Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Quick ufo update

I judi looked at my list again, and I've completed a few ufos. No pictures today because I'm about to fall asleep, but I wanted to record the details.

I finished Kim's hat, which I've already blogged about (and if I was more awake I'd add a link to, but it's only something like the post before this one or something), and yesterday I finally finished knitting Sam's gloves, with all the weaving in and stuff done today. I'll post them as soon as I have money, but I'll get photos first.

I've frogged the orange lace vest, so that counts as finishing it I've decided. I've also finished the front of the Jo Sharpe cushion. Don't quite have enough wool to do the back but I can get more, again when I've been paid. I know they don't have a huge turn over of this wool, so I'll be able to match dye lots. I would love to make a jumper out of the stuff but no chance. Too expensive. Oh well.

So that's two finished projects, one frogged, and one stopped due to lack of wool. Yay.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Warming the extremities

I've finished one of Sam's gloves but, like a complete tit, I didn't make a note of what I did. I was using Ann Budd's multi sized glove pattern and it talks about knitting a certain length. That's fine for one glove but I can never seem to get things to match if I do that for the second glove. I end up measuring differently some how. So I had to count rows and I just never got around to it. Typical huh!

I did most of the first glove at knitting group two Mondays ago, bit because I'd not bothered to figure out the pattern for the next glove in time for knitting group last Monday (and I'd managed to misplace the glove so I couldn't figure it out!), I ended up bringing a whole bunch of needles and baby patterns with the plan of picking a pattern at the club.

I ended up knitting one of Ysolda's tiny little shoes in cream. Yet again she has made a fun pattern, and I got the thing finished in a couple of hours. When I got home I wove on the ends and added the cutest little cup cake button (and I'm ignoring what Sam said the button looked like!) and one shoe was done. Woot!

On Wednesday I did the other little shoe as Da and I drove to the tip and back. Then I finished it off and today I washed them both (of course!) and dried them, and hopefully tomorrow I can post them to my cousin's new baby.

Aren't they just adorable? I'm blaming the pattern for that! So cute. I LOVE baby shoes.

Then tonight, unable to sleep, I finally got Sam's glove pattern sorted, so I still start on that tomorrow hopefully, or at least I'll have it to do at knitting group. So far so good with the resolution hey! Wonders may never cease.

Oh, speaking of the resolution and my list, I've frogged the orange baby vest. I'm going to do something else with that wool. Not sure what yet, so does it still count as a UFO or can I cross it off my list? Advice please?

Edited to add: Since first drafting this post and actually posting it, I started Sam's glove, stuffed it up because i didn't have a row counter and I was watching Midsommer Murders so I forgot when I was meant to be increasing, pulled it undone, and have started again. I don't know if I'll get much of a chance to do anything with it tomorrow but I'll probably get it finished on Monday night at the Knitting group. Fingers crossed!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Kim's Hats

I mentioned in an earlier post that I have been making hats for my friend Kim and I really needed to blog about it. So today I'm going to do just that. I'm proud of them, and what is a blog if not for gratuitous self promotion right?

Sunday, 1 January 2012


This may end up depressing me, but I've decided to make a list of all my knitting UFOs.

I read somewhere that somebody (probably lots of people actually) decided they wouldn't start anything new until they'd finished ALL their UFOs. Now personally i think that is a bit extreme, but I want to make a damn good go at it. So I think what I'll do is say I can't start anything new until I've finished a UFO. Of course, that could mean my list just gets longer and longer, but I don't HAVE to start a new thing, I just have to finish an old one. Does that follow? Hmmm.

Anyway, now for the truly scary part. Listing everything.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Crackers

I have this theory that next year I'm going to try to post regularly, at least twice a month (not as regularly as some people, I know, but better than I've been lately!). I certainly do enough stuff, and when we move into our new house and I have a craft room (well, MUM and I have a craft room) then I'll even have the space to do stuff! If I do stuff then I should blog about it, right?

At least that's the theory.

Another thing I want to do next year is stop being a 'gunner'. You know the sort. They say they're gonna do this, and they're gonna do that! I could just stop saying I'll do stuff, but I think it would be better if I actually followed through. And I can hear a certain friend in PK telling me that YES, following through would be good. I promise I'll make your Marvin and finish your gloves soon Sam. PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE

Unless of course I get sidetracked by something new and shiny!


