Saturday, 24 June 2017

I won a hexie table mat and new items to show from my holidays.

Hello all,

How are you all? I hope everyone is well and that you have had time to stitch knit or crochet.

I certainly did I made a little time to do both while I was on holiday it was marvellous we had a lovely restful time and Bruno has done nothing but sulk since he has been back, he must have had about 8 walks each day and paddle in the river that was by the caravan.

But hey on with the post I had a lovely surprise when my blog friend Sheryl over at
Sewing After Seven emailed me to say I had won her give away here is the picture.

The picture dose not do it justice it is so beautifully stitched and nicely put together.

Sheryl hand made a sweet gift tag and also gave me left over fabric with extra hexagon pieces to use with my projects. How kind thank so much xx

I have a few things I bought from my holiday Mr C treated me as he always dose, we found a few wool shops and could not resist buying some more yarn.

DK Sirdar Country Style and in this Sublime knitting booklet is a pattern for a waistcoat that I like the look of which I will be using the yarn for.

Also I saw these useful tins with a vintage retro design on the lid which also included a note book to jot down all your knitting notes.

I paid £5.00 for this set which I think is quite good value.

I had planned to be good and not buy any yarn while on holiday but it is so hard to resist walking past a yarn shop and not walking away with some lovely yarn, at least I have something in mind on what to make with it.

So for my next projects to make on my to do list are-
1. knitted waistcoat 
2. crochet bag (for Suzie)

My WIP project list are-

1. knitted tea cosy
2.crochet throw
3.knitted teddy bears for charity(on going)

I will keep you posted, I must dash now tea is on, have a lovely weekend
happy knitting or crocheting.

bye for now
Julie x
Bruno x

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Off for a week in the caravan.

Hi everyone,

This is a quick post because there is a chance I won't have time to edit a more interesting one for you before we go away in the caravan for a nice break.
I will be sorting my knitting bag and taking a few projects to make in the evenings, I have already started a tea cosy pattern from the new book I spoke about in the last post so I think there will be some finished pieces to show when we get back.

So till next time I hope you have a lovely bank holiday break and find a little time to knit stitch or read a good book.

I know Bruno cannot wait.

Julie x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

I finished an Ombre crochet shawl and bought a new knitting book.

Hi Everyone,

How are you all I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, we had heavy rain today but I just managed to walk Bruno before we were soaked. Tomorrow appears to be looking good with sunshine on the way which will be nice.

Well today after doing some ironing and cleaning etc; I concentrated on finishing a shawl I was crocheting for myself here is a picture

the yarn I used was by Lion Brand shawl in a ball. When you purchase the yarn there is a free pattern available to download from Lion Brands website using a code on the ball band, but I had decided I would like to crochet the shawl, and I had this pattern from Inside Crochet magazine called the Ombre Shawl by Sarah Shrimpton

The pattern is easy to follow mainly consisting of trebles and chain stitches, even though I did not use the yarn as suggested  I think it still works well for me anyway.

I also have a new book it arrived today called Knit Yourself Calm,

it is new out and the designer for the patterns is Lynne Rowe, there are at least 16 projects inside with plenty of helpful picture tutorials and instructions with new how to techniques for beginners.

It is a lovely book and would make a nice gift for someone you know who loves to knit.

If you want to read more about Lynne Rowe's work visit her website at The Wool Nest

there is also a monthly Pod Cast to follow.

That's all for now folks
bye for now

Julie xx

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