Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Post, post, post

Today has been a great day for post!! Two international parcels and one local. The local one was actually for DD, but great post. It was the book where her poem has been published! She was excited when she first found out it was going to be published, but her face when she got the book today and saw it in the book was priceless. Then there were the things for me, one BIG box of yarn all the way from America, thank you so much, you know who you are. And perfect colours for something I want to make for DD's room, too. And there was a skein of Sugar n Creme which I have only seen pictures of and now finally get to try out and the set of crochet hooks for DD which she will test when she is home again. Then there was the envelope all the way from South Africa, from the bestest sister. 15, yes that's right, 15 stitch markers from her etsy stock. Now, to find the projects to use them with. I have been really blessed with stitch and row markers this year, I think that means I should get some more WIP instead of WIM? ;)

Friday, 21 March 2008

Doesn't look like much

Well, I have been making things this week, just can't show too much of it. I am still plodding along with things for my Secret Pal, but will be finished soon. I have to have it in the post by the 1st of April. Once she has her reveal package, I will post the pictures. Well, for the things I can post, there is a banana bread (hit with the children, so might do that again) normal white bread (need to get some brown bread or whole meal flour) and the baby cardigan I made. It is very straightforward, all dc and then knitted ribs.
First day of the Easter holidays yesterday, DD was out the whole day with friends and I suspect that will be the routine for most of the holidays. I am still waiting for the sleep over questions, but not YET. Well, if she is busy with friends, I guess that leaves me more time for my own things, right? Now, just to get some way of cooking and cleaning that I can crochet at the same time. ;)

Friday, 14 March 2008

Stitch markers

I just have to tell everyone about my sister in South Africa who makes stitch markers. She has just put her first few up in her etsy shop and I can't wait to get mine. She only started making them a couple of weeks ago and I really like what she has made. ;)

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

New things, more yarn

Well, the other day I was browsing through Ravelry I came across a group called "Thrifty Knitters". I was curious and had a look and came across a section about taking apart sweater/jumpers/jerseys and reclaiming the yarn to use. Me, being a little bit thrifty, decided to have a go. well, I am very impressed with myself. I found 3 100% cotton items (one sweater and 2 cardigans) at charity shops and bought them. I washed them and then started taking apart. I forgot to take a picture of the first cardigan. It was a bolero style one with a big pink button in the front (very pretty and I am going to find a use for it on a bag or something) and made from a lovely soft fluffy type of cotton. I took it apart (using tutorials I found in"The Thrifty Knitters") and I have a few skeins of lovely yarn to make something with. I was so excited that it had been so easy that I couldn't wait to try the next one, but I had to wait overnight for it to dry. Well, this morning I started and it was also easy. I did remember to take before and after shots this time. It is blue and white and when unravelling I found that there were two strands of each colour. Now, I just need to decide what to make with them. I will post about that once I have made something. After doing the wpi test I found out that both lots are a DK weight, my favourite, so I shouldn't have any problems at all making something with them.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Thank you, Secret Pal

I have to say a HUGE thank you to my secret pal over at Crochetville. She sent me lovely stitch and row markers and I love them. They came just in time too, for a project I was working on. Here are the pictures of the markers when I first received them and also pictures of them in use. Thank you again, Calico Ann. ;)

I have made some things for my SP, but I can't put the pictures up yet. You will have to wait until after she has received her package to see what has been made for her.