Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Teaching a friend to get in touch with her inner-granny. Her late mother was a prolific crocheter but passed away before being able to teach her eldest daughter. So I thought it might be nice to teach her in her honour. So while away for a girls long weekend away, I think I've successfully got her hooked on the hook.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Either way, it is still lovely soft and warm and I'm wearing it now as it storms outside :)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I finished these Pillars Socks just in the nick of time. Mother's Day. But not until 10:45pm so unfortunately she didn't receive them on time. But she is coming over today (3 days later) and will receive them. They were a frustrating knit with me continually stuffing up the lace pattern. Let's hope she doesn't look too closely.
Colinette Jitterbug is lovely to knit with. It is a thicker fingering weight yarn so it seems to go quicker. But the only drawback seems the bleeding. I had the same problem when i used it in my Selbu Modern hat. The red bled badly into the cream.
Hopeully they fit and hopefully she will like them :) Love you mum x
Monday, May 9, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I finally got this gorgeous yarn in the mail from Webs. Geez they have some good pricing even after shipping. It was bought specifically to make the Eternity Scarf. Of course I couldn't help but cast on straight away. It actually makes a nice change to knit with aran weight yarn instead of sock! I've only done 4 rounds and it's coming along nicely. But I'd better put it down if I plan on getting my mum's socks finished by Mother's Day! Crikey, my first Mother's Day as a mother of 2.
On a side note, I had to mention that I took my first Zumba class last night with my bestie. We were shaking it like we were 21 again. Why is it that my body doesn't quite move the same anymore?? Oh, and someone forgot to mention to me that I might have some trouble with any movements with my legs open i.e. star jumps? After pushing a 10.2lb baby through my pelvic floor, I'm having trouble retaining my, ahem, dignity! Hopefully that will repair sooner rather than later. Apparently I need to ramp things up with my clinical pilates.