Monday, 16 September 2013

Crocheting weather

Hasn't it turned autumnal??Just the weather to sit in and crochet..I am finding it easy to resist the going out and socializing now the weather has turned..I have been staying in and crocheting instead, steadily working my way through the jumper I have yet to show you. (be patient with me).Anyway, the back has been done and the two sleeves so I am confident this week I shall finish the front.I did however go to my usual Knit and Natter group .. the latest excitement being we are going to be famous.Someone is going to film us at our group and it will be run on the librarys in my area in house telly channel.So all very exciting.Just hope they get my good side(do I have one?).
I went for Sunday dinner at my sisters yesterday, a nice roast dinner and fresh fruit salad, it was lovely, to see her, my brother in law and 2 nephews and nice to eat something without having to cook it or wash up after!Always tastes better if someone else cooks it.However when we left to come home by bus it was blowing a gale and chucking it down, then I had a horrendous hot flush on the bus(oh the joys of the menopause).
I have been reading and reading about diabetes and trying to get to grips with it, and even did an ecourse on it on Friday..learnt more than i have ever done by doing that..
Today is lovely and sunny but very cold and windy out and I am off to my first weight watchers meeting that the GP is paying for.I did weigh myself last night and it upset me to find I now weigh exactly what I did 15 years ago when 8 months pregnant with Alex so I reckon I have 3 stone to loose .. but even a couple of pound will be good... fingers crossed and here goes, I shall update you on my progress.In the meantime I shall keep on creating...

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Jumper.. a few hiccups..

I am making this in a blue cotton.Picture doesnt do it much justice but its in apricot peachy cotton..pattern is from prima magazine 1998...I just ordered some more wool and got it yesterday, have done the back and part of the front..only the new wool is dyed slightly darker than the one I had been using.. oh well a bit of creative thinking and maybe I can do the arms a darker colour to the body, just hope have enough for the neckline and joining...
Meanwhile I am happy to be back in the usual routine of school /clubs/chores..
but my diabetes is causing me some problems with my blood sugars, and I am back seriously and meticulously writing down what I eat,doses for medication and counting carbs and calories.
Its turned much colder and damper this week.Have put away my summery clothes and tidied my wardrobes..and am still trying to get to grips with my new nokia illumina 520 phone....:) 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Weekend crochet

Do you crochet or craft much at the weekend?Most weekends I tend not to do as much, as am busy with other things.(Last weekend for example I went to see two  local rock bands,Dawgfish and Naked Apes.When my ex has Alex I get a chance to go out and mix with real adults!)
Friday mornings, I usually go to the local library and go to Knit and Natter group of ladies.This week there I started on my own version of the jumper I had finished for my sister last week.
On sunday I had a 'Downton Abbey' catchup day, I watched 6 episodes of it, and finished the  back  and started on the front.So making good progress and I must admit I like this pattern.
making this in blue for myself.

It is an old pattern, its 15 years old, from Prima magazine.

My cat Prince, is much better, for which I am grateful.. he is back pigging out on as much food as he can persuade me to give him, he has regained his weight lost.
This morning I am just happy school is back and Alex went off as usual happy to be back in the old routine.Now it is a cloudy damp start to the day here in Essex.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

not much crochet done today..a strange day really..

my son alex in his back top school clothes..

my cat prince who isnt well at the moment

a beautiful scarf.. i found on the web, very inspiring..
So thats the first day of school over... my son was delighted to be going back to his special school.He is so much happier when he has his set routine and knows what is expected of him.
He came home very happy with 7 pages of forms to fill in and a new timetable.He is in his last year at school and he doesnt seem to have many actual lessons now a week, they are mostly teaching him life skills.
Poor Prince my cat doesnt seem to be well, he isnt eating hardly.Tonight he ate some tuna but threw it back up shortly after, so I think a visit to the vets will happen.
I have done no crochet today(gasp) I have been putting some of my work on pininterest  and waiting for my new phone to be delivered.Its a nokia illuma and touch screen, and a windows phone, so have been trying to grasp how to use it.
Tonight we had our haircuts, so I feel a lot curlier and lighter, Alex looks older with his shorter neat hair, in the same good old doctor who Matt smith haircut.My hairdresser has a alsation puppy and tonight we spent a while with alex getting him used to the dog, who is called bella and georgeous.. he ended up stroking her a lot , tickling her tummy and being relaxed around her, so I am very pleased with him, for being able to accomplish that..a big thing in a kid so sensitive as him.
My lovely daughter Emma, she has gone, also her friend Tara, so I have had to spend ages tidying up and got a nice pile of washing and rubbish from having two young ladies for a few days.Missing them both already.
Last night due to circumstances (I wont go into them),I didn't get much sleep (4 hours) so I think I will have an early night as its going to be another early morning rise for me...

Back to school..

my two kids on a day trip to the fair..

a cushion using the fire blanket motif

a cushion using a motif from my granny square book

a knitted cushion cover, with squares from my knitting book. Practise at different,new stitches.

a bag to keep my tablets holder in.. it doubles as a carrier for my night time insulin injection pen

kindle cosy made for my friend Deb

another view of the kindle cosy

another view of the tablets holder bag

a new square from my granny squares  book

another new granny square from the book

new square I tried

a jumper top I made  for my sister

 back of jumper top made for my sister,its made from cotton

another new square tried..

My lovely  son Alex on one of our summer outings

a cushion with combination of squares on it.
Hasnt it been a lovely summer? too hot some of the time,I have taken a break from blogging but throughout I have been continuing with the crochet and hope you like the things I have been busy working on.(theres a few more to come!)
So now its my son Alex going  back to school and back to creating....:)lets hope this autumn I have some nice things to share with you.