Wednesday, 29 February 2012

"Woolly Hugs!"

I have taken part in my first ever "woolly hug" blanket. A lovely Mumsnet donor posted me some wool, Rowan Cashsoft DK and the rest was up to long as my square measured 6x6inches. I still have enough to make another square...possibly even two. Once finished I will post my squares to another member who will put all the squares together, eventually making up blankets for families in need of some comfort who have recently suffered a tragic loss!

I am quite a confident knitter but still I stuggled trying to find patterns for squares of this size. I love cabled knitting and when I happened to cross an aran jumper pattern using the "hugs and kisses" cable, I thought the idea would be perfect to use in my little square. A way of sending hugs and kisses through entwind cables.

Sorry, colours are awful, will try to update when I have better lighting. If any would like me to write up the pattern I am happy to do so.

I feel quite honoured to feel my little square/s will join so many others from all over the place to provide a comforting, keepsake. Probably even more so as a dear friend lost her husband tragically and unexpectedly, on Valentine's Day. Leaving her with 3 boys to bring up alone, the middle boys being just a little older than Amelia, also has Down Syndrome. It's left me feeling that life is so very precious and that I just had to contribute to something "useful" for families in such awful situations. My heart goes out to you.

Sorry, more waffle!

x X x

Friday, 24 February 2012

Thoughtful Friday!

Did you see the sunrise this morning? It's a shame the colours never quite came out as vivid on the photographs but I still think it looks pretty.

Still in search of some creativity, will let you know if I find some!

x X x

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Little Box Swap!

I have just taken part in a little box swap over at Crafts by Carolyn forum. We were given a few links to make up our little boxes and then crammed them with tiny little goodies and swapped. I really had fun making up the box, easy to do and surprisingly sturdy. Then I rummaged aroung my craft boxes to try to make up a varied selection of bits and bobs. I had forgotten all about some of them!

Here are some of the goodies I put in my little box, when it was as full as I could get it, I sprinkled seed beads into it to try and fill up all the little gaps.

A grat fun and enjoyable swap, thank you.

x X x

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Snowy Sunday

Well, they said it was coming, looking out the window last night, it was quite blizzard like. Here's what we woke up to this morning. Just typical really as we had a sickness lurgy in the house last week, with Chris missing a day's work (and pay) Jack missing most of the week at school and Amelia the whole week. Fingers crossed that the snow won't cause too much disruption tomorrow and our little corner of Kent does not come to a complete stand-still!

Chris and Jack clearing the drive.

Our snowy little garden.

Stay safe, stay warm. I am sorting out patterns and wool in another vain attempt to dust off my knitting needles.