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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 1 hour 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
Thanks for all the good wishes and motivation!!!
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Things are slowing ticking away here. It seems like all the evenings are rolling into one. I come home from work, get changed and go for run, shower, change, make dinner, clean up, and then finally there are about 15 minutes left for knitting before it’s time for bed……and repeat.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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These monthly goals have been fun but I’m not ticking off nearly as many each month as I would have hoped. My plan is that after 12 months of doing the goals I’ll have ticked most of them off even if it wasn’t within the month that I set the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Training for the Disney half-marathon in January is well underway and so far it’s going well. I’ve managed to complete all of the runs (yay for not making excuses this time). It’s definitely been an easier start compared to the start of training last year when I was running in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
It sounds way more complicated than it is but basically you knit one, then slip a stitch purl wise, knit 1 then pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch as if to bind off but instead of dropping it off the needle you knit it. Then repeat the slip 1 knit 1 pass over stitch until one stitch is left and then knit 1. On the wrong side you purl two together but before you drop off the stitches you purl into the first stitch a second time. Sounds horrible but it's really easy I swear!