Thursday, May 15, 2008

Secret Knitting - some FOs

Just a couple of pics of things I made for F, which I didn't want to post prior to her birth since we were trying to keep the fact that she was a girl secret LOL

Firstly the Seamless Baby Kimono in Treliske Organic Merino, hand dyed pink by Elissa from The Yarn Cafe. This is so so soft and lovely. I made the 0-3 month size, which Jacki kindly emailed as a test knit. It hasn't actually been cool enough for her to wear it yet, but hopefully soon I'll get to show her off in it. I love it, love the pattern and love the yarn.

Next is a pair of Picky Pants, which will probably be longies to begin with and then become capris I suppose. It was nice to finally knit these and finish with a girly frill LOL I can't say I'm terribly happy with these as I stuffed them up somehow (by dropping a stitch marker and then it all went downhill from there!) but they will still work and I'm sure they'll be super-cute once on. I used Cleckheaton Country 8ply for this. On sale at K-mart! Can't go past on sale yarn! They are a bit big now so hopefully will fit in another couple of months. I'd like to embellish them a bit, so if I get time I'll do that and post an updated pic. Don't hold your breath about that one though LOL

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wooly Mail

I know I said back here that I was going to curb my yarny spending habits, but I did succumb to a few small purchases recently, but all with good reason.

Sock blockers and some Merino/Cashmere sock yarn - Passionfruit - from The Knittery, and two skeins of Lorna's Laces in "Tickled Pink" from The Woolshack, which are birthday presents (or at least spending of birthday money) so don't count as yarn purchases on my part! The other skein is Lorna's Laces "Rainbow". I love the colours of this, although I must say after a look around Ravelry I'm not all that keen on how some of the projects have knitted up. But I had to have it since it was on sale anyway, and have plans to make something for L since he loves rainbows. Maybe some socks for him.

There's also a ball of WOOLganic in "Blossom" in this pic (dark pink at top of pic) which I bought from The Yarn Cafe. I have another ball and plan to make another Kimono for F in this, but I think I'll need another ball judging by the last one that I made. And last but not least, the variegated yarn on the right of the pic is some BFL in "Berry Fuschia" also from The Yarn Cafe, which I had to have also, since all of my yarn stash specifically for soakers etc are boyish colours, and I knew F was a girl so of course I'm justified in enhancing my stash with some girly yarn for her, right?!

And this is the March installment of the Yarn Collective Sock Club from Stitch Sista. I love this and I think I want to cast this on (pattern came with the yarn) ASAP, but knitting time is limited (read non-existent) atm, so not sure if I can manage it just yet.

I have some FO's that I can post now too, but that will have to wait for another day as I'm supervising Mother's Day card making (for Nana), toileting and a baby that needs to be fed all at the same time, while DH is out doing the grocery shopping. Knitting? Some time in my future I think LOL

Sunday, May 4, 2008

FO or WIP?

I think I'll call her a WIP. Even though I'm finished with the pregnancy part of it all, they are ongoing aren't they :)

This is F, who was made her entrance on Monday 28th April - 6 days early, and relatively quickly in comparison to her brothers - less than 7 hours of labour all up. She was 4.2kgs or 9lb 5oz. Big head! This explains my extreme discomfort at a least LOL

She's perfect and her big brothers are very taken with her atm. I'm sure that will change when she starts moving and wanting to muscle in on their toys LOL

She's already got daddy wrapped around her little finger :)