Winners Today!

2 Feb

Well today I have to announce that ‘Nice piece of work‘ and ‘J.G. Burdette’ have both won a free copy of my hat pattern “Polyhymnia convertible Hat/Cowl”. Congratulations to both of you 🙂

I also have another pattern out that was just published in the last couple of days, Stepz is a convertible too, so if you would like a copy of this pattern post a comment on this post and I will give a copy or two away to some lucky person!  IMG_2189 IMG_2187 sorry these aren’t the best photos as my daughter looks like she can’t wait to be finished…lol, but there are more photos on the pattern page 🙂

Just a short post today….cheers everyone.

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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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Polyhymnia Convertible Cowl/Hat….New pattern.

25 Jan

Well I’ve published another new pattern today and have decided that I will run the same deal that I did for Asrai Fairy Stole, so you need to post a comment on this post for your chance to win a free pattern……after a while I will do a random draw to find a winner and that person will receive a free copy of my newest pattern. Either on Ravelry if they want or via email….just let me know in your post how you would like to get it!

This is my latest pattern….Polyhymnia convertible Cowl/Hat

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So comment away for your chance to win a free pattern 🙂

I am going to give a free pattern to both of the people who commented on the last post, so karen030710 and bestofcrochet if you would like to let me know how you would like to receive your pattern I will get it to you asap! Congratulations 🙂

 


 

 

Free Pattern

22 Jan

Well I have finally published my first pattern for January and I am going to give a copy away for free. If you have a Ravelry account I can gift it to you there, otherwise I can send it through via email. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will randomly draw someone out of a hat to gift the pattern to.

The pattern is Asrai Fairy Stole and it is available on Ravelry or Craftsy at the moment 🙂 Anyway leave your comments and I will let you know if you are the winner. I am also holding a CAL for this pattern here on Ravelry

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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!

This is the yarn, although it looks more blue in this picture, may camera has a terrible time photographing purple! IMG_2199

 

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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