloths, but they last a lot longer than shop ones, and they are an easy portable project to take with you, in your handbag.

Still plodding on with the shawl, I babysat for a friend last night so I was able to get another 12 rows done. It is a labour of love, but I have found it really easy. Not sure what I will do with it when I have finished, but who knows we may have a wedding to go to this year, so I could buy a dress to match!!
I have been reading other peoples blogs, and love getting a glimpse into other peoples lives, and ideas they have. One blog, suggested putting yarn together in bags (which I have done) and then put a copy of the pattern in there, that you intend to use the yarn for. It's on my to do list, but I think it will have to be a day when I have nothing else to do. My housework is always bottom of the to do list, but I think it's more important than sorting out yarn (well to my husband anyway!!)

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Back to school

Yesterday, was the first day back at school. How quiet the house was. I managed to have 45 minutes on the wii fit, with no kids watching, I even managed to beat the top score on the snowball game!! Went out for the day with my very best friend. We went to a big shopping mall, and ended up have a good look round Marks & Spencer.

Today I have been in most of the day. Only done a little bit of knitting. Tomorrow is knitting group. I haven't been for 3 weeks because of kids being off, so hopefully will be nice to catch up tomorrow. I have been racking my brains trying to think what knitting to take. My sleeveless waistcoat, is a bit big, and the shawl I need to concentrate, so I will have to look and take another unfinished thing. I know the long cardigan knitted in Wendy Skye, it's just a boring moss stitch button band, which goes on forever, so that will be perfect.

This yarn diet til April, is a bit depressing. Mind you I have got lots to do, just can't make up my mind which thing to finish first!!Happy knitting.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year

Well, that's the start of another year, where does the time go. This has got to be the year of change. Maybe lose weight, no, let's be positive, lose weight, and get fitter. Have been on the Nintendo wii a few times, so will keep up with that, and do more walking. Finish off all the unfinished knitting projects. DEFINITELY no buying yarn until April at the earliest. That's because in April I am hoping to go to Wonderwool Wales. My lovely sister-in-law lives there, so will hopefully be able to stay with her. So before then I am going to have to knit from my stash (not really a problem). Anyway, hope this year is a happy one for all of you my loyal (2) readers.xx