Anyway, enough about that. New Year's Resolutions can be discussed later. Today I wanna show off the Christmas Crackers I've made.

Thursday, 30 June 2011


Oh man! It's been almost a year since I last posted here. That's scary. How rubbish and slack of me.

Ok. So first of all, an update on what I have been doing. I no longer live in Scotland (better update my profile, it still says I live in Leith). I've moved back to Australia and am now living in a small town called Temora. It's lovely, and I'm having fun, but I miss late night shopping and long daylight hours, although I don't miss the cold and the constant arthritis.

Craft wise I've done a fair few things since I've been back, and I will try to fill you in on a few of them now. I just need to figure out what I have photos for. Because after all, that's why you're here right? For the craft stuff? So let's search through the pictures.

Side Slip Cloche
So I'm not a massive fan of this photo, but I only have two photos of this hat, and the other one is so feral. I made this in January. I had a plan that I wanted to try and make something new each month, using wool and a pattern I already have. I managed three months of it but then I had to make things for my nephew and niece who were cold (joys of living in Tasmania) so that hasn't worked out.

Anyway, this is from a book called Boutique knits and the pattern is actually the one on the cover. I'm not sure if it looks as good as the one in the book, but I'm really happy with it and it keeps my ears warm, which is what a hat really needs to do, right?

So now, on to other things.

Sarah's cardigan
I used to work with a guy called Simon. He's the I.T guy for the company I worked for in Scotland. He was based in Liverpool but we got along great guns. Just before I went home he and his lovely wife Michelle paid for me to come down to visit them for a weekend, which was awesome. I had a blast, but the best bit had to be when they were driving me back to the trainstation and they told me that Michelle was pregnant. They had been trying for a while and had only found out that morning. I was the first person they told, boy did I feel honoured! So of course I had to knit the baby something. I made a cardigan. It was my March project (I'll show you the Feb one later, I need to hunt down the photos).

(Sorry about the weird small photo - I thought I'd fixed that, but I'll do it when I'm not so bloody tired).

I was quite thrilled with the result, but I don't want to look too closely at it, because of course I'll find mistakes. Thankfully the cardigan is now in Liverpool, so I don't have to worry about it. I've seen a photo of the darling little girl, Sarah, wearing it, and she looks so gosh darn cute! Can't wait to meet her in October!

Daniel's koala

Do you remember the flower toy I made for a friend's son? Well I have made this for him as well. It's a koala from a British book, but it's made from Australian alpaca wool, from the alpacas of my neice's maternal grandparents, and also the alpacas of a friend of my mum's. I hope Daniel approves. I made this a while ago, but of course I still haven't sent it. But I will get there.

Apple Cake
Finally, I made this apple cake a couple of months ago and damn was it good! I should make it again. It was just sooooo delicious, even if I do say so myself! It was on a free recipe card at the local supermarket and it's now been copied into my cookbook.

Right, that's about everything for now. I'll write more later (I promise!). But now, having taught kindergarten for three days this week (I'm doing relief teaching), I am absolutely exhausted. So I'm going to go have a shower and go to bed. Ta Ta for now!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Catch a Ride on a Blog Train - Garden Party

Oh wow, this is so exciting. My very first blog train! For those of you that don't know me, welcome to my blog. I use this as an incentive to finish all the projects I have started. Not just digiscrapping but knitting, paper craft, sewing and random other things. Feel free to have a look around.

For those of you that know me but don't know about blog trains - the idea is that a group of designers have a common palette and they create digiscrap supplies with that palette. The plan is that as you head around to all the different 'stops' you can collect a huge kit that all matches. This time there were actually a number of palettes, because the theme is Garden Party, and there are lots of colours in the garden, so therefore there are lots of colours in the kit. I just picked three colours to work with though.

Here's my preview:
Garden Party Preview

And here's a page I made up with the kit, using a template from Kelly Jo's Scraps
Isn't Megan just the prettiest! Gotta love her.

To download my part, click here and get it from 4 shared.

Ok. so now that you've seen my bit, go have a look at the other stops on the train. I'm the first one (because I call my digiscrapping stuff 'Relliurad Supplies'. Long story).

Badgirlz Stuff
Best Kept Memories
Kez Creates
Designs By: Kelly
CU Freebies
Karen's Scraps & Graphics

If any of the links don't work, let me know. I may have coded them wrong.

Oh this is so exciting! :D *squeals like a complete girl!*