Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some finished knits

I've been busy knitting late into the night recently. Firstly is Baudelaire by Cookie A.

Notes: Try something a little different with these lacy toe-up socks. A simple 8 row repeat leaf lace pattern paired with some cables, gusset increases, short rowed round heel, and genuine heel flap – enough to keep you entertained without driving you batty.

This has been a very satisfying knit so far. The lace is charted, and I tackled it, no problems. :) I don't know why I was so afraid of lace charts! I cast on the second sock already, using knitty's magic cast on.

Yarn: 2 skeins Lorna's Lace's sock yarn in "Valentine"
Needles: 2x 2.5mm Addi Turbo's
Notions: Cable needle and yarn needle

I knit this in the largest size and it fits my foot wonderfully. Now, on with the second sock!

Secondly is Liesl. It is a gorgeous little feather and fan cropped cardigan that I knit up in 4 days.

Yarn: 3 skeins Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran
Needles: 7mm 80cm long circular

96.5cm bust measurement
Used a butterfly brooch to close the top

This yarn blocks like a dream!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jayden just being a boy

We bought a small inflatable pool for Jayden last week, and I have some photo's of him having a play in it. It's been so hot up here in Queensland, it's a great way for him to have a splash and cool down.

Here is Jayden just chilling out on the couch. Don't you love how comfy he looks?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What I have been up to lately

Today I caught up with the Townsville Ravellers at the Coffee Club. It was really good, I got the opportunity to meet some knitters and crocheters from my home town for a chat and I got lots of knitting done. Bliss!

Here is a picture of me doing my two favourite things at once: Being a Mum and knitting. :) This is something that happens quite regularly, lol! Jayden was so cute, he wanted a cuddle while I was knitting my Liesl, so he hopped up on my lap and my little sister Joannabell took this photo. I love it!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Plum Fetchings

I recently finished knitting a pair of Fetchings for my swap partner. They will be going in the mail very soon to make her happy, just as soon as I get a few treats ready (shhhh.....)

Yarn: 2x balls of Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran (85% Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere)
Needles: 2x 4mm Addi Turbo's
Cable Needle
Yarn needle for darning in ends
Mods: I did 4 cable repeats at the wrist and 2 cable repeats at the fingers. I also made the thumb 1 round bigger.

Many thanks to my sister Joannabell for being the perfect hand model. :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jayden's 2nd Birthday

Jayden turned 2 this week! He started his day off with some lovely strawberry jam on toast. A boy needs his energy to start the day.

The we went down to the strand waterpark. Jayden was happy to play on the slide, cargo net and stairs.

Then they turned the water on!

It was all fun and games until the huge water bucket tipped out all over him.....

Then we went to the play park, where Jayden had lots of fun filling up his new bucket with the shovel in the sand. Then he would tip it out and start all over again.

Happy Mummy and Baby!

Jayden had a lot of fun playing on this odd looking contraption.

He went down the slide more times than I can remember.

We came home and Jayden wanted to put sugar cane mulch on the garden and in his new bucket!

Another new use for his bucket, filling it up with water and tipping it out.

See how much fun it is?

Then he had birthday cake and even blew out the candles.

Then he ate it all up. :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nice and Bright

My Sister Joanne AKA Joannabell on Ravelry, crocheted a Multi Coloured Blanket for Jayden's 2nd birthday. As a thank you present for her, I crocheted a bag for her. I finally finished sewing on the buttons last night and I gave it to her. She loved it!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beading and pondering

Having recently splurged on some lovely pearls from the States, I thought that I'd better use them up. So, I sat down last night and made some stitch markers. These are slated for gifts and I love that they were relatively quick to whip up, once I settled on a design. These are different to the first few sets of stitch markers that I made, because my skills have developed. These have a jump ring on top as opposed to a loop of tigertail. The jump rings will fit 5-5.5mm needles.

I've recently discovered that I really love beading. I love the sense of accomplishment. It's almost as good as the buzz I get from knitting and crocheting! So I've been thinking lately that I might open up an Etsy store. What do you think? Would you buy my stitch markers?

These ones are made with seed beads, pink swarovski crystals and cultured pearls with crystals.

These ones are made from seed beads, crystals and cultured pearls with crystals.

I've also made a couple of bracelets.

This one is made of swarovski crystal keystones and seed beads. It's for my Mum.

This one is made from glass pearls and crystals and is for my Mother in Law. She loved it so much when I gave it to her, it really made my day!

A pair of pearl and crystal earrings for a dear friend. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Knitted Patchwork Blanket So Far

I'm back from holidays! We ventured off to Adelaide and Melbourne to catch up with family. While I was away, I did a little bit of knitting, in the form of my knitted patchwork blanket. Behold!

Here is the Ravelry link to my blanket

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