A catch up

Hello little llamas I haven’t been writing for a little while as I need a little break but as you can see from previous blogs I have started vlogging which you can find on my YouTube channel. I am writing this at just gone 1am as I am too hot to sleep. We really do need a good thunderstorm but every time one is near it either misses us or stops just before which is such a pain. I had a new top made and here it is

What do you all think? And please do excuse the expression on my face I was eating at the same time. I haven’t been up to much. Got my niece Amber stopping until Tuesday. At the moment she is sound asleep star fishing in the bed while I am laying on the edge writing this. Once I have finished I will move her. Lucky she is one of the heavy sleepers so, I can just pick her up and move her. Crocheting club is still going well we recently did a crochet hat day for Basildon hospital NCUI unit we made just under 300 hats. We are hoping to do another day as they are always needing hats.

I am now sat here wondering what the child is dreaming about she has just kicked me twice. Any way I better go to sleep or I am going to be a grumpy person in the morning especially if the child decides to get up early. Night everyone

Craft: Call The Midwife Blanket

Call The Midwife blanket started on 0/6/17 and finished on 19/12/17

This is the finished project

I made this blanket for my partners mum using red and pink sparkle yarn from B&M

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316901 Sparkle Glamourous-Yarn 150g Red

I used a 3.5mm hook and the pattern I made up myself as I couldn’t find a pattern to make the squares singly.

what I liked about this project is how it looked when I had finished the blanket and I was really pleased that the person it went to likes it as well. once it was done the colours looked better together as I didn’t think they were going to. next time I will remember to sew my ends in as I am going as there were loads at the end to sew in and thank you to my friends at crocheting who helped to sew them in. I would also change the yarn as I wasn’t liking the feel of the yarn when I was working with it. I would also keep my first idea instead of changing it half way through then it wouldn’t have taken so long.

to do a single crochet call midwife square you need to:

  1. chain 23
  2. Dc in 7th chain from the hook, skip 1, dc (do this until you have 8 dc and 7 spaces) chain 2, skip 2 dc in the last chain space. ch 4 and turn
  3. skip chain 2 space, dc in the next 15 which is 1 in the dc and one in spaces, chain 2 and dc in 3rd chain 4, ch 4 and turn
  4. skip ch2 space, DC into next 6 DC, ch3 skip 3 st, DC into next 6 DC of BL ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn
  5. Skip ch 2 space. DC into next 4 DC, Skip 2 DC, ch 4, sc into 2nd ch of ch3, ch 4, skip remaining ch space and 2 DC. DC into last 4 DC of BL. ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn.
  6. Skip Ch 2 Space. DC into next 4 DC. DC into next 2 ch of the previous ch4, (now you should have 6 DC)  Ch 3, Next DC into the last ch2 of 2nd ch4 of the previous round. DC last 4 DC.ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn.
  7. skip ch2 space DC into each st. (15 DC) you will be placing a DC into each of the ch 3. ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn.
  8. Skip ch 2 space DC, ch 1, skip one st, DC repeat across BL. (You will have 8 DC and 7 Ch 7 spaces.) ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn.
  9. skip ch 4 space dc, *skip 1, dc  (do this until you have 8 dc and 7 spaces) chain 2, skip ch space 2, dc in the last stitch and fasten off

I really do hope that made sense and you enjoyed reading how I made the call the midwife blanket.

 

Crocheted blanket

Recently I have bought some wool from Aldi and was thinking of what to do with it. So, I decided to make myself a blanket out of it. I only got one pack which had four balls of wool in the pack which I thought was going to be enough using a 6mm hook but after finishing the four balls I noticed it wasn’t big enough so, I got four more and carry on. after I finished the four balls I decided to put a border on it to finish what I did and it looks like this

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I am really happy how it looks and can not wait to get snuggled under it well if that is if I get to keep it with a number of people who want it. I hope you all like to chat soon.

Tiring day

Today has been a tiring day. It started off with not getting much sleep. I feel asleep at about 2am then was back up at 8am. I got up and got ready to go to the gym. I decided before I left I would check my laptop and it said nothing had bee  done so left it at that and went to the gym. My gym class today was zumba at the moment until I get back of holiday it’s the only class I am doing well today’s was the last until I get back. I really enjoyed it. After the gym I went and waited outside my friends children’s nursery to wait and pick them up. After I picked them up I took them to the park for a few hours while we waited for them mum. They had so much fun just running around the park enjoying themselves. I popped into the gatehouse coffee shop to speak to the lovely staff as it’s were I am holding my Christmas party for crocheting club it is also where we hold are club 2 days a week as well as the library I love it in there staff our so friendly and the food and drink our amazing. If your ever in Wickford I would try them out there waffles are just to die for and the milkshakes well just to say I really enjoy them all. I manged to get that sorted then I had to deal with secret santa as one lady has dropped out. Lucky it was easy to do. Tomorrow I got crocheting club and then an afternoon of packing ready for Sunday as I am stopping at my mums (hopefully she freezes me some mac and cheese if not she’s in trouble).  Also need to sort my flat out I did some yesterday but with the weather being hot still it’s hard to get motivated but that’s all meant to change tomorrow. We are according to the weather forecast going to get rain and thunder which will end the hot weather. I want mind when it’s collection a little hate being too hot and hate being too cold. Well I am going to say night and I hope you all have a good sleep. Hopefully blog again tomorrow or Saturday 

