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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Year of Projects - week 12

The List.

Cushion Corner min 2



1. Blooming Flower Cushion, Attic24 completed 10th July


2. 9 square cushion started 16th July



Sock Drawer min 3



1. Honey - badger socks started 10th July

50% finished

Jumpers/ Cardigans min 1



1. Shalom Cardigan



Toy's min 2



1. Clarence the Cat



Blanket's min 1



1. Sock yarn blanket



Bag's min 1



Draw string bag, sewing.



Christmas



1. Cross Stitch Christmas Card
crossed off as no way can I do this in time this year

Top Secret Swap

1. Item of somesort will update when swap completed

Baby

1. Baby Booties

Hi folks,

Well I have not blogged for a couple of weeks as really did not have much to show progress wise. But I have now finished one of my honey-badger socks :) Ok so to be honest I am not happy with it. My shaping is odd. I must have gone wrong and I did sort of  make it up at the end. Nothing to do with the pattern but very much me trying to read a pattern and following it properly.

I did a sample swatch and went down to 2mm needles, learning curve I think I should have just stuck to what the pattern said to use needle size wise because it is a little snug. I also think I should have knitted the larger version but I did do sizing between medium and small as I got lost. Note to self take note of where I am and what scale I am using.

So without further ado dear readers here it is.








I do like the pattern of it, very much. I also like the wear of it, feel of it. You can see in the bottom photo's what the colour is really like, a lovely purple.

Ok so I have to wait before I make the matching sock for now. Reason being is because a cousin of ours has just had a baby girl called Margot Lauren. So I am adding this to my list.saartjes-bootees I have made these time and again for any baby girls who arrive in our family, it's getting to be a bit of a tradition. So anyway I am casting these on today so when we pop and visit in a few weeks I can give them to our new mummy Ruby and her new baby girl Margot, what a beautiful name xx

I am also taking part in a christmas swap hosted on Ravelry. I have to make an item. I have decided what to make but as top secret you will find out what when swap is done and dusted. My swap partner has made me smile as she does not like purple and it is my all time favourite at the moment lol. So in the next few weeks will be getting started on this.

Right I am going to update you on our camping trip last week. I am very proud of myself as I conquered Helvellyn, I actually did striding edge. It was scary, it felt like rock climbing to me in fact it was. I did not come down swirral's edge as my legs were jelly and it was enough having made it to the top. We took a nice easier route back down.

We started in Patterdale, Lake District and ended at Glenridding, a good 10 mile walk. We camped at Gillside farm which has a great butty van for breakfast baps. Here are my photo's which no where near capture the beauty of this place.
































Right I am off, have a lovely week and thank you for reading xxxxxxxxxxLeah xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Year of projects year 6 - wk 10

Morning dear readers,

This is my progress so far on my socks. I have almost got to the toe part yipeee.

I have not been able to put them down in my quest to finish them.

I have ordered various sized needles to get the right gauge for my shalom cardi

The pattern calls for size 7 but I definately need to go up one or two.

I have decided to add this to my list a key ring, a top secret key ring as going to include this in eldest's christmas stocking. She has a thing for collecting key rings at the minute so it would be a perfect addition to her collection.

Lastly I am going to share our final holiday photo's with you.

This was our boat excursion on Lake Windermere from Lakeside to Bowness.












Just so lovely and such fabulous memories...


















Epic, is the word to describe the Lake District.

Next week hubby and me are off camping again with a possibilty of climbing a mountain. Weather dependent. See you next week and thank for reading xxxxxxxxxxxx Leah