Friday, 30 April 2010

Busy Week

Oh gosh, I've been so busy this week. Well first of all, I had to make sure that the shop order was knitted up and dispatched. Coincidentally, I had one of the busiest week at work. I've also been busy with something which I can't reveal just yet. It's a secret, but hopefully I'll be able to reveal all soon.

All is done now, so I can relax and enjoy the long weekend (it is a UK public holiday this coming Monday). I'm just gonna eat and sleep. Hee Hee Hee!

Only joking. I'm planning on visiting friends and family and also do some knitting. I've just got the left front and collar of my beige cropped cardigan to knit up. I also need to block my turquoise cardigan so I can start wearing it. Then if I have time, make a start of my Ishbel (from Ysolda's first book). I went to Loop a couple of weeks ago to buy this lovely yarn:

Malabrigo Lace (100% baby merino).

Hopefully, mine will look as lovely as this.

Have a relaxing weekend everyone.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

London Marathon 2010

We watched the London Marathon today and we had an amazing time. It was so inspirational to see all those people running for charities. Some were dressed as Rhinos, Mr Men characters and all kind of animals. We were all clapping and shouting the runners' names supporting these amazing people. It was a lovely atmosphere indeed.

There was a man juggling whilst running.....truly amazing!

On our way to the pub we bumped into some friends so decided to have some Sunday roast together. The food was lovely and it was nice to have a relaxed Sunday afternoon chatting with friends and eating some good food. We then went for a walk by the river and look what we saw:

Did someone leave their knitting behind? ;) I've heard of a group of people who knit things and leave them around London, so it could be them. Or maybe someone did leave their knitting behind. What do you think?

Anyway, I have some good news.......I've made my first sale on Etsy. Yay! I was so happy, that I've been telling everyone. :) This month has sure been a strange one, I will talk about this in another blog post.

Have a good week everyone!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Easter Break

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter break, or secretly looking forward to when the kids go back to school. Hee Hee Hee! I took some time off from work and we drove up to Leicester to the National Space centre:
Amazing spacecraft.

Where I read the weather, which was fun.

We also went to Cadbury's World in Birmingham, where we ate too much chocolate.

Chocolate family photos

Gigantic Easter egg.

Handmade chocolate shoes.
I've also decided that these long car journeys are good for catching up with your knitting. I've already finished the back of my other cropped jacket.
Have a lovely week everyone.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Spring and a Time for Change

Being British, we love our tea and talking about the weather and the weather has been lovely recently. 17 degree celsius! The birds are singing, people are outside enjoying the sun and I've been taking my daughter out cycling. Spring is also a time to reflect and make some changes. We've been spring cleaning and I've got some plans to sort out my craft area (i.e. my flat really as I don't have a dedicated craft area). So we have a trip to Ikea planned to get a few things.

I've recently heard from my doctors that I can stop taking my pills for my thyroid as they suspect that my condition may have been temporary, however, I still need to go to my regular appointments so they can monitor the level. So in a way that is good news, hopefully I'll be fully recovered soon. :)
I've also finished my Mimi cropped jacket just in time for spring. All I need to do is to block the jacket. Yay!

Do you remember I won the give away at Claire Montgomery's book signing at Loop last year? Well, I've started the summer cropped cardigan. It is very straight forward to knit so hopefully I'll have another cardigan to show everyone. I'm hoping knit something more advance next time, my daughter's Hawaii will involve some lace and shaping with lace, so that will be interesting. I'm also planning on knitting some garments from Ysolda's patterns which will involve knitting the garment in one piece top down. Kyoko has got some lovely children patterns which involves cables, frills and eyelets, so I'll be checking them out.

In the mean time, I'm still waiting for a few supplies to knit a few more items for my shop, so I'm keeping busy. :)

Have a lovely week everyone!