Monday, 30 August 2010

Catching up (although for me that is impossible!!)

Last weekend I went to Cornwall to spend the a couple of days with my Big sister. It was a lovely 'get away' from it all. Trace has been a bit down, so I wanted to take something down that would cheer her up. Now as sisters go, we have pretty similar tastes in 'craft' type things, so I knew that to be given this...... would be so much better then chocolate, flowers. It is a sirdar, but I can't remember which one but at £1.49 per 100g ball it means she can play to her hearts content (she has just learnt to crochet). We spent the weekend chatting, I went through Lucy's blog and taught her to make the Summer Garden Granny Square as well as the join as you go method. So by the end of the weekend I think she had the start of a small blanket. She also got to grips with the Granny Stripe blanket.
I made this......Using wool left over from Ashley hug blanket.
And then have started these - to match
Teenager don't really 'get' the craft thing, Jose does, but I am sure that she thinks I am slightly nuts but Jasper, nope. He DOES think I am nuts. (Although I did receive a back handed compliment from him after being told I was a failure I asked why he doesn't just go and live with his Dad full time, his reply was 'Just because I think you are a failure doesn't mean to say I don't like you - you have to know and understand my son to understand it isn't as bad as it sounds).
He asked me ages ago to knit him another jumper (the last one took about 4 years - thankfully it stretched!!)
He chose the colours (to me they are school uniform colours) One and a half sleeves done and almost finished the back.........There is hope that he'll get it before he is 16!
And then Jose sent me a text. "I want a hug" (she was at home with Jasper at the time so I thought it was a bit odd, but then I remembered the Hug blanket I made for Ashley). So The Cuddle has been started...
With really soft wool, brought just for the blanket........ (£2.99 per 50g - ouch!!) but it is SOOOOOOOOO soft
I got to choose the colours......
with an idea of what she likes.
So now, I have YET ANOTHER project on the go!!! So much for trying to catch up!!
But I do have nearly two weeks off once they go back to school, and that is going to be constructive, as I WANT to get sorted, rather then thinking that I should!!
And.... hopefully I should find out if Lily is in Pup this week. (I am taking the vet to the airport and instead of getting paid 'taxi' fare he will do an ultra scan on Lily - can't be bad as after all I am using his car and his petrol!! - He didn't think mine would get there!! Bloody cheek!!) ;0)

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Spinning.....

.....not the sort that uses loads of energy and make you slim!! The good old spinning wheel is back out, set up and working well.
You have to remember that I am still learning and last week I took my wheel, some fleece to Jenny She taught me how to ply the wool and we had a really relaxing and enjoyable morning spinning. I'd like to do that more often but know she is really so busy all the time (I don't know where she gets her energy from!! I'd like to bottle if I could)

This is what i have spun tonight. I have been given a new TV and digi box. It is fantastic (Thank you very much Sue) so I sat and watched the news (the picture wasn't green!!)
So I span, then plied it wound it into a skein. I really am happy with the way this has turned out. Looks almost real! Now to make a few more then!!
I am ging to try to have half an hour carding tomorrow, I need to buid up a stock ready for the winter when I want to master the art of spinning!
Nun night

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Wow!! What a day. (even the puncture didn't spoil it!!)

The sun shone, My niece looked a stunning bride, My daughter looked amazing, My sister looked the proud Mum, everyone looked so happy.
My son looked..........erm..... 'casual'

The bride's car had a puncture on the way to the church and the had to flag down a lift!!

Don't think I need to add anything else, the pictures say it all.




Apart from a very happy and lovely Great Grandad






 
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