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Monday, 28 October 2013

Big Knit!

Hi,
Hope you're having a great week so far and enjoying this beautiful weather!! 
In the last few weeks I've been KNITTING some hats for innocent smoothies (I can't believe I can actually knit and pearl!!!) Sadly, they didn't ask me personally (they would have asked Olivia anyway!) It's all part of the big knit, which is all part of helping the charity Age UK. Innocent have asked everyone to make or buy a little woolly hat from beginners to experts, and are hoping to get 1 million little hats. Innocent will give 25p of every bottle they sell to Age UK to help keep older people keep warm, well and safe this winter. If you what to help and join the big knit, click on the hyperlink at the bottom of the page and get knitting.

Have fun if you are having a go this year,  if not try again next year!( you've only got until Thursday so get knitting!!!!!) :)

Love Maisie xxx

Click here:

The Big Knit Link

Sunday, 27 October 2013

spooky halloween knits!

While I was free for fifteen minutes I thought that I would look for some ideas for halloween as I thought that some little pumpkins or ghosts would be cool in me and Maisie's bedroom. I looked up 'knitting: halloween' on Pinterest, and there were such cool patterns. I have picked out a few of my favourites, but they are all pretty cool! I especially like the spooky vampire! I am going to try to make at least one little pumpkin. I don't think I can fit in the vampire quite yet! Maybe next year!
Olivia
my spooky vampire!



my cute little pumpkin



pumpkin hat!


wrapped up bats!



Thursday, 24 October 2013

Five down, Seven to go!

Last post I promised you that in this two week half term holiday I would make twelve baubles. As you can probably guess from the title, I have made five but have started my sixth one already. Don't start thinking that I am a super knitter though, as have been in the car a lot so have been able to knit then. Still, five in five days is pretty impressive!
Everything is going really well with the baubles but I am almost all out of red wool. Only one ball left! I am going to make four or five baubles using green though as I have around one and a half balls left of green and I might even have some left over from making some baubles last year. Still got loads of white left though. I think there will be enough. Fingers crossed! I hope you have a nice rest of your week. Happy knitting!!
Olivia







Sunday, 20 October 2013

K1 knitting boutique!

When I went to Edinburgh in the summer holidays I went on a pilgrimage to a knitting shop I had seen once when we were driving down the road before but had never been in. I can now tell you that it is the most amazing knitting shop ever. It is called k1 knitting boutique. The window displays were amazing, the wool was all local or sourced from the uk, beautiful patterns ( including the cutest knitted loch ness monster pattern I have ever seen, which I unfortunately didn't get!) and just an amazing shop. There was amazing cashmere which was super soft!
I did buy two balls of different shades of purple to make a fair ilse hat with. I also got a pattern there, of course. Really busy trying to knit enough christmas baubles for the christmas fair now but when I am finished the christmas fair and a few christmas presents that will be my first project. Can't find the pattern at the moment to show you how nice it is but soon I will have the real thing to show you! Really hope that I haven't lost the pattern now! Please look up this amazing knitting shop. I will put a link at the bottom of this post. I think they even have the loch ness monster pattern on there somewhere! If you want to have a look at the owners blog there is a link on the side. The blog is called Kath and Jo.
 I am already on half term! Yippee!! I can do even more knitting and get even more done for the christmas fair so I am hoping to get around at least twelve done in this two week holiday. Wish me luck!
I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend even if the weather is rainy!
Olivia
xxx

Click here : K1 Yarns Web link



              


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Fantastic Fabric

Hi,
Hope you're having a nice weekend , today I had a craft/baking day with my friend and my sister Olivia. We made tea cakes and between waiting for it to cool I finished my bunting for our stall and I sewed up some triangles for a piece of Christmas bunting for the stall. My mum has bought loads of beautiful Christmas fabric which I'm going to make lots of bunting with I've all ready started! We also got some very pretty cath kidson Christmas fabric, which I'm also making more bunting with !!! My friend is making some Christmas trees which are looking great! 
Can't wait till the stall (it's so close!)
We're on half term now so we will have a lot of time to sew:)!
I'm sorry I haven't given the instructions on how to make the big cushions like I promised ages ago! I will give them to you this week,so watch this space!!:)
Have a great rest of your weekend 
Love Maisie xx :) 
                   

 

Bauble over load!

Hi!
I can't believe how many baubles I have managed to make this week. I have made three this weekend and two in between school. Have also taught Maisie how to purl and knit two together and purl two together. I have made about sixteen baubles altogether, but have not had time to stuff them (have got about six or seven unstuffed). 
Am really excited as Arne and Carlos are taking part of the John Lewis knitathon which means they will be in London this Tuesday!!! Cried a little bit when found out that the day they were doing knitting classes, I was in school. Wish I could get a day off to see them! Still cannot believe they will be in John Lewis though. If any one is lucky enough to see them please leave a comment and tell me about it!
I hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend even though the weather has changed here!
Olivia
xxx