Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Thursday, 22 February 2007
Helping the good
And this is the "after" shot. Rachelle's is a really hard one to get a good shot of. Its a deep purple colour and is gorgeous (her teacher told her yesterday that she LOVED it). Harley is a reddy orange.
Knitting I hear you ask? Well..Yes there has been SLOWLY getting their with the birthday Cardigan....Still haven't finished the second half of the front (or done the sleeves...or the collar..or the zippers). I am sick of knitting it.
Tuesday at knitting group I took my socks I am designing. Everyone seemed to like it (that or they liked the colour of the wool, which wasn't mine, and didn't have the heart to tell me they thought the stitch pattern was crap! lol)
I have also started something new. But it's very hush hush...the person I am making it for MIGHT read my blog so I cant talk about it..You will have to wait til its done and given to them..But all I want to do of late is knit THAT thing! lol
Okies folks...I am offski!! Catch you later and happy knitting!
Sunday, 18 February 2007
Speaking of knitting! I have finished the back and am 3/4 of the way through side one of the front of Chloe's birthday cardigan. Looking forward to getting that done! But size 5-6 in pure wool is VERY warm to work with at the moment.
Happy joy next Saturday my motor sports start again!!! First World Superbikes of the season! 7:30pm on Fox (one of their 3 channels) will be watching and cheering my boys on.
I dyed the girls hair yesterday. Harley is now a lovely orangey/pinky colour and Rachelle has purply coloured hair. They love it when I dye it. Its only a rinse, and will only last a few months. But they love doing it all the same. Will have to take piccies to show you all later.
I have been making sock stitch markers at the moment too. With plans to sell them separately and later when I get a few patterns set up in sock kits (sock wool, stitch markers and pattern all done by me). Going to sell the stitch markers in packs of 2 (since you don't need more then two to make socks). If anyone is interested they can contact me to get a pair ahead of time. They won't be packaged on what they are on now, that's just my display one.
I am also thinking about doing up deal packs for my wool. I am already doing the buy at least 6 skeins and get postage free. Am thinking about doing some that include free stitch markers, and (for really big orders) a free skein. Still working on that. And a reminder if you are about to pre-order, I only take orders from AUSTRALIA at the moment. I will swap single skeins to overseas people in exchange for sock wool that's hard/impossible to get here.
Sky Quartz Ball Stitch Markers
Amethyst Heart Stitch Markers
And Thursday Harley went back to school. Friday Rachelle had her FIRST day of school (for a full day). And this is the piccie from Friday.
Can you tell how excited Rachelle was to be starting school? And she had a FANTASTIC time. Today I have to cover Harley's school books for her to take back tomorrow. Rachelle will have to wait til Wednesday to go back to school.
Okies folks. I am off now. Happy knitting and catch you later.
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
Happy Valentine's Day
I have done well today, and Adam has done well today.
Those of you that know me away from this blog know that I have been working for a few weeks on SECRET Valentine Socks for Adam. I couldnt mention it on my blog cos he READS this blog..So I had to keep it secret from most of you.
Yesterday I went out and bought Adam what he thought would be his ONLY Valentine's Day Present..a REALLY nice Rivers Watch. While he was at work last night. I opened up the tin the watch came in. Removed all the padding and replaced the padding with the socks. Put it all back
in the tin, sealed it up..and wrapped it for him for today. So this morning when I handed the wrapped tin over to him and was a tad excited about him opening it he couldnt understand why "I already know what it is" he says..Then he opened it..And was SURPRISED to see the socks in there as well!! He told me I was naughty. That I should have knitted MYSELF a pair of socks instead of knitting him another pair..(I told him I had to finish HIS pair cos I needed those needles for my socks I have to cast the second one on of). So below is Adam's Valentine Socks. They are Lana Grossa Mega Stretch Boot Socks wool. I have to say its gorgeously soft..BUT I HATE how the pattern didnt match up. If you saw the heel you would understand. I had to do a LOT of "cut and pasting" with the second sock to get them to mostly match up!!!! But he likes them..He is wearing them to work now.
So what did YOU get I hear you all ask (well..you probably didnt but tough)..I got 4 little gifties. That I LOOOOVE...
Firstly is this gorgeous little ring. I have been wanting a new ring for my right hand for awhile. So now I have one. And I LOVE it.
