Is it just me or does the Honeymoon period of blogging wear off slightly. In my head I write posts every day. But then to sit down, take photo's off the camera and re-size them and upload them seems to take ages. But then again, if you did it often then there wouldn't be so many photo's to upload in one sitting!!
And I think the blog is a really nice way to keep in touch with friends and family who you don't see to often. For Ashley it is a way to see what is going on here whilst she is up in London at Uni. It is a record of achievements, projects in progress - PIP (I happen to think that is a nicer phrase then work in progress - WIP)
So what has been going on a Poppy Cottage? House work mainly. I still haven't mastered the art of keeping on top of it, what with Lily fluff, muddy foot prints (the tiles seemed a good idea at the time) - with hind sight, although the tiles cost £50 instead of over £200 if I had gone and brought them from the shop, cream is a pretty naff colour.
(sorry forgot to add this one in the first time around!! - Sorry Zoe)
It is just such a simple idea, one I have had in my head for ages but why does it take someone else to make it to then think Ahh!! yep, idea Christmas Presents - and a good way to use up some wool!!
Jose babysits for a lady who came to the Knit & Natter and when I picked here up this time Isla had finished her hat. The pattern came from here
Isla lent me here 9mm DPN and I started on one but then decided that I would give the magic loop a try. Like I really needed to start something new didn't I!!
It arrived on Sunday but the pink is to follow. Mild panic as the Birthday is on the 16Th (I will have been single and in my little cottage for 3 years that day!!) That is OK. I will ring them on Monday to see if it has been sent, failing that good old e-Bay! But then next snag is........where is the hook I was using? I don't remember the size. What a plonker!! It didn't have a mm size on it. I am guessing either a 3.5 or a 4 mm. Hey Ho!! Just have to do a trial bit and see.
Progress also seems to be somewhat hampered by these....
And, If I pull my finger out should be happening to these this week. At least they will look better. If I had oodles of time I would strip them back down and varnish them, but I don't so out will come the paint pots!!