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Monday, 1 February 2010

Welcome February!

Hello dear blogland friends, I hope you all had a good weekend.  Here in the Kimbles household it was quite mellow, no rushing around, no household chores, it was just plain old chilling.  Oh, there were things pending but - hey Monday comes around too quickly - I decided they could wait.  Hubby ambled off to the football with some of his mates (they won so good mood all round), and I headed off with my mum to Hobbycraft.  Our one is linked to a Garden Centre so we wandered round with nothing particular in our minds to buy - great, no pressure, we had a leisurely lunch - and then we headed into Hobbycraft **** do you know what, I expect you other crafters feel the same,  I can feel positively bre....ath...less going into a shop like that, I mean there is sooooo much I could choose, where to start, art stuff, wool, embroidery, books, beads.  I find myself flitting from one thing to the next oh yes, shall I do this, shall I do that, my brain gets completely addled.!!!!  I was lucky enough to have been given some money to spend and mum had some birthday tokens - and we both found it difficult to choose.

It was a laugh and a nice predicament to be in!  I bought a giant ball of pom pom wool, some ordinary wool for blanket making among other things which I will show you soon .  Over tea and cake at mums I started with the pom pom wool it is one scarf in a ball and  is knitted with large needles and 5 stitches, sounds easy, but it was quite fiddly but lovely and soft

it looks a bit fur-like and is lovely and warm

I think Karin made something similar which she showed on her blog and hers was crochet.  It was a fun small project for the weekend although I was pom pomed out by the end of it!!!!!!  My other little project for the weekend was this glasses case for myself - I have made one for a friend but needed one for my handbag.
really quick and easy to do with a double crochet tube, edged with crab stitch and crab stitched together at the bottom with a little embroidery and matching button.  Its just what I needed, I am still getting used to wearing glasses when I work, craft etc and I am always chucking them into my handbag without the hard case, so hopefully this soft case will protect them and not take up so much room. 

Can't believe it is February already - unlike most people I like February, it is the month I was born, the month I got married, it of course has Valentines Day and Shrove Tuesday, and this year has added interest for me because the Winter Olympics starts, so as far as I am concerned there will be lots of sitting watching events and probably crocheting at the same time yipee!!!! (Gosh I sound like a right couch potato!!!)

Speak soon xx 


  1. Good afternoon Kim!
    Great Scarf. I have seen this myself in Hobbycraft such pretty colours. Glass case a good idea too, really, really pretty.
    I'm really pleased you had a nice shop with your mom.
    Received some more squares this morning from Amy-Woo, great colours.
    Fun, oh what fun!
    I've update slideshow.
    Hugs and Love Suex

    Whats the date of your birthday Kim?

  2. The scarf looks great, don't know that I could work with the pom poms though. I too am having to learn that I need glasses for close work, not easy to remember and deal with.
    Great month for celebrations in your household

  3. Thanks for popping over Kim. Been worried about you today!
    Hope good day for you
    Hugs Suex

  4. I love, love, love that scarf. What fun wool that looks like. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for some of this to treasure. It really rocks... Did you knit or crochet it...Better go re-read...

    Kate - THe GaRdeN BeLl xoxoxoxo