Monday, 24 March 2014

Spring Photos!

We've been talking about it quite a lot around here lately, and I think an improvement in the weather is becoming a slight fixation of mine - I need to top up on my sunshine! Not that the March weather has been co-operating with this plan. However, the early flowers are starting to bloom, and the Daffodils are working very hard at cheering the place up! 


Friday, 21 March 2014

Happy Accidents

Hiding under a rock... that's where I've been the past few weeks. 
I've sort of been languishing between stages 3 and 4 of 'The Process' for what feels like forever, but in reality has only been a couple of weeks... so in an attempt to banish the dismals, I have created this: 

It was supposed to be a lovely mint green, but my printer has run out of Blue (again) and it came out in a lovely sunny yellow. So I'm taking it as a sign, from my printer with love, to cheer up for goodness sake! 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

February Photos - Finale!

Here is the final installment of my February photos - a little later than scheduled, due to a brief but stressful hospital stay for the small girl (she's fine now!)
I know life is always full of lumps and bumps, but I think I'm ready for some plain sailing, for awhile at least!

1. Unicorn! I've been taking product shots for these guys, and FINALLY listing them in my shop Here! Also, the fabric in the background is of my own design: Spoonflower were doing free samples, so I got one for a laugh. Now I want to make more! 

2. I won a competition! This is the lovely painting by the very clever Lily Reilly of  Petal to Petal which I was lucky enough to win in a facebook competition - I've been a fan of her work for awhile now, so I was delighted to have a piece to hang on my walls - now to find the perfect spot! 

3, 4, & 5 : All these are taken on a day trip we took to Cobh with my Mum before she flew back to NZ. Although it wasn't a perfectly lovely day weather wise, it was still lovely to be by the seaside, and it didn't rain for most of the day! Result! 
Especially considering we'd just had this the day before:  

(I figured out how to make GIFs. There is no stopping me now!) 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Knitting Update - Mittens & Hat!

Winter is nearly finished, so naturally I've finished a few knitting projects that would have aided me in the quest to keep warm over the last few months.

Actually, I finished these mittens a few weeks ago, but I thought I'd share them :)
Aren't they a lovely colour? It's Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in Pollen, which I knit held double
 I started knitting them before I actually chose a pattern to use, just using my wrist to guess how much ribbing to cast on. Once I finished the ribbing I found the Vintage Cable Mittens pattern, which conveniently had the same number of stitches, and used it for the cable pattern, and the thumb size... 

I also improvised the top flap, but I may have to add a crochet edge to the top flap's opening... We'll see! 

Aaand I also made a Hat!
I used The Chunky Feather and Fan pattern, and an Aran weight yarn held double, 6mm Needles... Knitted up so fast I didn't get a chance to take in progress photos! Seriously, two evenings in front of the TV. Boom. No more cold ears.
And it's loose enough that I can wear my hair up under it without it looking TOO strange!

Are you on Ravelry? If so, here are the project links for the Mittens and Hat. My user name is Hollytron, add me! I'd love to see what you've been making!