Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Busting the stash

I've been absorbed with warm rich colours recently, obviously inspired by Christmas.

I decided to knit some more lengthways scarves. Here's the first one:

There are all sorts of yarns in there - chenille, acrylic, polyester eyelash, wool, alpaca, mohair, cotton, merino..

I used one of my Addi circular needles, working 2 rows in each yarn at a time, randomly switching between garter stitch, stocking stitch, and reverse stocking stitch.

It was a windy day when we took this shot!

Now I've cast on another, this time using warm browns and oranges.

They make great stashbusters - and great presents too, each one totally unique. They're fun to knit but very easy - perfect for Christmas TV watching!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Double figures!

Today is our eldest daughter's 10th birthday.

I really can't believe it's been 10 years since we first set eyes on our beautiful first baby. And quite a relief after a 30-hour labour!

Thick black hair, the loudest yell, and gorgeous big inquisitive eyes. Like a little eskimo baby - well maybe not so little at 9lb 5oz. :-)

Here she is, just a few minutes old.

And now, she's transforming into a wonderful young lady in front of our eyes. Kind, considerate, smart, funny, and so much more.

We are privileged to be part of her world. Happy 10th birthday darling. We're so proud of you. This day is for you. :-)

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Nature's Morning Show

This was the view from our window earlier this week as I got up.
A stunning sunrise - and I didn't even have to get up early to see it!

Friday, 5 December 2008

Been busy

There's a lot on at the moment. Not least numerous small projects to be finished. Here are a selection of the completed ones:
Chunky collars for my Etsy shop and Christmas sales

A cabled cashmere collar for my Etsy shop

A chunky hat as commissioned by my FIL

A white eyelash shoulder shrug for eldest DD, to go with her Christmas dress. I'll get a modelled shot as son as she's up to it - she's been off school today poorly.

Must go - we have to get to a family buffet for my SIL's wedding anniversary in half an hour!