Monday, March 3, 2014

It's that time again...

To crack open the floss boxes and start stitching for charity again!
Admittedly I've taken a little hiatus from stitching- I'd managed to bore a hole in my finger from the constant pressure of the needle from last time, that never really healed up. then I learned knitting, which gave my holey hands a chance to heal, as I used up all my brains to remember how to knit. 
I've almost finished my most complicated knit to date, but as it's a gift, I won't share it until it's done. 

I will however, share this.

The first few stitches have been sewn, and I'm on my way to completing this early screenshot from Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.
I chose this because it has three cute and easily recognisable pokemon on it, and also because Krabby doesn't get enough love.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Knits and purls

I think I mentioned in my last post I've finally learned to knit? 
I'm currently making a baby blanket for a friend, it's been good for getting confidence in patterns with knits and purls. I'm a lot better, neater and faster at purls now.

I still need to learn cabling but I figure that can be done later, on a square of knitting that I can turn into fingerless gloves...
After I make Dalek fingerless gloves. I'll learn how to make bobbles for them :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014


So, back from they planned blogging hiatus. 
Didn't get up to much, other than the 'usual' Christmas/New Years stuff.
Had relatives from interstate visit which was nice, and saw off relatives that were moving interstate.

December was very wet and cool which while nice, was odd because, summer.
January and February (well, so far anyway) have been making up for it.

Amazingly I still haven't been to the beach, considering I have a car again  (finally!) from a great big helping hand called Mad Wheels, run out of my local church. 
The car is 29 years old, but in great condition, for its age. I know cars that are less than 5 years old that are in worse shape.

Anyway, I need To go and make dinner (risotto mmmmm) and feed the poor neglected kitty, haha. ;)

See? He's withering away. *snerk*