Thursday, December 20, 2012
Much fun is being had by all!!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Camp Out Mitts by Tante Ehm. I even splashed out and brought two balls of Noro wool and I was not dissapointed even with the uneveness and bits in it , the colour changes are so beautiful, would love to buy more and more but hard to find in Little Old NZ. I did manage to get some Wisdom yarn from Spotlight while not as nice as Noro it comes a close second especially the Wisdom Poems Silk. I have been making these for Christmas gifts I am sure they will come in handy for next winter. I also made a couple of Honey Cowls which like the Camp out mitts is a free pattern on Ravelry. I have not been a fan of cowls (short neck and all) I made 2 of these in wisom pems and one in silk the silk gives a nice drape and fell in love with it.
Also I have made my first Noro Striped Scarf 11528 people have made this so figured as i had some Wisdom Yarns with long colour repeats would put it with some nice brown Perendale wool I had, pleased with it and I managed to get the edging right after a couple of rows.
Having some lovely weather here at present after such a rainy spring.
Do have a great weekend wherever you are.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I also found this deldightful pattern on Ravelry it is called Seamless Kimono Sweater by Jacki Kelly, I really enjoyed knitting this and have made two and hope to do one of her other designs Seamless Baby Kimono
Hmnnnn......... what to make next !!!!!!?
Have a great week wherever you are
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tikki's patterns and joining in with her spring KAL on Ravelry. First up I purchased the lovely pattern Acacia mainly because Georgia has had her eye on it for some time but alas it only goes up to size 10 but her chest size is that so will try and purchase some cotton which seems hard to do here in Nz. I made the 12 months size out of one skein of VP Max, this is a lovely yarn and the teal colourwauy was so rich and saturated I just cant capture it with my camera. Might try this in some of VP sock yarn but will take much longer than the day it took me to do this one.
I also cast on yesterday and finished an Adams Eden for 3 months size using Utiku wool, another lovely quick knit from Tikki.
Owlie Puffs once I started couldn't stop they are soooo CUTE.
Beyond Puerperium (this one goes up to size 2 )and is a very useful top and have made 2 of these up in VP Max, one for a friends grandson I also made buttons to try and match but decisions decisions!! I also had a market on Friday and sold some handmade buttons.
I have had a busy time in the last few weeks it was the twins 11 year birthday what a milestone, every year I am so thankful for them as these little ones were born at 24 weeks and were only 700 g each!!
Also had my 13 year old grandaughter come and stay from Christchurch for 2 weeks of the school holidays, she loved Nelson and would happily move here, it has been a hard time for her as she had to move away from all her friends and school because of the quakes also their house will have to be rebuilt. She was also a prem at 2 lb 12 and is doing great.
I also have a milestone happening this week , more of that at a later date!!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/still-light-tunic"on Ravelry to knit, every project looks lovely and suits all types of figures, even mine, ha ha. I don't buy many patterns off Ravelry but this one I had to have, I have not been disappointed at all. I brought some reasonably priced 4 ply baby yarn from Utiku wools in Taihape this is merino and lovely and soft and a fabulous raspberry colour I brought 6 balls but used just under 5 I am definitely going to make this again,It is so warm. The designer is Vera Valimaki and if you are not a member of Ravelry you must join and take a look at all her patterns so many I want to try as I love her classic designs. Her blog is here
I also finished some socks for me using some wool off trade me from Joy Of Yarn love this wool.
Well I have got the pumpkin soup and homemade bread on for Joel and Georgia as they are coming for lunch as Josh has Hydro. That will keep us warm as it has only got to 6 deg!
Keep warm if you are this side of the world
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
He managed to get to Dunkirk after being detached from his battalion and was rescued by brave sailors on a Paddle steamer who took him off the beaches there.
He served in North Africa and was captured not long after getting married in September 1942. They had only 3 days together before going back......... she didnt see him for 3 years!!
He spent time as a POW in a transit camp in Italy then in Germany.
My Dad didn talk much about his experiences but then most of them didnt, he always had time for his cobbers who he used to meet at the Regimental Club,I think he made it back to Dunkirk one time with his mates.
Thinking Of you Dad...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I have been quite busy knitting this last week or so. I was looking for a top I could make out of 2 delicious skeins of VP…… Only had 10 g left! This( Tappan Zee) only took about 4 days to make and I really enjoyed it. I added 7 stithces to the underarms as no way was it going to fit otherwise, I decreased 10 of them out about halfway down, over a couple of rows, as I didnt want it bagging out at the back. I think it is a perfect fit with lovely drape, I am not into wearing shawls so it is is a lovely alternative. I also found some handmade buttons I had made a while ago, they matched beautifully. After blocking it grew in length but I can live with that. I cant wait to get some more sock so I can cast on another!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Last Friday was Joels 8th birthday and we all went out for lunch to 623 On he Rocks, it was a lovely day with both grandparents and great Grannie who is her 96th year, she is amazing!
Have a lovely week all
Monday, March 5, 2012
I have been waiting for my 2Nd instalment of Morags sock club and as yet it hasn't arrived I am really disappointed as everybody else seems to have received theirs. Hope it hasn't gone missing.
There have been a few F.O. this last week, I made a really nice top Sassy metrical you can find the pattern here. I really loved knitting this all in one piece doing the sleves magic loop. I brought the wool off of Trademe while it was lovely wool and colours it wasn't very soft so I soaked it in conditioner and it was much better. I had to do a bit of math for this one which is not my forte but would like to make another.
I also finished a couple of cable baby hats with socks to match. Love these together, the colour is more teal than pic.
Last but not least is another http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puerperium-cardiganI love this little card it is so easy to knit the pattern is great and it is free although there is The Beyond Puerperium which I think would be great to purchase. I think it would get much use.
Oh I nearly forgot I ordered some wool from Skeinz online store and brought a variety of different wool to try, they all look very nice, watch this space for more F. O. in this yarn!!! Bonus is you get free shipping for orders over $50!!
Well must be time for a cuppa and more knitting and waiting for that elusive parcel!