Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Just a quick post to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I'm currently losing my voice and suffering from a bad cold! Back soon when I'm feeling chattier.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Gift knitting

Up until November, I was still hoping to make at least a few hand knitted gifts - for hubby, a few really good friends, make Christmas cards for every one, make a Christmas stocking for baby, make some new decorations for the tree. Realisation slowly dawned that I'm not actually going to achieve most (possibly even any!) of these goals. As of today, I have not even started on the list. So I'm going to have to prioritise. Christmas stocking - a must as both Aidan and Keira have one. Everything else - I'll do the best I can!

Over the last few weeks, I have managed to start and finish a few more small projects. After a quick trip to Stash Yarns in Putney, I was tempted by the Misti Alpaca Chunky, all encouraged by Michelle. So I purchased 1 skein and made the Quickie Cowl. A few hours of knitting later, here is the finished product. Hurray!
As the weather is now freezing, I have made a new slouchy hat for me. The pattern is Coast from Rowan the Next Big Thing and the yarn is Rowan Big Wool. Another super quick and easy pattern. I am all about the instant gratification!Have you noticed my little model needs some serious orthodontic work once she gets older?!!! I'm trying to get her to stop sucking her thumb. No success..... yet......

I also have to perfrom major surgery on my Clapotis. I somehow snagged it and broke a strand of knitting. What am I going to do!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

A star is born

Here is my little star fresh fom his Christmas concert performance. I am particularly proud of my effort at making the costume. I even knitted a white hat but he refusee to wear it. It brought a tear to my eye when i saw him walking out onto the stage.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Hello.... hello... anyone there??

Hello world. I am here. Just being crap. I know of people who manage to blog everyday, with wonderful interesting posts. I know of people with loads of small children who have full time jobs (apart from being a mum, that is), knit and blog (again with wonderful posts!) Me - I have no excuse, actually maybe I just spend too much time surfing the net, checking out Ravelry and Facebook and making loads of bids on ebay. Anyway, mustn't beat myself up about this.

On the knitting front, I have been knitting and finishing some projects. (Shock! Horror! Will wonders never cease!) I started and finished Beau from Rowan's Big just got Bigger booklet. I resized it for a much smaller model. I used up some old Rowan Biggy Print which I recycled from a very failed project. In fact, I made 2. One was for friends daughter, who just turned 8. And, one was for Keira. I think she likes it. this isn't much of an achievement when you realise it was knitted on 20mm needles. It took probably just over an hour each.
I have also been busy making a "star" costume for Aidan for his school Christmas play. I have finished it but I forgot to take a photo of the finished product. I'm hoping it won't look too shabby!

I can't believe it's Dec 1 already. The Christmas songs and carols are driving me crazy! Where has this year gone? Blink and it'll be 2008.