Saturday, August 30, 2008

No I haven't been sitting on my bum doing nothing...

But thank you so much for asking. Apart from the usual assortment of madness that arises from a household of 5, I have been getting some knitting ( and a small amount of crochet) done, I just haven't been able to find the extra twenty minutes to blog any of them!

So here, in true Hollywood style, is a montage.

All little things as you can see, some for friends, some for charity, some for swaps and even some for me! I have also been doing some top-secret knitting that I will reveal at a later date that has been keeping me busy.

There are a few WIPs on the go too. I am making the 103-1 Jacket in Eskimo or Silke-Alpaca with A-shape in Bendigo Mystique 16ply. Catchy name huh? I call it Eskimo Joe. It is a quickish knit that I have had on the go for a bit but life and other projects kept getting in the way (big sigh), ain't it always the way?

I am also still slogging away at my seedy socks in Artyarns Merino. I have one finished and I am up to the foot of the second. They are my travel project so they get neglected for long periods of time and pulled out in waiting rooms and kid's swimming lessons. They are lovely though...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wonderful acts of generousity

The lovely ladies at Woolaholics have been busy with their needles and hooks for the benefit of the World Vision Guardian Angels Program. This is the pile of goodies that we have managed to produce!

In that big pile are:
  • 6 scarves
  • 3 jumpers
  • 5 pairs of booties
  • 3 pairs of mittens
  • 1 pair of shorties
  • 1 pair of longies
  • 62 hats!!!!!
Just in case there doesn't look like that much, here is the pile covered by a nearly four year old for perspective.....

Thank You for your incredible generousity Kelli, Tania, Sam, Susanne, Leanne, Rebecca, Hollie, Deb, and Mel. Gosh I hope I didn't forget anyone. If I did I apologise profusely.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

This is a public service announcement!

My dear friend Sam always says that she looks terrible in hats. Not that I am adverse to this opinion - it has yielded me some lovely hats that she didn't like. Well I have discovered the problem!

No my friends, Sam does not have a hideously deformed head, or ears that hang to her knees or hair bigger than Diana Ross. No these are not the problem. The problem? Sam didn't know how to wear a hat.
Let me explain....

This was how she was wearing this nicely constructed Slouchy Copy Cat Hat. Note that she has it sitting practically on her eyebrows and she looks just a little like she might be about to steal your video player.

Now this is how she should be wearing this lovely hat.

Note that it sits further back on the head, at about ear level and as a result she looks jaunty and cosmopolitan!

Let this be a lesson! There is an art to hat wearing and it definitely isn't this.....

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Oi, Oi, Oi!

My little Aussie Supporters watching the swimming today.

And yep, the Duncmeister is wearing his Moccies. You can't get much more Aussie than that!

A craft relating post coming soon. I promise...