Finally Finished My Bolero

I started this last year and I have finally finished. Will post better photos later! Xx

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Completed: – Honey Pots Yummy Honey Cross Stitch Kit

Isn’t he just adorable! Finished him today! The aida needs a clean and an iron before framing but I am chuffed I have finished it.

I have done a lot of Christmas knitting. I will do a post on it after Christmas!

Hope you are all well!

Stitches And Purls

xoxox

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Another Hat Finished

Mum got some super chunky wool into her shop. Wendy Serenity Super Chunky to be precise.

This hat has pretty much never left my head since I finished it last week. I did it on 9mm needles as the pattern requested, but it is very loose. Mum has done one on 7.5mm needles, and it’s a lot more snug. I now want to make one in bright in yo face blue! Super quick to knit up in just a day, or in my case two evenings!

Stitches and Purls

xoxox

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Current Projects

So I’m a busy little bee. Doing lots, never seem to be doing nothing…at least I am being productive! One of the customers at my mothers shop made me giggle, asking me if I ever put my knitting needles down, my mothers reply being ‘No! Never!’ hehe. Well stuff just doesn’t knit itself! I also have a latch hook rug on the go and a cross stitch pattern!

 

I’m knitting a hat in super chunky. A bolero in DK (shaded blue colour type yarn?!) and a sampler blanket, I’ve done the first square, a bobbly one, now I’m doing a stockinette one. Doing the blanket in DK also.

 

Winnie will be holding a balloon when he is done!

Lots of shading in this little fairy! May take me a while!

Stitches and Purls

xoxox

 

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Organised Yarn Stash

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🙂 using an old basket that my cat used to use. I just put some spare material in it to line it.

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I finished my first hat! (and I’ve done some baking in-between!)

Wohoo! I have completed my first hat. I has only taken like forever! -_- I was so chuffed when I finished it. The hat isn’t for me, the best friend paid me to knit it for her.

Here it is modelled by Ginger – (My Teddy Cat)

Yep…in my dressing gown! How I am most Sundays! Wake up from a night out with a hang over and I start knitting! 😛 Took me a while to do this project, it was so boring to do. I am not the fastest knitter in the world, and k1 p3 then p1 k3 to get the rib effect…*snore* I can defiantly do rib now. I used King Cole Price Wise DK in Black (as you can see) 😀 I actually knitted this on smaller needles than it stated, probs why it took so long!

So now I have done that I am working on a sampler blanket, and I am currently doing a square which has bobbles and is in hot pink! Woo. I have also started a bolero in DK :-). I shall do a separate post on them. 🙂
As for baking. My friend and I decided to have a girly night in baking and watching the Twilight films with wine!

 

Here is the beginning off the Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Cupcakes (bit of a mouth full). I’m surprised we didn’t eat all the strawberry’s.

 

Here’s the end result! We made our own cream cheese frosting. Yum Yum Yum. We used the recipe from The Humming Bird Bakery Cook Book.

450g of dark chocolate went into our next recipe! :-O Another recipe from The Humming Bird Bakery Cook Book.

Here’s the end result. We put in fudge cubes as well! Double chocolate and fudge cookies! Oh they were so gooey and lovely!

Hope you all have been well!

Here’s a photo from me at the weekend!

Stitches and Purls xoxox

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Sewing Sunday

 

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I don’t often get the chance to play about with the sewing machine. I fell asleep dreaming about making myself a pencil skirt that fits me and my shape. So this morning came and could I find my tape measure to take my measurements? No. Rubbish. So I changed my mind and thought I would get some practice in putting in zips. So I made a little cushion. 🙂 it’s a bit plain but I enjoyed doing it. (Nikita is on the telly and she has just used her lipstick to set of a bomb in a car…not excatly Avon Calling haha).

I am using my mum’s sewing machine, it is a Singer. She bought it when she was expecting me. I may save up a get my own! Any suggestions?

I spent a lot of time yesterday knitting. Realised whilst knitting the lacy bit on the socks I was doing a stitch wrong. It is a skpo, and I was knitting the slip stitch instead of casting it off. Duh! So I am now getting the correct pattern. I couldn’t be bothered unpicking it. I shall carry it on! Done some more of the band on the hat I am knitting too. I am getting faster!

Stitches and Purls xoxox

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Socks! Bed ones

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Whilst knitting my first hat, doing a long (sorta boring) band I thought I would have a go at these lacy bed socks in the letsknit magazine.

The photos show what I have done so far. I think I might have possibly gone wrong somewhere. Not sure though! The yarn was donated to me by a lovely friend. There was no label on it. I have done this post on my phone (watching Dexter…couldn’t bear moving!) The pattern is called Dreamy page 42 oct edition.
Stitches and Purls xoxox

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Current Project – My First Hat!

So amongst the birthdays, cake baking and work I have started my first hat! Yay! I searched the web for an easy one to attempt. But failed…miserably. So I decided to have a bash at the Kizzy Pattern in the LetsKnit Magazine. (The same issue as the Clarissa Gloves).

 

So this is what I have so far. Nothing amazing. 🙂 I’ve decided I am going to do this hat without the flower.I personally think it looks silly with the flower. So hopefully I shall have finished it in a week or so. What I have knitted so far is the band at the front, I keep putting it to my forehead to see how much furthur I need to go for it to go all the way round my head haha.

Mum decided that she was going to knit something in this super chunky yarn she found.

She decided on this! She’s done it and given it to me 😛

I’m too much of a short arse to get it all in a photo! But bring on the snow! I’m ready!

Stitches and Purls xoxox

 

Saturday ^_^ – Lots Has Been Done

I have been one busy little bee today! I even had a lie in! Which is shocking stuff for me as I never sleep in. Any who, I have knitted another Wendy Scarf which I started last night and finished this afternoonish;

 

I finished the Baby Heart that I was knitting.

This is my first ever stuffed toy, I’m rather happy with it. Going to thread ribbon through it and make it a bag charm (Mum’s idea). I did want it to be a keyring, I just think it would be far too big for that!

I also started and finished the right glove from the Clarissa pattern. I am doing them in black.

I haven’t sowed it up yet, but you get the idea. ( I did this one without asking for any help too!)

 

Today I have also done some baking! I made my own frosting and everything!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Stitches and Purls xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

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