SELF-HELP #22

And still rising 🌨🌨🌨

I have never been keen on the name Dennis but gone off it even more since they have named a storm with it.

The river has risen again! !!

I have got a bit of clearing up to do when it goes down 😣

And the river is still rising. Happily the house is quite high up and there are good flood defences here but my heart goes out to those who aren’t as lucky as us.

Keeping warm and dryβ˜”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #20

Baby Guernsey finished  🎁

My sister is off to visit baby O on Tuesday so I have had to finish the baby Guernsey that I have been on about for weeks…

All stitched up!

I love the therapeutic action of knitting and keeping to a pattern but hate the tedium of blocking and sewing up so have a nasty habit of just leaving it πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Ready to wrap up!

So will brave the weather πŸŒͺβ˜”πŸŒͺ and pop it round later.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #21

Not doing very well πŸ˜•

Back in January I made a few lists of things I intended to get done in 2020 and all of my intentions were craft related. And so far I am quite pleased with my progress – I am plodding along quite nicely!

I decided back at the time that I was not going to set up myself up to fail by proposing weight loss or lots of exercise. So I have done very little in my free time other than woolly pursuits πŸ˜ƒ

Now that the days are getting longer I am planning my walking regime and to get back in the garden – but not today as it is horribly windy out there🌬🌬🌬

And I really need to be doing something as my stash busting has hit a snag!!! Aldi have had a craft event, I thought I would pop in and just have a look! I came out with a bag full…. I have picked up a couple of kits and more yarn. The stash has grown! And I have added something else to the WIP list πŸ€”

A cowl using the cake of ombre yarn from my new Aldi stash…

Lost in woolliness?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #19

Hearts and roses 🌹❀🌹

With Valentine’s Day coming up I have made some red mittens.

Never get on very well taking pictures one-handed!

50gr of red stash yarn 🎈🎈🎈

Just need to get a manicure so that my hands show them off appropriately πŸ˜†

Anyone else got any Valentine’s Day projects on the go?

Woolly wishes,

Jane ❀

JANUARY ROUND-UP

Woolly bits and pieces 🐏🐏🐏

Winter warmers!

So quite a sense of achievement for January. Admittedly a number of my completed items are for babies so don’t take that long. All yarn used is from my stash 🎈🎈🎈

Baby booties, mitts and hat ready for baby shower next month.

Blue booties and hat for gift next month.

Woolly pom pom hat started just before Christmas.

Scarf made from the Aldi stash, started September, finished yesterday.

WIPS

– wavy jumper

– baby Guernsey

– baby blanket

And the knit goes on!

Woolly wishes β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #18

These boots were made for walkin’ πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£

For a little boy and a little girl β™‘β™‘β™‘

Baby booties ready for my gifting commitments in February.

This year I am planning to do a round up at the end of each month. I will have a few items to show at the end of January 😊 Admittedly they are for tiny people so don’t take much knitting but hey ho!!!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #17

To frog or not to frog 🐸🐸🐸

I have picked up the wavy jumper I started last year. I completed the back just before Christmas but put it down as I raced to finish Christmas gifts. I picked it back up a few days ago and started the front.

Sadly I didn’t read the instructions and went at it like a bull in a China shop. I had read the pattern back when I started but that was weeks ago so I had forgotten wave sequence was slightly different on the front. When I realised I was so annoyed with myself and questioned should I just leave it and carry on regardless or undo it???

The jumper is for me but I would know and it would annoy me so I have spent the morning frogging and picking up stitches πŸ˜•

The completed back and the remains of the front!
I lost 6 inches of work!
All picked up and correct sequence set!

Hopefully no more dramas!