Sunday, 20 May 2012

Year of projects - 20.05.12

Another week has whizzed by, and despite the fact I have loads to blog about, I haven't sat here since last Sunday.

I've turned my hand to both a bit of knitting and a bit of crochet this week.....first and foremost, I finally got around to picking up the baby blanket I started crocheting a couple of months ago, and finished it off.  To be honest, as I said at the time, it wasn't really my favourite project for more than one reason, which made me really slow to going back to it.  I'm glad I did though, as a few hours graft and it is done and ready to packed off to my cousin.

The pattern is from Ravelry here......and the yarn is Sirdar Snuggly Kisses.  I do like the way the stripes have appeared in the yarn........ making it a little more interesting to work on.......but only a little!

I've continued working on my Colour Affection and am now nearly onto the next section where the darker colour is introduced, it is a nice project so far, if not a little long-winded, but I'm still enjoying it, so in the words of my friend Marigold it's all good.

The weather has been superb today, our church took the service outside  this morning, and the sun shone its little heart out....this afternoon, we took boys and dogs for a bomb around in the same woods as last Sunday, but in a different part. I think we wandered off the path a bit, so we were doing our Ray Mears best to trudge through the undergrowth. 

Yesterday we took a lovely walk along an estuary with plenty of trees to explore and water to fall in....all the best walks should contain these elements I think.

Taking a little rest.......

(shortly after this photo was taken, this little laddy was sporting a huge egg right in the centre of his forehead........all in a day's work for my lot!)

Anyway, thank you as always for your lovely comments and support.....I really do have a giveaway up my sleeve, I just need to get around to actually doing it.....more hours please.

Hope you all have happy sunny weeks, where ever you are.  Faithx


  1. Well done on finishing the baby blanket. What lovely family photos. Walks and falls seems to be what life is all about! Love the fallen trees too. Joan

  2. Yay for finishing the blanket. That always feels great, doesn't it?

    I like the color affection, too, and I definitely also struggle with not having enough hours in the day!

  3. And it is all good! You simply 'don't make no junk'! :) I think the baby blanket it beautiful and your blue ocean looking project is well, just beautiful like the ocean. Also, your boys have to be the cutest lot - forehead eggs and all ('tis the way of boy, eh? Peanut (the goat, not the nut) is like that too.) Thanks for sharing everything with us!

  4. Beautiful blanket! Thanks for pointing out pattern and yarns. I'm still working on my ripple blanket but almost's actually just a throw for the chair not a full blanket but it is getting pretty heavy to cart around especially with it getting quite warm here.
    I love your blue shawl too. I need to get back to knitting. I was going to try socks next...start now so I have them for Winter! LOL!
    Your little men are so cute! My little men are big men now and I miss the fun and sweetness of when they were little. Have a great week ahead!

  5. It's such a good feeling to finish a project you aren't too enthused about working on, isn't it? And it lookd great, I love the stripes

  6. I really like the baby blanket, the pattern is so pretty.
    What fab weather your having, any chance you can send some up to the north of england at all?? lol
    Hope your lil lad is ok. x

  7. Congrats on getting the baby blanket finished. Great seeing the shawl grow and change. The kids look adorable!

  8. Yay...lovely little baby blankie... I love the colour! I solved the problem of a boring project I was working on today...I frogged it! Honestly the pleasure was immense in seeing the stitches unravel from the huge boring thing I had embarked on...hurrah! Your young ones look so energetic... brings back memories! Can we have more puppy pics pleeease! :) Hugs, Jill x

  9. Trees to explore, water to fall in...stones to throw, sticks to collect?
    Emily x

  10. Boys are never happier than when risking injury in pursuit of things to climb, throw, and get wet and mucky in, are they?

    Pretty blanket :D

  11. The baby blanket is adorable Faith. It turned out really cute.


  12. Your boys are as cute as bugs! I know you love them to pieces. :) I am feeling the same way about the charity baby blanket I am plodding through with--it is so boring to work on, but I press on as I know it is going to be given to a special little wee one. Your blanket turned out beautifully--you should be proud to be giving something so lovely and special as a gift.

  13. Great WIPs ... and I hope the egg has gone down on your little one.

  14. Lovely pics of your outing and gorgeous boys... I hope the 'egg' has gone down and little lad is feeling better! Our boys are forever banging heads or scraping knees. Must be a boy thing ;-)
    Well done on the completion of the baby blanket... It's very pretty! I know what you mean by not being 'in love' with a project... It feels great to have it done though doesn't it, and usually looks much nicer than you thought it would do. I'm sure your cousin will love it!
    Good luck & have fun with your knitting :-)

    Louise xxx

  15. Congratulations on finishing the baby blanket - doesn't it feel great to have it done and packed off? I was just admiring the fact that the kids hadn't gone through the knees on their trousers, as I was prone to do at that age, when you mentioned the goose egg. Brings me back to my childhood, my poor mom!

  16. Such interesting crochet stitching! You did a marvelous job. Good for you on tacklin' the rest of it.
    "It's all good" brings me back! :O)

  17. Your little guys are so darn cute. That shawl is looking softly divine. Congrats on finishing the baby blanket! Now it's out of your hair and you can move on to something you really like. (It's a very pretty blanket, by the way.)

  18. Well done on finishing the blanket. I have a blanket that I really need to get back to but I keep putting it off. The shawl is gorgeous, I really love the colours you're using.

  19. I like the look of that crochet stitch Faith, pretty blanket, at least you didn't have to faff with joining squares which can as you know be painstaking!
    Bless your little lad, ouch for the egg on his forehead xox Happy sun shiny week Faith x Penelope

  20. What a lovely day, poor little chap boys will be boys though lol. Your crafting looks lovely!!

  21. Hello Faith...Your baby blanket is so pretty and I love the colours too (I can feel a bit of my crochet envy coming on here!)...Isn't it a great feeling when you finally finish something that has been lingering...I'm much better at that these days and sometimes find I have a new found enthusiasm for a project when I return!
    I always love the pics of your boys out and about having fun...Ooh, hope the head is feeling better now though!
    Susan x


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