Friday, 18 December 2009

No work for me today - so time for more crafting

Heyy all!!

I was woken up this morning by my alarm as usual - 7am, go get the bus at 7:50am then get to work about 10am. I decided to leave it and stay in bed for a couple of extra minutes only to have my Dad knock on the door.

"You're not going into work today as there is a lot of snow and the buses aren't running"
"Huh?" I replied - judging by the fact I'd been awake a matter of minutes that's a usual response.
"You won't be able to get to work - look out your window"
I did so. "Ah"

So, today I have off work because for the 4th time this year, Northamptonshire as a whole is cut off - anything around Kettering is practically on it's own as Raunds, Stanwick, Higham Ferrers and Rushden were some of the worst hit areas.

Means more blogging and crafting for me!! May even get my knitting patterns up and loaded into here :D

So expect some photos, some Christmassy puns and much entertainment from me today :) x

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Ooo my first two sets of custom stitich markers!!

I'm very proud to say that I've had my first two sets of custom stitch markers ordered, payed for, and are now complete!!

For those who are members of the Phoenix Knitting Forums, two of the ladies expressed an interest in my markers. So here is what was created!!


How pretty are they :)

I am taking on custom work through my website at the moment:

I'll be adding the option to buy stitch markers & premades tonight ^_^


Monday, 7 December 2009

Brrr!! Winter is here!

It takes me long enough to post! Here's a little update of what I have been up to!

Due to poor quality light, the pictures may not be brilliant!

I've started working on my first pattern called "By Dusk" which will be a knitted blanket, made entirely on 8mm needles. So will be beautifully warm :)

I'm also working on a set of Fetching's for myself in Stylecraft Twirl "Cherry Twirl"; got one complete, added in another lot of cables at the bottom and top so they'll stay on my hands abit easier!!

Continuing on my Christmas list, I'm using Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake (Shade:0631) and Patons Pompero (Shade:35 Hollyhock) to make Paul's cousin a Kitty Eared Winter Hat. How cute. I'll be creating a pattern for that too in the come few weeks.

Paul's winter gift is some I Phone Socks! He has requested that I make him some cosies to use up my ever expanding yarn stash. So that will be his smaller gift.

Mum for Christmas will be getting the blanket once it is finished :) So hopefully some more photos once it is complete!!

Also one last thing. I have a new member of my fibre family. Her name is Joselyn, and she is an Ashford Kiwi Spinning Wheel <3 She was a pain in the backside to put together.

So far I've been plying my machine ball cones together to make some meaty yarns.

So that is the fruits of my labour! Keep checking back as the patterns may actually start getting written!!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Wowee! Loads been done!

Had so many hours at work lately because I've been promoted!! :D How good is that?!

Been trying to get alot sold. I'm going to put them all on my website tonight and whoever wishes to buy, can then :) Saves on the fees through Ebay!

Got sooo many dread hats done, my first super chunky knit shawl and I'll be installing dreads again soon aswell.

Aside all this, there's been tonnes of stress because Paul's Grandad has cancer, and he's been really down [Paul that is]. So I'm trying to get his anniversary gift together :3

So lots of pictures to come on Flickr, loads to be added to Etsy, and still more to come!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

One Hat Down, More to go!

Originally uploaded by Naturalist Designs
Got this puppy finished last week while at Paul's. I'm going to try and stick it up for sale.

Working through the stash - One colour lot at a time

I've decided there's no point trying to sell my knitting stash; I'm going to make things to sell. Starting with a Plus Size Version of Shrug This 

It's gorgeus. I'm using all my Cream / Yellow shades, and all my Purple shades and making a longer version of it. Not bad eh?

Frogged one of my boleros; and am using the colour on the Super Slouchee Hat. Gonna make some super funky mittens to go with it.

Pictures to come!!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

WIP List so far - Oh My / To Do List so far

Here's my current works in progress;

  • Pair of House Socks in James C Brett Marble DK
  • Cream and Tan Ribbed Slouchee Hat
  • Purple Mixed Dread Hat - King Cole and Elle Yarns
  • Lacey Scarf for my cousin's wedding in December - Stylecraft and Patons Yarns
  • Set set of Dashing for me out of Colinette, Mirasol, Stylecraft Yarns
  • Mixed Yarns Chunky Bolero
  • Multi Blues Super Chunky Tunic
  • White and Multi Tonal Socks
  • Black and Purple Chunky Bolero
That's all I can find at the moment.

What I've got to do;
  • Tia's Kitty Hat and Chunky Funky Coloured Coat
  • Paul's Socks, Scarf, Beanie and Fingerless Mitts
  • Lacey Bag for my cousin's wedding
 Should get it all done.. Hopefully :)

Monday, 14 September 2009

Life, the universe, and everything!

Well I've got loads on the go including yet more hats, my own pattern for a set of gorgeus slouchy socks which I'll get the pattern written up for :3

Other than, me and Paul (my better half / fiancee) are looking for a place to rent. It's getting very difficult trying to find anything we can remotely afford :/ Either which way, I've got loads for sale on Ebay:
It's mainly fabric, some of my knitwears, and abit of others items. So feel free to have a mooch :)

Back on the knitting needles, I've got so many projects to complete and get photos of! I've been working on crochet too :D Getting pretty good now.

Keep an ear out on here for stuff I'm selling / taking customs for.

Chrissy x

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Finally got this up and running

This will be a place for me to put my knitting patterns, latest finished objects, work in progresses e.t.c.

And a place to rant ;)