Sunday, 27 January 2013

My Weekend

We had a hectic weekend as Rob's little brother came to stay with us so we have been trying to keep him entertained for the last two days.  I hope we did but I think he was a little bored by the end.

After talking to my Mum about planning to get more organised this year I signed up to receive daily emails from about how to get your house and life more organised.  The daily emails just advise doing a little at a time but waking up to an email telling me the jobs to do on that day should keep me motivated.

I've also banned myself from starting any more projects until I finish the majority of the ones I am making at the moment.  I have quite terrible startitis and think the number of projects I have on-the-go at the moment is in double figures.  This was discovered when I found some great projects to make out of some of the wool sitting in my stash but then remembered that most of my knitting needles are currently in use.

I spent a lot of time over the exam time knitting the blue/green scarf for my friend and even learnt continental knitting to help speed up the 6ft garter stitch scarf and that is almost finished now.  I had done a few rows of another scarf I had been asked to make but I realised that would take forever so make so I unravelled it and started to crochet it instead using the pattern Joseph's Scarf by Cheryl Wilson which is much quicker and I have now almost completed.

Today, I managed to complete a little knitted toy robot that I had put aside incomplete as I was reluctant to do the icords for the arms, legs, and antenna but I felt like finishing something while I was sat with Rob's brother while he watched tv and played on Rob's ancient Xbox.  The pattern is Pocket-Sized Robot by Kat Lewinski.

I think making the icord headphone covers has mostly cured me of my dislike of knitting icords - oops I haven't finished making them either!

We started brewing beer again today.  This one is lager and the bucket is sat in the hall until I crochet a  mat for it to sit on so we can put it in the living room (the only room that stays warm).

I had the job of adding the hot water and stirring the mixture.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WIP Wednesday - 'Untangled' Headphone cover

Rob and I signed up to the local gym last week.  We had to have inductions on how to use the gym equipment properly and during this time it was explained that a lot of the equipment allows you to watch tv or listen to the radio while exercising by plugging headphones into the machine.

My last pair of sports headphones broke recently so Rob managed to find a cheap replacement pair in the local supermarket.  They are the most annoying headphones I've ever had for getting all tangled up so I started making covers for them using a free pattern from Ravelry: Untangled by Samiha Qureshi.

I'm using my lovely King Cole Wicked wool because I wanted to make them colourful.  I've still got quite a long way to go but it is not a priority so won't be done until after my exam.

Another exciting thing that happened today was that my prints from Cathy aka {tinniegirl} arrived today.  I bought them with some of my Christmas money.  I was surprised to get them so quickly as they arrived from Australia in less than a week.

I've had my eye on the 'Bursts of Flight' print for a while now so I'm pleased to get a copy.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Can't believe this is my first post of 2013

I have been so busy revising for my final year exams to think about crafting or blogging and will be busy for a bit longer unfortunately.

I have decided to change one little thing in my blog posts - from now on I won't call my boyfriend 'The Boy' as it seems a tad unfair at our age to call him a boy.  From now on he will simply be 'Rob'.

OK now that is sorted - we went to see the new Les Misérables film last night and it was so good.

Neither of us had seen the musical before but I recognised a lot of the songs.  As it is so new and popular the cinema was packed so we were sat so close to the huge IMAX screen that it made you dizzy at times.

My favourite characters were the Thénardiers played by Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

They were good fun and always coming up with schemes to get rich.