Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blogging friends!!!

All my "real life" friends now have blogs......its great :)

Theres all about her at Miffyrabbit
And Sasha, a Super-ish Mum, which is rather an understatement... ;)
Then Lottie's Knitting and Stuff
And last but not least, at Sarah... read all about her business and her family life at Angel Tots and other creations

I've known these lovely ladies for years, as we were/are members/comittee of the Leicestershire Real Nappy Network.....

Monday, November 19, 2007

New for the Instock Shop

Gothika and Purple Stripes, merino, pure wool and alpaca, Medium

Random Ribbies, Pure and superwash wools, Large

Aqua and Purple Ribbies, Pure and superwash wools, Medium
Hope fully my lovely OH can get them uploaded into my instock shop tonight :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ribbed Beanie :)

Made with some gorgeous Handspun from the uber talented Yoshimi its an alpaca single and a red merino single plied together :) I finished it at Stitch n Bitch last night, but it was a bit short, so I frogged back the decreases today and added an inch or so.....covers my ears now :) Its like :o)
Its a WoollyWormhead pattern, her Ribbed Beanie (PDF link) Its the second one I have done, the last one was with some of Woolly's handspun I bought at SkipNorth :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Jean Jeanie :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

We're in!!!

Kids bedroom is finished...well it's liveable in ;)
Have had to put the bunk bed up, as Daniel's matress is way too wide for the built up cabin bed in the small room (which will eventually be his room)...but Dan's happy, and I think its nice for them to be together in there until Joel gets used to being in a new place.Our bed is up, the chests of drawers are in etc, clothes in built in wardrobes.
....As for the rest of the house...none of my curtains fit the new windows...bad planning I know.....its not like I havn't had enough time now is it.....
Feel a bit like a goldfish in a bowl...but hey...
Boxes everywhere....I still have 2 full boxes of kitchen stuff and no cupboard space left.....gah!
But we're all relatively happy.......its a nice place, really warm (we've had to turn the heating off as it was too warm!) much work still left to do though....

Friday, November 09, 2007

We're on the move....

We're moving into our new house over the weekend.....wish us luck!!!
The cable guy is coming tomorrow afternoon, to set up the TV and broadband, so *hopefully* I won't be offline for long......
I am both relieved its finally happening, and scared s**tless at the thought of coming outside my comfort zone...


Will update when we're in and living in a pile of boxes.....

More handspun.......

This is nearly Aran weight...I am getting there :)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Yoshimi and me

Yoshimi and I had a spin in tonight...... and here is a picture of our wheels......forgive my useless camera.

As you know, I have a Louet, and Yoshimi has a Mazurka.......and I think this picture seems to sum our up personalities quite well.....

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

And the winner is............

Congratulations Lizet :)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Paying it forward......

I have joined Riggwelter in this, as I love to make things for people, and also like to recieve a little something too :)

It's based of the concept of the movie "Pay it Forward" where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on.

Here's how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won't be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that's a promise!

What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. You need to add the button, and recruit 3 people to PIF, and then you'll recieve your gift from me :)

My gifts will probably be knitted... and I will do my very best to pick something that the recipients would like.

So - the first three people to comment and say that they would like to PIF, will be my recipients :-)

Friday, November 02, 2007

My Blog is nearly 2.....wahoooooo!!!

..........and to celebrate how far Babylonglegs, and me, have come in 2 years, I'd like to offer up some goodies for a lucky visitor *grins*
Havn't decided on the goodiness yet, but I am sure a bit of handspun, and some hand dyed will be involved somewhere....

So all you people out there in blogland, if you want to be in with a chance, just comment on this or any recent posting by 12am on the 5th November, and your name will go in a hat to be drawn out by my youngest son......

How exciting!!!