I recorded and uploaded episode two last week!!
Farm update in brief…
Knitting: socks, deco mat, daydreamer, plans
Acquisitions: sooooooo much fabric!! Then some more an some more!!
Sewing: pj trousers, curtains and plans plans plans…..
Shop update: new pattern
I am making great progress on the Daydreamer sweater by Jennifer Steingass!!! loving the pattern!!! Hope to have a photo of little man wearing it soon!!
I have not knit a bit of the deco mat….. Bad me….. Must try harder
A gratuitous photo of the finished the socks!!! Just need to wind the yarn for my next pair now!! Tomorrow I will find a moment!!
I have sewn the hall curtains and now the utility ones too… Just need to add curtain tape and get the curtain poles!!
This morning I shared the first of the Tyddyn Bryn podcasts!!! There is episode one up on YouTube!!
Here are the show notes!
Welcome, and explanation of Tyddyn Bryn and the short series of videos….. Namely because of small man!!
Currently working on… Vanilla socks for James with a partridge heel in Crazy Zauberball yarn I bought at Loop.
A Deco Brioche mug mat, by Lesley Anne Robinson for the Pinsandneedles newfangled makealong
A hat for William in sirdar snuggly four ply, which just needs ears then I’ll write up the pattern!
The WIP walk of shame….
17 UFOs discovered when I trawled my stash…. 17!!!!! They are all on my Ravelry page (I’m on there as Tyddyn Bryn) the one of note is the daydreamer I’m knitting for William! Pattern by Jennifer Steingass on Ravelry, paid for pattern.
Two FOs the bedroom curtains and a pair of trousers for William. The Barcelona joggers by IKatee patterns. Fabric from Ray Stitch in London.
Simplicity 1080 pattern for a linen tunic
Merchant and mills book
Lotte Jansdottir book
Kafia ole sock yarn
Janome over locker
There are also two farm tour videos!!
Farm tour part one
Farm tour part two
Last weekend Mum and Dad hired a van loaded up the bed frame Dad made from the old barn beams, a chair mum had recovered and some other bits and headed down to Wales!!!! We then loaded an absolute heap of furnishings at our current home, before heading on down to West Wales!!! The weekend was spent sorting, building unpacking loading cleaning and generally starting to build a home!!!
Saturday morning was a very frosty start!!
But Dad and James worked hard Friday night and got our new bed built!!! Dad has performed an amazing feat planing sanding polishing etc and making a wonderful bed frame from the old roofing beams from the barn!
Cheeky chops for scale!!!
We have clothes storage!!!
William enjoyed playing on the carpet and started off on the blue cushion!!!
Grandma and I got his mural done!!!! I love it but I’m fairly sure that I’ll find the wall stickers on the floor when we are next there so I’m going armed with extra sticky stuff!!
The chair mum rescued and had reupholstered!!!! It’s amazing the transformation and soooo comfy!!
Williams room is taking shape with the sofa bed now a sofa again and a desk and drawers in there
Paint splats on the tiles were carefully removed before furniture put in the kitchen!!!! Te he!!!! Bottoms up!!!
We officially have a spare room!!! One chair bed and a double with some old tables as temporary sidetables!!
We are so fancy now even our bathrooms have doors!!!!
And our kitchen is finally becoming a kitchen!!!
With a kitchen door and all!! Still lots to do and clear up but…. It’s starting to resemble a home. We have come such a long way from the shell we started with!!!
i.e. since William was born!!!!
We have been busy bees, painting, architraves, skirting….
James’ parents have been amazing and have done soooooo much painting and James and his Dad have done all the woodwork upstairs!!! Its nearly at the point of having carpets put in upstairs and painting started downstairs!!!!
So in Photo Format!!!
Phew thats a lot of photos!!
One last one!!
A cheeky chops in just a nappy in his chair!!! Too hot for clothes that day!!!
Things are moving along well at the holding so much so that I thought I shoud get a wriggle on and start thinking about making the curtains especially since cheeky chops needs most of my attention these days!!
Sooo Jennie of Owl About Yarn and I went over to fabricworld the other week and this is what I picked up!!
So we have teal flowers for the master bedrom, purple plain and purple and pink flowers for the lounge, animals for Cheeky Chops’ room!!
Well since my last post was tiling here goes with a photo montage of all that’s happened!!!! Which I warn you is a LOT!!
Front door has been weatherboarded
Electricians have finished most of their work
We have upstairs steps and are no longer walking the planks!!
James and his Dad have turned into amazing carpenters and have fitted window ledges!!
Shower enclosures installed
Balcony glass installed
Stairs fitted and glazed
Amazing light fitting installed in the hallway and the kitchen units and utility units are installed and tiled round
Plus we have a smiley cheeky chops!!