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!

STASH-BUSTING #16

Baby knitting updates!

Baby knits

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 πŸ˜†

Have a lovely weekend everyone ❀

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.

STASH-BUSTING #14

Christmas fair πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Today was the day of the Christmas fair, so I packed my bags and set off to make my fortune…

How many woolly things can you pack in a hamper?

I laid out my stall and waited for the punters to come…

I need to work on my presentation!!

It went much better than I expected. I always get a thrill when someone wants to buy something that I have made.

Even after paying for my table I had money to take away. My hobby has paid for itself – how wonderful is that and I have money and space for more wool πŸ€”

Some hats to make for Christmas and a stocking for Carols and Mince Pies πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘Ό

Wishing you all a woolly weekend.

STASH-BUSTING #13

Unlucky for some…

I have been making bits and pieces to sell on a craft stall at St Barnabas Christmas fair tomorrow. Here are some of my efforts:

This highlights the fact that I cannot take a photo with one hand as well as my hand is looking pretty shabby…
Woolly mittens
Cable wrist warmers
Girlie wrist warmers

Will post my fully laden craft table tomorrow.

Wish me luck β™‘β™‘β™‘