Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry New Happy

Or something! Nope, not been on the razzle, just finished this set from the latest Marilee Rockley book.

It reminds me of summer and watermelons in the sun!!  And Holidays, and warmth and....  Oh and please ignore the two purple 'threads'... trials of getting 'second hand' phones with damaged cameras!!  Young Sir has no idea how they got there, but he upgraded his phone and I upgraded mine with his old one!!

Wearing the set tomorrow when we go to Li'l Miss's 'other Gran and Granpa's' for dinner!!

Anyway, all the best to everyone. Hope Santa brings you something you really need!! In my case... sense maybe??? Rofl!

Chat soon


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Did you see?

Over here that a Certain Tatty OG has finally gotten around to making earwigs out of this pattern??

Dread to think how many pairs of earwigs I've made from it over the past few years!! (Just had a quick count on my earwig stand... There's 11 pairs on there, plus ones that I've made and given away or sold!!  So probably 20 or so).

Here's a few of them:

Now to make the bracelet to go with them... Here's Jane's pattern... Finally!!

Off to dig around in threads and beads!!

Chat later

Friday, 16 December 2016

Quiet aren't I??

Missed me?? Well I do have 'stuff' to share... First up is a gift I was sent the other day... it needed a 'forever home' where it would be looked after and made to feel needed! What was it?  Ooh you are a nosy lot!! VBG

I'll show you...

 As I say, it had decided it needed a new home... Thanks Janet!!!  It'll be in use soon!!

What else... Oh yes, I'm sure I've mentioned it before but me n Sir are to be granny n granpa for the second time!!  Bump is due sometime in the next 4 weeks.  Mummy requested someone to make a blanket for Bump to give Li'l Miss (when Bump eventually makes an appearance in the family), because Li'l Miss has 'donated' a lot of clothes (non gender specific), and baby toys to Bump!  Guess which Granny had to get the crochet hook out, and get the wool.... Yup, me!! LOL

Anyway, there was a deadline... haven't reached the deadline yet... but Blanket is ready!!  Want to see??

Here you go:

It measures around 60 inches or 1.5metres square.  And for those of you who want to do it... I had 1 ball of each of the first 4 colours, and 2 of each of the others.  Double Knitting yarn. 3tr and 1ch sp, with 2ch sp between 2 sets of tr's in the corners.  6 rounds each colour and 2 rounds white. Yes, a HUGE Granny Square!! Edge was simply 1 round tr blocks and 1 round dc with 1 dc in each tr or ch (and 3 in the corners so it won't curl up).  The notation is English!!  For the US where I've said tr read dc, and dc is sc!!  Hey that means I'm bilingual in crochet!!! ROFL

Now to decide what to do with all the leftovers....

Chat later, coffee's getting cold!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Have You Heard?

Today's news here in the U.K.?  4 presents.. 

Something they want,
Something they need,
Something to wear,
Something to read!

Now, those of you who read this blog regularly will know that sometime in Silly Season I have a rant about the amount of money that's wasted on gifts and food that isn't necessary!  Think the reporters or Santa has been reading it too! 

At last somebody has listened!! LOL.

Now the food... don't do it! Don't buy enough to feed the army for 6 months! You don't need it!

Give the money to charity if you're feeling guilty!

On a lighter note... I've got a new to me phone that blogger runs on again! Young Sirs phone went faulty and he uses it for work... Sir managed to get it working again and now I own a bright green iPhone 5c!! It didn't help that back in October sir visited the science museum and sent me a pic to show that that was where my phone belonged! Cheeky thing!! The final straw was that I could no longer use the apps. They refused to work and blog writer was among em! And that wasn't good!!

Onnyhow this is written using the new app!!

One happy liccle Pigmini!

Chat later