Tuesday, 18 February 2014

WOYWW #245 - a bit of sewing

Today I am joining in with Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday?

I am currently sitting at my desk in the loft and I am freezing. It is snowing outside and although the drive has been cleared once, it is covered again. I am fed up of the snow now.

Anyway, my desk........

Today I have been sewing. A friend of mine came over last week and I showed her how to crochet a foundation row. In return she showed me some tips on my sewing machine and left me with homework to do - a sample piece of different stitches and try and get them straight. Ha that's funny. I did them but straight they are NOT! She is going to show me how to make a simple bag and we are going to use the sample somehow. Exciting.

Left of the table is Sock Monkey Hat, lovingly put there by Smallest - this means it needs mending in some way. No note needed, I just have to find out what is wrong with it. Earlier I found an Imp with a bell beside it which meant "Please Mummy can you sew his bell back on".

Right of my table is my new sock that I started on Friday. This is the one knitted on the very expensive yarn. It has two cables and a heart pattern going up the front. A bit tricky and needs some concentration but I like it. I undid it three times on Friday and once more on Saturday (each time back to the beginning). I am now at the heel part and am very pleased with myself.

At the front are my gorgeous Kirstie Allsop Haberdashery Scissors that my lovely friend sent me for my Birthday last year, a box of pins and some thread and other scissors (how many pairs of scissors does one girl need? And what are they all doing there?).

I hope to visit more of y than I managed last week - very poor - MUST DO BETTER!

Friday, 14 February 2014

My Lovely Valentine


This is what I made for my Valentine.....

A Zentangled card. A crocheted heart inside. A crocheted envelope with machine stitiched stamp and name tag.

I hope he likes it.


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Woyww #245 : all finished except for......

Today I am joining in with What's on your workdesk Wednesday. I know I don't have to explain what it is because the only people that come here are the woyww'ers. So welcome once again....

In the flowery bag on the left is my cardi (I took it to knitting last week and they persuaded me it was lovely and didn't make me look like a balloon in a cardi), it needs a little bit of unpicking but is nearly finished. Next to the bag are my socks which are complete apart from sewing in the ends and tightening up the 'thrums'. There is a sheep hat which is finished except for a curly bit on the ear flap (I'm not sure about this hat, I personally don't think he looks like a sheep but I'm not sure I can do much more to him). Below sheepy is another hat I am knitting, this time for me. I wanted something warm but floppy and the knitting pattern was on the reverse of the wool wrapper. I am going to add a huge pom-pom on the top.

At the front left is my new wool for my new socks. These have hearts going up the side. The wool is hand painted and is made with merino wool, kid mohair and mulberry silk (very expensive for a pair of socks but the colour is gorgeous (very valentiney). They start with a Turkish cast on (so thats new for me!). I may start them soon.

I think that's me done. I hopefully visited all that visited me and a few more. I couldn't leave comments on some (sorry about that) because it just wouldn't let me. I look forward to popping by and seeing the lovliness everyone has on their desks.


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Woyww #244 - buttons for eyes

Today it is Wednesday (well for some) and that means I am joining in with What's on your Workdesk Wednesday - as usual click on the link to find out more....

My desk hasn't been touched much this week and it's not because of the cold this time. I was up here at the weekend finishing things off and I briefly stopped by to empty the contents of my button tin.

Left is a new hat I am crocheting. It is supposed to be a sheep but who knows what it will end up being! Just a few more rows and I can do the ear flaps and give it a personality. Just above the cream hat are my socks (whoops still not cast off the toe tut tut). Still a big ugly pile of cardi (planning to take it in to knitting on Friday to see if they can make it look better). Next to the cardi is my pride and joy of a Bear Hat. He is called Hattie though he is obviously a boy hat! I love him and he turned out beautifully. I acknowledge Micahmakes for the wonderfully written pattern for the basic hat. It fits Smallest fabulously and he posed as my hat model earlier. I am hoping to sell these at some point.

Back to my desk, sorry, another Zentangle with help from Smallest and a pile of buttons, all askew from when I was searching for 'Hattie's" perfect eyes.

I just noticed a packet of Werthers at the back of my desk. I can promise you that they have been there since Christmas and I haven't touched them. Wish I could say the same about the Lemon and Poppy seed Muffins I made.

Nearly all eaten!

Right, I will be trying very hard to visit as many of the other desks linked up with WOYWW as I can, plus some of the ones I never got back to from last week (sorry)

P.s. I finished the sock monkey hat