Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Yarn Along

I haven't showed you my scrappy ripple blanket for a while so thought I'd share a couple of up-to-date photos. I didn't work on it much over the Summer but now it's getting colder I'm enjoying hooking away with it spread over my lap :-)


I think I'm over halfway now, it's a nice simple project to work on and I like the way the colours interlock with this technique


I've got a few ends to deal with but as I've been crocheting over them as I go along it shouldn't take much time. The scrappy cardigan I've made though is another matter :-S


Yeesh that's going to take me a while! Aside from sewing in the ends it just needs 3 buttons sewing on (Mr Soaring Sheep's job) and some button loops making. I'm hoping to get it done by the weekend so I can give it a wash and block and take some photos.

Right now though I'd rather be working on my ripple :-) Have a good day everyone and hop over to Yarn Along for more projects.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Keep Calm Craft On

I was a busy bee this morning. Trying to get lots of housework done whilst my youngest child is at pre-school for 3 hours so that I could have some time to sit with my feet up and do some knitting


I've made lots of progress with my eldest daughter's cardigan. Both sleeves are finished, the modified hood is finished and I'm well on the way through the trim around the front. It's slow work alternating k1 p1 k1 p1.... but it's mindless and good to do whilst watching tv or reading blog posts :-)

So I sat myself down just before 11am with a hot cup of tea and my knitting with a nice tidy house. And then the phone rang. It was school. My eldest boy has an infected cuticle on his finger and it was hurting him a lot and he'd gone pale, could I come and pick him up?

He's home now, he's had some lunch, a warm bath and some paracetamol. He's got a doctor's appointment this afternoon and Mr Soaring Sheep is home to pick the other children up from school for me.


He's sat at the computer playing a Lego Harry Potter game. He looks like he's suffering doesn't he... :-S

I'm going to go back to my knitting. Feeling a little bit conned. They always seem to get better by the time they're home lol

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Yarn Along

I've got a little work done on my Neverland Wendy cardigan this week. Not as much as I'd like because of my "knitters elbows" but at least the first sleeve is finished.


The barber pole striping technique I've been using has one drawback, tension issues :-S



You can see quite clearly along the underarm of the sleeve where I've been changing from one yarn to the next. It should block out a bit but I did make sure I'd placed it deliberately in an area where it won't be seen as much. Has anyone used this technique before and found a way to avoid this happening?

We had to go shopping on Monday to get some costumes for two of my children (thank you School...) and whilst we were there I saw this cute cake stand. Luckily Mr Soaring Sheep liked it too so it came home with us. At last our Christmas cake will no longer be served on an upside down plastic lid!


I'm not feeling particularly Christmassy at the moment, thank goodness, but I do enjoy wandering round shops and looking at their decorations. Not from the end of August though despite what some shops think ;-)

Have a good week everyone :-)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

WIP Wednesday

Speedy post today, got to rush out again in a bit to pick my daughter up from her after school club. They're making some sort of Christmas decorations I believe, she loves sewing so it should be right up her street :-)


I've not got much knitting done because I've been resting my elbow. Seems to be feeling better now so looking forward to getting some more work done on this cardigan. I'm going to do the sleeves next and then a pixie hood.


I've also started a new pair of socks for Mr Soaring Sheep. I'm using the Charybdis pattern which is a free one on ravelry. They're going to be a surprise present for Christmas. Yes I said the C-word :-o Well it is November now and I'm not able to work on them when he's around so I need to make the most of the time I've got lol.

Happy knitting everyone :-)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

WIP Wednesday

It's half term here at the moment so my knitting time and energy is rather reduced. The combination of having 4 busy children at home and the clocks going back an hour has rather knocked me for six.  I've also got a touch of "knitters elbow" going on so being careful about not spending too long with my arm bent.


Spent a while trying to decide how to do the border for this cardigan and Mr Soaring Sheep agreed a solid colour border would be the way to go. I decided to use this undyed yarn partly because of the way it sets the colours off nicely but also because I knew I had enough of it in the stash that I wouldn't be in any danger of running out mid project!


The cardigan should finish nicely at around bum height so she'll be snug and cosy in it. I'm making the 6 years size despite my daughter being nearly 9. She's rather diddy lol. The project page is here.

I've got the in-laws visiting this afternoon, we're going to show them our new allotment. We've not done any work on it yet, I need to get round to ordering a few "how to" books! Have a good day everyone, thanks for visiting :-)

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