July 13, 2007

Here, have an apple! And a bunny!

I'm leaving in 23 hours. Nearly 4 weeks of holiday to look forward to.

So, please have an apple while you wait for me to get back.


Maybe you would like to pet our new bunny too?

bunny bunny bunny

Marie has made both of those. The apple was made from leftovers from my spinning stuff. Like this:
felt ball making felt ball making
Then put into a nylon knee stocking, knot tied and one round in the washing machine along with our jeans.

I've packed all the knitting I feel I need to take with me when I leave home for so long.
Suemoons sock swap socks. One sock nearly done:)
Yarn, pattern and needles for Stariels sock swap socks
Wisp in progress
Yarn, needles and closure for a Cloud Bolero
Grean Tea raglan, for easy knitting in the car!
Breeze socks to finish quickly! I basically want to wear them NOW!
Twinkle toes, need to make one more
Four balls of Rowan Denim to make another pair of Denim drawstring pants

And the final project, mom has bought yarn and pattern so we can knit a together for my cousins baby, due mid August.

So I'll knit and relax a lot. And please don't say anything along the lines of "travel lightly"...

So for now, you go right back to enjoying that apple...
apple Felt apple apple felt apple

July 11, 2007


The inspiration

Lavender flower

The finished objects

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(as usual the pictures are clickable and take you to Flickr)

Another February sweater from Knitters Almanac and a Vine Lace Baby Hat from Interweave Knits / Knitting daily.

I love this cardigan. I like it much better than the first one I made. The yarn is yummier and since I knew the pattern better this time I was able to make it completely seamless! Yay for seamlessness!
The yarn I used was Jaeger Aqua. A very good cotton yarn. I generally don't like knitting with cotton. But the shine and feel of this yarn has me if not converted, then at least willing to try more nice cotton yarns in the future.
The baby hat is very sweet too. I have no idea how it will fit a baby or stay on. But it was a very enjoyable knit once I got a hang of the lace stitch pattern. And it's quick too. I see more of these in the future. Maybe paired with those saccarine sweet Saartjes booties (pdf)? For a really quick and lovely newborn baby gift! Yes, I think so!

And the buttons on that cardigan. Did you see them? I think I have a weak spot for that kind of buttons. They are the same kind I used on the stripey cardigan I made not long ago. And I'm planning to buy some bright orange ones to put on a Wisp I'm knitting for my mom.

So, two posts in one week... I have a strong feeling there will be three! My summer holiday starts Friday. I have nearly 4 weeks off! It's going to be great, but I don't know how much online access I'll have while I'm gone, nor how much I'll have to blog about. I just feel like I have to be "all blogged out" before I go!

July 09, 2007

Blame summer

Althoug rainy and somewhat cold, summer is here. Summer means lots of other things to do besides knitting and blogging.

At least these things suggest I have a clean kitchen.



Ballband dish cloth

Ballband dish cloth

(You can also blame Ravelry for the silence in this blog, and so many others out there in blog land, if you wish. I'm there, go look me up and befriend me if you haven't already!)