So now it's onto the strap. I have finalised the design and intend to start it tonight...despite it being late and me being tired. If I can at least warp and get the first line (or three) on, I'll go to bed happy. I now won't be revealing it till the recipient gets it. Don't want to spoil it entirely. So check back hopefully sooner than soon for the strap and the purse in all its glory :)
25 August 2014
12 August 2014
26 July 2014
I've found the right chart so here's hoping the baby sleeps quickly and I get some good 2 hours in. It looks to be a late one today. Unfortunately I can't share this project I'm working on (it's a portrait), but I'll let you know the reaction of the recipient once they receive it. Before mid next month would be good so I had best get cracking!
30 January 2014
So, at the moment it's crochet and knitting. I learnt to knit aged 10, and even have the book my mum bought mr for my birthday :) So far I've done a hat, which was lost at school but luckily found!! He loves it, as you can see.
25 May 2013
12 April 2013
The first month or two of the year were difficult for me. I felt quite ill most of the time, and was lacking energy to even do any beading or looming. Now, that shows you how bad it was! I normally don't go a few weeks without working on something! Anyway, I finally mustered up some energy and started on the bracelet with the swirl pattern. And the afghan for our sitting room.
I have to admit that crochet has somewhat overtaken my beadwork of late! I have my nephews' blanket to finish still - the yarn I needed was out when I went to buy more. I've also started on one for my daughter, with the next being for my son!
Anyway, this was all about explanations! The reason I've not been keeping up to date is this little bug!
We are getting ourselves ready to welcome a little mini-me towards the end of summer :) All is well so far and she is active. The picture from the second scan isn't great as she was lyng on her tummy - showing signs of stubbornness already! And we had the chance to really see the heart beating for a while. Even the two sections were clear. Just amazing!
My eldest is very excited and keeps asking, every time I have an appointment, if we are getting the baby!! I can't wait to see them with her :)
So now I have to plan some more crochet. A blanket and hopefully jumpers and a hat and socks! With so many projects on the go I'm not sure how I'll fit it all in! Time will tell!
For now I will sign off. Work calls then a weekend at my brothers with my mum and minis. Enjoy your weekend and whatever it may bring :)
11 March 2013
After trawling the Internet and seeing some amazing works, I changed direction!! I'm now much happier with what I'm doing - using tunisian crochet. The issue now is I have found a mistake!, about 8 rows back!! I dropped a stitch. I've already had to undo about 3 rows. So I've decided to just add in the missing stitches and continue. The thought of going back all those rows is too depressing! Open illy it won't affect the design. Still the bottom section so I think it should be fine. This is the last photo I took, I'll post again when I've made more progress.