JULY ROUND-UP

A bit if finishing off…

I was a bit of a procrastinator last month. In fact I did very little yarn work but my stash only grew by a small pack of coloured yarn that was a free gift. Therefore I can say temptation did not get the better of me – I really must be off my game 😁

No new projects started in July but I did finish the honeycomb rim beanie and the blue baby cardi. Both of which I had been dabbling with for months so yay πŸ˜†

I have also been continuing with the Let’s Knit KAL although I do have a bit of catching up to do with thisπŸ™„

Work is keeping me busy but here is hoping that August will be more productive. I really need to empty my mind of the stress of work and daily survival and fill my mind with woolly thoughts – my goal for the month.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #35

It has taken some time ….

I have been working on a baby cardi for weeks. Progress has been slow because I have gone through a period of procrastination and work has been busy. It hasn’t helped that I made the same cardi immediately before this one either πŸ€”

But I sewed on the last button last night πŸ™†

And here it is with its mate which I have shown in an earlier post. The eagle-eyed out there may have noticed an extra button on the pink one? I seem to have done a better job of spacing the buttonholes on the blue one – so there’s progress πŸ˜†

Anyway now that that is finished I am on the look out for a new project and hopefully I will get on and use up some of the stash…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

LKKNITALONG PROGRESS

Progress may be a strong word?

So part 3 of the Let’s Knit nautical blanket became available at the beginning of July and part 4 is out on Thursday. I have nearly completed the blocks from the first and second release…

I am still behind and in need of a spurge of energy or something to catch up πŸ€”

I am quite pleased with my blocks so far although my colour block still curls a bit at the edges πŸ˜‰

I could say it was breezy when I took the photo 🌬 but I would be lying. My colourwork is always a bit tight πŸ˜‹

Hoping that you are all having a restful Sunday.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #34

Well this isn’t going to use up the stash…..

I have been something of a lazy moo, neglecting my blog and all things woolly. No dent in the stash I am afraidπŸ˜₯ however, it has only grown by this much ‡

It was a free gift so not sure if that should really count πŸ€”

I have completed the honeycomb rim beanie

It makes for a very warm head so possibly only suitable for those really icy winter days β›„

Not much to show for the weeks that I have been AWOL! And what have I been doing? Well work has taken up a large chunk of my time and I have to admit to being hooked on Celebrity Masterchef – I will not be showing off my culinary disasters here you will be relieved to hear 😊

Hoping you all have a lovely weekend.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

JUNE ROUND-UP 😷

Better late than never….

This is a rather tardy June round-up and will be rather short as I didn’t get up to much last month.

Work sort of took over last month and the sheer quantity got a bit overwhelming. The care and all the extra cleaning are ok but the constant bombardment of paperwork was a bit much. Hopefully things will be better this month.

Not much on the knitting front!!!

– a baby cardi

– LKKNITALONG (ongoing)

– Wally the Whale 🐳

I have been dabbling with patchwork as well.

Here’s to a more creative July.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

DUCKING AND DIVING!!!

Taking a break from the needles…

On Tuesday night my neighbour and I helped to feed the local river bird population. And my are they a greedy lotπŸ˜…

The scramble for the seed

The man who normally does it was unable to do any lifting and as they eat a big sack of seed that was a problem πŸ€” No one wants to see hungry ducks!!! So we trollied the sack to the river and got on with feeding them.

Not a grain left

A great way to spend a summer evening. Not sure as I would fancy it in the winter though!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP # 34

Toning it down…

Lock down is easing but hair dressers are not back yet. My roots were appalling and the fiery red had faded somewhat in the sunshine so I have had another go at my hair.

Quite pleased with the results. The same can’t be said for my face. Far too much sunshine has made me quite red and blotchy!!!

I have decided to have a go at making a patchwork quilt for N’s granddaughter but as I haven’t really done anything like this in a very long time I have had a practice on a cheap fat quarter picked up at Aldi, reduced so it really was cheap.

My efforts so far. A bit of pressing and stretching will be required to make them match πŸ˜‚

And yay I have strawberries in the garden

Woolly wishes to you all,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #33

Having a whale of a time 🐳

I have completed one of my Aldi kits, still loads to do…. Meet Wally the Whale.

The box said make a friend which doesn’t say much for my social circle. He is a bit lumpy – I am not a great toy maker and have never really got the hang of stuffing.

But for Β£3.99 he is quite cute and kept my needles busy for a few hours πŸ‹

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

LK KAL

Ahoy there, here we go….

Progress so far!

Progress on the Let’s Knit knitalong

2 x Trellis shell (natural)

1x windmill (blue)

1 x easy scallop (blue)

Hallelujah I have completed the 2 trellis shell squares. Even though I completed a practice square (after numerous attempts) on old yarn I still had to do a lot of unpicking with the correct yarn.

So it is a six part project I have another windmill and another easy scallop to do as well as 2 waves and stripes, using colourwork.

Hoping to improve my skills but still not warming to lacework!! And not looking forward to the blocking at the end πŸ˜”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