Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Still here!

Wow, long time since I last blogged!
Let me think, have I finished Silver Belle....of course not. She is nearly there, I am on the button bands, but while it's the summer, I feel I won't wear her, so I am fully intending to finish her for the winter. THIS WINTER!!!!!
I have restarted my Babette. We had our kitchen walls knocked down to make a really open plan space and the kitchen is all refitted. We have purple glass splashbacks and I decided we needed a purple velvet small sofa for the kitchen space. And every sofa needs a blankie. So I decided to start a new Babette in purpley colours. It's using Special Stylecraft DK which is ahem, totally acrylic, but lovely to crochet with and feels soft.
Other than that, not much knitty news. The ripple afghan is ongoing, and so are about 5 other project.
Lily is off to Warwick University in October, so I need to get it finished for her to take!
I am off to the South of France tomorrow and of course Babette will be coming with me.
Hopefully I will be back soon with some finished pictures!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter and Silver Belle progress report

I'm still ploughing on with my silver belle, although I have had a small yarn disaster. I thought I had bought enough for the whole thing, but ran out. Sod's law, it has been discontinued and so I bought some from a kind bod on Ravelry and am now waiting for an order to come from the States, expensive delivery :(
It seems huge, maybe I ordered for small and knitted large, who knows.
But here it is so far, the peplum at the bottom is s-l-o-w-l-y growing and getting longer, but man, is it SLOW.
Happy Easter.
Having given all things delish up, I am eating only desserts today!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hellooooo Out There!

OMG where does the time go? I cannot believe we're already into March and nearly April, and before we know it, it will be the summer again! I can't wait.
Lily has turned 18, and I finally finished Breezy, all but for the beads, and I am cracking on again with Silver Belle! I finally worked out the part of the pattern that really had me foxed, but we're off again. The only thing is, I don't know that my yarn will reach the end, and it's such a long time since I started it, will anyone still stock it?????
I'll go til it's finished and then see what my options are.
I hope you're all ok out there in Blogland.
I do come by and read your news when I get thee chance, but I need to be better at prioritising my time. Resolution number 294758554585859595!!!!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

So, it's here! 2010.
I worked out I've been through 6 different decades at the age of 44- the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and now the tenties! How funny!
Our Christmas was lovely, and full of noise, mess and family. My house is still a total tip, but I am resigned to it staying that way until the tree goes out tomorrow.
Our New Year was spent with friends at the local pub where my knees are still in pain from dancing (as there was nowhere to sit) for 5 hours! And today we had the traditional New Year's Day walk followed by a drink in the pub and cheesy chips and hot nuts. Lovely!
I feel like 2010 sounds soooo lovely and balanced and happy. I hope your 2010 is filled with love and laughter and a whole lot of happiness.