Monday, 12 December 2011

Still here....

Although the  laptop issues are back!
The laptop was replaced, and then the new-to-us one turned out to have a faulty graphics card, and then the old one was kind of fixed by a friend but he installed a new OS which doesn't seem to have loaded all the features so I can't edit photos now until I get some editing software. Still having problems with the power  supply to the laptop too so seriously going to have to find a replacement soon.....
And even worse than all of that - I've lost all my bookmarks! All the lovely blogs I was following through bookmarks, all gone. I can't remember the names of them so I'm hoping that I will come across them again very soon. I follow quite a few on blogger but some I bookmarked instead, probably because I wasn't logged in when I first came across them and then never got round to clicking that button. Well that'll teach me......

In the meantime I have done a little knitting. I'm so glad I started late October as I am running out of time now and the days are filled with lots of crafting of a different kind, take a peek at the other blog if you want to know more! I finally finished this little set for the littlest girlie after a mini rant at the mittens that wouldn't turn out right:


Do you see the lovely scarf too, the one that I blogged about in the last post? Well of course you don't because I was knitting away and started to think how the girlie never keeps her scarves on properly, and that they always come sliding down out of her coat. So in a stroke of genius I decided to turn it into a simple cowl. No sliding off her neck, and I could cast off just over halfway through the length rather than carrying on for at least another 70cms! All worked in three shades of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran, the cowl is a garter stitch loop in blocks of colour, the mittens are cobbled from a pattern found on Ravelry which I still can't decide whether I read wrongly/misunderstood, or it was written wrongly? The hat is the Pixie helmet from the Autumn 2009 issue of Living Crafts magazine, with a big fluffy bobble on top and cute fat plaits on each side. Overkill? - nah, it looked great when I sneaked it on her whilst she slept.....
Woohoo, another set done, just two more hat/gloves/scarf sets to go. And to finish big little boys scarf, the one in the DK rib..... And a pair of gloves for biggest girlie ..... And there's a little sewing to be done yet too..........

I hope you're all on target for a stress free handcrafted Christmas.

-x-

8 comments:

Daisie said...

Am really, really loving that hat!! x

Pumpkin Pie Baby said...

The whole set is really cute, especially the hat. On kids, there's no such thing as overkill when it comes to pompoms and plaits! I love that you snuck it on her while she slept. I've always wanted to do that, but I've been too afraid.

karisma said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the hat. And good luck finishing the rest. I am in awe. Took me days to finish one beanie so I am almost at the giving up stage. Think I may just have to go and do more shopping. ARgghhhh!

Sarah said...

The whole of the set is gorgeous! I love the funky colours :)

Louise said...

Lovely hat etc, exactly the kind of thing I fantasize about knitting for my little boys! I've only ever managed a very simple scarf. Your cowl is a great idea.

LiteraryLadybug said...

I agree with Daisie - the hat is SO cute! And how clever to knit a cowl so she won't have to deal with her scarf sliding off! So smart! Lovely set! Well done!

Claire said...

Thank you so much for the headband, and magazine, they arrived this morning. They are perfect. Seasonal blessings to you all. xxxx

SARITHA said...

Very cute set!!Something for you in my blog!!:)