Monday, 30 May 2016

I made it!

It's the end of May already I can't believe how quickly this year is speeding past, I hope you are all having a great Spring, the weather always lets us down on the cold east coast of England, the rest of the British Isles may be bathed in warm sunshine but it's usually freezing cold here with sea fret to contend with I'm hoping that the sun will burn the clouds away so that I can pressure wash my drive this afternoon.

This month like the last one has been extremely busy for me on the home front and I think it may continue for a while but at last the property is on the market which is a huge accomplishment. I have been trying for the past ten years and to be honest I never thought I would see the day, it's such a relief,   I'm hoping it will sell fast and we can draw a line under it and move on with our lives, it is as you can appreciate a very complicated family situation.

On the crafting front I have managed to complete the hat entry for the Crochet Crowd's feel good charity challenge.

I used my chunky yarn stash for most of these and made the smallest size which has turned out big enough for a young teenager.
It's a lovely easy pattern and you can find it here

I have also made my two Teddy Puppets...

You can read all about the Teddy Challenge and find the pattern here

As for my May boys sweater it has been started....

I have never used this method to make a sweater before so it's taking me ages but I am enjoying the process and I will finish it sometime but certainly not for this month thats for sure.

So counting the Afghan my total stash-bust for May is 1,626 grams which is the best month yet, it helps that I have been using bulky yarns of course.

June Targets

  1. Finish May Sweater. 
  2. Complete the sock I started months ago.
  3. A boy sweater for June.
  4. Two Teddy Puppets.
  5. Start a doily for my coffee table, pattern yet to be decided.
How has your May Crafting gone and what are your plans for June?

Have a great week :) 

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  1. Well done, with so much happening for you at the moment, you did well to get so much completed. I'm making average progress with my stash busting because new yarn seems to keep appearing each month!

  2. You have been very industrious. the teddy puppets.

  3. Why do families have to make some things so complicated? Good luck selling the property. Well done on the hats and everything else you've accomplished. I need to make some more teddies. I donated two to the pediatric playroom at the hospital where I volunteer and still have one here that I was hoping to mail at some point. Have a good week. Tammy

  4. Congrats on all of the pretty finishes linda. Hope your house sells fast.


  5. I love your versions of the teddy puppets, especially the pompoms. Whenever I knit this pattern, I leave off the scarf and sometimes attach a ribbon bow instead.

  6. Hi Linda, Hope your property tasks get done as you want. Lovely hats and puppets and your May Sweater is going great!!:) Looking forward to the doily you are going to make.

  7. Super, Linda! Great hats & teddies and the sweater will surely be pretty, too, nice color combination. I hope I can bring myself to block some finished shawls in June, have to admit that I always delay doing this hated last step ;-). Good luck with your homefront challenge!! Hugs, Nata

  8. You did it !!!!
    All your creations are lovely !!!!
    And you are indeed a generous person...
    Have a shinny day !

  9. Good luck selling your home and all the family stuff that goes with it. I hope it sells quickly so you can move on with things. Love all you have made Linda.

  10. Oh these teddy puppets are cute!
    (good luck on the housesellingproject too)
    I am your newest follower on bloglovin :)

  11. Love the lovely Teddies and the hats. I think the sweater will be great.
    So much and beautiful work you did.

  12. Hello Linda, you have made such beautiful creations! The puppets are adorable.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  13. Everything looks so pretty! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. love the hats and puppets! Good luck on achieving you June goals. I try to limit myself to two things - maybe I am under achieving looking at your list!

  15. Thank you for sharing at my party last week, a New party is open in the morning

  16. I love those puppets!!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party


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