Monday, May 17, 2010

I have been all over the place lately.

I haven't blogged for so so long and feel very bad about it! I have so many things I want to put up but just have no time at the moment. Soooooo I'm not going to pressure myself like I do with everything else as this is meant to be fun and just for me and you ( if anyone is reading).

Have just reconnected with Ravelry have you heard of it? It is so huge you probably have. It has loads of fab ideas, patterns, groups, people to meet around the world, free things, support, things to buy, things to be inspired by, a world for Knitters, Crocheters and all those who love Yarn. become a member if you like its here and sign up to be a member. I'm on there as Kathster so be my friend if you like.

Well on Ravelry I discovered this wonderful, amazing online yarn shop which I am in awe of EatSleepKnit. It has the most beautiful handdyed yarns I have seen in ages I have a rather long wish list. Especially liking Yarn Love - Elizabeth Bennet, what a cool name, its a sock yarn and is 60% Merino, 20% Bamboo and 15% Silk. Anyway the colours are divine I'm gonna get myself some of the Baroque just because!

I have nearly finished all the pieces for the crochet blanket I started about 2 months ago, so far I have made 8 strips 1 metre long and 22cm wide. I am really a bit over this project and think for a first time thing it would really have been better to do a scarf, Yeah well I'm also doing one of them at the same time its really chunky and will be more likely a neck warmer but thats ok. I am hoping to have finished this blanket, the neck warmer and a kids Cloche hat( for my niece who turns 3 on Saturday) by the end of May. Then I can start on a Granny Square pram blanket for my newest niece Hannah and maybe try my hand at a piece of clothing for my daughter??? We will see about that one.

A tip that may help those that don't feel very organised ( ME) most of the time. I have just printed out a list of all my projects that I have going and want to do. Just a page with a table of 4 columns Project, Start date ( its fun to see how long some things can carry on for), To do for completion or % complete, Finish Date ( Oh I wish). At the moment I have 9 projects on my list (not including the new ones above) some are sewing and some are Patchwork and even one Cross Stitch which dates back to 2000 (OMG).

Anyway of these 9 I can happily say that 2 of the completion dates have been filled in. So as you can see it works, you just have to have it somewhere prominent so you keep looking at it.

Why don't you try it, it may help.

Until next time


  1. Wow...9 projects, going at one time. That is definately a lot. I don't think I could, personally, do that. Hehe.
    I found your blog through ravelry. Nice blog.

  2. Thanks for your comment. I think 9 is too many too but I get so excited starting a new thing! Ravelry is Ace!