Sunday, November 23, 2008

More wool stuff

I have been making cards, and entering the challenges on the forum...but this weekend I made egg cosies. It was a pattern in Quick and Crafty earlier on the year - I stumbled across it Friday night and have been busy whilst travelling to and from Taunton this weekend, and also whilst I was there!

I wonder if they will be the sort of thing people will like? I thoguht I would put them on Ampthill Country Market Stall for Christmas 'stocking fillers'

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fingerless Gloves/Wrist Warmers

A friend of mine has been making these so I searched around the internet to see what was about - every pattern I looked at seemed to be knitted in the round - which I have not ventured into! So after visiting lots of places I decided to cast on 32 stitches on 5mm needles using odd bits of double knitting wool I had lying around, as you can see I didn;t have much of anything. Well apart from loads of navy blue - which was very dark. I livened it up with a bit of cable on the backs - the thumb holes are just a gap in the seam.

I see that the fluffy wools etc seem to have lost their popularity this year - I love some of the multi coloured wools that are around. I have since found a ball of oatmeal type of colour, so will make another pair!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


What am I like I just seem to do so many other things I forget to up date my blog. So much has happened - half term came and went...we popped down to Bognor for a few days and had a lovely day out in London - did the Science Museum, Covent Garden and had a Pizza. I also left the boys in the Museum and nipped around the V & A - it was a bit of a whistle stop tour, but worth it while I was there, as they def wouldn't have enjoyed it.

We had a lovely firework party on Saturday - although it did finish rather promptly as it started chucking it down - but we had done everything by then so was OK.

This week over at cbc forum H has been hosting a BIG challenge - and it has been great fun - I have been busy making loads.

One thing I made which I forgot all about including paper was this coaster. I bought a jigsaw puzzle from the Hospice stall on Ampthill Market and so turned a piece into coaster. I did back it with some green felt I had in the cupboard.

The other thing that was fun to make and would be great to make with kids was this peg fairy - Maddy has put all of the instructions on how to make this on the forum. So give it a try. Ubfortunately I didn't realise there was a mark in the wood of mine until I dressed her - so she has a big scar down the middle of her face!!!