Saturday, 29 December 2007
Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Now Christmas is over we have a tradition in our family, my father makes his turkey soup. He cooks the turkeys bones in some stock, drains the liquid and adds any turkey meat pieces that are left over from Christmas day (not much with us) along with chunky cut carrots, parsnips, turnip, potatoes, onions (he loves lots of onions), herbs and mini pasta and makes an excellent soup. Everyone looks forward to his turkey soup.
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
This is what they were looking at, life sized figures and a large range of Dr Who toys.
I loved Dr Who when I was young and to be truthful will be watching the Christmas day special with the rest of the family eating our Christmas dinner :)
Saturday, 15 December 2007
And a cabled scarf, hat and bag are just a few projects (more yarn but it is on the needles). They are all in pieces and at different stages. I will post items as they are (hopefully) finished.
Monday, 26 November 2007
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Saturday, 10 November 2007
Today was the Knitting and Crochet Guilds London Meeting. We had 18 people (including myself) which was an excellent turn out as there was another large knitting event on today.
The room was big with plenty of space and the large windows let in lots of light. Everyone was really nice and friendly. We went thought lots of stitches (sorry if anyone is having stitch overload now).
I was impressed how quickly everyone picked up the stitches. We also experimented with bobbles and double ended hooks. People helped and discussed the techniques with each other, its great to meet and share ideas.
Jeanie Carter wearing her Tunisian crocheted waistcoat with crocheted surface decoration she designed called "Kerry Stones" Jeanie also brought in some excellent samples of Tunisian crochet to show the group. As did Eleanor Slingsby and Marjorie Needham. I love seeing other people crochet (knitting, beading anything crafty I like looking at it)
At the end of the meeting Marjorie Needham demonstrated how to crochet around a recycled deodorant ball and turn them into Christmas decorations (all her own designs) including the double filet waistcoat she is wearing.
It was a excellent day with lots of talented, creative, friendly people and I enjoyed meeting and chatting to everyone.
Thursday, 8 November 2007
I bought a selection of balls of hemp yarn in the summer and I kept looking at them, thinking what can I make. I liked the colours and I also had a few bags of matching beads, so here's my first play. A Tunisian crochet beaded bracelet, it used nearly a whole ball, only 13 balls left eeekk!
Saturday, 3 November 2007
I am teaching tunisian crochet (also know as afghan crochet) on 10th November for the London group of knitting and crochet guild.
So I have been playing for the pass few weeks thinking about tunisian crochet and how much I really like it. I like the fabric and find it very quick to make up.
The scarf (the pink yarn) is a combination of filet crochet and tunisian crochet. I like mixing and matching technques and plan to make more patterned filet tunisian crochet scarves.
The fingerless glove (also tunisian) is part of a booklet I am writing, I hope to have a dozen fingerless glove patterns in it, knitting & crochet.
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
I bought a few bargain yarns :) from different sellers
Monday, 1 October 2007
The first half John played his newly composed soundtracks to Tiny Colour Movies which was shown onscreen as he played. The film is found fragments of Super 8 film from a collection of Arnold Weizcs-Bryant, it was very interesting not what I was expecting. I really enjoyed it and could have listened and watched hours more. John even answered questions about the film and his music after the session.
Than the second half was his 1980 debut album Metamatic (my teenage bedroom music) it was excellent. A great night out.
Saturday, 22 September 2007
Friday, 21 September 2007
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Monday, 17 September 2007
A hospital has had to remove a box of wool and knitting needles which visitors and patients used to knit squares for charities while waiting for treatment, helping them pass the time and I would add helping their stress levels.. It was a popular pass time for three years without injuries or complaints until now :(
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Sunday, 2 September 2007
Thursday, 30 August 2007
If you go to meez to make a animated "you" please put in "nezumiworld" as recommending you and you and I will get credits (not real money, play money to use for buying knitting needles for your animated friend) go to save it and create an account before playing with your person or you will lose all your work as you need to open a free account first (mmm... )
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
This is my dad relaxing in the garden listening to the music eating pan fried veg panini with salad with the "your putting this on your blog look!"
Pan fried vegetables on panini rolls
1 yellow pepper cut into slices (you can use any combination of colour peppers ie. green & red)
1 orange pepper cut into slices
1 Medium red onion cut into slices (white & yellow onions can also be used)Large handful cherry tomatoes (you can use any tomatoes you want just cut small)
1 4oz round mozzarella cheese drained and torn into pieces
Oregano or basil leaves torn up (small)
A garlic clove (you can leave this out if you don't like garlic)
3 -4 panini bread rolls cut into 2
2 teaspoons olive oil
seasoning (of choice)
Put the oil & garlic in a large frying pan and heat.
Add the peppers, onions and tomatoes cook for approx. 5 minutes. On your grill tray place the panini roll halves Divide the mixture over rolls. Sprinkle the oregano on top of the mixture. Next divide the mozzarella cheese and add on top of the mixture. Add any seasoning if required. Grill until the cheese bubble and is browned. Serve with a leafy salad. and enjoy.
You can add other vegetables if you wish ie. courgette, aubergine, spinach
Monday, 20 August 2007
Place two squares together with right sides or wrong sides facing depending on if you want the ridge on the inside or outside of your finished item.
If you want the ridge on the outside (place wrong sides/ back of squares together) or for the ridge on the inside (place right sides/ front of squares together). You can use the same colours as your granny squares or a contrast colour and go through both squares and make a double crochet(UK)/ single crochet(USA) into each stitch when you get to a space or corner make 2 double crochets(UK)/ single crochets(USA).
Join the squares into lengths first, than join the lengths together.
For granny square instructions with UK crochet terms goto http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_027.htm
For granny square instructions with USA crochet terms goto http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_028.htm
For granny square with a diagram using crochet symbols plus instruction on how to make granny square wire earrings goto http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_058.htm
Saturday, 11 August 2007
Monday, 30 July 2007
Wednesday, 11 July 2007
I bought some really nice yarn in the John Lewis sale and could not resist playing with it. So far I have only made a few motifs (joined them as I crocheted) I am not sure yet what the finished item will be or look like, but I think I may also attach some knitting (maybe knitted lace).