Tuesday, May 1, 2012

*WARNING* - longggg post :)

Oh why is it that when you're away from work then time just seems to pass by in a flash, and yet when you're in the office it just ddddrrraaaaaggggssssssss???
I've had such a wonderful few days at home - we did so much!

We've taken the kids to see a wonderfully funny panto version of "The Princess and the Pea" - I don't think they'll ever want to have the original version read to them again!

We've been to the "Bird Park" and saw an amazing show with gorgeous and clever birds :)

My favourite was the owl :)

More birds at the park

We took the kids tree climbing in the park - really cool tree climbing actually :D
Tree climbing at Acrobranch

I did a bit of non stitchy stash buying
Wool for Middle Bug's Jersey
A scarf and cap for Little Bug

In fact, we were at the cinema earlier today, having been to watch "The Pirates - Band of Misfits" :) I suppose I shouldn't be all grumpy about having to go back to work tomorrow, now should I?

The past week has seen me busy with a rather mixed lot of odds and bobs :)

I spent some time with my Lions - didn't quite make my 10 hour goal though!
The lions after about 5 hours work

My youngest bug decided that the crazy wool jersey I was knitting for her wouldn't do at all - so she's confiscated the back that I had completed and is now using it as a blanket for her dolly. I've had to cast on some new stitches in the wool of her choice - this is the back which is just short by about 2 inches of being done.
New jersey for Little Bug

I also completed her face cloth.... do you notice the purple trend for Little Bug? :). I used Elle Premier Natural Cotton in Double Knit to finish this. It took me about 2 hours to finish - a really super quick freebie knit that can be found at Designs by Emily. Now to do one for eldest bug - who had previously looked at me as if I was crazy when I had asked her if she wanted one, and has now decided that she wants one too :)
Heart Facecloth for Little Bug

I made a very small start on Dawn of Spring part 2 - I'm still not sure that I am happy with my colour choice, and have in fact been thinking of frogging the lot and starting it afresh ...hmmmmm not sure yet.

Dawn of Spring 2 - small start
Sooo.... how does all of this measure up to my April Goals?

April Goals
  • Spend a minimum of 10 hours on "Power and Grace"  -  not quite done - only did just over 5 hours
  • Start DoS part2   - DONE
  • Knit something small  - DONE
  • Watch my "Learning to Crochet" DVD and complete a practise block   -  not quite done - DVD watched but still need to complete a practise block 
  • Complete the letters D-G of Chris Davenport's "Alphabet Learner"  - DONE
  • Finish "The Other White Meat"   - DONE
  • Frog "Pirate Queen" and make a new start  - DONE
 So all in all I guess April was not too bad - even though I feel like I haven't done much :)

Now onwards to May... there are still 13 crazies and loads of other bits that need doing!

May Goals
  • Finish DoS Part 2 and start Part 3 (or re-start the whole sampler, parts 1-3)
  • Complete 3 more letters in the "Alphabet Learner"
  • Do 3 stitch types on Abi Gurden's "Tree of Stitches"
  • 10 hours on "Pirate Queen"
  • Complete piece for my Round Robin and post
  • Finish 3 lines of  "A New Day"
  • Finish the back of Little Bug's jersey and cast on the front
  • Knit eldest her face cloth
  • Complete the first band of the "Spanish Geometrical Sampler"
Seems like quite a bit for the month, yes indeedy! And so I'm off to get a head start :) If you've stuck it out this far...... Thanks!!

Oh... just a little reminder that Tricia's Give-away is still open (till Friday 4th May), so head on over and enter :)

Take care x x


Linda said...

Great stitching and knitting Thoeria. I love the lions and the yarn. Super bird pics.


Ruth said...

Your day trips out look so cool, I especially like the owls and the trees to climb.
Great progress on the stitching front, lions are looking good and I'm still liking DOS and the colours you chose, I'd maybe finish part 2 and see how you feel about it then. Cool facecloth, told you they were addictive, no one can resist them lol. Great goals for May and I'd say you did great for April.

blue star stitcher said...

I wouldn't want to go back to work either, looks like you had a lot of fun. The lions are looking great!

Nicola said...

What a super post. I would have enjoyed the visit to the bird park