Saturday, 17 October 2009

Summer Knitting

Well it seems that it is an age since I posted any finished objects. Mainly because when I've had the chance to sit I've tended to knit rather than make the effort to blog. Anyway here is an update of my summer knitting.
Finished Shawl
This is the shawl I made for DH's mentor. It's not a great picture I really should have made the effort to get one of it being worn.
Shawl Edge Detail
Shawl Detail
Here is a bit of detail though.
Soap Bags Finished
I made little soap in a bag gifts for the kids teachers.
Circle Socks
Circle Socks Detail
These are my circle socks, again in Fyberspates yarn.
Sparkle Socks
Sparkle socks made is Fyberspates sparkle yarn. These are boot socks so the sparkle will cheer me up on dull Febuary mornings when I'm off on the school run.
Infinity Bag Felted.
Still with Fyberspates yarn, I brought five balls at Woolfest to make the Infinity Bag and over the summer it finally got done. I'm really very pleased with it, it is huge and will hold my chunky blanket project nicely when I finally get it cast on.
Bumpy Bananas
Bumpy Bananas Detail 2
Back to Babylonglegs yarn here are my Bumpy Bananas. Boot socks again for the winter I am really pleased with them, in part cos I pretty much put the pattern together myself.
Baby Bananas 1
And I love the Blue Banana yarn so much that I did these baby socks in it for a striped KAL on one of the Rav groups I'm a member of.
Baktus Beads
And here is my Baktus, the yarn was dyed by Babylonglegs for my birthday and there is a matching skien for me to make a hat from so I will have a matching set in the winter, very smart.

I think that about covers it, there are a few other bits but they havn't been photo'd yet and as they are presents for someone I will keep them secret for a bit longer.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Back in Blogland!

I seem to have had a summer off blogging which although not entirely planned hasn't been a bad thing. We just spent loads of time together as a family just hanging out. After all the hard work of last year, DH's teacher training, DS1's first year at school and my running the home more or less single handedly for a lot of the time it was good to just crash out and not do much of anything.

We had some really good days out including a trip to Drayton Manor including Thomasland. There are loads of pictures here if you fancy a peek. Far too many to put on the blog. Given the weather we've had over the summer we did really well with our day out. Mind the heavens opened just as we left and by the time we had crossed the disabled cark park we were all literaly soaked to the skin. Our clothes were dripping!

DD did an art course at the local gallery which she really enjoyed, I had a good time too as I waited for her in the cafe and sat knitting and drinking coffee in peace for a couple of hours each morning.

DS1 did another football course (he does them at just about every holiday), this one was for a full week 9:00 till 3:15 every morning and he was shattered by the end of the week. He had loads of fun as ever and made his Mama proud by getting a medal for his brilliant attitude, trying hard and helping out.

We also had a week away staying in Maltb-le-Marsh as the same farm we stayed on last year. This year we had the most gorgeous cottage for the week and as the site is so nice we spent quite a bit of time just chilling out and not doing much at all. We had long walks on the beaches and a couple of trips out. Again too many photos for here (in other words I couldn't decide which ones to post) so they are here if you want to look see.

Our other highlight of the holiday has to be of course the arrival of DH's teaching certificate. He is now officially a Newly Qualified Teacher. He has a year 2 class in one of the local towns and is doing really well.

I have of course done loads of knitting over the summer so I will hopefully be back soon with pics of the finished objects.