Friday, 25 November 2011

Birthday's galore!

Well another week has gone by and Christmas is fast approaching.  But we seem to have been to lots of birthday parties recently - unfortunately they are all parties of 3 year olds but it has been keeping Josh happy though.  Boy does he have lots of friends!

Talking of birthdays I am getting fed up with  buying buying buying all the time.  It seems never ending and Christmas is just around the corner aswell.  So yesterday I decided that for a friends little girl's birthday I would make something instead and everything I used was from things I had around the house.  And this is what I made.

It is a little purse that is made from felt.  The idea came from 'Super-cute felt' by Laura Howard.  A new book in my collection but I think it will be a well used book.  I really enjoyed making this purse and managed to get it done in a day, so there may be more of these for presents.

Thought I would just include a close up.  Sorry!

Also managed to cast off my Karise Shawl this week.  I am yet to sew the ends in and block it but here are a couple of pictures of it anyway.

I think it will look much better once blocked and then it will be ready to give to my mum for Christmas.  Yeah another gift made.  Yippee!

Well now to get on with finishing off a cardigan I started last week for my newest nephew.

Hope you all have had a good week.

Morag x

Monday, 7 November 2011


Thought I would just add a few pictures to update my last post.  Well here are some pictures of Josh just before going to preschool this morning.  He is beginning to settle in there a bit better, seemed happy to go in this morning and as far as I know didn't cry until I picked him up.  He seems to cry as he sees me walk in the door and it was a real effort to cry this morning!

We are looking very relaxed, sitting in mummy's washing basket.

Even more relaxed. 

And then I told him to smile while I took his photo.  What a smile!

And I promise this is the last for the moment.  He has his bag on and his ducky in his hand and is ready to go.  

Well I am beginning to get used to not having Josh around all the time but the days he is at preschool the house is very quiet and I do manage to get the housework done in a quick time rather than being interupted by something needing doing or some little man wanting to help.

Over the weekend I managed to get a bit of knitting done on the shawl for the KAL .  I have now completed three repeats of chart A and am about to start on chart B and am still enjoying it and the colour is very beautiful.  Not sure the following pictures really do it any justice as the weather is very overcast here again and not great for taking pictures but I thought I would take some just to keep my photos up to date with this project.

Hope you are having a good start to the week and I may even get to write more than one post this week.

Have a good week
Morag x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


As mentioned in my last post, little one started preschool this week.  He went quite well and only had one wobble when they went into another room for a snack but after a cuddle went on to happily play for the rest of the morning.  When we went to pick him he saw us through the window and burst into tears.  It was not quite the reaction I expected but it was lovely to have a cuddle and the tears didn't last long.  Well we have his next session tomorrow even though he insists he has been to preschool.

I have got quite a bit of knitting completed this week, have managed to knit one sock of a pair and am part way through the next one.  It has been a while since I knitted any socks so am enjoying making these.

See almost to the toe.

 I have also decided to take part in a KAL (Knit along) with Old Maiden Aunt Yarns November Small Shawls knit along on Ravelry.  I have chosen to use OMA superwash merino/bamboo 4 ply yarn in red velvet.  I have decided to knit Karise by Karina Westermann.

 Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures but the weather is not very good today to take pictures, it is a bit overcast and grey, was nice this morning but I didn't get around to taking any pictures earlier.  (I also can't seem to rotate my picture.  This is really annoying me at the moment)

Well I hope to cast on for this shawl over the next few days so may have some more pictures next week as soon as I get the sock finished.

Hope you are all having a good week.

Morag x