Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas is coming....

50% off Christmas decorations + hot glue gun = DIY Christmas Wreath!

I got the idea for this off Ravelry, although the one's I saw there were made from polystyrene balls wrapped in scrap yarn.

I didn't have scrap yarn in the right colours, or the time to hot glue yarn to foam balls, so we did it this way. All the baubles and the plain wreath were half price at Spotlight.

The boys helped with bauble placement and I manned the glue gun. L got to use the glue gun too which he was happy about.

I'm happy with it as is, and it looks just as I envisioned, but maybe it needs something more?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Spongebob Squarepants!

Ever since our holiday to Qld, the boys have been interested in Spongebob. I don't think they'd ever seen him before, beyond maybe an ad or two on tv or something in a catalogue. We don't have Foxtel and as far as I know he's not on free-to-air-TV (which is the only tv I'll ever have!).

Anyway, we saw the Spongebob show at Dreamworld... we rode the Spongebob Flypants ride at Nick Central... and lucky us got to watch a Spongebob marathon at our apartment on the Gold Coast, on one of our "down days" that also happened to be a bit rainy and cold.

So when I discovered that a local bowling alley had a Spongebob themed party for kids, we booked them in. And the perfect opportunity to make a Spongebob cake!

And yes, I know he doesn't have his spots, but I had got that far without anything going wrong, it was late when I finished and I had no time to make another one if the spots didn't work out, so I quit while I was ahead!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Just when you think you've won.....

So here' s my finished Rusted Root (Rav link).

Still unblocked, but I only finished it yesterday and I was eager to show it off. The endless rows of stocking stitch, broken only by a small patch of lace were actually worth it, because it fits! And I like it, and I'm sure to wear it!

I'm so happy to be finished.....

But wait.

What's that piece of red scrap yarn dangling away there on the side?

Lets take a closer look......

Oh, hi there... DROPPED STITCH! Didn't see you there.... until I had completed 43cm of knitting!

Not sure what to do about this. It's in the sin bin until I can work something out. Anyone got any suggestions?