Sunday, 22 April 2012

Fair Isle Mice

At last I am reconnected. It has been so frustrating having no internet all weekend. Apart from one rather grumpy boy, I also found it a bit annoying.  How dependent we have become on computers. 

These cute little Fair Isle mice were from a pattern on Yellow Pink and Sparkly. You can connect to it through my favourite blogs list, and it is also a free download on ravelry. I had a great time knitting them, and as you can see my two cats had a great time too.

"Aha! A group of mice"
"I'll pretend I'm just not interested"
"Give me some Fair Isle mice, or else"
Finally, in for the kill

Friday, 20 April 2012

Stop posting nature photos. This is meant to be a craft blog!

I'm not quite sure what's got into me. I went to the park today, and the approaching thunderstorm looked great, as well as this huge tree. Then after a shower of rain I started taking photos of the plants in my back garden. Since they announced we're in a drought it doesn't seem to have stopped raining. But I am definitely going to stop posting photos, and put on something crafty next. 

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Week In Devon

We have been away for the week in Devon. We had a lovely week, with mainly great spring weather. Although we were in the south of Devon, we kept gravitating towards Dartmoor. I'm just going to put on a few of my favourite photos.  I failed to take one that would do justice to the many banks of primroses we saw.


This photo was taken near Buckland Abbey, where big one found the sheep skull in a field, which he has added to his collection.

I have not done much crafting this week.  Helped little one make an outfit for Bongo the Monkey.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Kids Daisy Pumps

As you can see I have finally finished my Kids Daisy Pump Pattern. It has taken quite a bit of work, as I scaled down the version I had done for myself for my daughter. It then seemed a bit mean to have a pattern in one child's size, so I have three sizes. They may look a bit like baby booties, but they are pumps for an older child. UK Sizes are 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The pattern is available on Ravelry and Craftsy.

 They are really easy to knit. I can knit a pair in a long evening. But what I really like about them is there is only one seam to sew. I'm not big on sewing up. I like the embroidered daisies, but I'm sure there are other ways to decorate them, either with a sewn on flower or pompom.

I really must stop knitting them. As you can see I am almost ready to open a shoe shop. Can't quite decide what to do next. Another bug, or perhaps a hat?  Any views?