A change is as good as a rest

A few days ago my mum said to me that ‘a change is as good as a rest’. Do you agree? I thought I would try the theory out on my blog with a brand new layout and colour scheme! What do you think?

Well, I like it πŸ™‚

So, the Posh Yarn update was on Sunday evening…so much gorgeous yarn! Tis was the one I picked…

It’s called ‘Female Of The Species’. I love the vibrant pink tones!

I also have my eye on this…

It’s called ‘Boleyn’ and it can be found at www.violetgreen.co.uk/

Β In other knitting news, I have now finished all the pieces of the hoody I am working on and am on to the hood! Then all I have to do is sew it up. I’m so excited about it as it is the biggest thing I have ever knitted so far!

Here’s a quick plug for Lovely Online who make gorgeous jewellery at competitive prices. Here’s an example…

…isn’t it gorgeous!

The Product Of Loveliness giveaway will be ending this week so don’t forget to enter if you havent already!

And keep an eye out here for some exciting new happenings!

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Happy things on a less than happy day

Ok…not having a good day at all…make that a good week…or even month now I think about it. I told you all about my M.E. on M.E. awareness day (see this post) and it’s that which is causing me such huge amounts of pain and extreme fatigue…I havent been out of my bed for a long while and it’s really getting to me now. So, because of this, I decided it’s time for a lovely cheery post! πŸ˜€

First of all we have this…

It is the most gorgeous yarn is oranges and yellows…it’s from Posh Yarn (they are my favourite!) and the colourway is called ‘If You’re Happy And You Know It’…brilliant name!

Next we have…

Dogs explore new way to hug

Cant beat a couple of dogs hugging to cheer you up! (Thank you to my lovely sister who sent me this picture)

Third we have…

…a very cheerful cake! Cake always cheers me up at this one looks so happy and bright!

Don’t forget about the competition too! You still have time to comment on the competition post to enter…it runs until the end of May. So many goodies are on offer…the current list is: metal, hanging heart decoration, striped A4 notebook, a big bag of sweets, cupcake printed doilies.

If more comments are posted then it means more will be added to the prize! And I have something awesome to be added next if enough comments are reached!

I shall leave you with this…

Another Posh Yarn arrival in purples, blues, greens and dark pink. It’s Martha DK yarn which is 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon…and the colour is called ‘Talk Like A Pirate’. Seeing as I do actually talk like a pirate, this is the perfect yarn for me!

Stay lovely.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Woolly Wonderfulness

Well, after weeks of grottiness I finally had a lovely day on Sunday. The weather was awful (hail stones!) but it didn’t matter because I was all snug and warm in the Boston Tea Party cafe!

I went there to a local knitting group where I met lovely people and we all sat around chatting and knitting and drinking coffee…except I dont drink coffee, so I had this…

 

*lovely*

Mmmm….and it was delicious hot chocolate too! Plus, the blueberry flapjack I ate was yumtastic!

So, I was there…knitting my sock. I was on to sock two you see (you remember sock one, right?) I decided to name sock one ‘Sockzilla’ and sock two, ‘Sockzuki’…you wanna see them?

 

The brothers are together at last...

There they are! On my feet! And I must say that my trousers match them perfectly πŸ˜› I’m so proud of them…my first ever socks, but definitely not my last. (BTW I used Regia World Circus yarn…and still have loads left from a 100g ball!)

I must knit more socks because of this…

 

Ooooh, preeetty…

From left to right, the first one is Artist’s Palette Smoothie Sock Yarn (it’s so squishy and huggable), the next one is Wollmeise sock yarn (really expensive and someone sent it to me as a gift!) and the last one is Noro Kureyon sock yarn.

Of course, I don’t have to knit socks with them…but I really want to. I think I have been bitten by the sock bug. Besides that, my little sister wants me to make her a pair of green socks with pompoms on them…could be awful, could be genius…we shall see once I get the yarn!

I think that means I’ll have to knit some socks for the little-little sister too…best get your orders in soon as I may not have the time!

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

More woolly stuff

So…you know I like knitting right?

Love you too, knitting

Thats my current project…it may not look like much now but it will eventually be a sock…and not just any sock, my first sock!

My first time knitting ‘in the round’ too…there are a lot of needles to contend with but I think I’ve got the hang of it now.

I’m also working on two secret projects…so, a lot of knitting going on…plus I’m already planning future projects. I got me some baby wool to knit some little, tiny clothes with to give to charity (one lot of pink tones and one lot of blue), I also bought some gorgeous Noro Sekku yarn in green/plum/blue…it’s beautiful and contains silk. I tried to take a photo but with no daylight it didn’t look very good, so I’ll try again tomorrow πŸ™‚

In the mean while, look at this…it’s knitted with that same type of yarn.

Pattern by Cheri McEwen

This shawl was knitted by a Ravelry.com user called ‘Merchantofvino’…it’s so beautiful! I wish I could knit like that…maybe one day.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Look-ee what I ordered!

Isn’t that the most wonderful yarn!

I was naughty and ordered it for myself because it’s so pretty and I thought it would be great for knitting socks! (I’m still plodding on with my first ever sock but it’s plain wool so I wont get a pattern…)

It’s ‘Teksrena Rainbow, 100g, 100% wool’…just in case you’re interested πŸ™‚

I was extra naughty and ordered some other things too but I’ll leave that as a surprise and show you pictures when they arrive.

 

Today I am mostly loving mochimochi…no? hmm…let me show you…

 

*click the picture to get the pattern...for free!*

Aren’t they sweet!

Head to Mochomochi Land to check out the blog, shop, gallery and you can even get free patterns to make your own, cute mochimochi toys!

Those baby gators are way up on my list and I’m quite partial to the cute little snails and slugs too πŸ™‚

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Woolly woodland creatures

The woodland theme continues…except in knitted format…I know, I know, I’m always posting knitted things…but I just love them right now!

which one do you like best?

which one do you like best?

Aww…look at those cute little guys! And check out these owls…I love them!

Aren't we lovely?

Aren't we lovely?

It’s not just animals in the woods either…

cuteness!

cuteness!

If only all mushrooms looked like that!

Well, I’m going to conclude my woodland theme for there now. It has been a fun week and I’ve learned some cool stuff and found some cute pictures πŸ™‚ Hope you have enjoyed it too…learning is lovely!

Love Ele ~X~