Saturday, May 31, 2008

I have another finish, a little Monica top for Darcey, this is a free pattern from Knitty and I knitted it in Stylecraft Kon-Tiki I really love this yarn, I have put more details on Ravelry. I am mandymosey on there by the way.
I also have a couple of pictures of Gracie in her new toy, I think it was all a little too exciting for
I have edited this post to add a picture of Jade and Amber in their new glasses which they need for reading and close work.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Well I have two finished things to show, and I have actually taken some pictures.
They are both items for Darcey, one is the hat from Peaches n Creme to match Gracies, and the other is the cardigan I have knit in Babylonglegs hand dyed dk.

Have had a good day today, went to meet another Knitting blogger today, Kerrie from Hipknits, if I knew how to do a link it would be now that I would do it, we took the kids and had a lovely old time, didn't get any knitting done though so we will try to meet without the kids next

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I have finished a hat for Darcey now the same as Gracie's, pictures to come, talking of pictures I arrived at playschool this morning to discover that It was photo day,!! of course Darcey looks like a scruff bag who needs a hair cut, and I am the stupid mummy who forgot it was photo day Also I had originally intended to have Gracie done as well ,but couldn't stop as I had to get Amber to a doctors appointment straight after. The doctor proceeded to tell me off for using cotton wool buds for cleaning Ambers ears, apparently ears are self cleaning (who knew!). I asked what ear buds were for then but she didn't say.

I then took Amber back to school, which means I have wasted the only time I get a little bit of knitting time during the day, i.e when Darcey is at playschool. Then to top it all off it has decided to rain today and my dad who usually picks Darcey up for me, is not coming round till late so I have to drag Gracie back out in the rain.

I have just read this back and I sound a real whinger, I am not really

I have to get some more knitting done, I seem to think about it more than do it these day, if that makes sense, I am ever looking at it in books or on the net when really I should be physically knitting something, maybe I will go and do that now aye!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Knitted this last night for Gracie as she needed something for the sunny weather to keep the sun of her little head. I love it, it is knit in Peaches & Creme, colour strawberry cream, bought from Crafty Cottage. I used a pattern from the book Rainbow Knits for Kids by Cheryl Potter, it was the sweetheart sweater and hat set, but I changed it slightly to make it more of a snug fit.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Well things are settling back down to normal here, or as normal as it does get!
Carly is getting used to having two babies to care for,needless to say I have had many phone calls.
I have been buying lots of yarn and books and patterns lately, but I can't seem to get round to photographing any of them, I had thought I may do some this weekend as it is a bank holdiay weekend, but I was at a child protection course at church this morning, Les's niece is coming round tomorrow with her boyfriend to visit, and then Les's sister and her husband are coming over monday, so I doubt it will happen.

I have started knitting a lovely cardigan for Darcey, this is the 4th thing I have started in as many weeks, all the others have been frogged, just didn't like the yarn or the pattern, I have been very indecisive lately, maybe its my age. The cardigan is a sirdar pattern I am knitting the short sleeved version, I intend to to do one for Jade and Amber as well they don't do it in Gracie's size. I am knitting it in some lovely double knit 50% Alpaca 50% Merino which I bought from Babylonglegs etsy shop in the colourway Gothika. It is knitting up lovely and the yarn is very soft.

I think part of the not being able to decide what to knit next is the fact that I have so many things in the knitting queue that I can't seem to get around to doing any of them I don't know if anyone understands that or if it makes sense at
I will probably start something for Gracie next as I have seen a nice cardigan just need to choose which yarn, I also have the yarn to knit the girls the little dress/top in the latest edition of Simply knitting magazine.

I shall end by adding a photo of Gracie and my friends little baby Hallie, who is 10 weeks younger than Gracie, the photo is a bit blurred but still sweet.