Saturday 16 March 2013

Odds and ends...and a meet-up next weekend?

Hello Everyone, and Happy Weekend!

As I type the rain is pouring down outside - I am extremely glad to be in the warm and dry. We have the rugby on - England are playing Wales, and I am reliably informed that even if England lose this match they can still win the Six Nations depending on how many points they lose by - it all sounds very complicated to me, but never mind - come on England!

Thank you very much for your lovely comments about my hat. A random lady came up to me at the bus stop yesterday to compliment me on this very hat -  I think this must be the first time I have had a stranger stop me and admire something I have made, so this did make me smile. Thank you nice lady, you made my day!

I have another finished make to share with you: pair of socks #2!

Roobeedoo assured me that on completion of my first pair I would soon become addicted and I think she may be right! This pair was a birthday present for my mum. I'm getting more speedy too - this pair were completed in around 3 weeks. I do love self-striping sock yarn. There is no way I could every be bothered to do stripes if it involved the fiddlyness of yarn changing every few rows! I bought a few more balls of sock yarn in the John Lewis sale today (I just couldn't help myself!), so no doubt there will be more socks coming very soon.

Next weekend is the Hobbycrafts/Sewing for Pleasure/Fashion, Embroidary & Stitch show at the NEC in Birmingham. I'm planning to go along on the Sunday (24th March). Half day tickets are currently available for the bargainous price of £5 on Groupon. I am particularly intrigued by the Jane Austen Exhibition - I'm a sucker for period costumes! I'm thinking the chances of me being able to drag Mr KraftyKat along are slim to none, so let me know if you fancy joining me for a mini-meet-up!

One final thing....I may have come home from town today with an overlocker shaped box.....yep that's right, this beauty is now all mine!

I've been toying with the idea of getting an overlocker for some time, and today I decided to take the plunge. I decided to go with the Janome 9200, after quite a bit of research, as it seems to have a lot of positive reviews. Wish me luck! Nothing like a new toy to help beat the sewing blues....! Right I'm off to have a play! I'm a total overlocker novice, so any tips would be most welcome...!!
K xx


  1. Oh need to double check that I'm not away next weekend, but if not, I'd definitely be up for a trip to the NEC! Will let you know.

    1. Hey Kat,

      If you still fancy a mini meetup on Sunday at the NEC I'm free so definitely up for it!

    2. Looking forward to it - see you Sunday :)

  2. Oh I'm gutted - I'm going away next weekend otherwise would have been there like a shot! Think we may need to coerce you into arranging another Brum meetup soon.......

    1. Sabs, we're planning one for early this space!

  3. Your socks look fab, and they definately are addictive! Yey to your new overlocker. I'm slowly making my way through the overlocker/serger course on Craftsy, and I can recommend it.

  4. Ahhh, your socks look great Kat, as does your new Overlocker!
    I can't make it to the Birmingham craft show, but I do have a Pinterest board full of overlocking/serger tutes and tips to share hun :)

  5. Great job on the socks! I'm dead impressed.
    I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger award! Check out the info in my blog post-
    Love what you do!

    Freya May

    1. Thank you so much for the award :) Blog post coming soon!



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