Bavarian update and a bit about me.

Well hello!

Bit of a gap between my posts sorry about that, the littlest dude is having a growth spurt and making sure we all know about it! πŸ˜‰ plus my carpal tunnel is seriously playing up making even typing hard so i’ve been resting up a bit πŸ™‚

So whats new in My Wide Eyed World? Well i have been forward planning a couple of new projects including this, isn’t it stunning? Unfortunately i can’t get the yarn requested in the pattern but after having a chat with the lovely Truly HookedΒ i have ordered some lovely custom died yarn to make it with! And rather than go with the crowd i have decided to go for some sea colour tones ❀ so watch this space for updates!

I have also been beavering away at the Mad Mad Me inspired Bavarian Rainbow blanket. Here is a little progress piccy for you-

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It’s getting quite enormous now and lovely and snuggly, can really picture snuggling up under it in the winter when its done!

Another reason i have been pushing to get this finished (apart from the fact that my WIP pile seems to be ever increasing!) is that i won some gorgeous Rainbow yarn from the lovely Cuddlebums! She makes some stunning yarns and i am thrilled to have one winging its way to me!

Here is the beautiful skein i won! Can’t believe this beauty is mine πŸ™‚

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I have decided i am going to use it to edge the Bavarian blanket, i had been thinking of edging it in white but this will look much better πŸ™‚ a proper rainbowy way to end such a huge rainbowy project lol.

I have also been working on my own patterns i actually have one written hereΒ (its also available on Ravelry for those who aren’t fans of Etsy) which i made last year πŸ™‚

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i have been working on a sister for my elf, a little ballerina or fairy (i can’t decide yet) and also some topsy turvy dolls. A recent post on facebook made me feel so nostalgic i couldn’t resist having a go making up a pattern! so again please watch this space for updates πŸ™‚

So i promised an Edgit review… i have to say so far its not going well 😦 i am massively disappointed with it, it didnt work at all for the project i had in mind when i brought it so at the moment it is sitting on my desk gathering dust. I am going to give it a second try and see what happens but i am really not feeling the love with it right now 😦

My big dude has started showing an interest in crochet and after turning my back on him for a few minutes i came back to find him doing this-

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He had pulled out a ball of yarn, popped it in the yarn bowl, grabbed a hook and started crocheting! “It’s a teddy for me” I was told when i asked what he was doing bless him! ❀

This week i thought i should share a picture of me… here you go-

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Hahaha i said a piccy not a photo :p this awesome drawing was done by the amazingly talented Eric fromΒ Red Ink SagaΒ who is the brother of a lovely friend who runs Sugar-Coated Chaos. i seriously recommend you check these guys out πŸ™‚ they are both lovely, mega talented people! Sugar-Coated Chaos has some amazing geek inspire designs. I especially love the tardis and chewbaccas! Piccy

Eric also drew this picture of my crocheting ninja alter ego-

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Isn’t it ace? πŸ˜€ Please pop over and show them some love (and say i sent you πŸ˜‰ )

And on that note i will leave you for today!

Ciao for now!

WEM x

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Lots to do and something new!

Hi there!

Been a bit quiet here the last week as Wide Eyed Daddy has been on holiday from work so we have been having lots of fun family time πŸ™‚Β 

Building epic train tracks-

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and chilling at the park-

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And little wide eyed boy as grown more confident by the day with his walking and is keeping us all on our toes πŸ™‚

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But of course i have managed to squeeze in some crochet πŸ˜‰

At the moment i am working on several projects at once, i am seriously suffering with my carpal tunnel and find it very difficult to hold a normal hook so i have been using my furls hook as much as possible but i only have it in one size so thats not always possible. I find varying the stitch i’m doing helps as i’m not constantly using the same movements so hence the multiple projects! (if anyone has any hints or tips to help me deal with this i’d love to hear from you πŸ™‚ )

I only have one to show you today but i’m super pleased with them πŸ™‚ little giraffe themed trousers (or pants for my american friends!) πŸ˜€ I adapted a basic trouser pattern from Ira Rott (link to her etsy pattern here)Β Its a brilliant pattern, easy to read and well explained the sizing is also spot on. I love the designs she includes with the pattern and will definitely be making some more in those styles as well as buying some more of her patterns! I then added some spots and a tail and hey presto giraffe pants!Β 

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And back-

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What do you think? These are being added to the growing stash of things i am making for my new little niece/nephew, poor thing is going to be swamped with things! i’ve also got a rattle, a basket weave blanket, a hat and a jumper on the go! Hoping to share with you all soon πŸ˜‰Β 

On another note something new landed on my door step today which i am super excited about! An Edgit crochet hook!

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Been looking for something like this for ages but there is just nothing like it in the UK so took the plunge and ordered one from the States to come here to me in Italy, i already have a project in mind for it just need to find the time to squeeze it in lol! I will pop up a review when i have had a chance to have a real play with it πŸ™‚

Well thats all from me for now πŸ™‚ the big dude wants to play trains again (no surprises there!) so ciao for now!

WEM

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Settling in :)

So we have been in italy just over a week now and started to settle in πŸ™‚ me and the boys have been out exploring though in this heat not for too long!

Being in a small apartment without a lot to do has given me the chance to really catch up with my crochet πŸ™‚ its so nice just to sit and chill in the evening when the boys are asleep with my hook and yarn, hubby calls it my crochet therapy and i have to say i agree with him! i always come away from it feeling a sense of pride and peace πŸ™‚

heres what i am woking on at the moment-Β ImageIts going to turn out huge when im done but i am loving the yarn- its my first foray into using acrylic yarn (i will admit im a yarn snob and usually stick with cotton) but its gorgeously squishy and will be super snuggly. Its an amazing colour pack of style craft yarn from the wonderful Sconch textiles (link here-Β http://www.sconchtextiles.co.uk/yarn/stylecraft-yarn/stylecraft-special-dk-packsΒ ) please check her out, she is on facebook too and just lovely, fab products and ace service highly recommended to you all!

as if to prove my point i put it down for five minutes and came back to find biggest wide eyed boy had stolen it for a snuggle πŸ™‚

ImageIts a slightly modified bavarian crochet style blanket inspired by the amazing Mad Mad me blanket link here-Β http://032ad8a.netsolhost.com/madmad/2012/02/04/bavarian-crochet-blanket/Β it was one of the first things i pinned to my pinterest board so its nice to finally be able to sit down and have a go! i will post a wee tutorial to how i did it when its done πŸ™‚

Signing off for now to do a bit more crocheting in the sun

ciao for now!

WEM