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Monday, 30 March 2009

Much Knitting

I have done lots of knitting since I last posted on blog. I have finished item 3 and 4 of 12 in 12 children jumpers for 2009. I have also made Rachelle a Shalom (working on Harleys now). These three things I have taken pictures of to show you all. I also have 2 other things finished but I havent taken pics of one of them and other I am keeping secret until I have finished the set.

So as follows some knitting for you to lookies at.

Finished 3 of 12 for my 2009 plans. This little lovlie is going all the way to the USA to its new home.
Wool: Vintage Hues
Pattern: My own which I am still working til I get it perfect.
Size: 6-7
Started: March 3rd 2009
Finished: March 16th 2009

Finished 4 of 12 challenge project for 2009. Rachelles thats so 70s Jumper which she beyond loves and has plans to "wear it all winter and only take it off to wash when really really dirty" I told her she will be taking it off more often then that. lol
Wool: Kitty Knits 8ply hand dyed Blueberry Muffins
Size: 7-8
Pattern: Still my own working ever endlessly fixing
Started: March 5rd 2009
Finished: March 18th 2009

Rachelles Shalom. This was meant to be for Harley but lack of swatching means it ended up a tad smaller then planned. So it ended up being for Rachelle.
Wool: Cleckheatons Country Silk
Size: 7yo
Pattern: Shalom (ravelry link)
Started: 20th March 2009
Finished: 23rd March 2009
So thats the things that I have taken piccies of. I have 2 more things (hoping 3 by end of today).
This coming weekend is Aussie Superbike weekend here in Tassie! Whoohooo!! I am so looking forward to it. I have to work out some mindless knitting to sit and do while there.
F1 has started again, Moto starts in a few weekends, and World Superbikes has been going for weeks. I am in motorsport heaven!!
Weather is turning cold which is lovely. I am looking forward to the family being nice and warm in my woollens this year. I plan on making Harley a jumper or cardigan next once I have finished up a few things.
I am hoping to get a jumper/cardigan knitted for ME before winter this year!!! thats the plans anyway!
Okies folkies! Have a great week!
Happy knitting

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Saturday, 14 March 2009

Twas a dark and stormy day...

Today is my sort of day, dark..wet, thunder, i love it!! If it was just cold it would be perfect. I love dark, moody weather.

Knitting is working along well. I am currently working on Rachelle's jumper (part of the 12 in 12) and onto the last leg of a pair of baby pants for someone at Adam's work. I have almost finished the body of Rachelle's jumper. Its looking good. She loves it so that's the most important part. And its knitted from my own yarn I dyed so it makes me happy.

On the finished knitting front. I have made a beanie for my friend in Finland at his request (second one from me) and I finished a baby jumper to swap for one a baby outgrew before he got to wear it.

So jumper 2 of 12 in 12 for kids is now finished. I have the sleeves left to go on number 3, and Rachelle's is number 4. I am ahead of time..which is good..cos I have so much knitting to do!

Made soup for the girls and I for lunch today. It was very nice. Recipe below.

Pumpkin Veggie Soup

1 can 420ml of Cream of Pumpkin Soup
1 can 400ml of red kidney beans, drained
1 stick of celery, diced
1C of frozen peas
1C of frozen corn
as much diced bacon as you wish
pepper to taste

In a pot put soup, refill can with water and add to pot, mix til blended well. Dice celery as you wish add to soup, add bacon, peas, corn and drained kidney beans. Add pepper to taste. Cook til celery is just soft. Serve.

This was enough to serve girls and I for lunch in our soup bowls.

The girls love this..and it was so quick and basic but full of good stuff!

The girls got their hair cut yesterday, or more, Rachelle got a trim and Harley got a restyle. She loves it, its slowly growing on me. I guess she is of that age where I have to accept she will make her own decisions some of which I wont like. Mind you, the hairdresser didn't make it like it was in the book that she had chosen!! its "mostly" like it..

Okies ladies, I am off. I plan on cooking a casserole for dinner and superbikes is on tonight..BLISS my season has started again..*sighs happily*

Happy knitting all!!


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Sunday, 1 March 2009

Much to do about knitting

I am happily working along with set child jumper #2 and #3 of the 12 I have to do. I am actually enjoying it very much. As I am working I am designing away on a child's jumper, getting it perfected to get the pattern all written up and all.

Still no pic of Adam in his jumper. He has worked all week and when he gets home he is stuffed.

Speaking of Adam. He went to regional poker finals yesterday. Made it to 7th place. Is now in the State finals, again.

I'm happy my bike racing has started again this weekend! Currently on tv is World Superbike in Phillip Island in Australia. Sad that Troy Bayliss who I have followed for years has retired but at same time grateful he has retired with himself mostly still in one piece.

Apart from the challenge children's jumpers I am also working on baby pants for someone due to have her bub in April. So lots of knitting is happening here!

am hoping to find some time to get some sewing in at some point, I have some lovely fabric I want to make up into a child's top, debating whether to make it a normal windcheater or work it into some PJs.

Thought I would show you the finished skirts I did for the girls back in January, you all saw Rachelles but not Harleys.

Harleys has a larger white ruffle at the bottom then the pattern called for to give it extra spin when she turned around and around.

Okies folkies, race 1 WSBK is about to start and Im going to kick back and knit and enjoy it! Happy knitting, hope you all have a great weekend!


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