Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Still here!

Wow, long time since I last blogged!
Let me think, have I finished Silver Belle....of course not. She is nearly there, I am on the button bands, but while it's the summer, I feel I won't wear her, so I am fully intending to finish her for the winter. THIS WINTER!!!!!
I have restarted my Babette. We had our kitchen walls knocked down to make a really open plan space and the kitchen is all refitted. We have purple glass splashbacks and I decided we needed a purple velvet small sofa for the kitchen space. And every sofa needs a blankie. So I decided to start a new Babette in purpley colours. It's using Special Stylecraft DK which is ahem, totally acrylic, but lovely to crochet with and feels soft.
Other than that, not much knitty news. The ripple afghan is ongoing, and so are about 5 other project.
Lily is off to Warwick University in October, so I need to get it finished for her to take!
I am off to the South of France tomorrow and of course Babette will be coming with me.
Hopefully I will be back soon with some finished pictures!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter and Silver Belle progress report

I'm still ploughing on with my silver belle, although I have had a small yarn disaster. I thought I had bought enough for the whole thing, but ran out. Sod's law, it has been discontinued and so I bought some from a kind bod on Ravelry and am now waiting for an order to come from the States, expensive delivery :(
It seems huge, maybe I ordered for small and knitted large, who knows.
But here it is so far, the peplum at the bottom is s-l-o-w-l-y growing and getting longer, but man, is it SLOW.
Happy Easter.
Having given all things delish up, I am eating only desserts today!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hellooooo Out There!

OMG where does the time go? I cannot believe we're already into March and nearly April, and before we know it, it will be the summer again! I can't wait.
Lily has turned 18, and I finally finished Breezy, all but for the beads, and I am cracking on again with Silver Belle! I finally worked out the part of the pattern that really had me foxed, but we're off again. The only thing is, I don't know that my yarn will reach the end, and it's such a long time since I started it, will anyone still stock it?????
I'll go til it's finished and then see what my options are.
I hope you're all ok out there in Blogland.
I do come by and read your news when I get thee chance, but I need to be better at prioritising my time. Resolution number 294758554585859595!!!!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

So, it's here! 2010.
I worked out I've been through 6 different decades at the age of 44- the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and now the tenties! How funny!
Our Christmas was lovely, and full of noise, mess and family. My house is still a total tip, but I am resigned to it staying that way until the tree goes out tomorrow.
Our New Year was spent with friends at the local pub where my knees are still in pain from dancing (as there was nowhere to sit) for 5 hours! And today we had the traditional New Year's Day walk followed by a drink in the pub and cheesy chips and hot nuts. Lovely!
I feel like 2010 sounds soooo lovely and balanced and happy. I hope your 2010 is filled with love and laughter and a whole lot of happiness.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Still here! (Somewhere!)

Hi Everyone
Wow, it seems like an age since I was here, and every day I think I must come here and then the day goes and I lay in my bed thinking of all the things I wanted to do and didn't make the time for. So tonight, instead of going to bed, here I am, having just painted my radiators, which is another job keeping me awake at night!
What is it about Christmas coming that makes us want to get everything done, even if it hasn't been right all year? It's crazy, but I think we're all the same.
Please say we are, just so I don't feel like the men in the white coats are waiting around the corner for me!!!!

On the knitting front, I have been plodding on with Breezy, and on the crochet front, I have been very busy. Small Summer Squares Blanket is now finished and in use, and I have made some little birds as christmas gifts, which I will share with you after christmas, just in case any of my nosey friends are reading this!

On the Silver Belle front, all has gone to pot a bit, as I tried and tried to decipher the peplum pattern and failed miserably. I am intending to try again when I have more time but in the meantime it is relegated to the bag where it seems to have spent the majority of it's sorry life!

I have also started a tapestry, but OMG, that is SLOWGOING!!!!!! Very frustrating for me, I have to say.

Well, I hope you are all happy and ready for christmas and I shall check in, hopefully with some pictures, before the big day!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Silver Belle back on!

I said I had new found love for her, and here she is so far!
Both sleeves are now completed and the front of the top half, and just the peplum to go. I need to cast on 480 sts for it, so appreciate my procrastination!!!!! However, I intend to start tonight.

Other news, we're having a bit of an Indian summer here and so my tomatoes are finally going red. I've been blackberry picking and made some sorbet, with sweetener, so pretty much zero points which is a bonus!

I'll keep you posted on the progress of my Silver Belle!
.Stacey...be prepared to be amazed!!!!!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

My August!

Happy September to you all!
Just a few pictures of my fab August, spending time with my sisters, holidays in France, road trip to Cheshire, days on the beach and more!

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