Sunday, 23 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

It's been a ridiculously busy month in my stall! I start my Christmas holiday at 2pm tomorrow and I am looking forward to a lovely break - my stall will be closed until Wednesday 9th January. 
My etsy shop will remain open during the festive break, but I won't be posting orders until my stall re-opens so that I am sure to take a proper stretch of time off. So with that in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my lovely customers and online friends a very happy and healthy festive season, and all the best for 2013. I am hoping to have some shiny new designs and stock to show off in the new year - looking forward to seeing you all then! 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Ta Da Tuesday

I finished my Frankensocks! I am absolutely thrilled with them, and have used up a whole bunch of old sock yarn making them, and that is just ace!
I think I have enough yarn left to make another pair, so I'm off to get started with them right now!
"Ta-da Tuesday" is over at Faith Hope and Charity Shopping, pop over to have a look!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Ta-Da Tuesday!

I've been so very busy over the last couple of weeks, but I've tried to remember to have a little bit of time to do relaxing things like knit socks, and last night I finished my latest pair! 
 I have given them their first outing today, and they really are snuggly and fabulous! Of course, as soon as they were off the needles I started my next pair, but these ones are a little bit different - I am knitting both socks at once because they are stash busting Frankenstein's Monster socks, made from the ends of other balls of sock yarn! 
I think because I have fairly teensy feet I seem to end up with loads of yarn left at the end of a pair of socks, so it seemed like a good idea to be thrifty and make a pair from leftovers, since sock yarn isn't the cheapest, and I have pretty much tried every colour-way in my local yarn shop already!
This is the beginning of the first sock, and this evening I will be catching up with the second! 
My other recent thrifty efforts have involved picking up cheap jumpers from charity shops and unravelling them for the yarn...
This is all 100% cotton! The inspiration for this came from my lovely friend Becca over at AlterKNITive, she's been running a very informative knitting course, and last Wednesday was all about recycling! I haven't finished unravelling the white yet, but I am absolutely amazed at how much good quality yarn I have for less than £8! It's taken some time to undo it all, but I think it's been worth it! The other advantage is that it's absolutely necessary that I go charity shopping!!
I'm joining in with Ta-Da Tuesday today over at Faith Hope and Charity Shopping (there's a lovely giveaway over there too!)

Sunday, 2 December 2012


Unlike October, I actually managed to finish four books in November! It seems ironic really, given that I have been so unbelievably busy in November, with lots of Christmas makings and orders, and more Robins than I have ever made before! But I have still found a little bit of time to read, and I finally finished "Little Women"!
So, my readings for November...
  • "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
  • "Purple" by Graham J. Sharpe
  • "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
  • "Coco and Igor" by Chris Greenhalgh
My "Book a Week" New Year's Resolution is nearly done, one more month to go, and aside from October, I've managed rather well! I'm hoping that I'll make it to four books in December, but I'm so busy that I'm really not sure! 

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