Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Amazingly, I'm going to be showcasing a few FO's over th next week. (pick yourselves up from the floor, dear readers!!)

I actually finished this last week. Molly Ringwald from Knitscene Fall 06. Knitted in RYC Luxury Cotton. I now need to go shopping for a girly top. Any excuse to go shopping.....

Not only have I been knitting this last week, I've also been experimenting with cooking. One of Kevin's favourite desserts is Apple Pie. I normally just buy something from the shops. Then, I had a thought, I could learn to make one. This is my first attempt and I'm pretty proud of it. More importantly, the family loved it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not so Frugal Swap

Look what arrived through the post box on Saturday. It's my swap package from Bianca. It's supposed to be a frugal swap, but look at the package I received - it's not so frugal after all. Thank you so much Bianca.

I've been meaning to post more often but haven't had the time as the kids are still on their Easter break. Thankfully, they go back to school tomorrow. One quick note to say, I've started a new project. The Garter Yoke cardigan from Knit 1 Winter 08 in purple Rowan Scottish tweed aran that I bought during the sales. It's looking good.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I hope everyone is having a good Easter break. We've been having a good break. It's hard trying to keep the kids busy while they have 3.5 weeks off school. I try.....

I think it's especially hard when there's soooo much chocolate around. We've got chocolate coming out of our ears. We have chocolate bars, chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, mini chocolate eggs..... I, for one, am so sick of chocolate. I'm happy to give it up for another 40 days.

In order to keep the kids busy, we made chocolate nests with chocolate eggs. The nests contain Shredded Wheat and that's the only healthy bit of this tasty snack.
Can you see how excited the kids are?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Current projects

I've been working on a number of projects these last few weeks. Some have been more successful than others. I've started and frogged at least 2 projects. It was the case of wrong yarn for the project and major gauge issues.

Thankfully, it hasn't been all bad. Molly Ringwald has been progressing well (well, in comparison to the other projects!!). I had to reknit the straps twice. But I think it's going to work out OK now.Next up, is my Gryffindor socks (yarn from Kathy - thanks!!) I'm knitting the Diagonal rib socks from Knitting Daily. It's been a bit slow going as I'm trying some 12" circulars and I'm not really enjoying the needles. I think the pattern is great, so I'm going to need to find some 2.5mm dpns from some where.