Monday, 13 July 2015

Things,,,,,

Hi All,, been a while since my last post. Life gets in the way,, and working doesn't help.
Dh and I have had a little holiday to Wales,, up near Llandudno. The day we visited Llandudno, we had a cable car ride to the top of the Great Orme. Lovely!

Once again,, not much creating,,
Not sure if I have shown this before,, I made it for my boss lady at work, for her birthday. She loves it and uses it for her make up.
Still spindle spinning my green Corriedale,,,,, trying to do a little every day.
This is yarn that I have handspun on my wheel. Not sure what I will make with it yet.

I don't seem to have the oomph for blog writing at the moment,,, so I will take a break and hopefully be back in September.
If any one is on Instagram,,, I am cazsixtythree.
     
                                      THANKS FOR READING! Xxx

Monday, 8 June 2015

Hobbies

It's a shame that I need to work as I have so many things of what I want to do,, there never seems enough time to do them.....
As in my last post, I showed a drop spindle for spinning,,,,, just look to what I have graduated to,,,,,
A lovely Ashford traditional wheel, I have named her Betty. And the chair that I use, I have called Margaret,,, both named after my mum,,, Just Because. I think I am getting the hang of using Betty.

I think I am a little addicted to sock knitting,, I have another pair on the go!

 50 scrappy 6.5 inch blocks have been made, some are swonky stars, others are crazy, (a bit like me).
There was an open day recently at the John Arbon Textiles mill in Devon, and I came away with some fibre for spinning and some yarn.

And finally,, my Home is where the heart is hanging,, just have to put a back on to it, and bind it.
                                             
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Friday, 8 May 2015

Things,,,,,,

I seem to be losing my oomph to write my blog,,, as I am on Instagram as cazsixtythree. A friend introduced me to it,, and now I am hooked!


I went to Wonderwool Wales at the end of April,,, and bought a few goodies,, including a drop spindle and fibre,,, I'm learning to spin yarn!!
Early days!
The packet with the multi-colour skein in it is for socks, and comes with a 9 inch circular needle,,,,, never used one that small before.

I made a one hour basket,,, nifty,,,, so I thought I'd make another one,,,

And finally,,, another pair of socks,, Sirdar Heart and Sole yarn,,,,


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Monday, 20 April 2015

Knitting and Making

Nearly a third of the way through the year already,, time flies when you're having fun!
I finished DH's socks,,,, he has got UK size 11 feet!

The colour is more correct in the lower picture.

I have made a Sewtogether bag, by Sewdemented,,

A great pattern,, easier than I thought.

 The magazine was bought for the project on the front, Home is Where the Heart is wallhanging. And the fabric was a Laura Ashley bargain.
I have started a cardigan, the February Lady Sweater from Ravelry,, top down and seamless.

                                                    Thanks for reading,,,,, XxX

Saturday, 21 March 2015

One day in March,,,

One day in March I celebrate my birthday,, and I like to go to new places. This year we went to Bristol,, where we have been many times before,,, to see the SS Great Britain. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.


 At first glance before I got through the gate I thought this man was real!!!!

This is the Ships' cat!

 Third class sleeping quarters,,,, cramped but sufficient!

This chap was happy in his work,, he was singing!! And keeping an eye on the rats!!




Accommodation getting better,,,the monkey was enjoying himself!!


 This was the view of the Ship in the dry dock. Brilliant how it is done,, because from up top, it looks like it is in water.
Any one remember Rosie and Jim,,, spotted these two on board a boat moored on the wharf,


And one last picture,,
of a yummy cake in a coffee shop in Sherborne, Dorset.

Not much crafting, yet again,, but I am knitting a pair of socks for my DH,, size 11 feet!!
And I am on Instagram,, if any one wants to follow me I am on there as cazsixtythree.

I am going to Wonderwool in Wales at the end of next month and really looking forward to it.

Thanks for reading and leaving comments.

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Hello!

Hello to my readers,,, not much creating happening at the moment,, hence no blog posts for a while. 
I have a few things to show off though,, I finished my Hitch 4,,,

Knit in the same yarn as my hat, a few posts back.

Yarn I bought from Sara's Texture Crafts when I visited the Crafts4Crafters show at Westpoint in January.
 Wound, by hand, in to a centre pull 'ball'. More like an ostrich egg!!

And some yarn that I just had to give a new home to.....
I have finished my Kongo Latte socks,,
Very near to a matching pair,,,, really pleased with these.

Not sure when my next post will be,, my oomph has abandoned me,, again! I do hope to find it soon!
Thank you for reading, and leaving comments.
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

A quick one,,

This post is not going to a picture heavy one,, I haven't taken any pictures lately.
Jill@emerald cottage,,, please email me, my email is under 'view profile', your snail mail address so I can send you the cross-stitch kit.
My blanket has come to a stop again,, gone wonky somewhere,,, again! I must have increased somewhere. The wonky edge is the changing colour edge this time.

I also finished by Hitch 4 scarf, photo next time, as it has to be blocked and with the weather being rather cold at the moment, it can wait.
I am going to the Crafts4Crafters show at Westpoint next Saturday,,, so hopefully my next post will be full of photos.
                                          XxX