One ball in

Ok, it’s gone quite well so far…the top I mean!

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I’ve finished 1 ball in this project and I have made a couple of mistakes but I’m not telling you where! I’m really excited to see it finished now, just got to keep going until its REALLY long…that’s the technical term, of course! Anyway, at this rate I might finish this top quite soon. It is quite a nice one to start wit just because there are only 2, simple panels to knit and the yokes and sleeves are crocheted!

Anyway, must run! I’ll keep you updated!

Until the next one…

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First try at a top

So, I’m feeling the need for a good knitting project to have a little go at in breaks and in front of the TV…also I’ve been wanting to try a top so…

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Its a lion brand pattern, free of course, from here. Its called a knit and crochet tunic if you fancy searching. Just hoping that I can stick with it long enough to get it finished.

This is as much as I’ve managed to do last night and in my lunch breaks

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Balcony gardening

So, I have actually done some work on my book this week…I swear that I’ll put the couple of pages that I’ve set out on here but at the moment, I’m really excited about my little balcony garden! Matt is really the one of us that is into gardening, too much dirt under nails for me, but I fancied growing some flowers and he is more of a produce gardener!

Anyway, we went for a tour of Homebase and B&Q and got daffodils, snakes heads and a few to put in together…I so haven’t forgotten the names already!

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I really like the different heights of this one, can’t wait until they all flower! The taller ones’ll end up looking like this…

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The snakes heads I’ve just potted on and the daffodils are staying in there pot for now.

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I’ll keep you updated on them…provided I don’t kill them before they flower! Oh, and sorry for the state of the balcony floor, someone’s coming to fix it as soon as the estate agents sort it out…could be waiting quite a while!

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Done!

So, after 6 metres of fabric and 16 hours, the thundercats rug is done…almost! I’ve finished all of the crochet on it…

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But all of the tags, where I’ve tied the ribbons together, are still sticking out the back!

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Ive started to sew them in and it’s actually quite neat, I’m really excited about neatening it all up but it’s taking forever!! Rob loves it though, thank god!! His plan is to hang it on the wall now!

I think next week, I’m going to work on a few book pages. Maybe even putting in a few of the patterns and making up some graphics, I’ll pop some on here if I get them done!

Until then next one…

My First (sorta) Commision

So, I’m calling it a Commision but I’m not really sure that it is! I was talking to my neighbour, Rob, about a couple of rugs that I’ve made from zpagetti and that I’m thinking of setting up an etsy shop with them! So he asked if I could make him a thunder cats rug! Anyway, I got some fabric yesterday, so exciting! I’m not sure if I got enough, but I got 3 metres of each colour for only £6 so I’m quite impressed!

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I’ve started cutting them into strips, it’s taking forever but is well worth it and much easier on the floor.

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I’ve got quite a bit done already, although I have done it twice!

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I’ll keep you posted, until the next one…

Knit and knatter

I’ve just been to a knit and knatter group at hobby craft in basingstoke, it was brilliant, the ladies were so welcoming and lovely! I’d really recommend it to anyone who’s thinking about it. I made a little frog while I was there, I only had purple wool though!

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And, I also finished my cat! Not so sure on the tail anymore though I’ll have to change it, make it a little thinner.

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Socks finally finished

So, I finished these socks a while ago but forgot to put them up. They’re lovely and warm but need breaking in a little! Also, the ends aren’t very neat but I rather like the fit! Now I just need to start on the orders for my family. My baby sister always wants one of whatever I’m making!

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Next I’m working on a cat, so far it’s half a foot!

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New creatures…no names

Right, my last week at home has been quite productive in creature terms…

Firstly, I’ve made the rest of the sausage dog! It’s body has been waiting for me for quite a while now and finally has a head! The legs are a new pattern as well as the tail, I’m not quite sure on it – it’s a plait with threads dropped and a wire inside to make it stand out!

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Then I made a whole new set for a new creature. The legs are based on the sausage dog legs but a bit smaller. I love it’s little belly though!

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They became best of friends but when the sheep finally joined them…

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I’ve just realised that these lot don’t have names! I’m thinking Melvyn the mouse but anyone got any suggestions??

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In other news, Sally’s first test flight was a success! If not a little spin-ey.

Until the next one…