Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Waffle and a Project Wish List Update!

It's a busy time for us all here at the moment - the husbeast is in the process of setting up his own business which is insanely nerve racking and exciting at the same time! The Curly Girl is fast approaching her 10th birthday whilst already being well into her tweens/teens emotionally and physically already (EEEEP...puberty is a whole new kettle of fish on the parenting scale!) She's adjusting really well to wearing her glasses after finding out her vision is awful last month and is back to her reading.  Her birthday gift lift mainly consists of piles of books - heavily influenced by my library she is very much a PR/Dystopian/Sci Fi fan and is currently just finishing the second series of Beautiful Creatures.  She has also recently expressed a growing interest in goth branded clothing which suits me down to the ground as I get to buy her all the things I'm far too fat to wear hehe!!  Her main birthday present is actually an Iron Fist Rucksack which she coveted in our local Asylum Industries shop...I have to say I am quite jealous!

That said, I have had a new lovely bag of my own - another belated pressie from Lee.  I've been lusting after a Dr Martens Slouch Leather Backpack for the last year but seriously cannot in any way, shape or form, warrant (or afford!) a £200 bag!  I was therefore super excited to find the small slouch at more than half price and in reality it's a much better everyday size!  I gave it a fabulous first outing to the Harry Potter convention in Nottingham the other weekend, where I had a lovely day mooching around the shops with Carla, a nice pub lunch and a rather large amount of Pokemon Go-ing!

Right, on to much more important and less materialistic things - knitting!

I'm currently trying to finish my Semele Shawl which I'm now more than halfway through and should be able to finish by next week (I average a chart repeat a day - it's very much need to concentrate knitting!)

I'm already very much in love!  Fingers crossed my calculations are correct and I don't have to play yarn chicken - although I do have another skein of the Wollmeise Wasabi Pure stashed.

Once that's finished I'm going to work on my abandoned Aisling - again, I average a chart repeat a day and only have ten to do (I think!) 

After that I think a new hat and gloves are in order, whilst working on my Doodler (which is an ideal Friday project)  I'm really hoping to cast on a new sweater too as I love my Avalanche!

I'm still attempting to sell all the things to ensure I have lots of spending money for Yarndale which means I am starting the hideous task of clearing the hoarded clothes etc in the garage.  After playing with Carla's drop spindle, I have caught the bug (I never enjoyed spinning on mine!) so am thinking I need a new one from Spin City!  My Yarndale wish list is actually rather none existent still so I should probably have a think what I need/want before I go!

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