Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Barking mad!

It looks like life is still very much on the crazy side here but thankfully a bit of crochet saves the day! The first of October saw the end of July's part of the kaleidoscope blanket and the start of Augusts. It does seem to be a bit quicker at the moment but I believe it is down to the colours used in this months triangle. In many ways I will be sad to see this blanket finished as I have loved working with the bright colours but once it is done I can focus on finishing some of the others I have on the go.

As you can see Bertie insists on being in the picture every time, he has become a bit of a diva when I get the camera out! S x

Monday, 22 September 2014

Hooky hooky

I promised to share with you what I am working on currently so a quick run down so far:

The kaleidoscope blanket - nearly done with my July part but not quite yet so hang on in there for a picture!

Newly begun is my 'Great Escape shawl' and Bertie said I wasn't having a picture without him:

Also recently begun is my coastal ripple blanket - I ordered the yarn as a pick me up for when we returned from holiday as I know I need most distracting once everyone is back in the work day routine:

Once again Bertie plonked himself down so he could be part of the picture! I also have just cast on a pair of socks for Dave but there isn't much to show just yet so will be back with an update on those eventually! 

The chimney has just been swept for this year so settling down by the fire with a nice bit of hooky sounds like it won't be far away but for now I need to go and mow my lawn as the grass seems to be growing quite fast still! More soon, S x

Monday, 8 September 2014

September already!

August passed me by in another whirlwind of holiday and birthdays and here we are at the start of autumn! So what did I do to fill the time? Well I finished the June section of the Kaleidoscope blanket:

Bertie spent many happy hours stealing the yarn from my bag and tangling it up, he really does love this blanket!

Lottie's friend from work made me these lovely cupcakes for my birthday!

And we all had fun on the beach!

And here we are in September with the weather changing towards a cooler and darker time and I am looking back and thinking what a lovely summer we had! I seem to be having a huge dose of startitis so I will be back soon to show what I have on my needles and hooks! S x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Where did the last few months go? Swallowed up in a whirl wind of chaos I am afraid to say as we had new bathrooms, a new lawn and a teething and growing puppy. I can't believe it has been that long though but here I am with more seaside pictures:

Dave and I sneaked off for a couple of days with Bertie ahead of a holiday trip with Lou, how much we manage to get her out and about will depend on how well the' Bertie factor' works! We have found that although Bertie is just a puppy he has a very special effect on Lou which seems to help her cope with things a little better. I have always believed that she would benefit from an assistance dog but the way life works currently it wouldn't be possible for her to have one, Bertie seems to be the next best thing. He is so patient with her and has been really good when we put him on 2 leads in order for her to 'walk' him so I am hopeful we could see small but significant progress in the future.

Its a dogs life:

Hopefully I will be back again soon! 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Where did the time go?

Sorry I have been so long again but I think that we bought a time shrinking object and not a puppy as the last 3 weeks have completely vanished with very little to show for them!

Bertie has been a busy boy though as we had a few days away at Easter and he enjoyed lots of new experiences such as 'walking' along the beach:

And visiting the pier:

Also a quick trip to the pub:

He has also been enjoying my kaleidoscope blanket, I am a little behind now as I have just finished my 'March' part:

Hopefully I will make some progress in catching up soon but I am a little distracted as you can see! More soon from us both x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Introducing Bertie!

Sorry to have been quiet again its just lots has been going on here in my corner of Cheshire including a bit of forward planning and some exciting news!

The forward planning is a new bathroom and seems to have taken ages to finally choose what we want but this is not being fitted until May so still time to get organised here. The exciting news will be the arrival of a new puppy called Bertie please say hello:

This is Bertie at 4 weeks old when we went across to Derbyshire to choose him. The following weekend we were at Crufts where Bertie's Dad won Best of Breed - we were so proud to be there knowing that little Bertie was his son, Harry is a lovely dog and I can't wait to see both he and Bertie's mum again when we go to collect Bertie at the weekend.

Hopefully you will forgive me for giving you doggie pictures for a few weeks instead of knitting but we are so excited after all that we went through with Ted to have something precious again to love. Ted is still thought of every day and he will be in my heart forever but a waggy tail is a wonderful thing and I can't wait to have one around again!

More soon, S x

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Finally finished!

So here we have it I have finally finished my snawheid hat and my Southwold in the snow shawl! I have loved knitting both of these as they are both such lovely woolly yarns and they smell all sheepy. The hat I managed to get finished before we went away for the weekend but the shawl came with me as I was in the middle of the picot cast off, it seemed to take forever with that cast on 2 and then cast off 4 but the effect is really pretty. Thankfully I also took my baby cardigan with me too so I still had something to work on once that was finished and I have blocked them both now we are home again.

I meant to show you these earlier but somehow life got a bit busy again and I have been chasing my tail to catch up with myself, I hope to be back here again soon!