Friday, 23 August 2013

A crafty catch-up

Well, hello there! Anyone still there? It's been quite some time since my last blog post, but for once this isn't actually due to a lack of crafty happenings in these parts. I've had lots to blog about - the Goldhawk Road blogger meet-up, a finished Kelly skirt (blog post coming soon) and a whole host of selfless makes including a couple of pairs of socks (Roobeedoo warned me that knitting socks is addictive and she's not wrong!) and a rabbit for a small person. I am also the luck recipient of the Super Sweet Blogging Award from the very kind Rachel at A Study in Stitching - again blog post coming soon, I promise!

There's been lots of non-crafty happenings too - the boy and I have had an offer accepted on a house (squee!) which is incredibly exciting and a little bit scary and grown up. I really love the house, the two features that sold it to us (quite literally) are the large kitchen with space for a big dining table and the open fields at the front. It's three bedroom (which allows a study for the boy and a sewing room for me!) and has a lot of character. It's in a lovely village which is halfway between where I and the boy work and near to Derby but not too far away from where we live now so I can still pop back. I'm now very impatient to move already, but it turns out that buying a house is a very long (and expensive!) process involving lots of different people doing lots of very slow things. We're going back to the house tomorrow with a tape measure so we can work out where our furniture will go and if we need to find anything new to fit the space. I'm trying very hard not to get too excited, as things could still fall through, but I have everything crossed. If all goes well we could be moving in a few months time. The thought of actually packing everything up fills me with dread, but I'm sure it will be worth it....

So the process of sorting everything out with buying the house is taking up a surprisingly large amount of time, add to the fact that we are trying to de-clutter too before the move and it's been a busy few weeks! There has been plenty of crafting being planned behind the scenes and taking place on my daily commute though. Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook may have seen a sneak peak of my latest knitted make...it's growing by the day and here is the latest picture...can you guess what it is yet? (Note: it's a lot less purple and a lot more red that it appears below, but I had trouble taking a picture that accurately reflected the colour properly).


Like others in the UK I am looking forward to a long weekend of de-cluttering, relaxing and hopefully some sewing thrown in as well. What crafty plans do you have for the weekend? Whether it's two days or three, I hope it's a good one :)

K xx

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