15 June, 2018

Mintie



Love you Mintie!

11 June, 2018

Mixed Up Socks

My third pair of scrap socks.  These are really cool.  Matching but in sort of reverse.


Socks # 9 - 2018

10 June, 2018

Ten


This boy is a big boy in double digits all of a sudden... Sheesh... 

29 May, 2018

Fancy Schmancy

I have always been trying to challenge myself in my craft.

The latest thing was colourwork in knitting.

I started these socks way back in November, & although they weren't difficult I was not in hurry to work on them.  I think maybe because they were an experiment really & probably wouldn't fit when done was putting me off -  I can't think of any other reason why.

But having one and a bit socks done, I did pick them back up on the weekend & worked on it & magically it took no time at all.  It's so nice to have them done.  They look like pixels really.  Little dots of colour creating patterns but not so very obviously as colourwork usually is.  I just about ruined them trying to finish them off & I don't know if they will last long at all - they may fall to bits yet!  All part of the learning.  I will find & conquer another pair soon I hope!


Socks #8 - 2018

27 May, 2018

Stripey Stripes


Having a good week with some long over due finishing!  

These socks were started in the school holidays recently & have been my car knitting socks.  It's amazing how much you can do while waiting for school to finish.  

Pretty pleased with them all though I was totally over them in the end.

Socks #7 - 2018

26 May, 2018

At Long Last

I'm excited to say I have finally used my pretty yarn.  

I have had this yarn in my list of things to do for a year or 2 now.  

I got started on this jumper about 2 months ago I think.  I'm happy to say I have actually got it finished!  It took some time but it's done.  

It's blocked out a little big I think so I will see how it wears but otherwise I will block it again.  Should be warm though when winter hits big time.  



23 May, 2018

Paperless Post

We have become quite paperless with our correspondence.

It's a shame isn't it?  Particularly for a sucker like me.  I LOVE paper, stationery, note pads... you name it, if it's nice paper I will probably have some...

I do have a wooden chest of drawers that I have had since I was younger, that is now, solely full of paper, pads & stationery items.  If you need a paper clip, it's there.  If you need a staple it's there.  If you need a birthday card, it's there.  If you need lined paper, it's there.  If you need a key ring it's in there.   You get the idea right?  I love that stuff.

Things have changed though.  I used to write reams of letters by hand.  These days I can barely get a card sent on time.

I have found this cool website though!   It's fun!  I can still send cards & letters & invitations!  But I don't have to do it in the mail.  It's online!  All of it!

I still have the pleasure of picking the right card for someone.  Yay!  I can still write it & personalise it.

Check out Paperless Post!

I recently used it to send out some Mother's Day cards actually.  Not just cards to wish them a happy mother's day though.  The mum's were all coming to our house.  So I changed them & used them as a note to invite them to our place for lunch on Mother's Day.  So cute!  Much nicer than a plain old email.

It runs on coins though!  Handy really.  You pay a few real dollars for some coins.  You use your "banked" coins in your account to send your cards to your recipients.  Easy!  As long as you know the email address & these days everyone has one, you are set to share the love with everyone.  Your "postbox" in your account shows all the cards you have sent.  You can receive replies through there as well which is fun!  I might have to send a card to myself so I can reply to see how that works.  Hey!  Don't laugh.  I have imaginary friends just like the next kid!

I sent BJ a nice card on his email.  So many cute designs to pick from.  Actually it was stationery, so writing paper really.  A note.  Really cute!  Just type in your message & you are done with a couple of clicks.

It's going to come in really handy as birthday season hots up.  I think this is going to get quite a work out this site.  Don't forget to check it out!

Paperless Post!