Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Wool

My Mum was very generous and bought me some wool from a shop near her home. She gave it to me on her recent visit.
Mum and I have very similar taste, so of course I think it is lovely. It's very soft.

I'm enjoying thinking about what I should knit with it. I'm also continuing knitting the secret Christmas present. I will have to finish that first.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The craft fair was somewhat successful. I managed to sell some of my softies, bibs and brooches. I didn't sell any of my bags, which I was disappointed about. Many people did give me some lovely complements though. That was very nice.

We had an extra busy weekend, with Mum arriving for a visit and a very big 4 year old birthday party. Luckily the Auckland spring weather held and the sun shone. Here is the cake.

We also celebrated Kashin's birthday on Sunday. She is an elephant at the zoo which little monkey has fallen in love with. We even have our own Kashin at home to cuddle at bed time.

Here is Kashin and her best friend Burma with their faces painted for the birthday party. The girls loved it and there were loads of fun things to do for the party. Well done Auckland Zoo, it was fantastic.

There are many craft things going on at the moment, but they are Christmas presents for people who may read the blog. I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise.

Monday, November 3, 2008

New member of the family

I have finished two more bags for the fair. I love the red one and am not sure I will be able to sell it.

I also looked at the cardigan I started and decided the pink was just too pink for me. I took it off the needles and cast on for a scarf each for the girls. It's much more their colour.

The pattern was from the knitting daily emails that I get. They usually want you to buy something from them, but there are some cool free things too.

And last but certainly not least here is our new puppy. He is the most gorgeous boy. He's a Cavoodle (cross between a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and a Poodle). The girls love him and we do too!