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New month and new set of goals. Firstly I have to admit that I haven’t managed to actually tick off all Septmeber’s goals (or lets me honest even August’s) but I have been trying. Some of those goals have just been hanging around for a while – like for instance... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
I'm excited to try this idea too - I just need to find space to store the summer clothes.
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[Rug: Ikea, Boots: CharlotteRusse, Malibrigo Yarn: Creative Yarns, Silk Blouse: J Crew, Copper Bangles: Etsy, Card: Etsy, Stunt Puppy leash: Stuntpuppy] It’s been months since the last time I did a window shopping update. I actually didn’t really do much window shopping at all over the summer but recently I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SnapShots & WhatNots
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When I worked at my old job, at home in Ireland, we had a little morning ritual of going to the canteen for morning tea and scones. It wasn’t a very healthy ritual, which I only discovered when I went to WeightWatchers and realized just how many calories etc were... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
Life's too short to knit things you don't love! I'm a perfectionist too though and mistakes would drive me crazy if I left them!
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I blinked and missed the majority of September. It’s time to get my act together of the rest of 2014 will be gone before I even realize it. The past few weeks have been a blur and I’ve spent my time: Embracing the start of autumn. There was a slight... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
ha ha are you kidding I saw your pile of already cast on things!! :)
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2014 on Too many ideas at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thank you for the Hitofude advice it's given me a bit of piece of mind that it will fit once blocked. I love the funky grandpa sweater...it's also on my "want to make" list!
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2014 on choices....too many choices..... at woolythyme
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This isn’t so much of a work in progress update as a “works I want to be in progress with” update. Sometimes I get into a bit of a slump creatively and don’t want to work on anything at all and other times I wish there was more time in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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The weekend marked a turning point for me post-wisdom teeth extraction. The recovery took longer than I’d originally expected and was about 5 times more painful. I never thought I’d get sick of eating ice-cream for dinner but after more than a week I just had no appetite left for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
It looks fantastic!! The grey was a great choice for yarn. Did it grow a lot when you blocked it? Mine seems to be knitting up tighter than I expected....it kinda looks like the lace needs to relax a bit
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2014 on hitofude.....ta-dah! at woolythyme
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Over the weekend we found another new to us trail for Kathy to run along while I walked Boomer. I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed our wander down this trail mostly because of how badly I didn’t want to go in the first place. Kathy was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Me too! I'm obsessed with purple, I own for too may purple clothes...including 3 purple coats but as yet no purple hand-made shawls! My house would be covered in purple if I didn't have to share it!
I'm not going to lie I was tempted alright - but I'm hoping to make a king size quilt that I know I won't be able to fit through my little sewing machine (or afford to send out for quilting) so I figured I'd test the waters with this lap size one first to see how feasible it would be to hand-quilt, It's feasible but slow for sure!!
Oh that sounds like a fantastic trip you have planned - scoping out the yarn shops is going to be my first step of vacation planning form now on!
Thanks Karen - knowing it looks as pretty as I hoping is the only thing that's keeping me at it!
I know I just couldn't escape the draw of the Hitofude - the yarn shop I went to had even made them all in their knitting group so I even saw one on in person before I committed. I can't wait to wear it!
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Before I had even finished knitting my first sweater, which I shared yesterday, I had not only picked out the next sweater pattern but also the yarn that I was going to using. During out trip to Virginia Beach for Labor Day weekend I had only 2 requests – one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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This sweater knitting project was my favourite one so far – I know I said that the brown cable knit blanket was the knitting project I was the most proud of making and I still stand by that because that was huge undertaking with a pattern that, at the time,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Well the wisdom tooth extraction was a little worse than I expected. The top two teeth came out without too much difficulty but the bottom tooth was a stubborn little fecker and required the dentist to cut into my gum and remove a bit of my jaw bone. I’d been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I'm happy that you're taking your time with Hitofude because it will give me time to catch up - I plan to cast on this weekend so I'm way way behind!!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on Hitofude.....interrupted at woolythyme
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I’ve shared snippets here and there about how I keep making banana muffins over and over again so I figured it was time I finally shared my recipe. I started out with the same one I used for the original banana bread cake but over several batches it’s morphed a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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This morning I’m breathing a huge sigh of relief; the past week has been uber stressful with everything seeming to happen at once. First up I went to the dentist for the first time in far too long… far too long…and found out that I have to get my wisdom... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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This week I’m very excited to see Friday arrive. It might have been a short week but boy did it feel loooong! I’m looking forward to enjoying a relaxing weekend – well as relaxing weekend as is possible when you have two cocker spaniels running around the house. We are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks for the heads-up - i have no idea why that keeps happening but I've fixed it now :)