Too hot

It’s 10pm I  have decided it’s time to go to bed as it’s alt cooler in my bedroom. Well that’s what I thought I am actually boiling hot. The weather here in the UK normally cools down in September but it hasn’t it feels like we our in the middle of summer. It’s meant to cool down by next week which I am hoping as, I am going away with me mum for couple of days for a little break. Hopefully I will have Internet as, now I have my tab back I can blog a little bit more. My computer has had to go back for repair with Toshiba the fault I sent it with was still there when I got it back. The fault with it that it will not charge past 80% I know it’s not a big fault but I not had my computer for a year yet so, I want it fixing. I have also had to put a complaint into them as not happy with how they have dealt with it as, at first they were saying they had lost my computer then suddenly it reapers but it took them a week to find it. They have been good on the phone but have been told one thing and then another next time we ring. Hopefully I will have a fixed laptop soon. I am also having trouble with my wrist which I have broken in the past. A lady fell over in zumba last week but grabbed my wrist as she fell now my wrist been hurting since. My crocheting has been done in small amounts ad can’t do it for long before my wrist it in pain. Talking of crocheting I now have an extra day of crocheting which is a Friday. We our already starring our secret santa as, we have to make the person their gift. Just working out what to do my person. My niece Mia started secondary school last week it feels so, strange not having to go pick her up after school. I am hoping that my phone has finished updating soon as I started that when I started this blog ewhich was half an hour ago. Well I am going to leave this hear hopefully I sleep so can get up early have a shower then go to crocheting club so, goodnight everyone I hope you all have a nice day tomorrow.

This is what I been Making

I have been busy making some chameleons which you can get the pattern click the picture for the link

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This is the first one I made

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As you can see this one went slightly wrong. When i got to the body I forget to increase at the body but I have made a second one and here it is

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As you can see it’s a lot fatter than the other one. I am just on the third one and then I got on more to do I will post the pictures once they have been done.

If you know of any good crocheting patterns that I could give a try to please post them in the comments section and I will check them out. Thanks for reading

Weather is getting warmer

Now that we are in March the weather has started to get warmer which I am enjoying so much want be long and we will be in the summer months. I am hoping for a hot summer this year which will be very nice. I feel like as the weather warms up I will be out a lot more especially now I have a bike I can go on bike rides. I will soon have an action camera for my bike. I do have one but I have misplaced it somewhere so have ordered a cheap one of eBay.

My partner has got himself one of them Kodak 360 action cameras which are a nightmare to get the video on YouTube but once you get the hang of it all is good. I will post a the link below so you can go and have a look. You can drag the screen around to see different angles and if I your phone you just move your phone about to get it to move. wondering if there might be a cheaper version of it out as the videos are great.

I want to start making videos but I don’t actually know where to start or anything like that I may start by doing a video on my crocheting stuff or animals as that’s the to things I love the most. when I get my action cam and I go away and stuff cause it can be attached to me it will be easier for me to record stuff for you all to see. One thing i do have planned is next time I go to a theme park I want to take it with me and use it to film on the rides. Which I have seen people do.

 

I feel like I haven’t wrote a blog in a long time mostly at the moment it is finding things to write about as the things I have been up to are not things that can be blogged but i will start finding something to blog about. any way its time for me to hit the hay but before I do that I better get some leaves made for this project i got to finish will post pictures once finished and what the project is for in another blog. So, Night everyone

Monday 7th March 2016

Back to blog writing even if I just post once a week. I really want to give this a big try and do this. Well I have spent most of my time busy crocheting I made my mum a fantastic scarf for mother’s day which was yesterday here in the United Kingdom.

Here is a picture of her wearing it I think she liked it she kept telling

What do you lot think. I used my own pattern but I had used a pattern called c2c (corner to corner) to get me started and then I decided to change to yellow when need be. I think I did 7 rows of the red colour and 4 of the yellow until near the end where I just did it the red colour. It also 2 scarfs’s crocheted together as I made one and it wasn’t long enough so made another the same length to make it longer. I am now making my niece a pink scarf in the same pattern just without changing colour which I will write about once it has finished. Tomorrow is my turn to pick Mia up from school and take her home which reminds me a better find my keys so we can get in. I did have them earlier but can’t remember where I put them down. My mind has been like this now for a couple of days where I forget what I was doing but I get this sometimes and then go back to normal I just need time away on the things I have been doing and then it will help. Sometimes all it is I have too much on my mind which I cannot shift for a while but it will soon pass once the stress is passed. I am going to go to bed and chill as up early as got to go to town and then tomorrow afternoon while I am picking up my niece my partner is taking Lola to the vets for a check up. So night night everyone

Pancake Day

Today is Pancake day and yes I had pancakes with lemon and sugar yum. I really should be in bed as got to be up earlish for crocheting club. Which I am looking forward to. I have also set up the extra date today for people who work and can’t meet during the week. I am going to start thinking of subjects to write about to go along side my daily blog but not too sure what yet. It maybe news related or something but we will see. I am also going to move the subjects I don’t write about any more so they are all together. I do love showing you all my crocheting stuff. If anyone can give me tips on how to not feel stupid talking to a camera that would be nice as I really want to start vlogging my day as some what I do can be fun maybe I could make videos a weekly thing. On my YouTube at the moment is manly me playing on the PlayStation want to find some way to stream games to my YouTube but not sure what I will need. I have got a programme I use for my you now which if you follow me on twitter you will now when I go live (twitter links at bottom). I am also realising how much I need to see my friends some I haven’t seen for years but have stayed in contact over txts, Facebook and snapchat. I do miss just hanging out with them. I miss all what we got up to. Sneaking food into are classes as well as drinks. Playing with a bouncy ball down the corridor and are days and nights out (even if one night did end up with me in plaster as I chipped the bone in my wrist). Now one friend lives in reading and the other ones up in north wales and I am in Essex so I don’t get to see them as often as I would like. Any way I better go I am getting very sleepy Night readers