Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Into the Woods...

I spent a glorious day yesterday with the youngest J on an educational AND interesting field trip with the rest of the 3rd Grade.
 We ventured out to Rocky Gap State Park which is just a hop skip and jump from home. 
 While the children study the life of a sweet, but very muddy stream....
 I enjoyed the amazing green canopy......
 ...with a watchful eye for Little J to ensure he didn't end up in the drink.
We enjoyed stream play, hiking and meeting the resident rescue owls. (The best bit ever, but no photos as the amphitheatre was quite dark and camera flashes were a big no no).
This is Little J's fifth field trip since starting elementary school and I'll mark this one down as the best so far.

Sorry to rush off.  I re-enacted the great Humpty Dumpty fall down our back garden steps on Sunday and my ankle is still swollen to the size of a melon.  Not painful mind you, but rather large so I have a meeting with an ice pack.  It actually makes me realize that my ankles, when not swollen and blue, aren't as fat as I thought they were. ☺

Toodles, Lx ♥ 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Alice's Tea Pot

Hello!
I'm back.....
Sorry, I've had a busy couple of weeks.  It's amazing how much time is consumed reinstalled a college student back in the home.  Who knew how much 'stuff' a 19 year old boy can accumulate in his dorm room?  Big J has more devices to clean his floor than I do.
Oh well.
I'm thrilled to have him home for the summer.
As things have returned to normal over last couple of days I've been busy knitting.


Well actually, not that busy.  I managed to whip this beauty up in just three days!  Well evenings actually, 'cos there's been no knitting in the lunch room at work lately. 
Just work work work.....
Anyhoo, I l♥ve her! 
She's a beauty.
Thank you Alice!
Your pattern is super duper easy to follow
and comes together so nicely.

Now, I must purchase more tea pots as an excuse to make more!
So with a hop skip jump I'm off to eBay to browse their tea pot selection. 
'Cos tea pots are as rare has hens teeth in this little town.

Toodles....L


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Just poppping by to wish all the lovely Mum's the most wonderful day ever!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

And Now for the Ta-Dah

I stole a photograph (or four) during a quick break in the showers last evening.






This blanket may have double crocheted me to death.
The colours may have been dubious, but it's hugmongus and

P.S. Please excuse the little white Linus hairs.  A certain Boy and his Dog demanded to sleep with it last night.
I ♥ IT!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Rain and other things.....A Chook

Firstly, before I get onto the rain and other things, why do you think someone stops following your blog?  I mean, obviously the long gaps between posts and my endless dribble are cause enough, but I do worry I've offended someone.  50 to 51....Ho hum....51 one where did you go?

Now on to the rain.  Just briefly. I'd like to say, "Thank you sir, we've had enough."  That's all I have to say about the rain.

The other things.  Well the 'other things' were going to be the ta-dah moment of the biggest crochet blanket ever! Well it's not really the biggest in the whole world, just the biggest ever at 836.  Thanks to that Royal To-Do and a lovely day at home a few days back, the blanket of dubious colours which I briefly mentioned back here is finished. However, the rain which began in big drips the minute I hung it on the line to photograph and, oh the dead camera batteries nixed that ta-dah idea.

OK OK before I dropped down to 49 I'd better post a photo.
Or four.
And of something mildly interesting.
Do you remember this lass?

She winged her way across the pond.
But I ♥ her so much, I had to post photos of her.
 
I'm thinking she needs a sister. ☺
One to stay on this side of the pond.
 
Just briefly....if that is even possible for me.
She started with Mandala Pattern. 
Which I basically stopped the increases when I felt the base was big enough.
Decreased ever slightly in the as the 'bowl' shape came together - I think i just skipped the chains between each granny - if that makes sense, which it probably doesn't.
Then I focused on making the head shape. 
Which is basically some double (US) granny clusters that I reduced at each end.
I then went around the edge with single crochet, to firm it up a bit - am I making ANY sense?
Then I just created some scallops for her tail.
Singled crocheted the handle.
Crocheted in the round for her comb and beak.
In a nutshell - I WINGED it!
Now that was probably the worst description/how-to you've ever read!
Gosh I hope your still with me.
But I think it just goes to show, you can create just about anything with crochet, if you put your mind to it!
Oh and she's lined, with some scrummy polka dot fabric!
And she now lives in Yorkshire.
Where I believe she part took in some Easter festivities....

Toodles Lx

You guessed it, homework calling.
Tonight we have spelling words, a book report and a science project!
Hurry up school holidays!!!!!!

P.S.  To be honest, I'm not really concerned how many followers I have - all though I am pleased that someone likes my blog enough to follow it.  I just hope I haven't p*ssed anyone off ☺