Hi everyone, I hope you all had a fab half-term week last week. Ours was a lovely chill out week (well once the older Sweetpeas got used to being with each other all the time again :-)). I really must make sure we enjoy the next break too as Eldest Sweetpea is getting to the age where he wants to go out with friends so we may not see so much of him in the Summer term :-( He is then off to College in September and I am hoping I don't lose him completely then :-(
During the last couple of weeks I have had a little play with knitting, my work mate decided I should learn knitting before teaching me any more crochet - not sure why but it has been fun. This form of knitting is different from the UK knitting technique, I had thought it was Russian knitting but then talking to another work friend who is Lithuanian I now think that it must be a wide-spread version of knitting and maybe the UK uses a different technique to everyone else? Basically you have the loop on your knitting needle and hook through the wool from the back and pop your new loop on your other needle. I will have to try and blog some piccies of how you do it. It is quick to do but I am not sure if the knitting is more loose with this style , it may however be due to my lack of skill :-)
I got going and made little Sweetpea a scarf - she picked out the colours she liked and away I went :-) As you can see it is not fantastic but she seems to love it. It looks a bit like Bagpuss wrapped round her neck lol. On finishing it I realised I didn't know how to get it off the hook so my Mother-in-Law taught me along with the help of You Tube :-)
I have stalled slightly on my Crochet. This little square was created with a lot of help from Bears Footprints the other Friday. I really must try another one as I am sure I have forgotten it all already :-(
Middle and eldest Sweetpea joined in with some felt fun during half term. They made their own little brooches and hairclip designs.
We have also been painting. I got the watercolours out, lots of lovely vibrant colours and this is what little Sweetpea above created - hhhhhmm a lot of black!
Eldest Sweetpea then bought the above painting home from school, should I worry about my children and their fascination with black lol :-) They reminded me of the comedy Spaced where Brian the artist is inspired by black and of the comedy below:
I have been in a real de-clutter mood lately, most cupboards have been pulled out and most things put back in again. I do think I have a bit of a problem with saving too many things - just take a look below at some of the things I have saved from things I have been posted over the years !
That is just some of it :-o I just can't bring myself the throw things away if I think I can re-use them, the problem is where to store it all??? Any ideas?