25 August 2008

I am going to have a go at this. I have never knitted anything that could be worn before, well actually I did knit a Xmas pudding hat that was far too big! It could be a challenge but it may actually spur me on to purchase some yarn from the Skeinqueen. Hmmmm looking forward to it! As I was downloading the info from the Stitch and Bitch email my attention was drawn to this website NetGranny where you can hire a granny to knit you some socks. Brilliant!

23 August 2008

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef
The Final Contribution!
We have done it! We took the final bag of PHS corals to Festival Hall ready to be put alongside the other work before it goes off the the Knitting and Stiching Show.

Weymouth 2008

Eweleaze Campsite, Osmington
If anyone wants to ever escape and relax with beautiful scenery in a tent, then this is the place to go.

The locals are pretty good to!

17 August 2008

Make, Bake and Take @ Alan and Lynda's Wedding

9th August 2008

Lisa and I started this project as soon as the invite came through the door, sometime in February I think. Lynda and Alan had decided not to have a traditional wedding cake instead they asked guests to bake a fete style cake and take it along to the wedding where it will be judged alongside the others.
We thought we would get creative and combine a gift and a cake. You can't have a wedding without some kind of white wedding cake! All the parts were made seperately and we put it all together the night before we were due to travel up north for the wedding!

We bought some hat boxes and made cosies to go over the top using a bit of crochet and knit.

Bubbles got a little too close to our white cake.

The finished cake! All we had to do was get it there.
After a beautiful wedding ceremony we boarded the double deckers and went to the middle of nowhere for the reception.

We were taken to a barn with a coconut shy and swanky festival toilets.

The wedding favors were brewed and bottle by Mr & Mrs Aitchison. Sloe gin or raspberry vodka. A perfect way to start dinner...

The competition!

Some amazing cakes... There was even a hedgehog cake. It brought back lots of childhood memories. All the cakes were cut into slices and put on each of the tables. We got the hedgehog and here's Lisa's verdict

1st Prize the veggie patch cup cakes. They were absolutely amazing and there was no way they were going to be beaten.


2nd Prize Charlotte and Annabelle's very fete style cake.

Joint 3rd Prize Hamish's metal sculpted cake and our knitted wedding cake. We were very pleased and used this as an excuse to drink lots of champagne and wine!

Farewell Richard and Norwell...

Sarah I hope your Pad Thai makes it to Thailand in one piece!
Good luck and see you there soon x

24 June 2008

Latest Creations

Considering I have been spending most of my time crocheting the coral and various other bits and pieces I thought it was about time to have a go at a cake. I am now addicted to cake crochet!

Happy 60th Birthday Sue! (not me... a friend!)

Morris's new Mouse Mat!
I didn't even have to force him to pose... he really loves his knitted bits and pieces. I don't think he will be as accommodating after I have knitted him a little outfit to wear! He knows it's coming, look at his face!

Finally I have some labels!

I managed to delete all of my colour pictures! They are actually cream with red text.

29 May 2008

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Workshop
6-9pm Park House School Hall

This promises to be an evening of entertainment as students, teachers, parents and Newbury knitters and crocheters have a go at creating some hyperbolic coral reef.

Following a workshop Lisa, Skein Queen and I attended back in April we have been trying to recruit fibre enthusiasts to join the project.

For further info visit the IFF website to see what has been going and feel inspired to join the mini exhibition we are creating that will eventually be donated to the main exhibition in London.

We have had lots of support so far with some tanks being donated to showcase the work and The Wool Shop in Newbury will be providing us with some alternative and unusual yarns to try out.Newbury Weekly News have also agreed to come and visit us and document the evening, which is brilliant news!

If you fancy joining us then come down on the 1st of July with your hook and wool at the ready and we will get you started.

See you there... oh and don't forget to bring everyone you know!