Ok so I have a Facebook account - hardly ever on there but Darren virtually lives on it.
I much prefer blogging, don't really know why...although as alot of this is about knitting/crocheting not everyone I know would be interested in it.
So my blog is read by my on-line friends and all those out in cyberspace who also join me (big hello to everyone!!!) but Facebook is for my friends....
...but I'm on here daily and rarely on Facebook...does that say anything about me? Or just that I like being able to write what I please on here, in a more diary form and Facebook to me is about getting together at the same time and chatting. Which again is great for Darren as the people he chats to are all over the world!
Or maybe I am just bored and wondering about silly and strange things???!! Feel free to set me straight!! lol
So this is my new bigger crochet bag. I managed to over come the base problems I had with the previous bag by working more tbr crochets into the foundation ring. I also made the bag alot bigger - which I had sort of forgotten about whilst moaning how long it was taking me to do!!!!
I apologise for the quality of these photos but they were taken with my phone - camera is no where to be found!! Probably in the garage with Darren (so maybe lost forever!!!)
I added a pocket to the front of the bag and did the last row of red with the same scallop shaping as the top of the bag.
Although it is currently being used to keep my Teddies for Tragedy in, I haven't finished it. I'm not sure what I want to do but it looks 'naked'. I tried adding buttons but they were too small. I've been looking at some crochet flowers and I think that's what I'll add...that is how Lucy at Attic 24, who's pattern this is, finished her's.
....we are waiting for Michael!!! Yep my brother and sister in law have chosen a name for baby buffalo. They are waiting for the middle name, they have asked her dad to chose a vietnamese name for them.
I never thought I'd become my grandparents but we need draft excluders...our 2 doors in the lounge needed to be planed but we took off quite alot to go over the carpet, so when they are shut there is a gap of approx 2cm.
I figured that since we need them, I could make them!! It'll use some of my stash (I've got some nice browns and creams to match the room) and be less 'old' looking (I hope!!)
No offence to anyone who has them...I now see the need for them!! Just glad I've plenty of time before we really need them.
SO I guess the question is, do I make plain stripped ones or more funky shaped ones??? Somewhere I think I have a pattern for a dog draft excluder! Thoughts anyone??
We had a lovely day. The weather was beautiful and as we didn't have anything specifically to buy we just wandered around.
I did pop into Sheepish and bought a ball of wool for jumper for Buffalo. It's gorgeous, soft and acrylic!!! but ALOT more than I normally pay. It's King Cole Splash £2.99 for 100g DK. It's pale blue but it is a self patterning wool with cream, orange and green (shade 759).
I'm looking forward to making my next item for him with this! Oh and yes I can buy this as I have reduced my stash by a box!!!! Woohoo!!!!
I didn't even realise as everything is in such a mess in our house!! But I shall continue stash busting!!!!
Right, now I'm going to watch a film and crochet more of my bag - seems to be taking a while to do this one.
We put the mirror up in the lounge yesterday and 'built' the shelf but we didn't have the right screws etc to put the shelf up, so we'll buy them today. When that's up we've finished with all the dusty jobs (I hope!) in the lounge so we can start moving things back in!
What this then means is that I can get to my stash - my poor stash. We ran out of boxes for stuff in the lounge so I used my stash boxes. My stash was thrown into bags and is waiting to be found and put back again....I do like getting it all out and re-organising it, so I'll have something nice to do later today!!
I also want to put old videos and dvd's (we have a big film collection) into the new storage boxes and put them under our bed (we have a super king size bed so lots of room!).
We're also off to the hospital to visit D's dad, who 1 month from retirement has had an accident at work. He has an infection in his arm - he is a welder and hit his thumb twice within a few days. It swelled up after the 2nd time, as did his hand, and the GP sent him to hospital Tues evening for IV antibiotics. We don't know how long he will be in for.
Another busy day - our day out to York keeps getting put back.....
So yesterday we set off to Manchester to the MEN Arena to see Walking with Dinosaurs!!!! Promptly at 7pm the show began and after we got the stewards to remove the people who were sat in our seats, we were able to sit and enjoy it!!!! WOW what an amazing show!!!! I was lucky enough to be sat next to our nephew who LOVES dinosaurs almost as much as me!!! We were ooooing and ahhhing together and when T-rex came out we both sat still so he couldn't see and get us!!! I had a great time!!! Check out the web site at http://www.dinosaurlive.com/about-the-show/ (there are also loads of clips on you-tube) and if possible get to see the show!!! Well worth every penny!!!
Ok so this is me Liz...I'm the mad lady behind Liz's Knitting.
My blog was a personal blog. It's also very neglected. Lots has happened since my last post.
In January 2016 Liz's Knitting became my business!!!
My page is https://facebook.com/Lizsknitting/
I am obsessed with knitting!!! Also with stash building (should be stash busting lol!!) I also enjoy crocheting but knitting is my passion!
I was taught to knit when I was about 5 years old. I loved making clothes for my dolls. Thanks Grandma and mum!
Thanks for dropping by!
"Well its always a sticky subject, but it has to be done! The Copyright of all the patterns on this blog belong to me! Feel free to: 1. Distribute patterns for free (direct link as often as possible). 2. Make as many items as you like for personal or charitable purposes. 3. Sell any finished items made from my patterns (I would appreciate credit for the pattern, or a even just a link to the site, however its not a must.) You MUST NOT: 1. Take any of my patterns and claim they are your own. 2. Sell any patterns for a profit. 3. Make kits with the patterns for profit. 4. Use my photographs and claim they are your own. Even if these are not your own personal views on copyright they are mine so please respect them. Even though my patterns are simple a lot of work has still gone into creating them. Ok I'll get off my soap box now, I hope that cleared a few things up for people, happy knitting."
I rather like how she worded this issue. Hope everyone else agrees!!