Sirdar Blur

March 30th, 2008

Ages ago I bought 5 balls of Sirdar Blur in a lovely kinda inky purple colour (they say Indigo), they were bought after seeing a pattern in a knitting mag for a lovely jumper. I’ve never got round to starting the jumper so I thought rather than the yarn just sitting there I’d try and make something, but what? Then I read on someones blog that on Ravelry you can type in a type of yarn and it will find all the patterns and projects related to it – genius! So I had a search and found a lovely looking scarf (Invisible Stripe Scarf), checked out the pattern thinking it would be difficult and y’know what it’s SO easy :D So I cast on for that this afternoon and it’s coming along nicely.

Our trip to Hobbycraft last week was very successful, I bought lots including cheap yarn to play about with, crochet hooks, a thing to put press-studs on to fabric (better than having to sew them on as this makes it stronger), Hama beads inc glow in the dark ones, some cool Sculpey that turns into an eraser when you bake it and some aida and embroidery thread. I set to work with the aida and thread straight away to create some cool geeky cross stitch of computer games characters, they turned out really well (I’ve only posted the pic of the Robot from Bubble Bobble tho).

My weekend in pics Part 2

March 16th, 2008

So last night we went to La Tasca for Chris’ birthday. The meal was lovely and I shocked myself and Chris (I don’t know which of us was more shocked) by eating squid, mussels and cucumber (I had a bad incident with cucumber many years ago and have never touched the stuff since), the wine must’ve made me feel brave! Here are some pics from our meal:

Today we’ve had a lazy(ish) day, we’ve stayed in (as it’s been so wet and windy outside) and made a Sunday roast. Chris has been working on a new design for my site, we did have one sorted ages ago but have decided to change it again now (so new look coming soon!) This afternoon we’ve been playing around being crafty with Hama beads and Fimo, my first go at Fimo so I didn’t really know what to expect. It was fun tho and the results were good (see below, and see Chris’ blog for his crafty makings). Our day has been accompanied by the soundtrack of the daffodils I bought yesterday starting to pop open from their buds, yes! you can actually hear them!

My weekend (so far) in pics..

March 15th, 2008

Thought I’d do a lazy post that consists mainly of photo’s. The photo’s are exactly what it says in the title my weekend so far in pics, starting with me making something (ok not anything craft-y but I still made it) – chili & garlic lasagne crisps, they turned out really well and tasted good. Dave & Clare then came round for Wii, pizza and drinkies (no photo’s of the Wii playing unfortunately) which was fun :)

Today we went shopping and Chris bought me some shoes for Easter, they are lovely, even the lining is pretty! And I bought some daffodils. We’re off out for a meal later at La Tasca for Chris’ b’day. Maybe more pics to follow tomorrow.

Tea :)

March 8th, 2008

We went in to town today not realising how cold it was!! By the time we’d reached the seafront we were almost being blown away. However our trip was successful as I got a “tea for one” teapot and cup thing :smile: I’ve wanted one for ages and often lusted after the ones in Whittards but thought they were a bit too pricey and couldn’t really justify paying £20 plus on a teapot (a teapot for one person at that) or the cheaper ones I’ve seen around I haven’t liked enough. But today I spied a good one in Woolworths, and also spied it was half price so I grabbed it and took it to the till only for it to scan in even cheaper, yay result! So I got me a nice tea for one set for the grand total of £3. And using it helped me warm up nicely!