Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Happy Birthday Miss Bella

Isabella in her new dress and top and hand knitted bolero
OOH, so exciting opening a parcel from the post!
Look how pretty this is?
My stickers and notebook and beads and lollies and necklace- so very beautifully spoilt :0)
I am still a bit sleepy-lol

Isabella is 5 today!

Wow where did those years dissappear to?

She started her day opening some presents, from me ( I forgot to get the camera! and a special surprise parcel sent by Sandybags from ravelry :0) Thankyou Sandra

More to come later after cake !

Knitting update

New born longies for nurse at Cassi's hospital

Lacy scarf in Pure cashmere by Debbie Bliss

Mothers day wrap/scarf from the yarn my children gifted me for Mothers day

Cassi's birthday lacy blue scarf

Logans new scarf tie hat

Red and stone striped sweater for Logan from Debbie Bliss essential baby in cotton cashmere

Logans bamboo pants in Bella baby layette

Logans ribbon tied vest in heirloom wool from cherished babies from Erika Knight

The pink lace adged bolero for Miss Bella in Zoomy in pink

The green star cardigan for Miss Bella in Rowan handknit cotton in colourway slippery

Baby bunny in a rainbow dress handdyed by me. Pattern from debbie bliss cashmerino as is the yarn

Turtle Butt in progress

Adorabubble longies in yarn hand dyed by me, they are merino/angora blend and SO soft!

I think thats all, I have been very slack on posting my progress, Oh I have another couple of things on the needles now, I will add them later

Cassi's 15th birthday

I really wanted Cassi to have a fantastic birthday and one of the 21st things she does is ask is there any mail for me, and usually sadly there isn't so I put out a call to some fantastic online friends through our ravelry RAOK group to see if anyone would be able to send Cassi a birthay card or note, well the response was overwhelming, people are so kind and Cassi had so much fun opening all her letters and even a few special little parcels as well, she received 20 cards on her birthday!

I was taking pictures as she opened gifts and cards, but then there was a knock at the door and she really couldn't wait so I missed lots!

To anyone and everyone who sent Cassi cards, gifts and the couple who sent her a little bit of play money she had so much fun and YOU made a huge difference in 1 persons life, cassi has a tendency to depression and her birthday is always a sparkpoint so I am so grateful to you all.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

I am NOT a monogamous knitter!

I have been working on a wrap/scarf from the yarn my darlings gave me for Mothers day this is what I managed with 1 ball, I think it will end up being about 130 cm long and about 40 wide pre blocking

I have also volunteered as a test knitter for the gorgeous Adorabubbles longies pattern custom spreadsheet.
Do you like the colours? Maddi and I dyed this a while ago

I am also occasionally plodding on the cabled jumper for Logan.

and I just cast on and started the February lady sweater.

Plus I have my secret swap knitting for Caron from an online forum I am working on as well as my "we've got you covered" swap pals knitting. No pictures of these-lol YOu never know whom might be peeking at ones blog you know!
I also want to do some more dying!
I need more hours in the day or at least for everyone to be well and happy!
Bella has her kidney problem back again and is in screaming agoony(She has finally passed out exhausted after strong pain killers prescribed by her Dr)

The hubster has been sick for a couple of days and I had to cancel a knitting meetup I was so looking forward too(so sorry Sharon!)
I evenhad to keep
the children home from swimming as I just couldn't do it all, and Logan is miserable I am not sure if he is sick or just everyone else being upset is unsettling him?
Oh what a long hard day!

Monday, 9 June 2008

KAL february lady sweater

I started a new project, a knit a long for a february lady sweater based on Elizabeth zimmermanns february baby sweater. So I have cast on and worked up to the 2nd buttonhole but now there appears to be a glitch with the pattern so we are all on hold whilst it is clarified :0)
I am knitting in a deep mossy green in Clinker which calls itself an 8 ply but works up at 18 stitches to 4 inches so I think that makes it a worsted-lol THis is a stash buster as I have way overspent on wool and no more was being spent for ANY project in the near future anyways! I am being good until the Bendigo wool show :0) Where I expect to be bad!

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Brunswick guild expo- OOPs I shopped!

The hubster drove me into Brunswick last saturday so I could have a look see at the Handspinners and knitters guild expo, well I looked I saw, I bought!

Lucky I brought only limited cash with me or things could have been diabolical

There was the cascade 220 which I had never seen or touched in real life so I grabbed 2 skeins of that to have a play with!

Then there was Malabrigo in Just Taupe

and in

and some in Lettuce

and then there was the Andyle which is grown and fully produced including scouring in Victoria! Being a good GREEN consumer I had to buy this as it had the least MILES-lol

I got some in undyed for me to play with

and some in a gorgeous natural brown

and some supersoft Pear tree 4 ply merino in rosella

Knitting update

A new pair of longies for a nurse at the Royal Childrens Hospital who cared for Cassi after her last operation. These were a lot of fun to make as they are my 1st girly pair and my 1st small pair as I had only made soakers for Logan at this age.

These are sheepy pants in the newborn size with lettuce edging and a drawstring rib waistline in lilac with pink trim

Also my little cabled jumper for Logan has been languishing but I have now picked it up again!

Fabulous Fibre Fun Friday

My darling girls and I decided to have some dying fun on Friday and the results were fantastic! Alexander was very interested as well.

Maddi made 2 skeins, Cassi made 1 and I made 2 as well(well actually I just overdyed one of them)

We have a picture of Maddi and Alex holding them up to dry,

A picture of them all soaking in woolwash after dying

and a picture of them all laid out after they were finished

And a picture of them after being reskeined

Friday, 23 May 2008

Finally Finishing Friday

The Classic Cardigan is SO done!
Logan's pants to match are finally sewn up and they actually still fit
The front of Logans cabled jumper-not a good representation of colour though

I decided today was the day to institute Finally Finishing Friday and put some of my UFO's off the needles!

1st I sewed up Logans pants to match and they are done and finished and they fit him-yay!

So I tackled the navy classic cardigan and it is So done and finished-Yay

Then I tackled the Debbie Bliss baby bunny who is now sewn up but not finished as I am hunting for stuffing but shes sewn! I will update when I find it and shes finished properly-Hopefully today!

I will see what else I can get done tonight!

I am so happy to have some of the 95% done knitting finished so I can concentrate on more important things and have my needles ready if I need them as well :0)
Oh and I finished the front of Logans cabled funnel neck jumper( My 1st cabled jumper)

Monday, 19 May 2008

Logan loves this helium balloon

Alexander was given this helium balloon with & on it for his birthday and Logan was entralled and enchanted with it, the laughter was contagious and he was just so happy I wanted to share it :0)

Debbie Bliss striped sweater for Logan of course

I have another sweater on the needles, I actually started this before the cables for Logan and the pink for Bella, but this is still ggoing to be finished(I promise- It's meant for our trip) It is half finished already!

This is in Debbie Bliss cotton cashmere scarlet and stone from Simply baby