Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Knitting Nutter

My energy levels have been at an all time low over the last few days.  True to my promise to myself, I've walked the dog every morning.  Unfortunately all I was fit for after that was to surround myself with yarnie comfort and knit and crochet to both calm and sooth.
I managed to finished another Christmas present.  This cute little bag was such fun to knit.  Being the twit that I am, I lost the pattern but I think that it is one by Louisa Harding.  I used Lambs Pride Worsted and Irish Tweed.  It's a slip stitch pattern which I think is the best for things like handbags because it forms quite a robust material.  I lined it with a lovely dark green cotton that was a lovely contrast to the outside.

I also finished a cute little colourful mittens for my son.  He's been asking me for ages to make these and even bought the wool himself.  I've been doing the 'Mittens and Gloves Galore'  by Marly Bird on Craftsy.  As I've said before, I love doing craftsy courses.  It is great to be able to follow it at your own pace and it also comes on a mobile app. Brrriliant!  So waiting for the kids outside the school or long journeys in the car is now a lot more interesting.  Unfortunately like everything crafty, it gets addictive and I keep finding new courses that I want to take and new things that I want to learn.  Even things that I had never even heard of before and hadn't previously known that I want to know it!!!!!

Before I go, I need to ask for a bit of help with something that's been driving me loopy lately.  I'd love to know how to put in breaks between topics in my post.  I've seen some blogs that have gorgeous little hearts or stars or the like but I just do not know how to put them in for my posts.  Are your posts written on Word?  Is there something that I'm missing out on in my toolbar.  I'm not the best at computers and since I started this blog I've learned so much and  I'm hoping to keep on improving it all the time.  A little help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Rosie xx


  1. I love the bag - it is great! Sorry, can't help with other problem.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. That bag is beautiful, I'm rubbish at computers too, sorry I know that's not what you want to here! :) x

  3. Your bag looks lovely!

    I write my posts in blogger, and if I occasionally want to divide parts between them I simple put a line of full stops across, in bold - like this .............. - and then I write underneath it.
    I also have a love heart (♥). I just keep it and copy it into my post whenever I want it, and make a line as long as is desired. Like this - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ - and then write beneath that also. (your welcome to copy and use the heart if it is the kind you are after :-) )
    Hope this helps!
    Sarah x

  4. Thank you so much for the sweet note. I truly appreciate it.
    I am glad to hear that the tree is doing well.
    That bag is fabulous!
    I am sorry that I can't add any advice on anything computer related. I am a complete dunce!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week. They go by in the blink of an eye!

  5. Hello Rosie, super duper Mittens and I love that he bought the wool himself! what a sweetie.
    I used to use those breaks they are called 'post dividers' If you look up 'Plumrose lane blogspot' google it.
    She has some you can use and provides a great tutorial too, let me know if you need any other help with it.

  6. I love your bag! The pattern is lovely, so is the yarn and the handles go so well with it. Great mittens too, it's good to hear that your son is a yarn enthusiast too :) Have a lovely weekend! xx

  7. I missed this post Rosie - I think you know I've been ill - anyway, I just love this knitted bag, it looks fabulous!

    Sarah Jane is right about the hearts. And if you fancy different heart shapes look here for codes that you can paste in to your posts that will do the same job (you'll need to scroll down).
    Once you have the hearts in your post you can change the colours just as you would with any text. Hope that helps :D


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