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.