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Snow Plan!

5 Jan

As the snow is due to hit Bristol any time I thought I would share with you all my cunning plan if it all gets so bad that I am stranded in my house (here’s hoping!)


The lovely people at The Long Thread have posted their Top 100 Tutorial of 2009!



I think I might start with a Pintuck pillow, then some Nesting boxes and then a Box Pouch! 🙂


But before any of that I am going to finish my Knitted House Doorstop!!!!!!


Hope you are all safe and warm x

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Knitting at The Wool Sanctuary

10 Dec

If you cast your mind back to November you might have noticed that in my post about Things I Plan To Make I mentioned that I was doing some knitting classes with Susie at The Wool Sanctuary in Weston-Super-Mare.

Well on Sat 28th November me and my knitting comrade, LB, headed off to learn to knit! The Learn To Knit 1 class covers:

  • Casting On
  • Cast ing Off
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase and Decrease
  • How to read a basic pattern.

 

I made a little square place mat/coaster using increasing and decreasing and then I did some homework on my moss stitch and made this pin cushion.

Progressing....

 

Finished the knitting! Now I just need to sew and stuff.

 

After loving every second of Learn to Knit 1 we could not wait for Learn to Knit 2!  Luckily we only had to wait a week and on Sat 5 December we headed off to Susie’s to learn:

  • Working with colour
  • Intarsia
  • Fairisle
  • Kntting with beads or sequins
  • How to follow a more complicated pattern.

After a bit of confusion (mostly due to the fact that I forgot how to count to five) and some abuse about my colour choices (personally I like fuchsia and burnt orange!) we managed to get the hang of it all 🙂

I will take some pics of my samplers once I have ironed them!

But spurred on from Susie I have embarked on making my own Knitted House Door Stop as featured in the title sequence of Kirstie’s Homemade Home.  So without fear I started!  Then I unraveled it all as it was pants!  Then I started again this time thinking about what I was going to do next!

Kit all ready to go!

 

Half a front door

 

The ground floor completed

 

Front of house FINISHED!

 

So now all I need to do is the roof, the back, 2 sides, the bottom and the roof overlay!

 

If you are really interested in my knitting and the progress of my house check me out on Ravelry.

 

And if you are thinking “I thought she was making those striped wrist warmers!”  I am!  I have the wool, I have the instructions!  What I don’t have is the skills to tackle the thumb gussets!!! (WOOP WOOP Ooo Err Missus!)

 

Hopefully between my Mum and Aunties they can sort my gussets out over Christmas!

 

 

Beautiful DIY Xmas Decorations

27 Nov

 

You can make these beautiful Christmas decorations for yourself with only 3 ingredients!!!

 

Check out Button Candy for the recipe!

 

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Thanks to The Make Lounge for the link 🙂

Learn how to make: a felt flower

23 Sep

Learn how to make a decorative flower using wool fibers. This simple project introduces the process of water felting. The flower can be used as a decoration on a head band, hat, belt, purse or other accessory.

Thanks to BigRedHat.com and in particular Oli 🙂

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