Dylan Moran – 17th August 2014

Tonight we went to see Dylan Moran.  It was just as weird and wonderful as I had hoped.  His off the wall style of comedy makes his shows incredibly random, but that’s what makes them so good. His comedy sounds a great deal like I imagine his internal monologue does. Great show by a comedian I have wanted to see for a while.  I would definitely see him again!

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Dylan Moran.

The Inbetweeners 2 – 16th August 2014

So I did the good wife bit and went to see the Inbetweeners 2. David slept through the whole thing. I had never seen the first film or the tv Programme so I really had no idea what to expect.  I’m pretty much indifferent to the whole film. I dislike grotesque humour but the bits without that were ok. It just wasn’t my kind of film. David had really wanted to see it so it’s a shame he didn’t see any of it.

Knitted Dogs and Puppies – 15th August 2014

I love Sue Stratford patterns so I was pretty chuffed when my Husband bought me the latest instalment.  Although I have to admit dogs and puppies really arent as cute as the cats and kittens or the meerkats, but this is still an excellent pattern book. All of the patterns are of the high standard you would expect from Sue Stratford.  They’re all expertly written and easy to follow with super cute results. Fab book!

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Knitted dogs and puppies.

Big knit ladybug – 14th August 2014

Meet the big knit ladybug.  I know the pattern for this is online somewhere but the links I had aren’t working anymore so I relied on a print out that I had. The ladybug is really easy to make. It’s just a basic hat with the occasional black stitch thrown in to make the spots. A pom pom makes the head with the pom pom tie off cords forming the antenas. I glued two googly eyes on for her face but make sure you get fabric glue as PVA is rubbish when it comes to sticking stuff to wool. Ta-da! The lady bug is complete.

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Big Knit Ladybug.

Big Knit gathered hat – 13th August 2014

This big knit hat is topped with an elegant gather. The pattern takes quite a bit longer than uou might think. You can find it here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/innocent-big-knit-gathered-hat Despite this the hat is pretty good looking.  The ruffle is really easy to make using an icord and weaving it around the hat. Once pulled tightly it creates this giant ruffle effect.

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Big knit gathered hat.

Late night Asda shop – 12th August 2014

Yes, we’ve become those people who shop in Asda at silly o’clock.  Those type of people who have a stereotype attached to them similar to that of the type of people who go to Benidorm. I work 9am-5:30pm most days and my husband works 5:30pm-9:30pm so finding time to do shopping is pretty difficult.  I don’t like shopping online either. Asda is a weird place late at night. You would barely notice it was open. It’s full of staff stocking shelves with boxes strewn everywhere.  On the plus side there wasn’t any idiots clogging the place up with their trolly whilst debating over loo roll.

Big Knit crocheted minion – 11th August 2014

Minion, minion, minion. So, as a minion fan I decided to crochet a minion Big Knit hat. Pattern can be found here
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/innocent-big-knit-minion-hat The hat was really easy to make but it did turn out rather small and I only just got it on the bottle. The pattern is extremely straight forward as well. Prefect little hat that I would make time and time again.

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Big Knit minion.

Fringe Take 1 part 2 – 10th August 2014

Ellie Taylor

This was one of the free shows and I have to say it was rather amazing.  I always thought that Ellie Taylor was very good on Snog, Marry, Avoid so we decided to go see her stand up. I recommend everyone should go.

Matt Forde

This was a last minute spontaneous idea. I had seen Matt Forde on 8 out of 10 cats before but didn’t know what to expect.  The taxi driver on the way there said he was rubbish which made me rather hesitant considering this was my choice. The driver was wrong.  Matt Forde was hilarious.  His comedy was current and very intelligent  I would definitely see him again.

Fringe take one part one – 9th August 2014

Paul Merton

First stop: Paul Merton’s impro chums. For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to see Paul Merton live. As I watched HIGNFY with my Dad when I was younger,  Paul was the first comedian I can remember. So this show was a big show! It was amazing! The comedians involved were very funny and incredibly quick witted.

Nicholas Parsons

This was a happy hour show so had a little bit of everything involved.  First there was a magician but as we had rubbish seats at the back I saw none of it. Next was a comedy singing duo, the lady had previously been on Paul O’Grady. Together this was a very funny act. The final guest was Jason Byrne who I had really wanted tickets for but we couldn’t fit them in, so I was very excited.  Hilarious as ever and paired with Nicholas Parsons they made a great comedy duo.

Romesh Ranganathan

I had seen Romesh a few times on tv and really wanted to see his stand up. He was absolutely hilarious.  His show was fantastic. I encourage everyone to get tickets for Romesh, you won’t be disappointed.

Josh Widdicombe

Our final show of the day was Josh Widdicombe.  He was recording a podcast with a host of other comedians for his radio show. Spontaneous and funny, I really enjoyed this show.

Big Knit Snail – 8th August 2014

This is the Big Knit Snail. It was a really easy to knit and is super cute. The pattern can be found here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-big-knit-snail-hat I used little googly eyes and two shades of green DK to create the snail.

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Big Knit snail.