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Thursday, 28 April 2016


Hi, I have a little helper with me who likes to watch her Knitting Nanna do her knitting.  Especially when the colours are bright.  My grand daughter is giving the green acrylic yarn a close up inspection and I think she approves.

I have only been concentrating on one project at the moment and that is designing yet another Regia Sock Yarn blanket out of my leftovers from the Memories Blanket.  It is going well and I am pleased with the results but am finding I have less time to knit because of work and life getting in the way.  Here is a photo of what it looks like at the moment..

However, saying that it is a good thing to have one project on the go and whilst knitting plain garter stitch, my mind tends to think of other things I want to start.  I have just ordered a book called Crochet Mandalas from WHSmith and that will be here soon which I am excited about.  I have a lot of acrylic yarn leftovers and balls of bright colours not started on so that is a future idea.  Here is a picture of just a tiny but of it..

I actually tried to work out how long I have been knitting and crocheting and it works out about 25 - 30 years of crochet and about 25 years of knitting.  I can remember when my cross stitch addiction started back in the early 90s when my eldest son was a young toddler and I had a few sleepless nights with him having whooping cough.  Much to say I got addicted and then carried on with it right through my second son being born.  

I also remember back in the late 90s I got into patchwork quilts and that hooked me for a very long time, making pram quilts, snuggle quilts for my boys, and then I wanted to make a hexagon quilt all by hand (I was absolutely crazy) but I did it.  I remember putting it in the loft when it was 3/4 of the way finished and then about 8 years later, I got it out of the loft and finished it.  I thoroughly enjoyed doing it and will probably go back to patchwork when I have a bit more time.

Today, I was up early as usual and spent about half an hour knitting in the quiet surroundings of my front room waiting for the time to leave for work.  I am still walking 2 miles to work and 2 miles back which absolutely kills my feet. 

I have been in a lot of pain with my feet the past few months and it is getting worse, it is mainly because of having two verucas, one on each food and it is like walking on a stone all the time.  In fact it has got so painful that I have had tears in my eyes at the inability to walk properly so I have made an appointment at the chiropodist for tomorrow and hopefully, it will do the trick.  Will flipping hurt but if it works, then it is worth the £55.

Oh well, I am off to watch a podcast in bed and do a bit more knitting.  I will leave you with a photo of Tinkerbell.  She is my Mother in laws dog and she is so cute...


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Designing is not easy..Regia Mini Comfort Blanket

I have just spent the last 3 hours of my Sunday to finish writing the pattern for my latest design and it took another hour to upload it to my ravelry store.

I was writing the pattern and taking photos as I was making the project but it still takes a lot of time to edit things, tweak it a bit here and there and then to finally agree with myself of course, that it is ready.  Here is a photo of the Regia Mini Comfort Blanket that Frank took in the garden this afternoon.

It was a bright, warm and sunny day until about 5pm and then the heavens have opened and we have had rain on and off.  It is now nearly 9pm and I am knackered.  I worked yesterday (Saturday) and it does not feel like a restful day today.

I do hope we get a better week this coming week!