Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Socks and Toys

I have finished little monkey's socks and she is happy to wear them. This is the second pairs of socks I have knitted from this pattern and it is really easy.

I have also been working on some new toys like my bunnies. Here are two new ones, a bear and pig. I'm not sure if they are quite right. I will keep working on them.

I am now starting on my own socks. Hopefully they will not be too big!! I am using smaller needles to make up for my loose knitting. I am attempting the Socks of Kindness with the Pink - Red Lorna's Laces wool. I found the pattern here.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Lots of news

Well after having a little break from the posting, I have loads of news.

Ruby arrived yesterday on the shortest day of the year. Our new niece is just beautiful and very awake when we went to visit her. The little pink socks will be getting used now as the weather is just awful. It is really windy and the rain is coming down.

Our eldest monkey has lost her first tooth this week. She was horified but felt much better after the tooth fairy left her a small fortune (in 6 year old terms).

Here she is modelling her new socks that she wears to bed. They were made with the left over wool from the too big socks for me! My second pair of socks for other monkey is half finished. They are purple and I have made the top half longer as the pink ones fall off in the middle of the night.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Jumper almost finished

I have been knitting a jumper for myself from the Fitted Knits book by Stephanie Japel. I have looked knitting it. It's the first time I have knitted with a circular needle and I liked it. It seemed to knit up very quickly and I am now on the second sleeve.
It will really need a block to sort out the rib at the waist and the arms.

I am trying to think about what to make with my new wool as well. I would like to knit myself some socks (that fit this time) and a cowl for winter. I think I will use the red wool for the socks and the blue for the cowl. What to do with the other wool?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wool, wool and more wool

We are back into life again after our trip to the Sunshine Coast for 6 days. I use the term "Sunshine" very loosely, as it rained every day we were there. But we still had a relaxing break away without the kids.

When I got back I had three parcels waiting for me. I don't know if everyone gets this excited about getting mail, but I love it. Especially when I already know what is inside.