🌼The Craft Room

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted. So, what have I been up to? Well, lots of gaming- Twilight Princess HD took up several weeks. I also finished Links Awakening DX. Some amazing tv shows (latest GOT anyone? ) , a few great novels and of course knitting. 

In May we went camping to the Brecon Beacons. We saw the highest waterfall in Wales 

 and climbed a mountain! 

The main big change is that I have moved house. In April we found a lovely place and we made the move at the end of May. 

As it’s a 3 bed property I now have my very own craft room. 

 It’s still a WIP. The TV isn’t permanent, I just set it up for some retro gaming. I need some more storage and a desk for the sewing machine, but my yarn finally has a home. 

 

Now that we are settled in I’ve been carrying on with Hiraeth. 

I’m on the third & final section. Drops Lace has been a dream to knit with again.  I’m  definitely hooked on shawls now! 

I’m still hoping to finish / frog all my UFOS this year. I want to make plans for existing yarn, knit up all my kits and plan a few projects for the house.  

💖Exciting times! 💖

A whole lotta yarn

Hello lovelies

It’s been far too long and I have some projects to share. This little cutie is my new ipod pouch (yes I still use a separate music device!). My earphones gave up the ghost because of me winding them around the ipod. So when the new ones arrived I decided to make a case big enough to fit both in comfortably. As usual I started crocheting with no plan in mind. The stripes were supposed to be horizontal but I changed my mind after doing a few rows. I’m really happy with how’s it’s turned out.

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My holiday project this year was a nice chunky scarf

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We went to Nantcol Waterfalls campsite in North Wales. It was a lovely trip despite a full night and day of rain.

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I’ve also finally found a project for my Sirdar Rio DK, I picked up this yarn in the Red Cross shop for £4. The pattern I’m using is Rose Trellis Shawl Vest by Vera Sanon

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This is the main thing I have been working on for the last few months. The complexity of the pattern combined with some particularly exciting episodes of Boardwalk Empire meant several rip backs and at one point 2 weeks without knitting at all!.
I plan to add some sleeves to make it more of a cardigan, not really sure what type so all suggestions welcome.

At the start of the year I decided to hand make birthday gifts for all my closest friends. It started well however due to poor planning and a dearth of ideas I’m sad to say I haven’t managed it.
I just wanted to share my favourite one of these projects with you and apologise to my other friends for the gifts that never were.

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Weekend in Wales

I had a much needed holiday from work last week, I caught up on my weather scarf which I have sadly neglected a little (*must do better*). Watched some movies and tv show, got my hair cut and generally chilled out.

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On Friday A and I set off on a much anticipated camping trip to Wales with friends.
We chose a campsite by the Wnion River near Dolgellau. I got loads of time with Itaca in the car and its progressing really well!

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The drive was great fun, we took two cars and had walkie talkies to keep in contact!

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The campsite didn’t disappoint…

This is the main entrance, the reception and facilities are all located there along with the static caravans and the main camping areas.

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As there was a group of 5 of us we got the field opposite the campsite away from the families. We’re not a noisy bunch but we like to stay up late and we don’t want to disturb anybody.

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The field was really big, we parked the cars at the top of the slope and ferried everything down.

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It was empty so we had our pick!
We got a spot under a big tree right by the river

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We pitched our tents around the fire pit and made ourselves at home…

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Everyone had a brilliant night eating,drinking and toasting marshmallows on the fire!

On Saturday we went into Dolgellau and got some food from the local shops.

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Then after chilling out in the sun for a bit we went for a walk to take in the scenery and build our appetites for dinner.

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Then back to the campsite for a bbq and another night by the fire.

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I can’t resist taking pictures of glow sticks!

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Before I knew it the morning came, plenty of time for breakfast and then packing up…

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Had an absolutely fab weekend, would highly recommend the campsite and came back totally relaxed. Good times with great friends plus tons of knitting time!