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I owe you all some photos! πŸ™‚

Some of my hand spun…

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(The same one as above, but hanked)

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Mini skiens from left overs and tests.

And the teepee we built in the garden! πŸ˜€

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Things what I has done in the last 3 weeks

(Sorry, this is a bit picture heavy!!)

Since my last update I have…

…bought yarn…
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…knit yarn…
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…crocheted yarn…
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…eaten doughnuts…
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…made bento lunches…Image

…made hair bows… (Available here)Image

…and got a second cat!
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Isn’t she just precious? She’s called Pepper and her and Stilton really get on well! She’s about a year old, to his 4/5 years, so she’s really active and kitten like and it’s made how lazy Stilton is a lot more obvious!! Hehehe.

I also got a total bargain today in a charity shop at the end of my street. a single bed cover and a cone of yarn for Β£2! Yarn is soaking as it smells a bit like old persons house *blushface* but will be held double to make another magic ball blanket with random odds and ends of acrylic, and the fabric, after it’s washed, will be mashed together with the waist of an old pair of jeans to be a skirt! πŸ˜€ (And probably little matching skirts for The Child and her waldorf doll, Jenna! I’m planning an extensive wardrobe for her for Christmas, not sure how much of it will actually get made though!! )Image

Less than 5 minutes after I soaked the yarn in a huge jug (normally reserved for Pimms, omnomnom.), a few online knitters told me I shouldn’t soak it on the cone as the middle will take forever to dry….. Le sigh. Why did I not think of that?! Β So looks like I’ll have lots of little skeins of this yarn floating about my house to finish drying! At least it won’t smell of old person house any more though!

Toodle pip! πŸ˜€

Back to school, hurrah!

Well the Child was back to school yesterday. I love my little monster, I really really do. But it’s SO NICE to have some peace and to be able to work and craft IN THE DAYLIGHT! The Mantype was up for the weekend, and we actually got to go to knitting group (He kept The Child occupied while I knit, woot!) which kinda made up for missing out on two days of spinning which normally happens on Wednesdays when she’s in school.

I’m feeling very productive today. I’ve done two loads of washing, done the dishes (Minus some pots which are soaking), and put tea in the slow cooker. Not sure that The Child will actually eat any of it mind. Beef and Broccoli chinese style, from thisΒ lovely blog which I found via Pintrest. I made it last time the Mantype was up and it was delish, so we’ll see if she’ll touch it!

Oh, remember I mentioned my wee Godson arrived? I got to meet him πŸ˜€
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My ovaries ache just looking at the photo. He is just gorgeous ❀ ❀ Once he’s into cloth nappies, I’m doing him some longies πŸ˜€ Hopefully they can be Shorties if the weather hurries up and gets nicer!

Craft wise, I haven’t done much really! Working on some customers items, knit a little bit more of my socks. I did start a scrappy Hexagon blanket, from the lovely Lucy Attic24. It was going to be a sloooooow, in between other projects when I wanted something different to do for half an hour, type thing. But the Hex’s are actually really addictive and I have to force myself to stop doing them and get on with some work *Blushface*

 

I did start it by doing all of the Hex’s surrounded by black. But after I made three, I wasn’t happy with it and was worried about the actualy hex shape being lost in alll the black. So I ripped it out and did colours, and I must prefer it! In stead of just liking it, I now love it πŸ˜€ It’s made with all of my scraps of DK acrylic, and the little free balls I get on my Let’s Knit magazine πŸ˜€

Right, time I enjoy a coffee and a white choc Kitkat and get on with some work!

Deary me!

Over a month since my last post. How terrible! I was meant to update once a week. Doh. Life in the Crumpled House has been a bit busy over the last few weeks! Β The Mantype was up last week, so I’ve been trying to catch up with housework and work-work which didn’t get done while he was visiting!

Since my last post, I’ve finished another two pair of socks! Yippee! Here they are… *drum roll*

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The freaky fabulous, horribly fantastic scrap socks I made for my friend. I posted a progress shot of the first sock in my last post, and this is the end result, on the feet of my friend. I now have almost 200g of sock scraps to make myself a few pairs of these. My ASD tick won’t allow for them to be non-matching though, so I’m going to buy some plain black sock yarn to do the toes, heels and cuffs in and then just knit single, scrappy, stripy socks forever and ever (between making more pairs that is! Gotta keep the scrap pile topped up πŸ˜‰ ), so that I have matching, but non-matching scrappy socks! You’ll see what I mean once I get around to starting them! My sock yarn pile keeps growing faster than I can knit pairs *blush* Anyway…

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These ones were for me this time. They are toe up, with an after thought heel. Haven’t they striped fantastically?! That’s all one yarn! One of the Regia yarns. Love! Now I’m working on another pair. This time I’d doing them toe up, TWO AT A TIME! Not as scary as I thought, but they feel like they’re going slower than one at a time. No photo of the socks yet, there’s only an inch past the toe at the moment so not much to see! But this is the yarn I’m doing them in. One of the Opal “Say it with flowers” yarns. Scrummy. Looks totally different to how it looked skiened up! (In a nice way!)

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As well as knitting socks, I’m been learning a new skill. Spinning! No, no, not the horrible bike in a gym kind. The woolly kind! πŸ˜€ I bought a drop spindle and 300g of fluff at Woolfest 2012, and never really did much with it. But I picked them back up a couple of weeks ago and I have this bit of gorgeousness to show for it!

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100% merino wool, from Wingham Wool, plied up with some thread with teeny sequins! So pretty!!! I’ve 42g here, and about another 50g of fluff left to spin up (Can only spin so much before my drop spindle fills up!) so should hopefully get at least this amount again. I also made my first drumcarded batt the other day. But the lighting was rubbish when I took a photo so you’ll have to wait to see that πŸ˜‰

Anyways, coffee is finished now so must get off my bottom and go and put the clean dishes away and make some lunch! I promise I won’t leave it so long next time! ❀