A Pay It Forward Give-Away

Quite a while ago I ordered some yarn from an on-line company I use quite regularly, they sent me part of the order saying to expect the rest shortly, a couple of weeks went by, nothing, so I dropped them an e-mail, they said it would be here in the next day or so, again nothing, I waited a couple of more weeks then dropped them another e-mail, oh yes it will be with you soon they said. All in all 2 months or more went past, by now feeling quite fractious I e-mailed a terse correspondence, the yarn arrived a couple of days later along with 7 balls of yarn as way of an apology – the ‘extra’ yarn was 1 ball of purple and 6 balls of in your face bright red … not sure if this ‘gift’  really was an apology or a take that Mrs P !!

Any-ways I got to thinking what on earth I could craft with my ‘bonus’ yarn so I made a start on this

Mmmmm when the yarn was in the package it looked a little more subdued, now I've started to crochet I'm not so sure it was a good idea !!
Mmmmm when the yarn was in the package it looked a little more subdued, now I’ve started to crochet I’m not so sure it’s a good idea !!

I’ve started so I’ll finish, oh my giddy aunt it’s going to be a tad  how shall I put it …vivid

So by you are possibly wondering where on earth I’m going with this ??  my idea is because I got this yarn for free why not craft a give-away, and here it is in all it’s *glory*

Mmmmm not everyone's colour combo granted
Mmmmm not everyone’s colour combo granted, this little gem could be used for a yarn/fabric storage ?? a gift for a child ?? I’m sure your toilet rolls will be quite at home interned in this creation  or you could just hide the darn thing away

This isn’t enough ?? well I also took the advantage to craft a primitive folk art rabbit,

This is Robin Rabbit, I'd like to think his simplicity and little heart button will creep into your affections
This is Robin Rabbit, I’d like to think his simplicity and little heart button will creep into your affections (the red is a better representation on the rabbit than on the bag – so you may be needing your sun glasses !!)

If this is for you leave me a comment and I’ll but the names in said bag and Beloved will draw out the winner on Saturday 17th October

Good luck …I think that’s the phrase I’m looking for 🙂

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Ball Of Yarn Tale Part 2

If you are at a loss as to what this post is about see Here 🙂

While Beloved & I were partaking of a modicum of coffee & cake we discussed my options on the shortage of yarn to finish my project, I did try another shade of yarn and was soo disappointed with the result, and the thought of frogging and starting again on a large swath was upsetting as well… SOOOOOO

Yep I went with the 400g ball of Aran yarn even though it's the wrong weight, all for the sake of 18 stitches
Yep I went with the 400g ball of Aran yarn even though it’s the wrong weight, all for the sake of 18 stitches, the colour was a good match so I went with my heart as I want Tajana to have a first-rate gift,

While putting the finishing touches to the main piece of my project I asked Beloved if he could tell where the offending 18 stitch done in the right colour but wrong weight yarn was…and he picked a different row entirely so I’m happy with that,  now I can put my all into finishing my gift with a lighter heart, plus I have a huge ball of Aran in a lovely shade of blue that will be just right for another project ..win win me thinks LOL

In Search Of The Holy Ball Of Yarn

And so the search begins …the project I’m working on for Tajana involves 5 shades of 2 colours so to run out of 1 shade with only 16 stitches to go left me with a bit of a nightmare, mainly because the yarn I’m using is all from my stash

Me having an addiction to yarn ...now that would be down right silly
Me having an addiction to yarn …now that would be down right silly, I see it more as insulation for the cupboard I keep it in 😀

My stash has been bought mostly on-line at a good price because it’s going to be discontinued or unavailable in a certain colour-way. When I began my project I assured myself I would have enough of each shade

I cut off a small amount of yarn .. which now means I have to find a match for 18 stitches, and  this morning set off to the two shops in town that sell a small selection of yarn …Shop 1) had nothing … Shop 2) had a very similar shade but in the wrong thickness it was in Aran …I’m using Double Knit ….Oh and did I mention it was a 400g ball !!!!!!!!!!!! on the verge of hysteria Beloved dragged me into a coffee shop for a small beverage

And cake ....Beloved bought cake too ...on the same scale :-)
And cake ….Beloved bought cake too …on the same scale 🙂

I’ll continue the tale when the coffee has left my system at the moment I feel the need to clean, walk the dog, knit, crochet, sew, and garden…..my coffee is a wonderful thing 😀

Can you help my mum ?

Good afternoon, for those of you who I haven’t met before I’m Molly a 1830’s Mill Worker Rabbit, my mum is having a little problem…..she’s lost her knitting mojo !! she thought she’d left it under her pillow, but it’s nowhere to be seen, so I’ve tried to give her a little lift by entering myself in the Stitch Craft Create knitting competition to hopefully win her a whole bunch of yarn

Hello, Please help my mum <3
Hello, Please help my mum ❤

Could you show my mum a little love by following the link and perhaps voting for her, there are lots of lovely worthy entrants, so if you don’t vote for my mum why not give one of the other’s a little love

https://share.stitchcraftcreate.co.uk/items/molly-the-cotton-mill-worker-worker

Thank you sooo much

All my love

Molly xx

Knitting galore … I need a cup of tea

I have finished my mystery knitting commission, Oh my I hope it was the sort of thing Lady Student is after, I tend to get a little jittery when someone wants something specific

I hope the student nurse likes her little good luck mascot
I hope the student nurse likes her little good luck mascot, I’ve just started creating one with a traditional grey WW1 dress for the Remembrance Sunday display at the Memorial Hall

While my needles were out I got the urge to knit one of my diminutive rabbits to put in my newly re – opened Folksy shop

It's not wrong to have a 'thing' about rabbits is it ?
I love rabbits…… Oops I said that out loud didn’t I 😀

A package has arrived, I know what it is, the wool I ordered yesterday, yet I’m still excited about it,time I put the kettle on for Beloved I think