I have completed the pieces for the Guernsey jersey and done the neck but then I put it down. As I think I have said before I am not a fan of sewing up and pressing. The Guernsey is second size as the little boy will be 2 months when he gets his gift. From my point of view the deadline is mid February so it will probably stay in the knitting bag until then and then it will be a mad dash to finish….
I have made a couple of baby beanies (whilst avoiding sewing up the Guernsey )! The blue one is for the same little boy, the pink one is for the baby shower at the end of February.
I have just used stocking stitch on the beanies which gives that nice little roll on the rim and then just a bit of shaping for the top.
And 🎈🎈🎈🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾 celebration time I have only used yarn from my stash. There have been no crafting temptations this week so I still have money in my purse 😆
Having read Jackie’s post on Stitches by the Sea I thought I would share a couple of my favourites from way back when.
1. Playschool – aimed at preschool kids, a couple of grown-ups and some toys (Humpty, Hamble, Jemima, Big Ted and Little Ted)
2. Blue Peter (still running today)
Now the reason I liked both of these programmes was they made things. In fact when I was 8 or 9 my ambition was to be a Play School presenter. I didn’t think I would be able to hack it as a Blue Peter presenter – all that climbing and jumping out of things was not for me. However, telling stories to the toys and making things would have been right up my street.
My dream never happened, when I left big school I was directed towards a nice little secretarial course.
I have baby gifts to make for February. A little boy who will be a couple of months old mid month when my sister goes to visit and I have been invited to a Baby Shower at the end of the month, the expected baby is a little girl.
I have started making a little Guernsey style jersey for the little boy (a very Channel Island inspired sentence).
I am quite pleased because this is yarn from my stash. I am always picking up baby wool because you never know when you might need it but a little goes a long way when you are making cute little baby things.
Now I should be throwing a party using up some of my stash 🎈🎈🎈 but it was my birthday last week and those lovely people at Hobbycraft sent me a £5 voucher so I had to pop in to spend it. I bought a couple of balls of end of line aran wool which I will make some hats with for next year’s Christmas stall. My purchase came to £13 so their marketing ploy worked!!!
My first post of the year. I have been doing a bit of procrastination – always a bit like that after the fun and frolics of Christmas and New Year! Well to be honest I really like everything going back to normal. I am a creature of habit and really like routine!
I have given up making resolutions as I never stick to them so why set myself up to fail?
However, while waiting for my son to come out of school yesterday I did make a few lists :
– wavy jumper
– baby blanket
– baby jumper
– Age UK Big Knit
– Shoe Box Appeal
– Cardies for premature babies
– Gift for a little boy (mid Feb)
– Baby Shower (end Feb)
CHRISTMAS CRAFT STALLS
– aim items that can be given as gifts
SKILLS TO LEARN/IMPROVE
Strangely I have not listed anything about losing weight or getting fitter. As I said earlier why set myself up to fail, especially this early in the year.
It was St Barnabas carols and mince pie night this evening (having just seen the time it was yesterday!!). The annual fundraiser to get a few quid to keep Percy, the organ going. Yes the church organ is called Percy???
So I stuffed a stocking with Christmas goodies to offer as a raffle prize.
Quite well off for raffle prizes this year. Lots of carols, singing (even when you are as bad as myself) is supposed to be good for you and I certainly enjoy a carol concert.
The church looked really pretty with little angels hung all around.
A lovely evening with mulled wine and mince pies served to keep the cold out.