Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lacy Baktus

I finished this last week. I thought I would never get it finished. LOL..:)

It is my Mother's Day pressie for my mum. Yep, I know Mother's Day was a few weeks ago but luckily for me, mum is somewhere in the Australian outback and won't be back until early June. I couldn't spend mother day with her this year. After all these years of sewing for me, making my clothes as a kid and altering clothes that I buy from opp shops that never seem to quite fit me, I can make her something to say thank you. .....:)

Little Lou chose the wool at the Wool Inn in Penrith. Funny, I was tending to go for the bright coloured wool but I couldn't decide - so I let Lou choose. Lou seemed to go for these earthy colours with a hint of blue and purple. The wool I used is Noro Silk Garden sock wool. I knitted it up on 3.25mm needles. It has purple in the middle of the shawl but you don't see it in the photos.

The pattern is called Lacy Baktus by Terhi Montonen - another freebie from Ravelry. I first saw this pattern knitted up on Waldorf Mama's blog.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Vegetarian Eye Monster!

"It's not a meat eating monster it's a vegetarian monster"

quote Sunny Boy aged 6

Monday, May 24, 2010

Little Lou turns 3

Happy 3rd Birthday Little Lou,
mummy's little angel. Don't grow up too fast...:)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday, My Sunny Boy

Happy 6th birthday
for last Friday, 7th May.
Mummy has been a bit late posting this.
You had a wonderful day. Some of your friends came around to celebrate with us.
Your big sister, Katie, took some great photos.
We ate all the chocolate beetroot cake - yum!....
and had lots of fun.

I found this cute photo from when you were about 3 months old. Nearly six years later you have still kept that funny little grin...:)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fingerless Gloves

I've been invited to a birthday party this Saturday (woo-hoo) - a child free party my friend said. It's been a looooooong time since I've been to a party without kids. It's going to be weird actually finishing a sentence. I'm so used to having short conversations. I'm allways chasing Lou around. LOL...:)

My friend has been talking about making fingerless gloves. She is tall and has long arms, which I never noticed, but she was saying that long sleeve tops never seem to fit the length of her arms and her wrists are always cold in winter. She wanted to make herself some wrist warmers/gloves to keep warm. So I went through my stash and found this ball of Jet by Patons. It's an alpaca/wool mix that I bought from a bargain bin at the wool shop at Katoomba. I love these autumny colours.

I found another quick and easy pattern off Ravelry. This pattern is an easy basic rib pattern : -knit 2 purl 2.

I cast on 34 stitches and used size needles. I was amazed at how quick these knitted up. I used up almost all the wool to make the gloves 7 inches long. Only a tiny bit of wool was left over to sew up the sides.

I think I'm going to have to go through my stash again to knit myself a pair..:)