Thursday, October 23, 2008

I am not the Devil.... lol

this is for all those who thought me the Devil Woman for forbidding DH to buy another Thomas item for Bryn for his birthday.. THIS is why.... believe me now??

Top row...
suddery swing bridge, water tower, mountain overpass, 2 arch bridges, spook hill (back), and rock tunnel

Middle row...
signs, buildings, trees and people. then all the rest is assorted thomas engines (now remember theres are $10-20 each... THATs why i a have put a stop to it...

bottom row...
oil depot, assorted generic engines, tenders for larger engines above, rest is assorted carrages, etcc...

on the table...
special engine shed, Maron tunnel, crossing station, stop and go station, carg odrop station, double engine shed

all the track plus 2 turn tables, and the take-a-long case.

ohh and the table lol...

Jealous much??

This is what arrived on my door step this morning...

I was still in bed...

What a way to be woken....

30 balls.. all Noro.... off to roll....

Monday, October 20, 2008

more wormies

and we are thriving.. they are being very slow to hatch this year.. i blame the on off cold hot... crazy weather..

as always Bryn is positivily taken with them

here they are anyhow

Click on the image to make it big enough to see the tiny blighters.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Well I have been sock knitting again..

I am allowing myself 2 pair at a time so that I can take breaks between each. Hoping this will help protect my fickle knitting mojo...

So,,, I thought I would try a sock pattern out of my one of my old vintage knitting books.... well this is what I knitted...

Is this not the ugliest sock EVER!?

suprisingly though.. it looks fine on! and fits great!! go figure.. should have taken a photo of it on as proof, as it really does look like the proverbial sitting there like that lol.

This is the other sock I am working on... I think I am only a repeat or 2 off starting the heel...

its a FLS(ock)

I attempted a February lady sweater but tbh.... my heart just wasnt in it. I did, however fall in love with the lace pattern, so i have started socks from it.

If anyone is interested I am happy to write out the pattern for what i have done...

... provided it turns out half decent

Friday, October 10, 2008

Experimentations with chanelle

Is that how you spell it?? probably not.

Anyhow I came across this Technique and really liked it... so thought i would give it a go

I did a little sample today that sewed up in under 15mins and I love it

I used lots of colours to get a feel for how the different colours work together.

I am inlove iwth it now its done

Its sitting over the back of my dining chair and I pat it every time I walk past.. so being that it gets the tick of "irresistable patability" then I must make a full sized one.

It is alot lighter then i thought it would be when i was sewing 5 layers of cotton and one of wool together.. even Hubby spent 10 minutes with it on his lap patting it... so that says alot lol
so one chanel quilt quilt to add to the to do list
This trial is the perfect dolly quilt size.. anyone have a little girl with a cold dolly?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


we have hada birthi n the house.. sort of.

We had our first silk worm emerge this morning, so teeny tiny.

will do piccies when there is more then one to show you lol...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Yarn and Fibre

Well are having a sale on Noro..

I was blissfully unaware of this till Lis (AKA "The Enabler") PMed me to advise me!

Well I visited, and in one of the most horific shelf stacking catastrophies of this month, dozens of balls of noro fell into my cart :O

Well as any selfrespecting wooly lover can understand, there was nothing i could do but take them through the checkout process...

It is just lucky that ALL the balls that fell into my cart are ones I would have picked myself and there is the perfect amount of balls (30) to make that full size noro Lizard ridge.... one day...

I will share pics when the parcel (ohh imagine that this parcel will be like!!) arrives!

Friday, October 3, 2008

February lady sweater.

I am quite enjoying this... details to come when i am NOT realing from a 22 hour day!

aand bad pics again... or is it my eyes that are blurry?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

FO: mini lizzy

well i finished this a while ago.

I am so very completely happy with it that i plan to do a big noro buy up and do a full size noro one. after i finish my Vintage one that is
Sorry for the bad Mobi pic. will do a proper one on the camera soon..

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Wow over a month..

I feel soo ashamed! I dont know what happened I have so much to blog about of late, I think I have just been plain lazy.. the thoguht of uploading photos... typing WITH punctuation!!

ohh all just too much.. well I am trying to be better, Thus this month is Blogtober! I will attempt to post EVERY day for the month of Blogtober, in an effort to renew blog enthusiasum.

I dont think i have shared my Mini lizzy with... must do that tomorrow! :D