Monday, May 2, 2016

May Mayhem

First off progress on my April UFO stitching...

Beginning of April
End of April
Now this is what I have picked out for May
This is where it was left.
When I pulled this one out of its bag I realised that all the main stitching was done, it is just finishing off stems, roots, vines etc with is all single ply and not much. I can't believe I put this one away without finishing... I might even get a finish out of this lot. (sorry for the crappy photo but I couldn't get it to fit in my frame as it is a longish piece)

I did finish my knitted cowl last month and have started a pair of fingerless gloves as the weather is definitely turning cooler here in my part of the world. I have one glove done and ready to be sewn up. It is a super quick pattern and once finished I will post details of links to where you can find it.

Well just a quick update for now, hope to post again soon.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday Monday

I am just loving the dresses from Season 2 of Outlander. After last seasons fashion based on the highlands the opulence and colour in this new season is just so in your face. Here is a couple of highlights from episode 2.

Don't worry I wont be posting any spoilers here as I am sure there is enough to be found around the internet for those interested.

Well I have had my leave for Friday approved so I will be having a four day weekend...and all I can say to that is BRING IT ON!!  Next Monday is ANZAC day in Australia and New Zealand and it ties in nicely with the UFO I am currently working on and hope to have finished for ANZAC day next year...here is a memory jogger. I will post a photo of my progress at the end of the month, and I must say even I am impressed :)
I will leave you with a reminder that next Monday (here in Oz) is also a very big day in tv land.....



Friday, April 15, 2016

Finally Friday

Wow what a busy week.

Is anyone else watching season 2 of Outlander, it is brilliant. It did take me three nights to watch episode one due to MOTH taking over the tv to watch his crime shows and shows on the history channel (why do people watch the history channel...People it is history the outcome is not going to change!!)

I am currently knitting this 
The colour I have chosen is more of a dark grey/silver . I am up to the armhole shaping on the back, so may have it finished by next winter LOL. It is a free pattern by Cascade Yarns. Not sure how it will look on me as I am a bit chunky and this might be to short for me to get away with.

I did finish my "outlander cowl" from my previous post but not sure if I like it or not as it didn't turn out long enough and I used all the yarn that I bought for the project. I may undo it and knit it again using two balls of wool instead of 4 as originally done. It wont be as thick but it will be longer.

Can't wait for the weekend, I am going to whip up a big pot of butternut pumpkin and kumera soup and freeze it ready for the cooler weather, mind you the nights are getting a bit chillier around here and we did have soup one night this week.
This weekend I am also going to get some more stitches into my April UFO, do a little more knitting and try and watch a backlog of tv shows I have recorded on Foxtel and Free To Air...oh and along with the usual weekend chores.

I really need to start planning a holiday as it has been nearly 5 months since my Christmas break and life has been super busy and I am totally worn out. Next weekend is a long weekend as ANZAC day falls on the 26th, I have put in for the 22nd off but haven't had it approved yet.

Well better get back to the grindstone Ciao everyone.

Monday, April 4, 2016

April is Autumn

First of all update on my stitching....
At the beginning of March
At the end of March
Personally not bad progress but probably could have done more. But I really only get to stitch on the weekends.
Now on to my April UFO project..... This would have to be one of the first kits I ever bought, it has been languishing in the UFO bucket of doom because...honestly I have no bloody idea LOL.
Any whoo this is where it was when I picked it back up on Saturday afternoon.
And this is what it will look like when it is completed.
I have decided that at the end of June I will pick up my January UFO and just rotate the 6 for the rest of the year.

I also picked up a knitting UFO this weekend as winter is coming (GoT reference here people, can't wait for the new series)  I really want to finish this cowl/scarf whatever it is called...

I am using super big needles and using 4 balls of yarn at the same time, it is only basic plain knitting but the size of the needles make it hard for me to do more than a few rows at a time.
Well think that is it for now. So off to grab some lunch.

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Moment Of Insanity

OMG what have I done.... I have only gone and signed up for http://www.stepsafari.com/ which means trying to do 10,000 (yes 10,000) steps per day for 6 weeks. I totally know that I will be struggling but hopefully with the encouragement of the other people in my workforce that are taking part I wont totally embarrass myself LOL.

Friday, March 4, 2016

March Madness - Stitching, Music and Ramblings

Now where to begin and it is only Friday 4th March....

Here is an update on my UFO stitching from February
This was at the beginning of February - Lizzie Kate Very Scary Mystery Sampler
End of February
(WOW what a difference in the quality of photos when you get a new phone, thank you my darling brother!!)

Now my UFO for March is this one.....
Glendon Place - Frank's Family Portrait
As of the beginning of March my progress to date is very sad......
Now this one will be interesting as it has a lot of colour changes and that is one thing I hate LOL.

Treated myself to some new tunes to listen to.

The first one is the soundtrack to the new HBO Show "Vinyl" - brilliant show and awesome soundtrack - warning it does have bad language throughout the show but that isn't a problem with me.
 the next album I bought was
I first heard this when I was staying at my brothers place when I was on holiday. If you are into "alternative" meaning this will not be played on normal commercial radio then I totally recommend this album.

Next (hey I have been new music deprived for years LOL)
This is a New Zealand Reggae type band - highly recommend them as it is also very easy to listen too.

And finally.......
A couple of these songs have been totally overplayed but still a good album by a young Australian.

And some final ramblings...

Work is uber busy and we currently have a recruitment freeze in the State Government so replacing anyone who leaves is virtually impossible, so everyone is under the pump doing their own jobs and helping out where we can.
Thank god it is a long weekend here in the west so I will get three days to recharge my batteries.

I have been watching the US Presidential race on TV, OMG is the prospect of Donald Trump becoming President scary or what. I just hope the people who vote use commonsense to ensure a good outcome.

Monday, February 22, 2016

What a Marathon

I have been putting off reading this book for so long....
But I have finally read and finished it. I love reading and always have but for some reason this book really stretched me.

Was it because I have already seen the TV show? I am not sure.

I am now reading.......
Which is the sequel to Rosemary's Baby, I am half way through it and have no idea how it is going to end!