So - the conversation went something like this ... - It's my BFF's birthday and he loves your cards - could you make something Beatles - music - guitar - I have this cartoon type image- this pretty one - or I could make the whole card in a guitar shape - no idea how or what - but I will create 'something'. It is all make from plain card - all the details are drawn or gems. Don't ask me how - I have no idea - I just fiddled about.
Seriously getting into this black and white lark!!! The weather has been so amazing I actually could have both doors open and get the first coat of black on them and the frames. Hubby has re-seated the hinges so that the main one closes properly and I don't get a cold blast of wind through the gap.
And I treated myself to a pretty light - I love pretty lights
I am still plodding along with the make over in the summer house. Just doing a tiny bit more each weekend. I have got the first coat on the ceiling. I reckon it will take 3 coats of white - but I should get away with 2 of the black.
And the bunny has moved in! I love hares - hubby bought me this last Christmas and it's been sitting safe indors waiting for his new space to be ready.
I really much pick up the white tablecloth to cover the knitting machine - the purple stands out like a sore thumb!
This dear old machine has not seen the light of day for 15 years!
It went upinto the loft when we moved to this house - and vanished. The old goat is having a serious muck out and pulling out every thing out from under the eaves so he can move all his work space round - and it turned up!!! It was my Aunty Doris's in the first place - and was sent down to my mum when she died - and I saved it when she died. I may try to get it going next weekend if I have a clear head to work it out! Love kitten
Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *purl 1, leaving the yarn at the front
of the work – slip the next stitch purlwise – repeat from * to last 5 stitches,
purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 8: purl 1, *knit 1, purl 1 - repeat from * to end of row.
These last 4 rows form the pattern – repeat 5 more times
Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
I use Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn for
all my knitting work. If you are using
pure wool, or a wool mix you will need more as the yarn is heavier.
Disclaimer: This is my own original work. Use it for your own use or for charity
selling. Use it to inspire you, and to
lead you on to other projects. But, please
do not resell the pattern as your own workings.
It takes me years of learning, and months of work to produce a final
The Kitten and The Goat, 9, New Shambles, Kendal, LA9 4TS
I had better show you how far I have got with this - otherwise the day will be gone. This is for my friend Bob who is very poorly at the moment - I hope he is well enough to sit out in the beautiful sunshine today.
The background is the Fireworks spritzers which dry waterproof - and the ink is Ancient Copper. I hope to add little scenes in some of the spaces when everything is dry - we shall hjave to see!
Ok - I confess - I bought myself a present!!!! I did an on-line survey and they gave you a £5 Amazon voucher as a reward. The really funny thing - it was all about exercise and how much and when and all that - - and they asked me twice as I really didn't think my opion really counted (as in - I can't - - ever!). But - hay - £5 is a free(ish) pressie when you are hard up ;-)
Soooo - what did I buy?
I don't normally 'do' gadgets - but I have fancied one of these for ages to pick my pins up from the floor. Very successful too!!!!
Something a little different this month. We have the instructions and yarns - to start you off - then you can make a garland with as many pumpkins as you fancy. Space them out - make them close - group them in 3s (that's fun!!) - once you have the 'how to' - I expect great things!!!!
I am totally shattered - I have had a really rough week. The people in the flat above me have been fighting for 3 nights in a row - last night they woke me up just after midnight - and carried on shouting off and on until 1.30. I am so tired that I can't see straight! It's all right for them - they can stay in bed this morning - is there a tactful way to mention it???? So I am going to have a very gentle, peaceful day catching up with listing all the Halloween dog bandannas on the website - then I will go home a bit early if there is none about!
My favouite shopping basket broke it's handles - they just wore out! I was so upset! So make some more - said the goat! DOH - why didn't I think that!!!!! So I made these - the same way I make the dog leads - but I put a strip of herringbone tape in the middle - love it!
I am going to make a few for the shop for Christmas. If I could find a safe way to post them I would add them online - but I worry about the vintage china so you will have to come and see me to get one! Love kitten
Well it's been a pretty horrid week one way or another here in kitten's castle - so I decided that I was going to spend all day playing - in between serving all my lovely customers of course!!! It has be fairly busy - and an old friend dropped in for a natter - but I have had a lovely time creating the background for an 'element's' piece. Based around earth - air - fire - water and the seasons. There is loads of writing to go over the top yet - but the colours are fun already.