Wednesday, 9 November 2016

October Round-Up

Can you belive we are now in November, the year is almost over. it's time for those handkintsto come out of hibernation and be shown off. For this round-up, there's the usual array of fibre goodness. check out the accompanying video at the end of the post to see both Valerie and Little Miss.

Done and Dusted

There were two projects off my needles in October, my October socks and my September/October Shawl. 

For October I made a pair of vanilla socks using James C Brett Supreme Soft and Gentle Baby 4ply. I worked a German short row heel and as you can see, worked them in two colours. I used 2.5mm needles and worked 60 sts on one sock and 56 sts for rhe other, these socks were a sample for a future sock pattern. 

My second FO for October was the Sunwalker Shawl by Melanie Berg in Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply/Sport. I used 4mm needles for the main body and 5mm for the cast off, which was an I-cord cast off.  I love this shawl and plan to make at least another two.

On the Needles/All Hooked Up

Other than the Atlas jumpers and the Mitred square blankets, the only WIP I have is the Blue Sands cardigan by La Maison Rillilie. I've now added the next shade and have also purchased the second contrasting shade. The yarn I'm using is Debbie Bliss Eco Baby in Kingfisher  (blue), Noir (black), and Smoke (grey). 

Goodies Galore

Only two goodies to report: 
Artesano Definition sock in the Crocodile colourway, 400m/100g. I got this in a destash.
So Crafty 100% cotton.
You can check these out on my stash page

Waiting in the Wings 

I have two projects planned so far for September, the Burn the Capitol mitts by Third Vault Yarns. This pattern was part of the club package and is worked in the minis that we received.

The second is a secret, but I can tell you that I will be using the Artesano to make it.

What's on Valerie 

This month Valerie is wearing he Morgan Backless Jacket, a one piece wonder worked in a simple stitch with very little seaming. You can get the pattern from my Ravelry store or click on the Patterns tab at the top of the page. If you do make one, don't forget to share your progress on the My Mrs U Makes thread over on the Ravelry group 

Word for the Month

Proverbs 26:13

A sluggard says, "There's a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"

Don't let  excuses stop from achieving what you want to achieve. 

Monday, 7 November 2016

September Round-Up

Apologies for the late posting of the September notes. Let get straight to it, the accompanying video can be found at the end of the post.

Done and Dusted


For my September Socks I again used Rico Design Superb a Poems and worked the Bodie Socks pattern by Rachel Coopey. I madecided them shorter than the pattern and used DY Choice 4ply for the cuffs, heels, and toes.

On the heels I worked a German short row, which I absolutely loved. There are no wraps and it's so easy to remember. 

Kid Makes


My cousin gave birth in September and I had the pleasure of making a few items for her new arrival. The cardigan is the Chicory Top by . For this I used Adrifil Azzura, this is a really nice pattern and the subtle chicory motifs soon became intuitive.

I also made a pair of socks and a hat. The hat is a design project called Ruffalo (the pattern isn't available yet) and the socks are the Circle of Hearts socks, but I omitted the hearts and just used the pattern as a guide. For both I used James C Brett Supreme Soft and Gentle Baby 4ply and Wendy Roam in the Heathrow colourway.

On The Needles/All Hooked Up

My main WIP was the Sunwalker Shawl, by Melanie Berg. It's a pattern I've made previous in Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply. This time I'm using Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply/Sport in Gold. 

The other WIPs I have are the Atlas jumpers that I'm making for the Tripolatas, but there's notuing really to show there.

Goodies Galore


September was a good month for goodies, the yarns above were all from destash, they are: Debbie Bliss Eco Baby, Araucancia Lace Merino DK, and Knitted With Shine

Picture from the Third Vault Yarns group

My favourite goodie for the month was the ThirdVault Yarns quarterly club package. The theme for this quarter was The Hunger Games and included 4 minis, stitch markers, beads, a Humming Jay key ring, and the main club skein in The Girl colourway.

Check out my stash page for details on these 

Waiting In The Wings

The only planned project I hashould at this point was the Blue Sand Cardigan by La Maison Rillilie. I'm going to use the Eco Baby yarn I received from the destash as the main colour and use a turquoise and grey and contrasting colours.

Word For The Month
“Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’ Matthew 25:24-25

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

August Round-Up

September is finally here, which means the kids are back in school, whoop, whoop, whoop. I have a good horde of FOs to show including two new designs.

I'm having technical difficulties so I'm unable to film a round-up, so it's just this blog post for now.

Done and Dusted

Saturday, 13 August 2016

July Round-Up

Summer is finally here, since the end of July the weather has been great and I'm hoping it continues throughout the summer holidays. As it's the holidays and I have a house full of kids and haven't done much yarnie work since they finished school.

For this round-up, I only have two FOs. but there are a handful of WIPs, a pinch of goodies, and as always the word for the month.

As always you can find a link to the video round-up at the bottom of this post.

Monday, 11 July 2016

June Round-Up

Wowee, can you believe we are halfway through the year, it's supposed to be summer but the weather seems to be undecided. One day it's sunny, then next there a storm, the day after that it starts off cool and bright and then ends with another storm.

The great thing about crafting is that it's not affected by the weather and I have some great things to show you.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Fruit Shortcake Biscuit video

Some time ago I posted a recipe for Fruit Shortcake Biscuits. I am pleased to be able to provide a video tutorial for the recipe as well.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

May Round-Up

Can you believe it's June, were almost halfway through 2016. Summer is finally making a somewhat regular appearance in this part of the world,