I have been somewhat quiet on the blog recently, you know how things go I’ve been very busy and although the crafting continues my blogging has taken a bit of a hit. I’m on annual leave this week though so hopefully I can get my trusting photographer on side to help me catch up.
My alphabet sampler is really coming along now, I finished V last week (see how behind on the blogging front I am):
I have actually nearly finished W, it is going to be close but it still feels possible to get it completed by the end of the year.
It has been quite some time since I last posted about my superheroes alphabet sampler, but I have been continuing to work on it to try to make sure I get it all done by the end of the year.
I have now completed U:
I am very excited to finally share my completed paperdolls jumper:
The fit is perfect so I am really happy that I listened to Lizzylikescakeand didn’t frog it (again a massive thank you to her) The design is by Kate Davies and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it on Ravelry. The knit has been a proper labour of love, it has taken me 13 months to complete(not including the two years it took for me to get around to casting on). The reason for the length of completion time is because it has been periodically got out and then put away again and it is only really from joining the knitting group in Loughton that I ever really got around to finishing it. The paperdolls alone have taken me seven of this 13 months.
But look at them:
They really are lovely. The jumper goes perfectly with my new skater dress too:
I have the Kate Davies book and despite having it as one of my aims for 2013 to knit something from her book I have decided to cast on a different project first; Hetty by Andi Sutherland because I really want to work on something a bit quicker first.
My superheroes alphabet sampler continues to be worked on and today I managed to finish off T for Thor.
I feel that the sampler is really coming along nicely and I am pretty confident that I will get it finished by the end of the year, as was my original aim. Also on the mention of aims for the year I have another swimming lesson tonight, last week I managed to do two lengths of the education pool so I have been told I can go in the big pool tonight.
By the end of September I aimed to have S completed on the superheroes alphabet sampler and here it is:
Seems as I have been a little off my sewing and knitting I have been working on the superheroes alphabet sampler. It is really coming along and I am so pleased that I took this project on and approached it in a slowly but surely fashion. Today I have finished R, for Robin.
This is one of my favourite ones so far, I love the mixture of colours.
I was aiming to get Q done before the end of August but missed this by a few days. Here is Q for Quicksilver:
This letter means I have completed the end of the forth line. I have already made a start on the fifth line with R….I’m aiming to get both R and S done during September to keep me on target of getting it finished by the end of the year.
My aim of getting three letters on the superheroes alphabet sampler is now two thirds complete because today I completed my second letter, her she is…power girl:
I also took a step towards completing on of my now craft Make and Do aims for 2013, I attended my first swimming lesson. I have signed up for the 12 week course for nervous swimmers so hopefully I’ll be able to look back on 2013 as the year I finally learnt to swim!
My aim for August was to complete three letters on my superheroes alphabet sampler (which forms part of my make and do aims for 2013). Here is my first letter of the month, O for Oracle:
Best get started on P if I have any chance of getting the other two done on time.
Firstly thank you to everyone who offered my congratulations following my exam results, it is lovely that people who I have only met via the Internet take the time to congratulate me.
My superheroes alphabet sampler is coming along, today I have completed N for Nightcrawler:
This has kept me on target of aiming to do two letters a month, however I have just realised that if I continue with this I will actually be two letters short by the end of the year…maybe I’ll aim to complete three in August.