Saturday, July 30, 2005

Lots completed

I've been away for almost a week but I have got a lot done. Finished Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in less than 3 days! Wow, it was a great read. All go from page 1.

Apart from Harry Potter, I also finished my sock mokey for July's MOS. Here is my lil man posing with the said monkey. She's called Lopsy cos she's slightly lopsided. That's becos I was rushing to finish a project before the end of the month. (I've still got the apron to finish for Tie one on).
In his hand, you can also see Mr Stegs which was also completed in the week. The pattern is from Jen at Mr Stegs was knitted in Rowan Handknit cotton, shade 253 Tape. It was lovely to knit with and the pattern is really easy to follow. It's been to the park, to swimming, play dates and a birthday party. As you can see, it really needs a wash.

Also, a big thank you to Teresa at Sewing Stars for the lovely little monkey plushie. She is gorgeous and my lil cheeky monkey loves it lots.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Harry Potter vs anything craft related

Sorry, reading Harry Potter. No time to do work on quilt or knit (haven't mastered art of reading and knitting yet!). Gripping from page 1. Gotta go.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Recyling hubbies shirts

I have been meaning to make a quilt for ages ( years in fact), just never found the time, patience, inspiration, whatever! Anyway, I have been saving my husband's old shirts for some time and have decided to put them to good use. I am making a western star quilt for the lil man. The pattern is from Kids Quilts in a weekend. All the squares are cut up and arranged into a colour scheme I like, for the moment anyway. All I need now is find my stash of red fabrics for the stars and we're done! Actually, there is still the sewing, basting and finishing to go. Watch this space.

Apologies for the poor photo!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

FO's completed in the past 2 week

A quick post on my completed objects from the last 2 weeks. These were started before my blog. There will be many of those I can assure you! I am actually impressed with the amount of works in progress I am completing.

This is from Zoe Mellor's Nursery knits. It's knitted in Jaeger Siena 4 ply in Phlox (shade 422). I made it bigger than the largest size in the pattern as I wasn't sure whether I could complete it in time for my daughter. The yarn is lovely to knit with and I'm very pleased with the results. Must remember to take a phot of her in it.

That's my lil man modelling my Honeymoon Cami from Knitty. It's knitted in Rowan Linen Drape. I knitted the size 34 according to the pattern which called for 5 balls of yarn. As I only had 3 balls, I rushed out to purchase another 2 balls, but as its disontinued, it was mighty difficult to find the same shade. Hence its got contrast white stripes. But in the end, it only took 2.5 balls of the blue and 0.5 balls of the white, so I could have completed it in just the blue. Nevermind. I am happy with the result. ( Although I need to take up the straps, as I keep flashing me boobs!)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Wiggles in concert

The excitement was mounting in our little household. I told the lil man that we were going to see the Wiggles in July a few weeks ago and he has been asking about it since. And finally the day arrived, bright and sunny. We made it early to Hammersmith Appollo to check in the double buggy and just to just soak in the atmosphere. (BTW, i have never been to the Appollo for any gigs before this. How sad!) I have to say a brilliant time was to be had by all at the concert, by both the kiddies and the mummies. Surprisingly (or not as I have been watching the Wiggles on a daily basis for the last year), we knew most of the words to all the songs.

On the knitting front, I had decided to start a Summer of lace knitting, without joining the knit-along. I have never done any lacework before, so I decided to start small. I really wanted to start Kiri (from Polly on alltangledup) but it seemed a bit complicated. So onward to Knitty and Branching Out. After a few hours over the last two nights, here's the progress. This is knitted on 5mm needles nad using Jaeger Mohair Art in Blue Haze. I'm enjoying the lace pattern. It's also my first time using mohair. It seems easy to knit up and it feels very soft.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Hurray for Wimbledon

I love the British summer - strawberries & cream, Pimms, Wimbledon, sunshine. But, as everyone knows, you can't have sunshine and Wimbledon. This is the first time I have tickets for Wimbledon in 8 years on Men's semi finals on Friday. What bloody happens - the weather changes and it chucks it down the day I go to Wimbledon. You want proof - here it is, rain covers are on and no play takes place since 4 pm. Aaarrgghhh!!

But on a good note, I managed to get some knitting done. Not a good photo, but I have never been photogenic! I am knitting Honeymoon Cami from Really loving it at the moment. Should be completed in the next few days. I am ever the optimist ;)