SELF-HELP #14

Knit and natter โ™กโ™กโ™ก

I have had a lovely, if cold, morning at my local knitting group. I took half a dozen preemy cardies in various states of completion and left 5 completed. Plenty of tea and a piece of cake what could be better.

A number of the girls were missing due to the cold. No heating in the church and the roof is dead dodgy.

Obviously I do bits for the premature baby unit – I am always going on about my preemy cardies – but the girls knit for refugee charities, the Shoe Box appeal, blankets for Africa and bits and pieces for local causes.

So a fab Monday, knitting and chatting.

SELF-HELP #13

Rugby, rugby and more rugby ๐Ÿ‰

Well guess what the cricket finished and the rugby world cup started…

We are a rugby household, my son plays school rugby U16 so I get to watch quite a lot but now it is on in the house for what seems like 24/7. Although I do find the progress of Japan quite exciting.

The weather has been good today so I have been pulling up lots of nettle roots. They are coming out quite easily today as the ground is wet. The river is very high and not far from the footpath. Managed to plant a few daffs close to the fence so hopefully my patch will look pretty in the spring ๐ŸŒพ

I am now nursing nettle stings on my arms and legs but it will be worth it!

I have managed a few walks this week in between shifts at work.

I started this post on Saturday and today is Tuesday and the weather is not so good ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๐ŸŒฌ

I have been dog walking at a local rescue centre this morning and managed a cheeky little yoga session this afternoon and yesterday I went to my favourite craft club and sat knitting cardies for the premature baby unit over tea and biscuits – what bliss.

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STASH-BUSTING MIA!!!

Missing in action…

It has been a while since my last post and my only excuse is that I am bone stinking idle, although I have been rather busy at work as well!

I have been dipping into everyone’s lovely posts – you are all so motivated and talented โ™กโ™กโ™ก

No blogging – GUILTY!

No knitting – NOT GUILTY!

I have been busy with preemy cardies, here are a few in various state of completion.

I am also in the process of knitting myself a jumper in double knitting. Lots of lovely cabling to keep me focused.

And just for fun. I help out at a group for young people and we made ghosts yesterday. I saw this in Prima magazine so me and the gang had a go and this is my effort ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป

Hopefully I will be more bloggy this month, fingers crossed ๐Ÿ˜†

SELF-HELP #12

Crikey, cricket AGAIN…..

Have been neglecting the blog due to being over-worked (and under-paid).

No yoga – sad face ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Managed a long walk yesterday along the Gloucester and Sharpness canal – Saul Junction to Splatt bridge where a picnic was enjoyed and then return to Saul Junction picking blackberries on the way back – happy face ๐Ÿ˜Š

Went to Knit and Natter on Monday, no Wyn this week, hope she is alright?

Due to work and the fact that school has started again the only knitting I have done are preemy cardies but I have sewn a lot of labels in school uniform.

On the bright side Aldi have a so crafty promotion on next week ๐Ÿ˜†

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STASH-BUSTING #9

Knit one, purl one…

I have completed a baby Guernsey so I am feeling quite virtuous – always good to finish something, just needs a bit of a press, then need to work out what I am going to do with it โ™ก

The rest of my time has been spent making little hats for the big knit. They are such a good way of using up bits of yarn and so quick to do โ™กโ™กโ™ก

I get that buzz of having finished something every time I finish one and I can make four or five in a day. How good is that?

CHARITY KNITTING ๐Ÿ˜Š

The big KNIT

I have started making little bobble hats for Innocent Smoothie bottles for their big Knit campaign http://www.thebigknit.co.uk

For every little hat Age UK gets 25p

They do provide a pattern or you can make up your own. A great way to use up those ends of yarn in your stash that there just isn’t enough to do anything else with.

The rugged manly look

The softer girlie look

Yes it is the same pattern for both. I have adapted a cabled egg cosy pattern for mine. Time to get knitting so that I have a few more to drop off to my local Age UK collection point. The website will tell you where yours is.

Knitting with purpose โ™กโ™กโ™ก

SELF-HELP #11

Crikey still too much cricket…

Very little of anything has been done this weekend. It is certainly too hot for knitting, my needles are very sticky, even the bamboo ones!!

No nettle root pulling up but I have decided to plant some bulbs and throw such grass and wild flower seed on the patch and see what happens. Now it may work, it way not? There is a bit of a flooding problem when the river Severn gets a bit full so we shall see ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

I am a bit behind on my walking I need to do 5 miles every day now if I want to hit 50 miles by the end of August ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ.

And the whole weekend has been spent with cricket on in every room in the house either on TV, radio or computer – I am pulling my hair out. It has gone from doom and gloom (so why is he continuing to watch it?) to utter excitement (which cannot be good for his blood pressure?) โค

So we are having a BBQ this evening to celebrate. I don’t do charred flesh so am being a bit of a wet blanket and having a salad ๐Ÿ…

A bit concerned that he might have set BBQ up a bit close to the house, hopefully we won’t have to call out the fire brigade ๐Ÿš’