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A Bit Of Crochet

Mrs P, you mentioned adolescence (sorry but I couldn’t reply to your comment for some reason?!). Scampi is definitely showing adolescent behaviour – I feel like I’m constantly having an argument with him! lol. And the amount of fur he’s shedding is unbelievable, I’ve had to retire my faithful Henry vacuum cleaner and buy a Dyson Animal πŸ˜€

The second Scampi Blanket is finished. It IS straight, I promise – I had to fling it down and take the photo quickly, no time to be fussy when little paws are heading your way, lol. I put it on his seat and was thanked with a lick to my right eye, then he dragged the blanket onto the floor and sat on his seat without it πŸ˜€

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There’s a yarn bomb happening here, it’s at the Kingsholm Stadium and timed to coincide with the rugby world cup. I don’t know all the details yet, all I know is it has a garden theme. So I’ve been hooking mini flowers for a garland

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Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 at 12:35 pm 2 comments

Still Exhausted!

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post! I also haven’t read anyone else’s posts, though it’s not through lack of trying. I have kept up with a forum I’ve used for years – I sneak on there first thing in the morning, while the house is quiet and Scampi Dog is still dozing. Once everyone’s gone off to work, I do a bit of housework, walk the dog, more housework, play with the dog, then he lies down for a sleep. I make a coffee and just as I sit down to drink it and log in here, he’s up again πŸ˜€

Dog training was two steps forwards and one step back for a while, which I expected, then a local cat decided to spend most of her time in next door’s front garden, in full view of my hall window. Scampi kicks off when he sees any cat, but he really hates this one and stands at the window and barks and barks and barks……. He forgets everything he’s been taught when he spots this cat and he’s wound up for hours afterwards, he spends the rest of the day going to the window to see if the cat’s there. It’s like all that training hasn’t happened. I can’t block his access to this window (I can to every other window in the house – why did that cat have to choose THAT spot?!) so I’ve been trying to train him to stay away. Fail. I’ve taken the easy, lazy way out I’m afraid – I’ve taped material to the window frame. That’ll do til I can sort out something permanent. I had no idea that hearing constant barking, then the constant tellings off, could leave me so tired πŸ˜€

The view from the window has been blocked for two days and I have peace! The window looks awful but I don’t care πŸ˜€ We had a routine going before Cat Stress, hopefully I can get back to it now. I will have time to sit and read my book, do a bit of crochet and flit about on the internet. I found more bits of yarn, added them to my Bits Basket and made a blanket for Scampi. It’s meant to be – and is mostly! – a semi-circle, it’s the first one I’ve made and I must’ve miscounted the stitches slighty, the straight edge isn’t πŸ˜€ Trying to get him to sit still and pose is impossible so I’ve quickly snapped these two photos

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I’ve still got lots of bits left, so I started this (for the dog, again!) but had to abandon it while the Cat Stress took over. I’ll get back to it later today. Just as I took this photo, he grabbed the yarn and made off with it, a second later and the blanket was ruffled and I’d have only managed to capture about a quarter of it, lol

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Wednesday, 27th May 2015 at 12:54 pm 11 comments

Exhausted!

I’m completely worn out! I knew what to expect when Scampi moved in and pretty much everything was put on hold while he learned to trust us. Knowing what to expect and knowing how it will feel are two completely different things – I’ve had two babies so I know this but I was still surprised πŸ˜€ As his confidence grew, he didn’t feel the need to be my shadow quite so much, but all this meant was that I had time to eat and do a bit of housework in peace πŸ˜€ Now, he’ll happily lie in the sun in the garden while I get on with things. Occasionally he pops in and checks I’m still around, then wanders off to chew a stick or find his ball so we can play. He also gives me a look which says β€œDon’t you DARE shut the back door while I’m out here” πŸ˜€ We have a routine now, and I have time to pick up my crochet hook and make something.

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So, I DID pick up my favourite hook – I’ve had it for years and I have no idea where it came from. It’s just always been in my sewing box, unused. It says size 3.50 but I have a set of newer hooks – it’s a bit bigger than the 3.50 and smaller than the 4.0. So we’ll just call it 3.75 πŸ˜€ The basket of bits has been brought back out and put on the coffee table. The hook has been placed in the basket. And that’s as far as I’ve got.

Yarn basket

Thursday, 23rd April 2015 at 6:01 pm 7 comments

Yarn Delivery

My yarn has arrived, I can get on with my Christmas makes now πŸ˜€ I only have four balls of teal, that’s all they had left 😦

Christmas colours

I also have a few balls of parchment, I want to make a jumper. I have an old jumper which is tatty but very comfy. I’m going to try to copy the shape (but not the pattern – apart from the fact that it’s machine knitted, I have no idea how to do fancy shapes on things!). Don’t hold your breath for this one – it’ll probably involve lots of unravelling, loss of temper and I’ll end up shoving it to the back of the cupboard a few times in frustration πŸ˜€

Parchment

Thursday, 22nd January 2015 at 11:44 am 3 comments

Waiting For Teal

Every year I decorate the house for Christmas mid-December then remember all the things I wanted to make but didn’t, because I don’t think about it early enough. So I made a list as I put the decorations away a couple of weeks ago. I made a start on a blanket and some baubles (or maybe it’s a garland, I haven’t decided yet) but had to stop because I ran out of Stylecraft Special DK in teal

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Christmas baubles

Remember this from last year? I didn’t get round to making new covers so I’m going to make a start this month. But I need teal

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And I’ve started making a girlfriend for Sammy but have stopped because the next three rows need to be teal

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I have ordered teal πŸ˜€

Thursday, 15th January 2015 at 8:00 pm 4 comments

Made In 2014

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Saturday, 3rd January 2015 at 5:31 pm 8 comments

Getting Back On Track

I left my job. The hours and days kept changing – sometimes with less then 24 hours notice. Plus I wasn’t doing the job I was taken on to do. So I had to leave for my own sanity, lol.

My Christmas crochet plans went out the window because I had to change what I was doing all the time and in the end I gave up. So I need to get back on track. I”ve been making baubles and am halfway through a snowman at the moment.

I’ve spent the last few days catching up with your blogs – they’ve made me realise how far behind I am with my plans! Some lovely makes going on, thank you for those.

Meet Sammy πŸ˜€ He’s a bit lonely I think, I’m going to make him a girlfriend πŸ˜€

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Monday, 8th December 2014 at 10:50 am 10 comments

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