Friday, 29 August 2014

A Small Finished Object

stash-busting wristlets

Nothing big this week, but an FO nonetheless :)

Here are my finished Stash-busting Wristlets.

This pair finished up the rest of my sock yarn that I had used for my Socks for Hubby which I made earlier in the year - that is success - a really don't like having little bits of yarn lying around, so wristlets are a great way to use up those left over bits of sock yarn.

List of projects that are still in my queue:

  1. Hat for Jas - Complete
  2. Crochet shorts 
  3. Another Hat for Jas
  4. Another Slouch for Kay - Complete
  5. Julianna for me - WIP
  6. Isis Wrap for me
  7. Winter socks for Jas
  8. Winter socks for Kay
  9. 2 Pairs of socks for Kay
  10. 2 Pairs of socks for Jas
  11. 4 Pairs of socks for hubby
  12. Hubby's Pullover
  13. 2 pairs of socks for me
  14. Rebel Lace Cardi
  15. Wristlets for me - Complete
  16. Wristlets for hubby - WIP
I wish you all a great weekend.
x
I am sharing this with my lovely Friday Friends.
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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Last Link Up for August


Welcome back to Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party on Marigolds' Loft.

This is the last week of link ups for August. 
Have fun :)

This month there is no theme, and no feature. 

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

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Is that more of the same?

Juliana

Unfortunately it is :(

But....things are moving forward :)

Drops Baby Merino

I have managed to knit just on 32cm of my Juliana.
It is really quite a nice knit and I can gauge my progress by making myself knit two repeats of the pattern each day. (16 rows) That is as much as my fingers and wrists will take at the moment.

The other project on my other needles - a set of wristlets for hubby.

Mine are done and will be shared on Friday as a finished object :)

Reading wise - still busy with the same book as last week.

How has your week been?

Sharing with all my lovely Wednesday friends.

Friday, 22 August 2014

FO Fridays

FO Fridays

Since last week I have managed to complete some of the WIPs I had on show for you.
This is Kay's finished Slouchy Cap

It turned out to be a little more colourful than her first one and I am glad she likes this one too :)

slouchy cap

I also managed to finish the hat for Jas last weekend.

I love the effect of the Kid Silk and the Alpaca together, it just makes for an amazing, fluffy cap :)
I did think this cap turned out a little on the small size although I knit it for head size 56cm. If I had to make this again I would opt for the bigger option. 
Time should help it fit perfectly but that would have made for an awesome size from the beginning!

I really do love the leaf pattern on the hat, it just gives the hat a really neat touch :)

Drops 123-35

Drops Kid Slik

Drops Alpaca

List of projects that are still in my queue:

  1. Hat for Jas - WIP
  2. Crochet shorts 
  3. Another Hat for Jas
  4. Another Slouch for Kay - Complete
  5. Julianna for me - WIP
  6. Isis Wrap for me
  7. Winter socks for Jas
  8. Winter socks for Kay
  9. 2 Pairs of socks for Kay
  10. 2 Pairs of socks for Jas
  11. 4 Pairs of socks for hubby
  12. Hubby's Pullover
  13. 2 pairs of socks for me
  14. Rebel Lace Cardi
  15. Wristlets for me - WIP
  16. Wristlets for hubby
I wish you all a great weekend.
x
I am sharing this with my lovely Friday Friends.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party


Welcome back to Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party on Marigolds' Loft.

This month there is no theme, and no feature. 

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

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wednesday

WIP Wednesdays

This week I have a couple of new WIPs, or should I say WIPs that have moved forward :)

I managed to finish two of last week's projects and will be sharing those with you on Friday.

This week I have been working on my Juliana, which is quite an easy project until now. The pattern is easy enough, but I worry a little about when I get to the point where I have to drop stitches :O

Drops Baby Merino

At that point I will have knitted 70cm of work which is quite a bit for it to go wrong!

Any tips? 
Has any of you knitted the Juliana yet?

Other than that I am wanting to finish off the wristlets I started earlier on in the year so I can move on to some new ones. I am using up rests of sock yarn for these.

These are my travel buddy WIP. 

I have them in my bag so that when I am on the road and have idle fingers I have something I can do. I always have a project with me on the go, are you also in the habit of doing this?

Are you also such a fan of wristlets/fingerless gloves?

I can't get enough of them. I think there is nothing better for the "in-between" seasons, like now, where it is not that cold that I need a jacket, but not warm enough to just go out with a jersey. It is amazing what a difference a little warmth on your wrists can make!

Reading: Still busy with "The Boy who went to War" and am enjoying the story so far.

How has your week been thus far?

I will be sharing with all of my Wednesday friends.
Have a great rest of your week.
x

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Book Review: The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

ISBN: 9781408815250

This was such an amazing read!
Probably the best book I have read this year.

I took this book with me on holiday with the goal to sit and read it on the beach.
I never managed to get any reading done whilst on holiday, but did start to read the book in the flight home.
As soon as I started I was hooked. By the time I arrived home I had already finished 3/4 of the title and could still not put it down.

I must admit that I haven't had tears streaming down my face at so many intervals through a book like with this one. At one point on the train ride home I eventually had to close the book as I couldn't help myself sobbing!

This book was so touching and emotional. 

I am not sure if having just come back from a trip to Turkey had helped in any way to understand the Afghan culture a little better, in any case, I was totally engrossed in this story. I felt that I could get a better image of a country in so much turmoil and suffering. We see it in the news and headlines, yet it does not touch us as humans - which it should!

This book is so brilliantly written that at times I was asking myself if the book was fictional or non-fictional.

I have been lent another of Mr. Hosseini's books to read "And the Mountains Echoed" which I look forward to opening in the near future.

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a book that has been expertly written.

I gladly give this book:
5 Owls
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I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.