Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scrapy Granny's.....

This past couple of days has seen me raiding my overflowing stash bag for those little tiny balls of leftovers, desperate to find the perfect home/project for them - I nearly forgot just how many I have... With the majority of them being a DK cotton I set to work hooking them up into little 'Scrappy Granny's'.... 
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So far my stack is at 30 Granny's and I'm only half way through my DK scraps!!!! 
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Now, what to make with them all? I'm thinking maybe a doll's blanket, or a pillow cover, maybe a table runner, or even some pot holders???? What do you think???

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine's Day....

I love having a computer at my finger tips... Even though at times there's NO Internet connection (and there's too many of them these days to start whinging about now) I'm still able to edit and print out cute and funky things for my girls when the need arises...
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So this Valentine's day we found some super cute kidd-y craft ideas via Pinterest (don't you just love that site??!!!), downloaded some printables to our computer and set to crafting....
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First we grabbed a few scraps of felt, variegated thread, and some cute paper clips and with 1hr of crafting time my 6 yr old had whipped up some 'heart' themed book marks for those special friends in her life (check out my Valentine's Day board on Pinterest for the tutorial)...
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And just because we had a few glow stick bracelets floating around in our craft cupboard we made half a dozen of these up too (idea also found on Pinterest)...
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Happy (belated) Valentine's Day Everyone!!!
Here's hoping your day was filled to the brim with LOVE!!!!!!
 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cats and Knitting...

During the last few weeks on my pregnancy with Tobie I was a bit of a knitting machine - most of it I'm yet to photograph but this week as the mornings became cool again, even if only for a moment, I found myself bringing the hand knitted goodies out, the ones that I created during that beautiful nesting time - the final trimester of my pregnancy....
 
This is the Puerperium. I knit it using 80g of Malabrigo Rios - a DK, almost worsted weight yarn, in the sweetest shade of blue.... I followed the newborn pattern exactly and it fits my 10 week old baby boy just perfectly!!!!! I love this little top so much that I've cast on for one in the Ravelry Red shade as well...
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Although it's still quite hot here I just can't seem to get past my knitting obsession!!! Everywhere I sit there's a little basket beside my chair filled to the brim with yet another project that I'm itching to finish in time for the cooler months - a new cardigan in Noro for me, a school jumper for my big Connie girl in Malabrigo Rios, a squishy cowl in Malabrigo Worsted for Millie, cotton ripple blankets for 2 of the 6 beds in our home, gloves for a special friend, a 2013 Winter beanie for the man of our house and the softest lace scarf for a very special lady in the new Malabrigo Silkpaca pictured below.... For the lace scarf I'm using the Paris Night shade on the bottom row in the picture below - simply divine!!!!
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So, of a late afternoon while I sit in the garden, knitting, my girls aren't too far away..... On one side of the yard Connie colours in, as you often see her doing, with her biggest boy not too far from her side...
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And on the other side of the yard Millie sits, waiting ever so patiently for her tea party guest to arrive....
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This cat lady sure has left an imprint on her little girls - they simply love their cats too..... xxx

(for details on the Silkpaca be sure to check out my Facebook page)