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Knitting Humour

7 Jun

Well I know I mostly crochet but I couldn’t help laughing at this post….Knitting Humor Gave me a great start to the day :D…..Now off to get the rest of the kids to school and then grocery shopping!

28 May

Well it’s been cooling down here in Brisbane lately and I noticed while watching one of my sons soccer games that I was getting quite a chill around my neck and ears, so it was tie to pull out the crochet hooks and start something new. This is a good thing because I have been having trouble settling into making something after finishing up my E-book which is still $5.00 off for another few days :)…..Anyway I have some beautiful Cascade Heritage Silk which is a blend of 85% merino and 15% silk, I love this stuff, it comes in some gorgeous colour….I wish I could have bought them all! I’ve been contemplating what to do with it for a couple of months now, I started a couple of things but ripped them out because I wasn’t quite happy with them but now I have started and almost completed my latest design…..SNEAK PEEK….

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I also received a package I purchased on Ebay a few weeks ago, it was just some cheapy aluminium crochet hooks in a case…and I love them, I don’t know what it is about these cheap hooks but I have yet to find any that I like using more…easily pleased I guess :). It’s great having a case too rather than fishing around in the bottom of my pencil case trying to find the right size!

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I have still been adding patterns to my Etsy shop which is a bigger job that I thought since when I lost my hard drive I also lost all the latest copies of my patterns. I’ve been slowly downloading them all from Ravelry and saving them to my computer….now I just have to work out how to change the pdf’s back into word documents and I’ll be happy, I haven’t found anything that works yet so I think I’m going to be copying and pasting from the pdf’s into word…but I’m managing to procrastinate on that one 😀

Well that’s enough rambling for now…have a great week!

Such talent!

9 May

I have been haunting Etsy a bit lately …. since setting up my new Etsy Shop…Anyway I was creating a treasury list and I have to say that there are so many people out there with so much creativity and talent….it’s amazing!!!

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On the park yesterday!

28 Jan

This is what it looked like yesterday on the park across the road from our house! Today it is worse…..

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What am I doing?

20 Jan

Well it was weigh in day yesterday…..I lost another kilo (yayyy) but then proceeded to have a day where the new eating plan went out the window!!! Wow, how quickly do we fall off the wagon? I guess the only thing to do now is to put it behind me and climb back on, so today I am starting over….I got to bed early last night so I am not nearly so tired today and that should make it easier to stick with it. As I’ve said before when I’m tired I eat :(. Hopefully Damien (the 2 year old) will be better behaved today, he was completely over the top yesterday) That might have had something to do with the fact that the 21 year old managed to feed him a whole piece of hedgehog slice….you have no idea how much sugar and chocolate there is in that!….So Damien was nutso all day, he drove me and his brothers and sisters crazy!

I have still been working on some crochet patterns, the 3 tests I started are nearly finished, so I will soon have 3 different patterns ready to publish. I am working on a lovely lacy purple shrug at the moment. I was really lucky the other day, I dropped into one of our local thrift shops and there on the shelf was a cone of the most gorgeous purple yarn….I am 90% sure it is a silk/linen blend of some kind…..It looks very much like some of the yarns I buy from Colourmart they have gorgeous yarns at such a reasonable price, free shipping too! Anyway unfortunately there are absolutely no identifying marks so my chances of working out exactly what this is are very small. I am going back to the same shop tomorrow as there were some other cones of yarn there too but I only had enough money with me for the one….I hope the fine gauge of the yarn has put people off buying them!

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Some success.

15 Jan

Well it’s been a week since I last blogged! Time goes by so fast it’s unbelievable……I weighed in on Saturday and lost 2.5kg’s…wow such succes, that’s a first for me, I usually have to wait at least a couple of weeks before seeing anything significant on the scales. While I know it’s most likely fluid it is still quite motivating to have success so early on 🙂

 

On the plus side I have been designing a lot lately as a way of keeping my hands busy….I hate to eat while I crochet.

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The first two are in testing now and the third one is being tech edited in preparation for testing…….so some good has come out of depriving myself…lol

2 days later.

7 Jan

Well it’s now the end of the day on the 7th (for me anyway) and so far so good! I have mostly stuck with the changes I am making and am finding it a little easier than I thought it would be…although I think that’s because I am removing myself from temptation as often as possible and keeping my hands busy with crochet. I find I can’t eat as much when I’m working as it’s irritating to have to put everything down to eat and then to get up and wash my hands before I start again!

I am usingCalorie King to keep track of my calories and that is working out quite well, I don’t have to do nearly as much work adding up and when I have more time I’ll have a look at all their other functions.

On that note I finished and blocked a stole yesterday, my first time using any kind of lace weight yarn. It’s not nearly as scary as I thought it would be, a bit fiddly but it was easier the more I used it. I also found that with this stole using the dk in some sections gave me a bit of a break from the lace and that made it easier too……it is here, I am running a test for it at the moment. Sorry I can’t upload any photos yet because I’m on the wrong computer (why is it that the stuff I want is never on the computer I’m using at the time!).

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