Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Busy, buy, busy

The countdown to Keira's birthday has begun. In 8 days, she'll be 4. We've been busy with the birthday preparations. I'm trying to buy less commercially produced "stuff", so I'm making invitations, party bags and favours. Check out the invitations. Pink ballgowns - what more can
a little girl want.
For the little girls (14 in total), I've made charm bracelets and for the little boys (all 4 of them!), I'll be making little monsters/aliens from Scoubidou. This has been keeping me super busy!!!!!

On the knitting front, I've started Anais from Norah Gaughan Vol 1. I actually started this 2 weeks ago, made a lot of progress but decided that the it was coming out WAY too small to fit me. So off to the frog pond it went. This is Anais Redux. I'm knitting this in Rowan Linen Drape in purple. The sense of de ja vu is slowing down progress. This is the 2" of 2x2 ribbing. (Yawn!)

I've also started a dress for Keira from Patons Sugar and Spice booklet. She really loves the heart motif in the middle of the dress. So far, this is progressing very quickly. I'm knitting this in GGH Samoa on 4.5mm needles. Joy! I'm going to run out of yarn, so I'll have to make the bodice in a different colour. Oops.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


The weather in London has been glorious!!!! One day it was winter, and the next, summer arrived. Joy!!! It has made such a big difference to my life. I think it was because we had such a bad summer last year and being pregnant, we couldn't go anywhere. Now, I'm happy to be stuck in London. We've had barbeques and picnics. The only drawback is that Zoe is really suffering in the heat. Hope she gets used the heat.

On the knitting front, I've been very adventurous. I met up with Mel and her group at Amida in Hampton. It was such fun to be able to just knit for a few hours with other knitters and to have no children and husband to deal with. I'm pretty sure I'll be there for the next meet too!!

I have also finished Viv from the RYC AM to PM booklet. I think it's a great item of clothing which I will use a lot as part of my wardrobe. I'm also trying to branch out into different colours. My wadrobe and stash contains a lot of blue, grey, pink, black and some neutrals but not a lot of green, purple or bright colours. I am trying to diversify!