Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rainbow dragon

Woot! I finished Josies birthday presents in time. I made her a doll like her sisters and dressed him in winter woolies. She has named him Alex and is well pleased with him.

I also made her a rainbow dragon which I got the kit for from Winterwood. I think he turned out well. The other girls all want one too.

I am nearly finished Imogens school jumper. I have resisted casting anything else on because I need to make Josie a school jumper too and would like them to get a wear out of them this winter LOL! I also have an assignment to finish this week. I think I might need a different project or two between the jumpers though because they are a little boring. So I am planning some socks for Jay and a scarf for my mum.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wee peggy

A couple of weeks ago we went out to the Back to Back competition. It is a knitting and spinning event to be seen! Basically they sheer the sheep,spin the wool and knit a jumper to see out of two teams of eight who can get it done first. They also have a number of stalls and raise money for a charity. All the funds this year went to the cancer council. It was a lovely day. I got to get some wool and fleece, the girls got some finger puppets, Jay got some cakes and goodies lol!. Best of all I won the raffle and got myself a Wee peggy. So now I really need to learn to spin. I have had a few attempts but have a long way to go. Isn't she beautiful!

This week I joined a KAL at woolaholics and made my very first pair of socks. They are quite bright! I used 8ply berry swirl from Susannes house of wool and the Thuja pattern. I am hooked on socks now.

I have just 2 more weeks until I am back to work and study and have no idea how I will fit any craft in. Thank goodness the course will be finished in a year and I can then reduce my hours to suit me and the family. We are surviving the cold but will probably head back up the coast when I have finished and gained a little experience. Josie is missing her old school and Jay is missing the salt water.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Mmmm Noro

So I gave in and got some Noro. I made the multi-directional scarf and love it. I have another ball and am thinking fingerless mitts. I am hooked. It is so nice. I also made myself a lace edged hat moddelled by my beautiful eldest babe.

Atm I am working on school jumpers. I am using cascade 220. I didn't order enough though so have put another order in and couldn't help but get some Noro sock yarn and some magazines aswell.

I am hanging out for tax return time as I have been admiring the knit picks sets. They are so pretty. I have finally got the hang of dpns and am ready to take on socks. So I have ordered two sock club slots on yarn collective. I think I will get a couple more too as I couldn't make up my mind. The new soaker club is very tempting too.

I need to restrict my craft time now though as I got in to the Student midwife program!! I am so happy about that. I start next month. I will need some more text books soon and will be busy with work, study and my babes. I will enjoy this month crafting though.