I’m feeling very pleased

I managed to finish making The Very Hungry Caterpillar (my own design version) and also got three blankets made for SMT. Quite a productive two weeks if I include all the Age Concern Smoothie hats I knitted too.

I’ll only add the pictures of the blankets and caterpillar as no one needs to see two dozen hats (in various stripe patterns) for on top of Smoothie bottles.


It’s been a while since I’ve updated

But I haven’t been idle on the crafting front in that time. I’ve made a load more Age Concern hats and did a few more squares, for the Yarn bombing of Kingsway Shopping Centre in Newport, for last Sunday’s Knit in public day. I’ve also sent off a box of blankets for SMT today and have another three started (one of which I need to get more yarn for before I can finish it 😦 ).

In between all that I’ve been making my own version of  The Very Hungry Caterpillar for my Grandson’s 1st birthday next month. I have a few pieces left to make and am trying to work out the best way to make multi coloured antennae – any ideas gratefully accepted.

I won’t bombard you all with photos of everything I made but here are some of my favourite pieces from the last fortnight.

This week is looking better already.

I have a new toaster & wash machine on order (Thank goodness for catalogue accounts) and my roast pork turned out excellently even if I say so myself. The crackling was especially delicious.

On the crocheting front I managed to get one more 8″ square from the last of the wool. I also finished blanket #9 for SMT with 4,630 trebles to add to the SMT total of 38,092,765 as at 20th May.



A week of good and bad

Started the week with my old washing machine breaking down. Chose to do something to cheer me up and decided to make a frog for my son’s 26th at the end of the week.

Didn’t finish it on time. However I did get good news at my Knit & Natter group. Turns out the Velindre Chicks I made were a huge success due to the variety of types I had done.

Then today the toaster blew all the fuses in the kitchen as it too gave up the ghost 😦  Decided to finish making squares for the Woolly Weekend that my daughter got me involved with and went to message her via my Kindle Fire only to realise it hadn’t recharged because it too has broken 😦

Good news is I managed to get some more hats for Age Concern finished as well as using up  almost all the wool my daughter gave me for the squares.

I am dreading to think what tomorrow will bring as I am going to attempt to do a roast pork with crackling – that was always my late husband’s area of expertise not mine.  I’m hoping to get a positive result and that the bad luck is done, especially now that I have had three things break down.

Meanwhile I will cheer myself up by letting everyone admire my productivity of the week 😀

Blanket #4

So I just finished blanket #4 for SMT with 7,140 trebles to add to the total (as of yesterday) of 31,422,683 trebles.

I also had a lovely phone call from my friend to thank me for the owl trivet. According to her it’s far too nice to hide away until needed so she has it hanging up on a cabinet door. She has promised to actually use it for the intended purpose though.

Here’s a few pics of the blanket if you are interested.