Sunday, 7 February 2010

WHO WILL BE MY VALENTINE.......


 Good evening all! I've just flown in to post a quick 'hello' before flying out again to finish some school 'bits and bobs'. Hooray, thank goodness half-term begins next Friday and guess what happens on Saturday, February 13th? What! You know already? Have I mentioned it before? Surely not! I have? Oh well, never mind. I'm sure you won't hold it against me if I tell you again. We bring little Oscar home. WHOOP! WHOOP! I can't contain my excitement very well, but I'll try. Let's talk about some knitting to make my mind of him.

As you might imagine, there's not been too much of it happening this week. I've been so busy, what with school stuff and pet shop visits ( you've got to be prepared) and vet phone calls ( to book injections and micro-chipping) and puppy book reading ( you've got to know how to do it right) and ........ well, just daydreaming really.

Anyway, let me get on and show you a couple of things.


Yesterday, I rummaged through my 'little' (hmm! let's not go into details right now) stash and found some good looking red yarn. I chose to use the Debbie Bliss. I popped into John Lewis and bought some fabulous chequered 'East of India' ribbon. The 'East Of India' range is always so deliciously gorgeous. I spotted some perfect little wooden buttons too. I know, I've got lots, but I didn't have any like these!!!! I was ready!

I guess there may be some psychological 'stuff' going on in  my head right now, because I'm not normally a 'red heart' kind of person, but look what I was ready to rustle up .......

 

I'm so sorry that lovely red heart isn't quite in focus................... my camera took control and focussed in on the 'Let's have tea in the garden!' tin. Oh, if only! It is lovely though, to be able to look forward to those long summer days that are now becoming a forthcoming reality, rather than a distant dream.  So, what do you think? Do you like it? The pattern is here. Oh, did you think I'd designed it myself? No, I'm afraid not. I'm so sorry to disappoint you. My crochet is wobbly to say the least, unless I'm making a 'ripple' or 'granny square' blanket. But still, I think Ive made it look rather fabulous with my own embellishments and I hope you don't notice the odd error or two. 

The burning question is..... Who could this pretty little Valentine heart be for? Well, you are just going to have to wait until this time next week to find out. Be here, and I promise to post a beautiful photograph of my 'crocheted heart' Valentine. What's that? You think you know who he is? Are you sure? No, I'm not going to tell. You'll have to wait until the big day.

Before I fly, I'll just show you a quick pic of the little cardi I've begun for my little 'granddaughter to be', using some of the Rowan Baby Alpaca DK that I bought for half price in the John Lewis sale. There's not much to see at the moment, but the yarn is oh so soft and the colour so so pretty, I just had to show you.  It's a very pretty light lilac colour, although poor light doesn't really do it justice.  I'm hoping it will be finished by this time next week.  



 I won't show you my 'ripple' today as not too much has happened with it this week. I've only managed a couple of stripes. Hopefully, there'll be a few more colour changes to show you next time.

I bought this book a week or so ago and am feeling very excited by it. I plan to make one of the dolls with leftover yarn from the 'ripple'. Yes,  also for my  'special' arrival!



I first spotted it on Ravelry. I think I'm going to make Abby

So many projects, so many ideas, so little time! Better to busy than wondering how to fill your time though. Now there's a thought! I don't think I have EVER had to think too long about how to fill my time. My problem has always been, how to make enough time and get some sleep. 

So, on that note I'll say 'GOODNIGHT!' Have a good week and see you soon.



17 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi! Oscar is gorgeous! I somehow missed him in the week. What a lovely face he has-such beautiful eyes! I can feel the excitement about his arrival from here!
Lovely heart too and the baby cardigan. Harry Hill had a very funny version of the X-Factor but using knitted characters on Saturday. It really made me laugh. Roll on Friday! Have a good week-if you can concentrate at all!

Carrie said...

Love the heart, you're crochet is very good! You've made me a bit jealous that we don't have a John Lewis up here. What I wouldn't give for a LYS with a bit of a selection! I can feel your puppy-excitement from here! I can't wait to see pics of him settled in to his new home!
Carrie xx

cmv said...

oooh how very very exciting!
i can only imagine how eager you must be to bring him home!
the beginnings of your cardi are so lovely, what a lucky little granddaughter to have such a yummy sweater waiting for her!

melissa said...

oooh - i bet the yarn for the baby cardi is beyond soft! and that abbey patten is simply adorable!!

i can't wait until puppers gets to come home!!! i'm looking forward to many oscar-centered posts!

bellaboo said...

The red heart is lovely...and the buttons!!...Only 5 more days to go before you welcome Oscar pup into the family.Just remember not to leave any of that wool lying around!....oooh can't wait to see pics!!

Bellaboo :)

pinkfairygran said...

I came to you via Sumea's website, couldn't resist looking at puppy photos. He is gorgeous, looks so sweet but bet he'll be a handful. I know of someone looking to give away a six month old lab/retriever cross, described as 'very energetic'!!!
Really just wanted to say Hello to a fellow Norfolk Blogger. Perhaps if knitting is your thing (or one of them) you might be interested in the giveaway on my Three R's blog? www.pfgs.blogspot.com

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

So many lovely projects on the go.
After Friday you'll be busy with your new project and that little heart says it all...
Have a wonderful week.
Susan x

A Country Girl said...

I must confess to a weakness fo East of India ribbons(and buttons, and ricrac).
Love that crochet heart - it really looks lovely!

Jenny said...

Despite all the puppy dog anticipation you've been busy as ever. I really like the look of that little cardigan and of course all your shopping. Lucky little grandaughter to be, and of course lucky little Oscar too. Hope the week goes quickly.

The Garden Bell said...

I knew the minute I saw those buttons and red yarn you were going to create something special. I'm also loving that blue boy goodie..... Looks like you have as many projects in the works as I do... icks...

Mrs Twins said...

Time is a problem! There are so many gorgeous things we all want to make, but the question is how do we find enough time to do them all in?
Love the yarn, John Lewis had some nice colours in the sale.
Hugs and Love Suex

mandycharlie said...

I love your Oscar he is adorable. Everything you have made looks so pretty, I'm deeply envious.

josiekitten said...

Love the little heart! And the ribbons and buttons too!!!!! Have a lovely time on Saturday. xx

Tracy said...

Very exciting Valentine fun, Ros... such lovelies you've gathered! And I adore that pale blue baby alpaca wool...scrumptious. How's Oscar?! Wishing you all a very sweet Valentine Weekend ahead :o) ((HUGS))

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I bet you are counting the hours now till that handsome lad's arrival.
Susan x

睡衣 said...

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................

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