Monday, 31 December 2007
So moving right along, these are the Jaywalker socks with the picot edge that I started as a prospective Christmas now birthday present, I do love the colours and how vibrant they are but I thought there would be a little more yellow in the G-Rocks, I know they change slightly with each batch which makes them beautifully unique. These are being knit with a smaller sized needle and I hope they fit over my niece's heel...
Knitting in hot weather is not easy, especially when the evaporative air conditioner is tackling humid weather. It also acts like it is tackling humid weather when temps are high for more than a few days, it's 41 degrees now so the lack of yarn is probably a godsend but I am itching to knit something, I just might try to find that knitted horse that I started for my son (meant to be "just like Bullseye from Toy Story 2"). I had knit one for my middle child and the eldest thought the horse was great so this afternoon there may be a search for a half knitted horse.
The recent warm weather meant we have been out in the garden much more...
Friday, 21 December 2007
This is what has been taking up my sock knitting time, Quinn wanted to give his Reception teacher a doll, so I made a doll that hopefully looks like her, I wanted to do something special as she is his first teacher and this was her first year with her own class. I love how it turned out.
I couldn't resist adding this pic. It is the Christmas tree in Victoria Square in the middle of Adelaide, South Australia. I was driving Quinn and his friend home after the end of year Chapel service and we decided to drive past and have a look at the tree with all the lights on (normally the kids go to bed while it is still light and miss out on the Christmas lights). I took this picture while we stopped at a red light (tree slightly in the way).
In the bottom left of the picture is the fountain in Victoria Square, no idea what it is called but it looked good lit up in red.
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Anyway here are a few of the things I have been working on in the last few months, I didn't continue the socks from my last post but launched straight into the knitty pattern I wanted to try. I love the way these socks turned out and I'm planning on giving them to my sister-in-law for christmas. My first knitted christmas pressie!!!
Once those were finished I started on a second pair for my neice, may not make it to christmas though...
but of course I got a bit of Vog On burn out, I don't usually knit the same thing twice, so I found the Jaywalker pattern and am starting those in G Rocks for my other neice. I love these colours, need to get a ball winder though, it took ages to wind this by hand...
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
If these socks turn out they will make a great fathers day pressie for my Dad... can't give them to hubby, he saw me starting the socks last night and while my 5 year old is fascinated and thinks I'm just excellent my husband thinks I am a tad obsessed.
I am a total beginner when it comes to knitting lace, this is my first lace project and I felt like it was a battle at times. I usually knit when I am sitting in front of the TV, half watching and half knitting but I found I had to read every second row. I couldn't memorise the pattern. Nevertheless, after two weeks and a trip to the local wool store to purchase sharper bamboo needles River has become almost longer than me. I am on my last pattern repeat and after 11 of them I'm sort of glad but I am also unable to finish because I'm waiting for another ball of Kidsilk Haze. It seems that 2 balls were not enough for me and I am planning to knit the scrunchy beaded thingy that holds it together at the front when it is worn.
I hope my sister-in-law likes it, I agonised about the colour (Ice Cream - I love the name) I thought it might have been a bit too pastel but I'm happy with it. It feels beautiful against the skin and is sooooo light!
This is River so far...
I just can't resist throwing in the latest picture of the latest child. We were all home today, my 5 year old has been home with a bad cold the last couple of days and we have been stuck inside. So when the sun came out today and it was actually warm for a change we all spent some time in the sun. It seemed to get even sunnier when daddy got home a bit early. I love the sun making his fuzzy hair glow... (the babies hair!).
Saturday, 21 July 2007
So new armed with a camera that will actually take a picure, here are some things I have been working on.
I had made a Knitted Babe (from the book Knitted Babes by Claire Garland) for the little girl that I did the Wee Willie Winkie hat for and my Mum thought that it would be a great idea for me to knit one for both of my 2nd cousins daughters. I said 'yes' of course! (???) I had just purchased the Clair Garland's new book, Dream Toys and wanted to try something from it.
I remember that this was in something like October last year and I was due to give birth (a homebirth) in the beginning of November. We had a shed to put in shortly after the birth of my 3rd child and I still had to finish the baby blanket.
Mum wanted these to be christmas gifts... of course they were still in progress in January so they could be birthday presents for March...
Well March came and went and now they are done and ready to be presents for when their little brother is born. I love them, I especially love the fairies funky hair.
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
I knit a fair bit of it at the hairdressers, I finally got away to get (all) my hair cut off, going from fairly long to very short. I'll try and post some before and after pics soon, maybe when I find some batteries (or the batteries) for the camera. Every time I try to take a picture it flashes the little red battery sign at me and shuts down.
Monday, 16 July 2007
This is the V-Neck Vest from Jo Sharp, Knit - Issue One in Alpaca Silk Georgette (Kelp). My mum saw it and I offered to knit it for her.