Check out my Finished Items on the second page

Friday, March 05, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Brave or Stupid?

This is Under the Hoodie  from Stitch 'n Bitch Handbook

It's been finished twice now!! and once again it is going in for surgery! The first time I finished it I thought it was too short, so I cut it above the rib, and knit downwards, 1 inch on the front and 2 inches (1 inch short-rowed to give a shirt tail) on the back. - Lovely I thought!!  NO! when I put it on to wear at the weekend and actually looked at myself properly in the mirror (not something I do often) I decided that the stripe across the middle was too narrow....... So, in we go for open heart surgery!!!!

I've undone a row a the bottom of the stripe - I am hoping that I can knit downwards without it noticing (The jumper was originally knit bottom up) so that I can graft in the darker colour as it will be less likely to notice!

Wish me luck!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Who Knew?

Just boiled a bacon joint in 12 minutes in the pressure cooker! - Chicken & HAM pie tonight then! ;)

(I am also quite excited to find out that while i've not been blogging there have been changes afoot at blogger hq and we can now have pages and all sorts......... *wanders off wondering what different pages she can have - just for fun*)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Where have you been?

Well Ok that's not fair as it's me that's been AWOL!  I just got bored of writing the same things and life seemed to be moving in repetitive cycles for a while there - well I suppose it always does doesn't it. I just need to find a new angle for it.

Anyway, the chicks are all grown up now, 3 hens and a cockerel. The hens are laying already so they are finally making me a few pounds! - or at least paying for themselves.

Spot is adorable as ever, getting a little slower in her dotage (not necessarily a bad thing), but still lovely and with a character all of her own!

Knitting has been continuing as ever, hats, gloves, socks and a jumper or two!

And there's been a bit of work, but the less said about that the better.

It feels like spring will be here soon, the temperature seems to be rising a little, although it's still raining at every available opportunity.  And as ever, February has heralded the Race for Life events. I've signed up and there's a widget in the sidebar there for anyone who wants to sponsor, but this year I have a few other ideas up my sleeve, so keep tuning in here for details.

I hope you're all well and haven't had too wet and snowy a winter, I'll be back here soon - Honest!