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Awh thanks Brandy!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on I got a bob! at SnapShots & WhatNots
Great I can't wait to see it!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on weekend snapshots at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I went from having hair that was past my elbows to hair that doesn’t even reach my shoulders. Quite the drastic change especially considering the last time I got my hair cut was back in February and that was only a trim. My long hair was driving mecrazy, I was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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So I do realize that I’ve pretty much been posting a lot of knitting and not much else recently and honestly that it a pretty fair summation of my life right now. I’m not going to lie though; I don’t hate the fact that I’m spending the whole time knitting... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
yep I hear you! It's definitely "funk season" :)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on weekend snapshots at SnapShots & WhatNots
Boomer gets the "you're lucky you're cute" comment a lot too, and he also has a ridiculous fascination with paper.....who needs a shredder when you have a cocker spaniel right!
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I had so many little plans for the weekend – I was going to finish some projects and start new ones (guess which one I actually did!), I was going to try out some new recipes, I was going to de-clutter the craft room, I was going to deep-clean the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
Something that really helps knitted sweaters etc look better is blocking - basically you soak (or steam) the the sweater and then dry it flat while stretching it slightly to the desired measurements. This helps all the stitches to settle in and look uniform and makes a huge difference. I've always knit blankets which I never block but just recently I've been tackling sweaters and I was very impressed at the difference blocking made. Well done on your first sweater!!
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It was lovely to find you and your blog through the hop aswell :)
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on Creative Blog Hop at SnapShots & WhatNots
Awh that's fun - I didn't knit for the longest time and now it's a rare sight to see me without needles or some description in my hands!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on Creative Blog Hop at SnapShots & WhatNots
I love when you include Freddie photos....although it Boomer was that close to a yarn bowl he would be "knitting" his own sweater!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on yarnalong.... at woolythyme
The jumping right in approach tends to result in disaster for me - for instance I'm currently struggling to find cardigan pattern for the 3 skeins of juniper farm yarn I bought....and really wishing I'd had the foresight to buy 4.....ah well lessons learned! And thanks again for the nomination, the questions were trickier than I expected!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on Creative Blog Hop at SnapShots & WhatNots
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A few weeks ago the lovely Brandy from Stitched Up asked me if I wanted to join her in a creative blog hop. I finally got around to answering the questions – sorry for taking so long! What am I working on? Honestly…..a few too many things. I’m doing a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
The difference was crazy - I thought they'd made a mistake and sent me the wrong yarn it was so different!
First pattern that's really exciting! Best of luck with it :)
It's such a nice feeling to be asked right? Martina
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I won’t call it a sale, I’ll save that title for when I eventually someday open a little shop, but it is the first time that someone else gave me money for yarn and asked me to make something for them – usually I just gift things…..so it’s still kind... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
thanks Angela :)
Thanks Tahnee - it's submitted now yay!!!
I know he looked so pitiful - it broke my heart Martina
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Almost time to breathe a big sigh of relief. The grant I’ve been working on for what feels like forever (but in reality was only about 4 weeks) is about to be submitted. Just waiting on the last few signatures and red-tape procedures which fingers-crossed should be all wrapped up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I hate daylight savings time. Totally hate it! I’m not a morning person. I have black out blinds on my bedroom window to prevent things like “enjoying an extra hour of daylight in the morning” so for me the only thing that daylight savings time changes is that I now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Cables for days - cabling project are my favourite!!
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on yarnalong... at woolythyme
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What a week! The grant I talked about is almost complete…..it’s at the point where I get a short reprieve for a day or two while it sits on my boss’s desk for review before I submit it. It managed to steal away almost all of my knitting time after... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Hi Jess I posted a photo of the print framed on the my wall here http://snapshotsandwhatnots.typepad.com/my-blog/2014/10/framed-finally.html and it makes me really happy every time I see it :) Martina
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2014 on A little at a time at SnapShots & WhatNots