Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Friday, 14 October 2022

New designs

My 1st sock in this design is knitted, it's very different to my normal pattern choices, but I like it, these have a longer top, I don't normally knit the legs so high. I have to finish the toes and stitch in ends. I have already cast on and knitted a few rib rows on my second sock.
I am really happy to have my cross stitch project out, I have done some more to the inner squares, they are not finished yet. I wanted to stitch the hearts here, they don't sit right next to the squares, so I am slightly moving each heart to make it look good and not have huge gaps. In my mind it works. The hearts are a Rovaris design purchased back in 2014, I have a few different heart designs from Rovaris.
We did some shopping on Thursday,  in Homebargains I saw these needle felt kits, really cheap, with everything you need, so I got the 2 pumpkin designs, there were other designs. 

 It's been a slow few days, resting my back, so crafting time. I spent time on my computer, the hearts design arched the other way, so I scanned the pattern, flipped it and reprinted, I was then able to mark the square design and ensure everything fitted. I want to create a book for hubby, with his motorbikes in, a lovely reminder of the fun he had, I hope to work on it next week, on days when he is out. I already have loads of photos, I am going through his Facebook page to get more photos.

We have turned our heating on, its set at 19, our house is warmer, so the radiators stay off, I have boosted it a couple of times for showering, I do like a warm bathroom. I had the patio door open yesterday, it was a lovely afternoon, we do like the fresh air inside, luckily we are not getting any smells from next door. We have put a thicker duvet on our bed, we do not heat our bedroom and always have the window open, so the extra warmth was needed.

Thank you for your comments regarding my back pain, I feel so stupid, but it's now a week spot and I have to ensure I move in ways which won't twist it again. I have been through weeks of aches and pain, I suppose it comes with my age, I don't feel old, but sometimes my body says, hang on, stop and then punishes me with aches and pain. I just need to slow down, and think how to do things differently. 


  1. Knowing how and when we should make adjustments to how we move and do things, to save our backs and joints - and actually remembering to do them - isn't easy though is it Marlene?

  2. I like the look of your new socks.
    I bought myself a few new pairs this week, they have a navy blue and pink colourway theme ...

    Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

  3. You are going to be busy with those projects. The felt pumpkins look very interesting. Your Hubby will love the book of his motorcycle adventures.

    God bless.

  4. It's definitely time to hunker down with some craft projects now the cooler weather is here, though it will also do your back good to rest all you can. It's such a pain when you've got a weak spot, it doesn't take much to aggravate it. Hope you're on the mend soon.

  5. Love the sound of the book you are making - I'm sure hubby will love it :)

  6. I feel for you with your back Marlene. Mine is exactly the same, a bit of a weakness unfortunately.
    I bet your hubby will love his book when you have finished it. .



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