Friday, 23 May 2014

More knitting!

I do like to have a knitting project on the go, preferably something straight forward that I don't need to concentrate on too much.  After the last, rather large project, it was great to do a small one, although on smaller needles so it did take quite a while to do!  This little baby blanket was fun to do as you see what pattern you get as it knits up!  True to it's name the Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle Effect wool did indeed give a fair isle effect without the need to change colours.  This mix of pinks, greens, blues, whites and lilac was ideal for a pram blanket especially not knowing what sex the baby would be.

Little Anna Rosa arrived very promptly, before the knitting was finished, but this did ensure I sat and got on with finishing it very quickly! The border was knitted on smaller needles so the sides were worked after the main piece and it seemed to take forever to stitch them up.

What is my next knitting project?  Well, having enjoyed knitting this I have started another one for a baby due at the end of July.  Have to say though that a large sewing project has been taking up most of my time at the moment though - photos to follow!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Busy Days...

Where do all the days go to I wonder, each week seems to rush by and before you know it you are into a different season.  Having got around to downloading images from my camera though I realise just how many things have been happening.  Looking back through them it's rather like a photo diary and although I know not everything has been captured I am glad that there is a record of most.

Back in April we spent a few days at the Norfolk coast, the weather was nowhere near as glorious as it is now but still nice and sunny and we made the most of it.

 So many shells on the beach it was hard to avoid stepping on them in places.

 Lots of birds to watch whilst out on our walks.

 And this mother duck did extremely well looking after her brood of 14 in the middle of Hunstanton.  We saw them every day and she did not lose a single duckling whilst we were there.

I love these chimneys with their fantastic patterns and I am sure they would translate into an interesting embroidery if I ever have time!

 I have been doing lots of crafting activities as well and next time I will show you some of my projects.