Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pinwheel Jacket

I've been on a bit of a finishing frenzy. I have so may unfinished items hanging around that I'm feeling swapped, pressured and unmotivated. So I decided to tackle some of them I started this baby pinwheel sweater over a year ago. It was almost finished - it needed 2 sleeves and some edging. A few nights of focused knitting and miraculously, it's now finished. Hopefully, Zoe will get a chance to wear it before she outgrows it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New things for Spring

I love Spring. New starts, new beginnings, new shoots. I love the weather - just warm enough, but not too hot. I particularly love when the sun shines. It really motivates and inspires to spring clean and start afresh.
On the knitting/craft front, I've decided to focus on a few long standing WIPs and getting those done before starting anything new. I've finished a few jewellery projects and I'm working on those knits! Here's one necklace I made for a friends birthday. Turquoise nuggets, crystals on a chunky chain. Looks pretty good!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More FO's

Remember the cardigan and beret for Robynn from Purlescence, well I still had yarn leftover. So I decided to make something else for her. Here's the Little Sister Dress, well Tunic because there wasn't quite enough yarn for a dress. There's amazing yardage from 1 skein of the Fleece Artist Organic Wool. I love this yarn. The colours are great and the yarn is soft and squooshy. Really lovely.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Easter holiday

I've forgotten how reliant I am on the internet. We took a family holiday to Malaysia to visit family and to get a much needed fix of warmth and sunshine. While we were there we had no internet connection, for pretty much 2 whole weeks. I felt like I had lost all connection to the outside world. We had a great holiday, but I'm glad to be back home.

The one good thing about not having any internet connection was that I didn't waste time on Facebook, Ravelry, internet shopping, etc etc. I actually started and finished a few projects. Amazing - I know!! The first project is Haruni shawl, which I started on Day 2 of the holiday and finished on Day 14 of the holiday. The yarn is Sunshine yarns, Classic sock in Mother's Day colourway. It was an easy and yet interesting pattern. I love the leaves in the edging. However, beacuse the yardage was less than the recommended amount, I had 1 less repeat, so the shawl is slightly smaller than I would have liked. Having said that, I love it all the same.