Thursday, 17 May 2012

Another Ribbon Bracelet and Thinking About Christmas!!!!!!

Hello Everyone

Well, after saying that I really need to do something about my wobbly belly, I have developed a terrible love of Cadbury's Chocolate Bites (I finished a packet of Twirl Bites last night!)  Why is it that, whenever you think you will change your eating habits, you start craving the very thing you want to cut out.  I WILL make the decision to eat more healthily and start exercising regularly, I WILL, I WILL, I WILL!! lol!

Enough of that!  I made Eleri another ribbon bracelet, this time in red and white to match her new spotty sun dress (which she did manage to wear on an evening out on holiday, but I didn't take a photo!).   I've used a plain white, a plain red, a red and white gingham and another red ribbon with white stitched squares down the middle.

The good thing about these bracelets is that they are stretchy - though I made this to fit Eleri, I can also get it on my wrist.

I have also been practicing a new knitting stitch - I saw a gorgeous cowl scarf here and I thought I would like to try to make some of these for Christmas presents.  My first attempt at the herringbone stitch has been to make a mini cowl scarf for one of Eleri's dolls - it's not very neat but I think that is because I was using large needles but not very thick wool.  I need some more practice!  This is done on circular needles, which I've never used before either.

Sorry, now I've uploaded the photo, you can't see the knitting very well - you can see it better if you click on the photo for a larger image.  BTW, the knitted cardigan is one I was given for Eleri when she was born - beautiful!

PS - I've managed to get photos to upload by loading Google Chrome onto my computer - I'm expecting everyone else in our house will be complaining about that now!  We don't much like change in our house LOL!

That's it from me for now.  I do intend making a piece of jewellery this evening, and I really must shake myself up and make a 13th birthday card.

I hope to see you soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

Lol, the first part of your post could have been written by me! Dave's mum has taken to buying us bags and bags of those chocolates too!

Love these bracelets you make! The cowl scarf looks lovely - I can see the stitches very well. Thanks for the link.

Mina said...

its called sods law about the chocolate Andrea ...been there done that lol...I love that bracelet, fantastic colours and the scarf is stunning work too...your so multitalented
Mina xxx

Vicky said...

Do ya know sweetie we need choccy & we HAVE to eat it....its the law have you not heard!!!

Love love love that bracelet its fantastic I would love to make Natalie some of those. You will have to do a tutorial sweetie........pwitty plz ;0)
Love the scarf as well shug I think you have done fab!!