Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Startitis and Mollie Makes

:: Good Morning All::
How are you all doing today? You have been making such lovely posts of late and I have enjoyed reading them so much. So much that I have such a bad case of Startits. I used be a such a good girl! Only ever started one project at a time but I have been lured in by yarny goodness and lots of ideas!!!!!! I blame you all!! You all make such lovely things!!
So what's on the needles at the moment?

A very pretty soft green, cotton version of the Baby Bunting Cardi which I will show use when it's done. I am still plodding on with the The Perfect Cardi but I intend to take this away as my holibobs project. I am ashamed to say I could not resist my sock yarn from swap parcel any longer. It was calling to me! Winking at me from the corner of my eye all the time. You know the type? That "Go on! You know you want to." look. "Cast me on. Come on. You can't resist me forever!" Temptation was too much and I gave in on Saturday. Oh they are LUSH. I think there name has to be My Multi Coloured Swap Socks. If you are a born in the UK and a child of the 1970's like myself you will get that title right away but for the rest of you Multi Coloured Swap Shop was a children's TV programme for happy, tasteless years of fashion disastrous  20years.
And here they are. Isn't that yarn glorious?

I went to my LYS to say Happy Birthday to Lucy which was too tempting again and I added to my stash again.

Isn't this glorious too? I think it may become a shawl but I have seen so many lovely Ravelry project it would be great for I just can't make my mind up. Any ideas??

This sweet yarn is going to be another baby item. I have a couple in mind but haven't settled on which.
I told you I have startitis!!!!! I want to make more things.
 I would need to be an octopus to get through the ideas I have at the moment.

I stumbled across a lovely new blog recently. I can't even remember how.  It's the lovely Vic Loves To Knit. Vic had a giveaway on and it was the new magazine that I have heard about so much (but couldn't get hold of a copy of)
To my utter astonishment I won! I sent Vic my details and a lovely little parcel of happiness arrived all beautifully wrapped.
That flower is going to be sewn onto a brooch back today so I can wear it on my jackets and cardigans.

What a treat! It's lovely and full of good ideas and a big help with sourcing some of materials used in crafts. So a big big thank you to Victoria I am so pleased.

I am off now to go to the pub for lunch with Mr TB (our version of the O'Bama's date night) Then off to get a haircut.
Have a great week everyone.
Love Tickety-boo

Friday, 17 June 2011

Baby baby!

:: Happy Friday Everyone!::
Oh boy am I glad it's Friday. It's been a darn long week.
Just a very quick post to show you this little cutie!

Sweet isn't it?
There are so many babies due in October this year I wanted to get a head start on the mamouth knit-a-thon ahead! This pattern was just so quick and lovely to knit I cast on another one last night.
I used Puerperium cardigan pattern form Rav and some cashmere I bought a while back form eBay. It was well worth it. It was from Japan and REALLY good value. This first one is for my niece/nephew due in October. I thought the grosgrain ribbon would look sweet on the button band if it's a little girl and I can just see it with a red crochet trim around the bottom and the sleeves, can't you? If it's a boy I thought some sweet little plain wooden buttons would be groovy or maybe choose a style and use different colours on each one.

The one I cast on last night is sooooooooooooo sweet and in the most gorgeous soft cotton. It's so lovely I can't wait to get home and knit some more. I hope to finish it this weekend and share it with you.

Have a good weekend bloglanders!
Love Tickety-boo.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Good Night Mr Tom!

::Hello......I'm still here::
Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I really don't know where the time has gone. I have still been popping in to your blogs and enjoying a good read. Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last post I appreciated each one.

The weather has been pants over the last couple of weeks. This has meant one wet picnic with friends, but fun none the less and lots of time indoors with the littlies. We took a window of opportunity today and popped out to our local pick your own farm  and got some broad beans and strawberries and said hello to the alpacas (who were sporting a new haircut) and pigs called Mr Bubbles and Percy.


Smallest littlie is going to Kidderminster in a two weeks time to be an evacuee.
His school project this term has been WWII and to make it an experience they can understand they will dress as evacuees and go on a train to a Mansion House where they will Dig for Victory!

It's a great experience for them (the other two littlies have been before). It was easier when the girls went as they already had dresses in that style but dressing his nibbs was going to take a bit more thought. 
He needed a tank top!! Sweater vest I think you call them over the pond.
I hunted through Ravelry for a suitable pattern but could only find baby patterns or gents. 
Nothing else for it I had to wing it! Not the easiest of task for a bear of very little brain like me who has only ever knitted baby clothes before (apart from my socks). I just read hundreds of patterns and took little bits of info from each.
This is what I came up with..........

He loves it! So do I. He looks like he's straight from that lovely film
 Good Night Mr Tom, which if you have never seen is a film everyone should see at least once. Littlie likes it so much he wanted to wear it to bed over his jammies! This afternoon I'll be wrapping a Persil Tablet box in brown paper and attaching string to it for his gas mask box. Mr TB has found a cap for him to wear and I have made a label to attach to his person to make it authentic! 
My brothers wife is due to have baby number 4 in October so I have been trawling the baby patterns for nice easy knits to make. I found the most gorgeous baby sleep sack on Ravelry .................................

How cute is that???? Slight problem is the pattern is in French so nice but not easy! The extent of my school girl French allows me to order a Stella Artois in the pub up the road but not much else. Do you think I can wing it ? I wonder how it might look if the cables were owlie cables like I have seen in patterns on Rav? I figure it's worth a try. I don't know if she's having a boy or a girl (they have 3 boys already) so I bought some soft grey yarn and will add buttons and a lining according to which they have. 

This is the yarn, 400g ball for the total bargain price of £3.50!!!!
Right my lovelies that's it for now, I am being distracted by the smell of the Tagine bubbling away in the oven which needs attention.
Have a great week.