Then I got a LOVINBOX. A gorgeous little teddy that has a little note saying "my love, my heart my best friend" isnt that soooo cute!!!
I collect money boxes. So he also got me this GORGEOUS little money box!! Isnt it cute?
And lastly. Those who have been readers for awhile know I am a MAD Moto and Superbike freak!! I LOVE my bikes!!!! So Adam went and got a little bike for me! Of one of my FAVE World Superbikes Riders JAMES TOSELAND (and he is sexy to boot). This is a wee little replica of the bike he rode 2 years ago.
And with this very piccie filled post! I wish you all a happy Valentine's Day. Hope you have happy knitting!
Monday, 12 February 2007
PINK PANCAKES!!!! And the colouring was strawberry flavoured..They were YUM....so there is some left in the fridge..The girls want them for breakfast tomorrow..I told them "daddy can do it when he gets home from work"...Aren't I nice? lol
Okies I am off now..Happy knitting all!
Saturday, 10 February 2007
I dyed up some sock wool for an order the other day and I was soooooooo sad to see one skein go. It was a dye job gone wrong. It was meant to be one thing (though I said I wasn't sure if I could get it to do that) that ended up something totally else that I fell in love with. NOW I sit here wondering if I could recreate it for ME!! I ADORE it....I called it Swap Monster. But is it so Fatigue in colourway that I so wanted to keep it (you all know how I feel about Army fatigue and Army Print). So I will have to see if I can make it again and note down the colours for later sale.
What do you all think? Anyway I am offski now! Happy knitting
Tuesday, 6 February 2007
Listings and Teasers
Sunday, 4 February 2007
Harley got the stomach bug the rest of us had. She just waited a WEEK to get it so she could have all the attention to herself! lol She is finally getting over it today though.
I have been doing well with my designed sock. I am enjoying it. I cant wait until this one is finished and (hopefully) perfect so I can move onto some harder designs. I have another 2 harder ones planned just have to get a LOT of things out of the way before I start.
Might have to get started on the birthday jumper/cardigan for Chloe today. Since its under a month until her birthday.
I have a piccie of my mother's birthday presesnt to upload now to! So here it is. Convertible Mittens! And she LOVED them. YAY.
I have been working on my designed socks. I am up to the heel flap of the first one. Will have to work that out.
I ripped back the cardigan I had started for Kerry. And then cast on a new one last night. I have worked the bottom pattern of it and now working my way up the body (its all in one to the armholes).
Its been awhile since we had seen the LIST!!! So we will look at it afresh with all the finshed things removed.
- Rachelle's chunky wool jacket (this probably would be quick if I got my butt moving since it IS chunky wool and she IS a small child!)
- Rachelle's shaped cardigan (back done. Started one front. WILL get back to it soon..I swear).
- Harley's jumper (only just begun).
- Chenille baby jumper (front and back done onto sleeves).
- Green ribbed jumper (back done).
- Stocking stitch socks (1 done 1 to go).
- Baby socks (started second one).
- My Irish Hiking Scarf (yeah about 1/3 of the way through).
- Pink Cable and Rib child's jumper (done front).
- Green Cable and Rib toddler's jumper (dont back).
- Cardigan for Kerry. (only just started body all in one).
- Secret Socks (only just started).
- My designed socks (for me in my wool)(up to heel flap on first one).
- My designed baby jumper. (doing the body now).
- My designed baby jumper for Kerry (onto the sleeves).
Oh no the list has GROWN a little!!!! But I am working on things now to shopefully it will start getting smaller again real soon.
Okies thats all for me for today. Will leave you with this little Teasing Taste..One of my latests beauties. Karneval!
Friday, 2 February 2007
Latest AntiCraft is out...with some interesting things...I wanna make that pie! lol
Latest MagKnits is out too. Some lovely patterns there as well (bugger about the sock pattern being toe up!!). Though some of the picture choices for MagKnits this month could be better. At least two patterns had poor pictures (the mitten things for one....VERY red fingers on that lady..Doesnt exactly make you think it keeps the hands warm).
First swap that came through, was a GORGEOUS skein of Socks That Rock from Ruth. She isn't from Australia and was so interested in getting some of my sock wool, I couldn't say no to a swap! So I picked out a skein and we did the swap.