07 January, 2013

Some things

I'm the type of person that cannot do just one thing at a time, I have to have multiple things on the go such as crochet, knitting, sewing, several books that I read at once, baking and of course toddler duties too.

This is a pic of my latest crochet project, the yarn is actually a hot pink but didn't photograph too well, I am teaching myself a new stitch and writing up a pattern for a cushion using it, I'll let you know how it goes.
I finally joined a KAL (a knit-a-long) via Instagram (& Ravelry too). I've never joined a KAL before but I'm glad I did, it's fun - it's a whole bunch of people knitting the same thing at different paces, at different skill levels with different yarns all around the world...and they are all very encouraging!
I received the most awesome parcel in the post via my lovely bloggy friend, Lisa of In The Boondocks. It was filled with so much goodness, an awesome crochet magazine, vintage craft booklets, lots of cars for bubba, crochet hooks, hand decorated teatowels and of course, yummy chocolate.
I love bloggy friends, they are the most awesome people in the world!
 
Check out these awesome patterns that were in the magazine, it is Interweave Crochet magazine and I just wish I could get it here in Australia.
I also pulled out my sewing machine - my Aunty Jan. Now my Aunty Jan & I have a love/hate relationship going on but since I was only making a soft toy for bubba, I let her gnarly stitches not bother me & I'll sort out the problem later (maybe with your help?!).

And... I've been checking out the online sales & purchased a couple of things... do you buy stuff online - please share you fav online stores - the more the merrier ... (probably not though if you asked my hubby!)