Friday, June 28, 2013

Quick craft catch up

I have been busy still knitting up some baby goods for my friends and haven't posted all of them here so I thought I would do a quick crafty catch up post. First a couple of easy peasy newborn sock hats.

Next was a sweet little baby spring tee  I love this pattern and the colour is really pretty I think.

Then I made some kanoko pants. I really like the way seed stitch looks in this pattern.

And yet another Eden's Adam , this is one of my favourite patterns. I love knitting it and I am always happy with how they look.

I don't know if my friends are having boys or girls, I have hedged my knitting both ways and am hoping they don't both have the same so I can split them. Some of the stuff is pretty neutral anyway. My next project will be a beanie for Laura and I have a run of other projects to work through after that, I do love project planning almost as much as the knitting itself!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A teenager lives here now!

My beautiful eldest daughter Josie has turned 13! It just feels like yesterday we sang "a little ray of sunshine has come into our world ...."

Josie has made such a great start to high school and we are so proud of the girl that she is, so we decided to get her an ipad. This led me to a great idea for her mum made gift and I made her a corylus. She has also been wanting some more mummy made socks so I whipped up a last minute pair for her with a basic pattern of the ball band off the moda vera noir yarn (finished with one day to spare).

she loved them both very much, and her ipad of course. I am so lucky to have four daughters and I treasure the special times we have. Josie is such a kind and caring girl I am loving the journey of watching her grow.
Before you were conceived I wanted you.
Before you were born I loved you.
Before you were here an hour I knew I would die for you.
[Maureen Hawkins]