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 ❀

STASH-BUSTING #15

Working my way through my lists…

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).

Front and back done! One sleeve complete, the other on the way.

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 Β£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 Β£13 so their marketing ploy worked!!!

Progress on the Guernsey to follow…

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 🍾🍾🍾

STASH-BUSTING #12

Woolly or Frosty ….

I have a bag full of mittens, hats and wristwarmers that need sewing up. I have never been a fan of pegging out and sewing in ends.

I still have a scarf and the Christmas stocking for my sister’s carols and mince pie evening on my needles.

I am half way through a jumper for myself.

All those projects and I have been pulling my hair out making a snow man…

Frosty sat on the scarf that I should have finished by now !!!

This is mark one. I am going to have another go as not completely happy with the hat. I don’t know why? It has driven me mad making him but hey ho!!

Don’t you love the run up to Christmas β›„β›„β›„

SELF-HELP #16

Not even nice weather for ducks…

Hoping the weather is better with you all. It is absolutely dreadful here. All I want to do is stay in the warm and dry and do my knitting – no change there then!!! πŸ˜†

Thursday I had the school run and it took forever to get home so many roads were closed due to flooding 🌨🌨🌨

School quiz night last night so the Xmas stocking was duly stuffed with Christmas tat and offered as a raffle prize. I have started knitting one for my sister to use for her carols and mince pie evening. The people in my team were quite clever (luckily for me) but we fell on our face in the “Fun with Flags” round. I hadn’t even heard of half the countries let alone know what their flags looked like!!πŸ€”

So the river is rising again but not in the garden yet, although the flood defences are up in town. Surely there can’t be any more rain up there???

Back to my knitting I think β™‘β™‘β™‘

SHOE BOX APPEAL

Christmas gifting πŸ‘Ό

I have made a little hat and some mittens to pop into a shoe box with some other bits and pieces for church to send off for this year’s appeal. The hat and mitts are made using aran weight wool so hopefully nice and cozy.

Child’s size age 5 – 9

There is still time to do a shoe box. The following link will tell you all about it and lists what you can put in your shoe box.

http://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk

Happy Knitting β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #10

The WIPs are piling up…

Instead of finishing things I appear to be starting new things.

Current WIP list:

– baby blanket

– child’s hat (awaiting pom pom)

– child’s mittens

– 2 x wrist warmers

– scarf (scarf-gate continues)

– Christmas stocking

– pullover

I get so excited about a new project and put everything into it until something else comes along. Concentration span of a gnat, sadly not the work ethic of an ant, so easily distracted!!! 🐜🐜🐜

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 β™‘

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 β™‘β™‘β™‘

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 😊

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 β™‘β™‘β™‘