Saturday, July 24, 2010

Feeling poorly

Yup. Not feeling great, and so very little craftiness has been going on in my household.
Just some of this

And blanket time.

Wish I had some lovely FO objects to show you, but alas, you'll have to be appeased with this small FO from our garden.

Do you think we picked it too soon?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dearest Dolce Sock #1

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry for the way I've been acting.
I'm sorry for the way I've been talking about you.
I'm sorry that I've chosen other projects over you, and yes, even started other projects to avoid spending time with you.

I know it would have hurt, and I'm sorry.

But Dolce, please forgive me. You really are so lovely, and now that we've been spending time together really trying to figure out how each of us work, I have to say, I really do respect you. You are beautiful.

Thanks Dolce for being patient with me.

I see alot of time together in our future.

P.S. Dolce, this might be asking too much, especially considering our recent separation, but if you could somehow work out to be the perfect fit for your recipient, I might even make you some brothers and sisters.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My creative space

My first creative space post :) - play along here at kootoyoo

Well, it's Thursday, my little boy is asleep, and my creative space is full of a cosy blanket, some tv watching, and a sock that is frustrating me. But I want to move past the frustration, so I can finish it and move on to less frustrating creations!

Sigh. Here I go, wish me luck...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A mixed bag of a day.

We've had highs and lows in our house today.
From a sad boy who I think is getting a 2yo molar...

To a very happy 3yo whose mum finished her new shirt!

The ruffle at the bottom is driving me crazy, but short of adjusting it every time she moves (!) I'm just going to have to let that go.

"Summer Ruffled Top", a free top-down seamless pattern for 8ply, knitted from stash in yummy chocolate brown and pink 100% wool.
I knitted the 3-5t size, and it's as written, apart from being 1" shorter at the bottom than suggested. I was worried at that point that I wouldn't have enough brown left to finish the sleeves, and this is how much wool I had left over...

so I was pretty close!

We finished off the modelling session with a Tea Party. As you do.

Friday, July 9, 2010

This might not seem exciting to you

But to me, this is pretty darn good for a Friday night!


The remote.

Knitting and tv.

I mean yes, it would be better with the addition of chocolate or yummy snacks, but beggars can't be choosers!

Everyone else is asleep, it's only 8:30, and I've got a few hours of knitting and good tv in front of me.

So what makes a good Friday night for you?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pink and chocolate

I love pink and chocolate brown.
In knitting...

In hot beverages ;)

But this chocolate didn't last long!

I love the way that colours can soothe, or excite, or make you smile... I find it amazing that something your eye interprets as a particular shade or hue can affect your mood.
Back to the chocolate brown knitting :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What do you do when...

You don't have enough stitches after the heel turn on a sock pattern you haven't knitted before, and you don't have enough brain space to figure out what went wrong?

You cast on something new in bigger yarn. Because bigger yarn makes me feel better somehow, like it's not mocking me with it's small stitches that are stupid to undo and redo and... Just stupid.

This will be a ruffled shirt for my 3yo girl, knit top down in stash 8ply 100% wool ... The ribbed section is the collar.

And you also buy these

So you can plan another project to further avoid the stupid stupid socks.
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