Friday, 28 September 2012

Good Luck Eve! and FO Friday

My little sister, Eve, goes away for university tomorrow.  This is quite a scary step for my family and makes me feel rather old.  She is being rather braver than I was and is going halfway across the country to Cambridge - I was only brave enough to move about 10 miles from my parents.

I gave her a box full of presents last weekend which included some things I had crocheted for her as well as a lot of other presents I had rounded up from Amazon, Etsy, and high street shops (which took a lot of planning but somehow I pulled it off).  She loved all of her presents.

Here is what I made for her (I'm posting it conveniently on a Friday)
Two of the patterns are by my favourite 2 bloggers - My Mum and Lucy 'Inthesky' and the other is one of my own patterns

I made her some snuggly mittens to keep her warm in the old buildings:
Pattern : Granny Chic 'Granny Stripe' Wrist Warmers by Lucy Inthesky

This bunting is to match the colours in this blanket my Mum made for her to take to university
Pattern: Pretty Lacy Bunting by Janet McMahon

And finally, this bunny in disguise as a bee was just to make her laugh
Pattern: Simple Striped Bunny by Grace McMahon

I was pleased with how all of the projects turned out - my favourite is probably the bunny but I'm sure she will get most use out of the mittens.

Good Luck Eve!  

We'll text/talk/Skype lots (maybe even write too) and come and see you in a few weeks xxxxxxxxxxx

In other news, I have decided to go against my nice system of not starting a project until another is finished and am currently neglecting big projects that need finishing in order to make other projects.

I started knitting a scarf for The Boy after there were several requests from the boys at uni for hand made scarves (The Boy's one is a practice-run to see how long it takes to make a scarf and how much I should charge).  I'll be using chunky wool for any requested scarves as this is my absolute favourite weight to knit in and grows so quickly.

I am also meant to be making a present for The Boy's little brother (using this pattern)  who is staying with us tonight until Sunday.  I'm making it as a footballer in a Celtic FC kit although annoyingly I left one ball of wool I needed at home today so I couldn't do much on the doll in the 6 hour gap I had between lectures.


  1. Good luck to Eve, it is a massive step, I can remember when I embarked on four years 200 miles from home! I was so home sick I ended up travelling home every weekend! I had a pet hamster that would sit in her 'travel' case gnawing cucumber in the front of the car! She must of clocked up more miles than any hamster in history! lol Happy Days! XXX

    1. Hopefully Eve won't be too homesick - not that my parents would want to be driving backwards and forwards to get her. It will be an adventure for her :D I'm sure she will love it! xxx

  2. Hi Grace, what a sweet sister you are! I bet Eve is rapt to have such heartfelt mementos from home to accompany her on her journey.
    Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
    And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
    Kat xxx

    1. Aww thanks Kat. I've signed up now - thanks for reminding me! :D xxx

  3. Lovely post - I must get round to blogging about Eve as well. XXX