Sunday, 30 August 2015

August Moods


Life has been getting me down a little lately. Nothing major, just a complete lack of motivation for anything other than watching repeats of Angel, short walks, and staring blankly out of the window into my increasingly overgrown garden. I’m feeling a little more inspired of late though, and have a couple of new designs which I’m cultivating, so I thought I’d share a little of what I’m up to.

Reading: Ruby Slippers by Keir Alexander
Listening to: The Vaccines – English Graffiti
Making: A lilac baby sweater of an (as yet) unrevealed design
Coveting: A small two bedroom terraced house on Jesus Green, East London.
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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Joy and Woes

 

 

Joys and Woes

 

I finally managed to finish the Spring Shell Sweater pattern! I just need to calculate yarn requirements and get some proper photos taken, so hopefully it should be popping up on Ravelry within the next week. It will be available for FREE until I can get the photos done and edited!

 

 

This week I have been working on a new sock design, which I’m quite excited about. Here’s a little sneaky peek…

 

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I’ve also finished my first square for the Geekalong blanket.

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I really need to get a move on if I’ve got any hope of finishing before the end of the year. I decided to learn Tunisian crochet for this project, and I must say it is addictive, and a lot of fun! If you want to find out more about the Geekalong blanket, then you can click on the little icon in the right sidebar and that should take you where you need to go.

 

Everything around my house is falling apart now that the warmer weather is here. My car likes it’s own engine management light so much, it keeps switching it on for no discernable reason. The garden fence is doing a great impression of the Grand Ole Duke of York for the third spring running. And the boiler is being weird again. I’ve decided I need to live in a flat with no gas supply, no garden, within walking distance of major amenities so I don’t need to drive anywhere. I bet I’d save about £100 per month.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Xavier the Owl by ThePandaEmporium - Etsy Update #2

Xavier the Owl by ThePandaEmporium on Etsy.

A lovely squishy fellow with a wide, friendly, face. Ideal for snuggles, and he also doesn't mind too much if you use him as a small pillow. Hand knitted from acrylic yarn and stuffed with polyester filling. Not suitable for children due to small parts. 24cm x 25cm. Hand wash in lukewarm water. From a pattern by Emily Ivey.

Pink owl available from stock, or can be custom knit in colours of your choosing. Please allow an extra 14 days for custom items.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Etsy Shop update #1

Lovely, warm, cabled cowl available on my Etsy store for £10! Get £5 off your £20 purchase with code Cisforchristmas until 31st Dec 2014 x

Blue Cabled Cowl with button detail by ThePandaEmporium on Etsy.

 

Lovely, warm, cabled cowl available on my Etsy store for £10! Get £5 off your £20 purchase with code Cisforchristmas until 31st Dec 2014 x