Sunday, June 22, 2014


Bear - no face

Bear - finished
Now to explain what I have been up to lately is simple.  I have been having a little bit of fun with my knitting.

The bear that you see is something that I started last night and finished this afternoon while sitting on our balcony.  The pattern was very simple and I really enjoyed working on it.  I did most of the knitting last night except for the legs and today I sewed him all together.

Now, I have to admit that I kept laughing as I was working on him because even before his face was done I thought he had a personality.  He wasn't being very cooperative at some points so that is why his tummy is off center.

I bought this pattern book yesterday because I figured that I would eventually make a couple of the patterns out of it.  There are patterns for a pig, cat, duck, squirrel, dog, bear and something else.  All of the patterns are very quick to make up so I will probably be making some more of these later on.

This project was worked on when I was suppose to be working on an assignment for school.  Now I am going to go and work on the assignment and get it out of the way.

The bear is going to watch over me to ensure that I do the assignment instead of working on another craft project.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


One completed dishcloth
I have to admit that I really haven't been doing a lot of crafting lately and I hope that it changes now.

One project that I did over the weekend and finished yesterday was to sew the ends in on a bunch of dishcloths that I had made and left the ends to be tucked in.

After getting that pile done I found a part ball of handicrafter cotton so I sat down and worked on finishing up the ball of yarn.  This resulted in two more dishcloths being made yesterday.  The good news is the ball of yarn is finished and the ends are sewn in on the last two dishcloths.

The pile of dishcloths
Now the challenge is to find a home for all of these dishcloths because I do have more cotton around that can be used for the dishcloths.  This is a project that I like working on sometimes because the dishcloth doesn't really take long to complete and I have something to show for the time I have spent sitting.  At least right now I won't be working on any more dishcloths because the yarn is out of reach so maybe that is a good thing right now.

My cross-stitch projects have been sitting lately without a lot of work on them so hope to start working on them again really soon.  I have been trying to get a little more organized so that is why projects like the dishcloths are being done.  It is amazing what you can find almost done when you start organizing.

Time to get some work done so that this evening I can work on another craft project and see what I can accomplish.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Time to show

mystery stitching
 So I can finally show you what I have been working on for the last little while.  It has been a lot of fun working on both of these projects and last night there were given to someone.

The first one is a shawl that actually won't be given to the person it was made for until Friday but I can now show it as the person currently isn't on the internet too much.  Also I don't think this person reads my blog so that is also another reason why I can show it.

Shawl - completed
This shawl was a lot of fun to work on as I used fine yarn with sequins on it.  The final shawl is bigger than the pattern originally called for because I wanted it bigger.  The pattern was one that I got this spring at Knitter's Frolic so have now used one of the patterns from there.  The shawl has a button hole or loop made right into the shawl so that you can slide the other side of the shawl into it to keep it in place.

I hope that the person will enjoy it as I really enjoyed making it over the last month.

diagonal scarf - completed
Now the second item was received by the person last night and she was very excited when she got it.  I loved working on this scarf as it was simple garter stitch but increasing at one end of a row and decreasing at the other end made the scarf end up on a diagonal.  This project was quick to make up as the pattern said it would take 10 hours to do and I think I did it in just around 9 hours.  I have already started another scarf like this as I love how quick they work up and they are something that I can work on a bit at a time.  I also was able to get more of this yarn so have a couple of different scarves on the go right now.

I have also got back to working on my cross-stitch so that is making me feel good.  I hadn't really worked on any of those projects for almost a month so glad I was able to get back to working on them over the last couple of days.  Now to see how much of those I can get done over the next little while.  The update on the cross-stitch will be another post once I have something to really show.

Now it is time to get some work done so tonight I can spend relaxing and working on a project.

Monday, June 2, 2014


Mystery project
I decided that I would show you a little bit of the project that I have been working on over the last little while.  Yes it is knitting and the yarn is really nice to work with.  The yarn actually has sequins on it so it makes it interesting to work with.

I am still working on getting this project finished early this month and then I will be able to show you the picture of it once I deliver it.  The colour isn't as blue as the picture shows as the colour says is aquamarine.  The project is taking me longer to complete than I anticipated but at least I am seeing that I am getting closer to the end now.

Addi Interchangeable set
Now the one thing that I can show you and that is the new addition to my crafting tools.  On Saturday my DH decided that after listening to me for a while saying how much I wanted Addi Interchangeable needles got them for me.  Yes they are very nice and shiny and if you look closely you will notice a space where some of the needles go.  I have already started using them because I just needed to try them out.

It is taking me some time to knit without tucking a straight needle under my right arm but am enjoying using the Addi needles.  I have had some addi's before so I knew how nice they are to work with so now I can't say I don't have the right size circular needle for a project at least from 3.5mm to 10mm.  Well I may say I don't have the needles available as they are on another project or the cables are all used up. 

Now it's time for me to finish up a bit of work this morning and then I will see what I work on.  The mystery project is calling me which is great.  Let's see when it's completed.