Sunday, 21 April 2013

Easter Part 2 (A Bit Late But Hey-Ho)

My friend Gil (my all time favourite Knit and Stitch shopping companion) and I drove across to Harrogate to visit Lynsey and her Swirlyarts stand at BCTF. It was a very good job that we weren't allowed to buy as we'd have had to take out a mortgage to cover all the beautiful things we saw. I'll tell you more about some of my favourites another day.


Cheeky Chickens

I took the boys for a hair cut;

We all went to the pub on Friday night to say a big congratulations to my baby sister (she's only 22) who agreed to marry her partner Karl. It was somewhat of a double celebration as we all had to say goodbye to them both as they have had a job offer in Fort William and are leaving tomorrow to start a brand new adventure of a life together.

Auntie Charlotte and Elizabeth

The Happy Couple

Inbetween there has been car washes, walks in the sun, playdough and lego in the rain, I have managed some knitting on the secretish type project that needed stars. The baby in question arrived a massively shocking ten weeks early, she is small and beautiful and so strong despite her tiny size. She will remain at the hospital for some time yet, she is spending more time with her Mummy and less time on the ventilator and everything looks very hopeful. It does solve my star problem though. I have decided to go with the flower shaped ones and if they still look very like flowers when I have stitched them in place I am going to sew buttons to the centres (she is a girl after all)!

Her Mummy has a bit of an owl obsession going on so I created these for baby and her big brother. The pink owl is hanging in baby's incubator :)

A good holiday although it flashed by us and we could have done with another few days!!

It's going to be all change round here too. As of tomorrow I will be a full time working Mum. Not sure how that snuck up on me. We are having staffing problems at work and I was asked if I could take up some of the slack until the end of the summer term. I said yes.

Not sure if I have made a sound decision to benefit my little family finacially and aid the progression of a career or if I have made the worst decision of my life. Will have to let you know on Friday!!

Daisie xxx

Saturday, 6 April 2013


Am in the middle of a secretish type project and I need some stars. I don't do dpns and that seems to be somewhat of a hindrance.

I have come up with these two after knitting at least a trillion over the last two days.

I liked knitting this, it is super easy and quick (which is good as I may need up to twenty) but it's just not pointy enough - even with a dampening and stretching;

This is a little more fiddly but still knitted flat which pleases me. I do like the finished star but somehow it is saying "I am a flower...."

The stars will be sewn down flat to a large flat piece of knitted fabric (sorry, can't say much in case someone is watching) so am thinking that the flower/star may look better when it's curly edges are tamed.

Ignore the size and yarn, I just used odds from my stash.

Any preference, comments, guidance or alternative suggestions will be gratefully received.

Thanking you in advance my brilliant bloggy/knitty pals x

Friday, 5 April 2013

Easter Holidays Part One

The first week of the holidays have gone already, how is that possible??

Simon had a long weekend at home with us which was lovely, I do like us all being together!

The last week summed up in a few pictures;

Nathaniel next to a huge snow drift on our walk

The first completed Christmas gift of 2013.

Me and my four finest creations, not a great pic but we're so rarely snapped together I had to share.

50p pumps, yes 50p, 25p per foot :)

Seb's knitted super powers.

Playdough; removes all age barriers known to man.

Two small baker boys.

Elizabeth's playdough creation - see; no age limit :)

Fun with duplo in the bath because we got too cold outside and needed to warm our bones
Look at his eye lashes!!

Next week sees (hopefully) a trip to Harrogate on Tuesday, work on Thursday and any number of fun activities inbetween.

Hope you're all having fun and staying warm?!

Daisie xxx