Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Haloween finishes

I have finished two Just Nan Halloween Whimzi's the past couple of days. The first one is this years limited edition called Horriefied. I love the little frames these come with and it makes finishing it professionally a doddle:

The next is the freebie chart from last year which is called Poor Jack:

I have ordered the frame but something in the order is out of stock so I am still waiting. Oh and before those who know I am on the wagon shout this was all legitimate spending. It was an order from mum for my birthday and I added some finishing items for my stash projects in there-there was a sale on so technically I actually saved money lol.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

What a day!!

What a wonderful day this has turned out to be. I nipped into town early to buy cards and gifts for the new arrival to our family and then we all made the trip to Birmingham to see them all.
For those who don't know I became an auntie for the first time on Tuesday and I am utterly smitten with my new nephew Benjamin James. After all the problems throughout this pregnancy it is just wonderful that he has made it safe into the world and is completely healthy and content.

Then waiting on the mat when we arrived home was my university certificate which finally means I could use letters after my name if I wished. I think it is a bit pretentious so probably won't do this, but it is nice to get confirmation that despite the adversity of the last year I did achieve something major.

All in all an absolutely fantastic if busy day.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Knitting finish

After a big disaster I have finished knitting a hat for my friends daughter. The stripey one I had previously knitted was also for her and the tension seemed ok. However this time it came out so big I could almost have worn it myself. So after dropping down a size in age and needles this is the finished product:

I am really pleased with how this one turned out and the colours work really well together. I haven't so far got any more knitting projects lined up and I am busy trying to get my stash down to a more acceptable level. The problem with this is that most of my stitching consists of big projects so it is going to take awhile. For the moment I am also stitching small stuff inbetween to try and get some stash down.
There is no other real news at the moment. I am just going along as usual doing my course and all my hobbies and am enjoying it all.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A finish

This is the piece we did as a class project with Zoe at the recent GTG. It isn't perfect by any means but for a first attempt it isn't bad:

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Mini Kats update

Another row done and the end is in sight. Which means we are also getting towards the end of another year which is slightly scary as time just goes too fast now. Anyway here they are:

I have also pre-ordered the last two and have to say that I am not at all sure about October's as it is slightly strange. It isn't at all what I would have envisioned but I will do it as I think it fits with the main theme of the piece and will probably fit in overall.
Otherwise life carries on but it's not so good at the moment as the virus is still with me which is making me feel pretty rough. Dialysis is also not as easy as it could be with alot of blood pressure drops and general stuff going on. They can make me feel rough as well, so that and the virus together can mean I feel pretty grotty at times. But I can stitch and knit a little now so am able to do some stuff to keep me out of mischief. It is also a good job I got ahead with my OU stuff so I wouldn't be rushed when I came back from Lanzarote as at least I don't have to worry about that whilst I recover.