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!

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Kids TV favourites…

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.

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SELF-HELP #20

Lists in January… ✏

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 :

My crafting intentions on scraps of paper!

WIPS:

– wavy jumper

– baby blanket

– baby jumper

CHARITY

– Age UK Big Knit

– Shoe Box Appeal

– Cardies for premature babies

BABY KNITTING

– 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

– Macrame

– Felting

– Crochet

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.

Now the party’s over…

Back to normal…

I was back at work yesterday and have a night shift tonight so only mocktails for me tonight 🍸

The Christmas break was pretty frenzied – all that cooking and washing up, visiting family and friends. I feel I am going back to work for a rest!!

I haven’t done any crafting over the festive season but have had a couple of crafty presents. Vouchers to put towards a course working with pewter – jolly exciting.

And a Moomin craft book.

Sorry about blurry picture

I love Moomin and there are loads of things to make from toys to slippers, hot water bottle covers to draught excluders – all very exciting!

New year, new projects.

Happy New Year everyone,

Love Jane xx

SELF-HELP #18

Happy Blog Day πŸŽ‚

Happy Blog Day to me, happy blog day dear Jane 🍷

My little blog is 6 months old. Said blog was actually opened on 4 June with the natty little post that WordPress gave me. But my first post “A fresh start” was on the seventh.

The first picture that I uploaded!

I have been wearing that sweater quite a lot recently. Nice and warm and comfy. Not sure colour is really me but design is great. Might make myself another one in a more flattering colour. Why did I make myself a sweater in a colour that wasn’t really me, well I had the yarn knocking around and didn’t want it to go to waste!!!

Anyway back to my Blog Day. The last six months have been fab. I have loved reading everyone’s posts. You are all so talented β™‘β™‘β™‘

And having to put posts together has kept me on task because let’s face it we have to have something to post about. I have wanted to do a Christmas stall for a long time and thanks to blogging I did one.

It has been a fun six months, here’s to the next six 🍾🍾🍾