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™‘

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™‘

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™‘

WINDING UP JUNE!

Flaming and raining…

June seems to have flown by. All of my excitement at the end of May has waned. Work has been incredibly busy and I barely feel as if I survived the month but I have a few days off now to recharge and get back on track 😎

I have sold one item at the craft shop so a long way from making a profit but thrilled that someone liked it enough to pay for it.

I have started a baby blanket in white (a divine bamboo and cotton mix) which I am working on when I have the energy to focus but the rest of the time I am playing around with bits of yarn and a hook with the intent of making a blanket for Lucia N’s little camper.

And my nephew finally sent me a photo of him modelling the cable knit that I recently sent him. πŸ˜†

So bring on July, I’m looking for energy and inspiration! !!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WIP WIP HOORAY 2

The finale…

It fits πŸ€—

Remember the Aran cable-knit that was posted to my nephew well here he is wearing it and it fits. So pleased. Haven’t seen him in a few years but hopefully soon.

A very happy knitter😊

Woolly wishes,

Jane ❀️❀️❀️

BAMBOO ON BAMBOO…

But what about the pandas 🐼🐼🐼

I have started a baby blanket in white for a friend who is going to be a grandma later this year. The pattern is an old Sublime pattern that I have used before and shown off on this space.

Progress so far…

So difficult trying to prevent white from looking grubby.

I am using my bamboo needles and a bamboo and cotton mix yarn. It is sooo soft. I really feel the urge to work a shawl or a scarf in it in the future as it is doing a good job of draping so far.

More to follow I’m sureπŸ˜‰

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

MORE REPURPOSED JARS AND YARN…

I really need to get out more πŸ˜‰

Still on the look out for the inspiration for my next big project. In the meantime I have been making more cosies for old jam and pickle jars.

Though I say it myself I am quite pleased with these. Super chunky yarn on chunky needles worked in garter stitch. You may recognise the yarn from the toy basket I made a couple of months ago.

So great way of using up old bits of yarn and I should have the tidiest desk in town with all of the desk tidies I have been making but sadly it just looks cluttered with desk tidies πŸ˜‚

Anyway I have decided I need something to get my teeth (or needles) into so I am going to start a blanket for Lucia the camper. I’ve got a bag of little balls of DK that was free with magazines so I’m going to use that up. It will be a real mishmash of colours but it will be a great stash buster πŸ˜‹

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

HAPPY BLOG DAY πŸŽ‚

Changing the world one stitch at a time…

I have reached my second blogiversary this weekend. Two years of the trials and tribulations of a yarnophile and would-be hooker.

A huge thank you to everyone for reading my drivel and for all of the advice and support offered over the months, it really is appreciated.

Here’s to another year 🍷🍷🍷

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WINDING UP MAY

Gosh what a lot of rain β˜”β˜”β˜”

I have just read through my May posts as my brain seems to be a bit of a blank as to May mayhem!

On the whole I had quite a productive month and finally finished the cable knit WIP WIP HOORAY! But that means I am on the look out for a new project to get my teeth intoπŸ˜„

I’m still interested in bags and storeage which has been a fun way to improve my stitch knowledge. My efforts have been quite organic as I have been making the shape up as I go along so I only need to concentrate on the stitches – very mindful!

A string thing!

And I am still making woolly covers for jam and pickle jars to turn them into attractive desk tidies πŸ˜‰

Mustard and aubergine repurposed jars!

And my really exciting news I have some of my items are for sale at a local craft hub HS ART 😊

So the new month sees me on the look out for a new project…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