This is Martina's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Martina's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Martina
Recent Activity
Without fail! He also tries to "help" me knit which involves him trying to chew the yarn as I'm knitting while trying to sit on my lap at the same time. But yes dogs are awesome :)
This is my first attempt at a sweater and I'm really glad I pushed myself to try it - it's a learning curve but it's a fun curve! You should definitely give it a go and remember the best thing about working with yarn instead of fabric is that if you make a mistake or hate it when it's done you can just unravel and start over or make something else :)
I agree! It was a pretty scary moment as I watched one of the "seams" unravel about 3 rows as the stitches dropped. If I had been doing this a year ago I would have panicked and made a complete mess of it....at least now I was able to go "You complete idiot! Now mix it!" Progress :)
The colour of the yarn is perfect for autumn - it's very pretty! Is this going to be a breather from the more complicated Hitofude?
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on matchy matchy at woolythyme
Image
I thought that knitting a sweater would take forever so I’ve been blown away with how quickly this sweater is growing. Once it got past the sleeve separation portion it finally started to look like a sweater instead of a cowl ……but it started to look like a tiny sweater!... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
You are a bad influence on me(in a good way!)...and of course I've now gonet ahead and bought the Hitofude pattern....and found a yarn shop that sells Madelinetosh yarn that I can visit this weekend....madness! Lets just say I'm loving sweater knitting so far and can't wait to try a lace pattern :)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Hitofude, anyone????? at woolythyme
Image
I’ve found my chocolate cake recipe…the recipe I plan to use for all future chocolate cakes, and pass on to my children because it’s just that good! If you’re a fan of The Great British Bake Off then I’m sure you’re heard of Mary Berry and her delicious recipes for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks guys....you're so nice :)
I couldn't help but grin at this - thanks for being my cheerleader!! :)
Fantastic! Lifestyle changes are definitely the say to go - personally I see WW as a lifestyle change rather than a diet, I just no longer attend meetings but I still follow the guidelines. It's all about finding what works for you and clearly what you're doing is working :)
I kinda knew when I got to goal that the hardest part was going to be staying there but I still think I underestimated how hard it would be. 80/20 is pretty much the way I used to go WW but I think over the last few months I slipped back to doing 50/50 (or sometimes even worse). I think I have to remember that I'll always be someone who struggles with their weight because otherwise I would never have eaten my way into being overweight in the first place
The lacy pattern looks beautiful but oh so tricky!! Thanks for the book rec I'm adding it to my reading list :)
Image
30 days ago I set myself a weight loss challenge with 3 simple rules/guidelines: 1) Portion control and food tracking 2) No eating out – not even once! 3) Exercise daily – even if it’s just a quick walk with the dog It seemed like it would be easy enough... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Image
I joined a group doing a summer sweater knit-along (called SSKAL14, here’s the ravelry group) where everyone is knitting different sweater patterns before the end of September. I had already chosen my yarn (Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine) and sweater pattern (Holsten) long before I even heard of the group but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks for all the advice Kathy - I must figure out when is the right season to plant and then start!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on Life Lately…. at SnapShots & WhatNots
Image
As a child I was lucky enough to spend every summer living right beside the sea. My family owned a mobile home (or I guess it’s called a trailer here in the US) that was half a mile from a beautiful beach on the east coast of Ireland. As long... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I know they're so manipulative!!
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2014 on Life Lately…. at SnapShots & WhatNots
Image
Half-way through August already – the summer is flying by! Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time… Telling this little guy not to make this face when it's time for work. You're killing me Boomer! Reading e-books from the library. No more forgetting to bring back my books on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Oh yes I really enjoyed Park Ave and now I'll have to check out Client 9! Thanks :)
All these other opinions are probably going to make picking even harder! I vote 4 or 6, the shape of those styles really suits you
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on new glasses! at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
1 reply
Thanks Karen - that's very high praise indeed after seeing your lovely quilted panels!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Tiny stitches at SnapShots & WhatNots
I'm still a bit scared, this is my second quilt and every time I went to cut or sew the fabric I was worried I was going to ruin it!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Tiny stitches at SnapShots & WhatNots
When I was practicing on scrap fabric I tried to do the multiple stitches at once but they kept turning out really uneven...I definately need more practice that way! So this was the best I could do to make them look even on the front and back.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Tiny stitches at SnapShots & WhatNots
Image
One of my favourite things about having Netflix is stumbling across really good and interesting documentaries. I shared a few of the ones I’d watched and would recommend a few months ago and since then I’ve discovered a few other gems. Miss Representation – This documentary explores the way that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Awh thank you that's really sweet :)
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on Tiny stitches at SnapShots & WhatNots