Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A Yarn Along

sorry about the poor quality of this image, the lens on my phone is scratched.
I will replace asap

Its been a little while since I have participated in A yarn Along, well lets face it, its been a while since I participated in anything really over here in blogsville.
So currently I am reading The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, A book I have read before and decided I wanted to revisit this year. Its an awesome book. I'm on the home run now with only about 20% left to read, I can't wait to share my thoughts on the book with you once I have completed it, its almost 10 years since I last read it.

In terms of knitting I have a few projects going on at the minute (don't we all?!) The one I am sharing with you today is Wispy Cardi by Hannah Fettig. I'm knitting it up in Drops Alpaca 4 ply yarn. After vowing that I would never knit a garment in 4 ply here I am, knitting a garment in 4 ply! The pattern is a little confusing in place but now I've got my head round it its very easy going, just knitting in 4 ply can be a little demoralising at times! The colour is a mustard colour, when once I was drawn to reds and purples, I now seem to go for mustards and greens (funny how our tastes change).

I do like Hannah Fettig's simply but very effective style. I by happy accident recently acquired Hannah's book called 'Home & Away'. I bought the book as a birthday gift for my best friend. Unfortunately some one else also got Isla the same book so she passed me the copy I bought her and I have in return bought her a different book.

Ive not really had chance to look through the book but from what I have seen it looks like an amazing book, well styled and the garments I can see becoming staple pieces in my wardrobe. From the outset there are a couple of patterns I know that I would love to make myself, I can't wait to get cracking on my next pattern.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

A bit of a catch up

oops, I'm sorry I kinda dropped of the face of bloggy land there! I didn't mean to be away for so long, its just how it happened.

You know when life takes over?! I won't lie to you I have been stuck in a bit of a routine really, yes good things have happened but mostly family life took over for a little while, working, cleaning, school for little lady, and general family activities you know how it is.

There are a few changes in the pipe line at here at  the little house in the corner. You may (or may not) know that my day job see's me working as a business to business marketer for an industrial (not very sexy) company. Well I will now be moving companies to take up a more challenging role. I am really looking forward to the new challenge, this is one of the things that has kept me away from this little corner of the world.

I have to say I have enjoyed the break away from here, more than anything I have not felt any pressure to write about what I have been doing. Along with not posting on my blog, I have also been mostly absent from Twitter and reduced the amount of time I have spent on Instagram. I think sometimes the pressure of social media can become a little too much. Although I love seeing and reading about other peoples little worlds it can some times add pressure to be perfect (we don't always share the bad stuff do we?!).

While I have been away I have been reflecting on why it is that I write my blog and the future of my blog. I have always enjoyed reading other peoples blogs, writing about my own events, family activities and my crafts here and I think in a way I lost direction a little so now I am back with a renewed idea of what I would like this little corner of the Internet to look like and I hope that you will enjoy the journey with me.

I have a reading update and lots of finished projects to share with you, I just need to find the time to write about them.

Back again soon, I have missed you all.