Wednesday, 26 June 2013

All quiet on the blog front

 I've been pretty quiet recently, mostly because I haven't really been up to much, but also partly because my laptop is on the blink.  I'm afraid to say that I was not really up for blogging from my phone so I just haven't really bothered.  I came home from work last night, however, to find that Stu had bought me an iPad out of the blue, so I'm seeing how that goes for today.

So I haven't really got much knitting done recently, just the odd row of my Cria here and there.  Cassie has become a climber extraordinaire over the last few weeks and I found that I was having to put my knitting completely away every time I left the room so I kind of stopped getting it out at all.  I have however done a bit of sewing, including a project bag for slightly larger projects.
The pattern is from 101 Fabric by Fabric Ways to Sew a Metre by yaker and Hoskins.  At the moment it is comfortably housing my Cria and my copy of the Little Red Book so I'm really pleased with the size.  The only thing I'm not too happy with is the closure. I should have used a much slippier ribbon because it is quite difficult to pull open and closed, but for the moment I'm going to leave it and hope that it keeps Cassie out!  I've also finally got around to starting the Clothkits kit for cassie that I bought a dogs age ago. I'm hoping to finish that tonight as it's my night off work and get some pics of it all finished up on here soon.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Stashdown Progress May Edition

Because it is the beginning of June (seriously, how did that happen?!) I figure it is time to post my stash graph again to include the whole of May.  From now on I'll try and post it at the beginning of each month so we can see how I did the month before.  So here it is, I've finally got round to fancying it up a bit in too.

I'm very pleased that this shows a downward trend, even if it is very slight. Start as we mean to go on eh!  You may notice that I have added one ball to the stash so I guess now is a good time to clarify what I mean by 'added'.  This culd mean that I've been bad and bought more yarn, but it could also mean that I have unravelled something and aded the yarn back in to the stash or, as in this case, it could mean that I have finished making some handspun.  At some point I will take stock of the fluff stash as well so I could see that go down as the yarn stash goes up in cases like this. I'll takes some photos of the finished yarn as soon as I can and do a little FO post for it in the next couple of days.