Monday, September 15, 2008


Today is 15 years since my Dad passed away. I'm not sure why I'm actually remembering that this year, as the day usually passes me by without a thought, until some time after and I realise that I missed it again. Which is odd really, since I remember the events of that day like they happened yesterday, which says something about significant life events I guess, since I find it hard to recall what I did 10 minutes ago most days, let alone what happened on a day 15 years ago LOL Anyway, so I find myself here reflecting on what has happened in those 15 years and wondering whether I'd be where I am right now if he hadn't passed. I don't think so. And I'm very happy with where I've ended up. And that's not to say that it was a good thing at all, but the cliches about death making you more aware of your mortality, etc, etc. Just means that I probably wouldn't have made some decisions that have led me to where I am today if that event hadn't occurred when it did.

And we have an extremely gloomy day weather-wise today to go with what could be a gloomy day in general, so I'm pleased to report that some spring cheer arrived this morning to make the day brighter....

The September installment of the Yarn Collective Soaker Club. I love it. The picture isn't that great, but it's lovely pinks and greens, with a matching green skein and I plan to make a skirty/soaker type thing for F with it.

And this came last week...

The colourway is "Frolic" and it's from The Yarn Cafe (of course!). I plan to make some nice cheerful, springy shorties for F with this one.

And I plan to cast one of these on today. Perfect day to begin something new.

Berry Fuschia Lily

Finished. Well, technically I've finished, but there's something wrong that needs to be fixed. Can you see what it is?

It might not be so obvious in the pics, and if I'm honest, it took me a few days after finishing to actually notice it myself. It's fairly minor so no biggie, but I just have to take care of it before I can really call this "done". Also, I wasn't sure how far the yarn would go, so I finished the skirt of the dress and moved onto the arms to be safe. I've got a bit of yarn left, so I'm going to undo the bottom edging and add on a bit more of the colour to the skirt and make it a bit longer. Just need to find the motivation to do that.

Still plugging away at Sprout. Man, that seems to be taking forever! Reminds me why I've been sticking to baby items lately LOL And I just ordered some more yarn for something else for me. Will see how I go with that one. It's more of the EcoBamboo from The Yarn Cafe, so I'm looking forward to knitting it, but the pattern is quite a boring one.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A few things on the go

Test knit of the 9 month size of the Oriental Lily for Tikki. Love it, it's so cute. It's taking me a long time though, cause I decided to cast on something else halfway through. Oh, and I wasn't sure what to do the contrasting bands with, so I waited for some Fuschia Treliske to come from Elissa from The Yarn Cafe, but in the end I thought it might be too dark and went with natural instead. I'll use the fuschia with some other TYC yarn I have for another Rainbow Dress eventually :)

I'm using BFL in "Berry Fuschia" from TYC. It's lovely :)

It's kind of warming up here a bit though, so I'm hoping that she can wear this before it gets too warm, or that it will fit her when the weather starts to cool down next year. So hard to tell how big she's going to get when she's so big to start with! LOL

And something for me at last. I'm knitting Sprout for myself with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. I had that here to make another item but have moved on from that. Sprout seems like a really cute little cardi and a good replacement for the other thing. My gauge is a bit off, so I went up two sizes. Not really sure how that's going to work out, but it's top-down so I figure I can just increase a bit more if it's looking too small. Time will tell if it will actually fit me LOL

The cotton fleece is lovely to knit with, and I've already found another project for me to knit with it. Just need to come up with the funds!

Oh, and I almost forgot that I've also completed a little Seamless Baby Shrug for F as a test knit too. But I've just realised I completely forgot to photograph it and it's in the room with her asleep right now so will have to wait.

Apologies for all the Rav links for any non-Ravelers.