Wednesday, April 19, 2017

the first make of the season..

My first project of the season is off the hook and ready to wear!  The perfect shade of grey too, so it'll be well worn over the coming winter months, I know.

I absolutely loved making this cowl.  It's big and chunky and quick to whip up, my most favourite kind of project.  In fact, I could sit and make a mountain of these if I found the right place to purchase quality chunky wool from, and also if I had the time (sigh).  If anyone has some suggestions or recommendations of suppliers, I'd love to hear.

In the meantime, I'm working on a blanket for my biggest boys room, and an order has been placed by the little guy to have one for his room too, so these should keep me going for quite a while yet.

I'm constantly receiving emails and messages asking about this rib stitch (tutorial here), which has to be my go-to stitch for just about everything I make these days.  I think its because it looks so much like knitting, and deep down I just want to be able to knit!  I taught myself the basics years ago, but I think its about time I had another go.  Plus, I keep being swept away in all the knitted beauty that fills my Instagram feed and I just want to dive right on in there.  I'll keep you posted! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Getting organised..

Well it's a brand new year and a brand new week!

It's been quite some time since I've posted anything here on my dear old blog.  This place I used to spend so much time, I miss it that's for sure.  Now that my baby has started kinder (!!) I might find time to be here a little more often. Here's hoping! 

Think of all the things I'm going to be able to get done, my head is whirling in anticipation!  To start with, I'm going to take the plunge and delve into the chaos that is our digital photo library.  Wrapped in my arms there is about 8 years of treasured moments and memories.  It's overwhelming for sure, but it has to be done and I'm really excited to get it sorted.

I'll be participating in an online course with Life Captured Inc. and I can't wait!

Back before the world went digital, I was quite meticulous with my photo keeping.  As soon as a film was developed, the photos went straight into their relevant albums.  We kept the albums in the living room and they would be flicked through and enjoyed often.  I really miss that, I feel like the kids have been deprived of what used to be one of our favourite things to do.

My goal is to sort our photo files and have those precious memories printed into books to be enjoyed once again.     

Wish me luck!!

Ronnie and Trish of Life Captured Inc. are very generously offering my Instagram followers a 10% discount when you enter the code LOVEDBY at the checkout.  So come on and join me!