Monday, 24 October 2011

A Good Lesson to Learn!

I saw this and have to share this very serious concern with you lovely people.
Just because you can crochet
doesn't mean you should!

 Have a great day everyone.
Love Tickety-boo
ETA: the source of these abominations and many more is 
The Ugly Sweater blog 
I dread to think what these are sweating eeeeewwwwwwww! 

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Starry Blanket Ta-Dah

:: Hello lovely blog followers!::
How are you all? I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I am popping in again quickly to show you my crafty makes of the week. It's another quick post because I have some work to do today. I have been working my butt off to be honest but that's not what this post is about.

The first up is my quick stained glass project. I was at my class a few days ago and noticed at the bottom of my glass box,  the most beautiful colours glowing up at me. These were off-cuts from other projects. I put them on my board and they just begged to be leaded together. 
No smarty pants faffing, no tricky curves or over complicated design 
(which is what I usually do to myself then get very frustrated)
Just simplicity to show off the beauty of the glass and it's sumptuous colours.

I just have to mount it on my back door now. 

And now to the yarny bit! 
As you know my nephew Archie arrived on Friday 7 October. Now during the summer I started to knit A baby sleep sack in anticipation of his arrival. I should have known better as my family have a history of BIG babies and the sleep sack turned out quite small. He was over 9lb and I think the sleep sack is too small for him,( so I'll keep it for a friend whose baby is overdue and I'll share the Tad-Dah for that when the baby is here safely)
That left me a present down! Arrrrgggggg what to do when spare time to hook or knit is at a premium ??????
I found some Vanna's Choice Baby yarn in my stash that came from my first swap. It's Aran weight and uses a 6mm hook so a project using this would grow quickly. I looked through my Ravelry queued projects and found the lovely 
Chromium Star Blanket What a lovely project I thought to myself!
EPIC FAIL!!!!!!! 
Maybe because I didn't have time or brain space to work it out but I could not get through the first 3 rounds no matter what I tried and after a little research I was by no means the only person to have that problem. 
Nothing else for it I was going to have to wing it!!
I would have to improvise a pattern and trust my hooky instincts. I decided if it didn't work it would be an online purchase of clothes instead of a blanket.
It did work...........Yay! I am so pleased with myself. Two evenings work (and sending Mr TB out to buy more yarn so I could complete the project)
and this is what I made.............


I am really happy with it! I wish I'd figured out a way of having a closed centre but as my first piece of totally improvised working I am really chuffed.

Right-o. I will have to love you and leave you as I have to go do some work before I fall behind. I will be glad if these extra hours when it comes to Christmas and I take it all back as time off in one go!

Have a great week lovely people.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

New Arrival

::::::The baby I have been knitting for like mad has arrived!::::
It's a BOY!
Looks like I was right to make a blue Teddy.
My new nephew Archie arrived safely yesterday morning.
Delighted he's here safe and well.
Thought I's pop by to let you know :)
Love Tickety-boo

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Teddy Ta-Dah!

Happy Wednesday to you all!
I am bobbing by quickly to introduce you to Ted.
Ted will be winging his way to Scotland this weekend when my brothers baby is born.
After 3 boys I decided it may be another nephew so I made him in blue but I am now worried it'll be a girl so I am about to hook like mad and make a girlie Ted just in case! 
He was a one day wonder made from a pattern bought on eBay LINKIE
He only used about 25g of Rico Baby cotton with a 3.5mm hook.
I didn't want to use toy eyes for him as he is going to a baby so I embroidered all his features on. Total genius in this pattern of using dental floss to give him moveable limbs!

Isn't he a cutie!
I love him and hope the new baby too :)
Ok that's it for my quick post my bloggy friends. Thanks for popping by!


Saturday, 1 October 2011

And the Winner is...............................................

Good Morning bloggy peeps!!
It's the first day of October 2011 and that means it's
 Giveaway Day.
All the names were written down by me

then folded

Smallest Littlie was enlisted  as my glamorous assistant

 He shut his eyes tight and popped in his little hand

and picked out a winner!

And the winner is........................................................................

Clicky Needles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many Congratulations Clicky Needles I will email you.

 I am off to enjoy the Indian Summer we are having and hopefully make a few  Butterfly Garden Squares Much love to you all.
Have a great week.