Wednesday, 27 July 2016

I must be a little Sock-Mad!


I am starting tho think that I may a little sock crazy. Everywhere I look I either see sock projects or sock yarn!

I also have the urge to cast on a new pair as soon as the needles are empty, which would be fine if I didn't already have so many waiting for my attention as well as other projects which I would really like to work on!

Above you see a new pair of socks which I cast on on Sunday.

These will be a Christmas gift so I guess that they are excused as they will be going to Kay's boyfriend who really likes knitted socks :)

He has really big feet though, size 46 (US size 13) so I felt I should cast on now so that I have enough time to finish them off.

fine and dandy

Over the last week, I have been cleaning out m craft corner and my Fine and Dandy socks fell into my hands again.

I have now put them in my yarn bowl so that I am forced to look at them continuously until I get going on knitting them up :)


My other soon to be Sock Project is my August pair of Sock-Along socks which I will cast on next Monday.

I have decided to knit next month's pair in Baerenwolle and will cake up my yarn shortly.

I think this delightful blue yarn will go nicely with the pattern which I will be knitting.

Don't forget, if you want to join us in the monthly Sock-Along I would love to have you with us. 
You can find all the info HERE

On other socks news:

I managed to finish my July socks in the nick of time and will share them with you on Friday.

Feel free to come and share any of your finished objects with me then too :)


Weaving Wise:

I have sleighed my reed for my new project and have changed up the heddle pattern slightly removing four threads in the process. 

I hope to have this project in full swing on the weekend.

cross stitch kit

I have also managed to get a little more of my cross stitch project done this week, and look forward to having her hair completed shortly!

Reading wise: At the moment I am in-between books right now and will hopefully have started a new one by next week.

What have you been up to this week?

I will be sharing this post with all of my creative weekly friends, so do hop on over there for some great inspiration.

See you soon
x

Friday, 22 July 2016

FO Friday Fun


Welcome back to another week of FO Fun :)

This week I have my kitchen towels and some pewter to share with you.

First up:


I really like my towels and think that they turned out really nicely, even thought the colours are definitely not something I would have chosen myself, I love the combination of the three colours together!

I also finished up the wedding photo frame for Kay's friends who got married over the last weekend.


Have you managed to finish something this week?

Feel free to share your FO below.


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party


Welcome back to another month of linking fun!


July is here!

This time of year lends itself to loads of crafting possibilities :)


Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!


I would love to see them, so share them below :)

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Getting Warmer Wednesday



What can I tell you....the weather is getting warmer, I am extremely busy and am not getting anywhere with my socks :(

I really hoped that this year the heat would not slow my knitting down, but it still looks like that is happening. 
I do hope that I can manage to get these socks off the needles in time for the end of the month deadline!

I have already turned both the heels so I really could stop at any time, but I am not sure that this pattern lends itself to short socks?
Perhaps just a basic ribbed leg shortie would work wouldn't it?

Hmmmmm, that sounds like a plan!

What do you think?

Don't forget if you want to join me in the sock-along I would love to have you along for the ride :)

You can find all the info for the Sock-Along HERE

handwoven

Besides that, I have been mostly busy with my weaving and after adding the finishing touches have completed them and will share them with you all on Friday :)

(I do host a Linky Party to this end then so do come by and share your FOs of the week with me too!)

My loom has been dressed with the next project and I hope I will find some time this weekend to get a little further with this.

Table runner handwoven

Reading wise - Still on the same title as last week, but I am at least moving forward so that counts right?

How has your week been?

I will be sharing this with all of my creative weekly friends so do pop over there for some great inspiration.

See you soon.
x

Friday, 15 July 2016

FO Friday Fun


Another week has come and gone and I can't wait to see what you have managed to complete.
Feel free to link your finished objects of the week below.

felted cat basket

I have finally managed to finish my cat basket.

I did take a pre-felting photo, but my phone crashed, taking the photo with it :(

Anyway, at least you can see the outcome of this basket.
It is still a little big (it is also originally a dog basket pattern)
but the next time I wash it I will continue to felt it until it is the perfect size for our kitty!

If you recall, I was worried that I would run out of yarn on this project.

Well, I did run out of the turquoise coloured yarn and ended up improvising by cutting off all of my ends to be sewn in and using them for individual stitches - it was quite a bother!

The grey worked out a little better in that I had just over 20cm rest yarn once the project was done! - WHEW!!

Yarn: Drops Eskimo Grey 20 balls, Turquoise 4 balls.

What have you managed to finish this week?

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party


Welcome back to another month of linking fun!


July is here!

This time of year lends itself to loads of crafting possibilities :)


Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!


I would love to see them, so share them below :)

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Feels like Winter


Today is really nippy again, it feels like winter!

I went to work this morning in sandals, and have come home and swapped them for a pair of knitted socks!

Let me start with the socks you see above today.

These are my July Socks

I haven't knit very much on these socks this week, but am trying to dedicate a little time each day so that they can continue to move forward. I want to make the most of the cool weather today and will continue to knit on them as soon as I have got this post out!

I also managed to complete my cat basket and will share it with you on Friday. (Feel free to come back and share your FO for the week, I would love to see what you have managed to complete this week)

Over the weekend I worked intensively on my weaving, which I am happy to say is working well again :)

handwoven danish towel

This is towel one finished..


Towel 2 is also complete :)

I think I probably will only have time on the weekend to complete towel 3, and look forward to working on it when I can!

inkle loom 12/2 cotton

I have also warped an inkle loom with the same colours as my towels for some corresponding tape.

inkle loom

I am really liking how this band is looking :)

pewter picture frame

Kay is off to a wedding on the weekend and I offered to make the bride and groom a personalized photo frame.

I hope to be finished this frame on Friday and will share it with you all next week.

I will be sharing this post with all of my creative friends, so do pop on over there for some inspiration :)

See you soon
x

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I used to be a homeschool mom, and now that my children go to school, am a mom who has found a creative side and am exploring that with great delight!

I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.