WINDING UP AUGUST

Feline fun and frolics….

August hasn’t been the most productive month due to the arrival of the little tyrant

I’m sure she hasn’t noticed I’ve purloined this!

My blanket WIPS are still works in progress because there is just too much work to protect and the needles drive him wild!

I have managed a few bags on my hook which doesn’t drive him to distraction and there is only a small amount of work to protect! But look what I found in his basket…

Casually taken from the shelf after knocking my pom pom makers on the floor!

So I am busily hiding things around the houseπŸ˜‰

On a brighter note Lucia the camper has finally had her brakes sorted. They were ordered from Germany and then got stuck in customs only to be the wrong ones. Finally sourced some from Italy 😎

So bring on September and let the good times roll!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

CAMPER CAPERS

Trying her out for size. ..

I know today is Thursday but it’s been a bit of a hectic week! Last Saturday N and I took Lucia to a field and checked her out for size.

The brakes are fixed, she’s had a full service and she has had some waterproofing underneath πŸ˜‰

I rather like her 1970s interior but N feels she needs new covers, he’s not a fan of brown πŸ˜”

The roof is being held up with some clips as the gas joints need replacing. But all very exciting. We are hoping to do a couple of festivals next year and I’ve got her lined up for some craft fairs πŸ˜„

The afternoon was also spent blackberry ing so came home very scratched and stained but apple and blackberry crumble for tea 😚

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #23

More string things….

The kitten has allowed me to do a bit of hooking so I have been perfecting my string bags. Sadly the ends of my knitting needles drive him wild so avoiding those at the moment. I have hissed at him as recommended by my kayaking friend but he just looks bemused and then has another goπŸ˜‰ Avoidance is my current policy….

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WHAT NO KNITTING!

And here’s the reason why….

Who would have thought something so small could cause such upheaval?

I’ve not risked getting the knitting out just to be on the safe side but little Maro is currently into everything πŸ˜„

N has spent 2 nights sat up with said kitten because he was crying when left alone. I’m daft but not that daftπŸ˜‰

Hopefully I will have something to show soon. I’m going to brave getting the yarn and needles out!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

COMPETITION FOR THE STASH

Miaow. …..

Look what I came home from work to!

N has a kitten. Maro (said kitten) and I have had loads of fun with a bit of yarn tonight but it has made me realise I need to confine the stash because he could have far too much fun if he found thatπŸ˜‰

So looking for more nooks and crannies to hide the stash because let’s face it N doesn’t need to know how bad (big) it is πŸ˜‚

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

BLANKET BULLETIN

now the heatwave’s overβ˜”β˜”β˜”

The torrid temperatures of a couple of weeks ago have moved on and now we have lots of showers which have cooled everything down. AND more to the point I can get my knitting needles out!!!

It is fair to say that the baby blanket has progressed a lot more than the camper blanket! Baby is due in November, camper is still at the garage having work done! But look at all those ends that are going to need weaving inπŸ˜” Why did I go for a stripey chevron? πŸ€”

On the bright side I managed to get a load of washing dried on the line in between showers today πŸ˜‰

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #22

It’s all in the bag…

Still working on my string bags, they seem to be quite popular in the shop πŸ˜‰

I’ve also made a little basket bag. It’s double crochet using Lily sugar ‘n cream and finished off with a knitted flower and a dirty great button. Room for purse, phone, lippy, tissues and hand sanitizer – what’s not to like πŸ˜„

We’re having a wet weekend I hope you are fairing better?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WINDING UP JULY

What a scorcha! !! !!

Not much to report on the crafting front for the month of July, it was just too hot to knit!

A bugs life….

I have dabbled with crocheting little toys as not as hot and sweaty as knitting a blanket!

Bella and Lucy

And I have been working on making a bunny. I started with Lockdown Lucy when we were isolating and have tweaked her a bit to make Bella. There will be more bunnies to follow me thinks until I am happy with Hoppy 🐰🐰🐰

August has started with rain and wind so I hope to get a bit more done on my blankets πŸ€”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #21

Meet Isolation Isabella. ..

Or Bella Bunny which is a lot easier to say. I have used the remnants of some brown DK yarn which sadly was not enough to make a full rabbit so she has blue and white stripey leggings to go with her little dress. I have a pile of fat quarters that I have been hoarding over the years which is where I got the fabric for the dress. Still a very simple dress but slightly better than Lucy’s tabard πŸ˜‰

And talking of Lockdown Lucy

we are saying goodbye to her on Monday when she is being posted to her new home.

Still room for improvement but these are definitely stash-busting bunnies!

Woolly wishes

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #20

Meet Lockdown Lucy…

We have been self-isolating since Saturday. Stuck at home during a heatwave is no joke and my WIPs are both suffering- far too hot to be working on blankets!!!

We can sit in the garden first thing in the morning and late evening but far too hot the rest of the day. To keep my needles busy I have been trying to make a bunny and here she is. I have chosen the name Lockdown Lucy because the only other name I had up my sleeve was Isolation Isabella!

I need to work on her as she is a flawed bunny. One leg is fatter than the other but hey a lot of us suffer from swollen ankles at this time of the year, she’s also got odd ears (it comes to something when you can’t follow your own pattern notesπŸ€”). Her eyes also need some work!

I’ve made her a little dress as I’ve got time on my hands. I won’t be entering the Sewing Bee any time soon πŸ˜‰ Her little dress is a sort of tabard affair. The words of one of Victoria Wood’s Dinner ladies springs to mind “no one looks good in a tabard”! However, I need to work on my sewing skills before trying a proper dressπŸ˜„

Off to do a bit more self-isolating and try my hand at another bunny!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