Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas ornament

I made this for a secret swap for a gorgeous lady I really appreciate. I wasn't supposed to send more than a card, but I couldn't resist when I saw who I was sending to. Michael has just left with the kids to post it. I hope she likes it. I got the pattern from here on Ravelry (God I love that place)

or here if you are not amongst the happy few on Ravelry

It was easy to follow, well written and worked up in only 20 minutes. I would love to find the time to make more for myself.


A special Christmas Gift

I was so overwhelmed when a package arrived for me. Yes, me! Not trains for DH and DS, not a care package from Grandma for the kids, a package just for me! The beautiful Irene sense I had been through the ringer lately and sent me, yes me, a Christmas gift. It is a hand dyed, hand knitted pair of socks and some chocolate. The socks are so pretty and soft too! It almost makes me want to learn to knit.

Thankyou Irene! I am overwhelmed with your generousity.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mums Poncho

I wore my poncho to Dads birthday, way back in June. Dad loved it and asked me to make one for Mum for her birthday. We struck a deal that I would make it, if he paid for some beautiful wool. I bought 6 balls of Sublime - Extra Fine Merino from Thurechts. This wool is lush and is like butter through the fingers. It also has a beautiful lustre to it. It could easily be worn on a cool summer night.

I designed this poncho for a Queensland winter. It is light and a cross between a poncho and a capelet in length. It is the perfect garment to wear as the sun sets and you feel you just need a little something over the shoulders.

Mum loved it as soon as she saw it. She was thrilled that it was Dads idea and really touched that he had put some thought into her birthday.

We had a great day up the coast and went to a lovely restuarant for lunch over looking the beach. Logan decided to stay a couple of nights with Grandma and Pa. This is his first sleep over and he has barely missed us. He has been very busy and is super excited to have caught two fish with Pa on the boat. :D Aimee and I really missed him though and we can't wait to see him this afternoon. However it has been nice having my little girl all to myself and I think she has liked the individual attention too.
This pattern will be ready for testing after Christmas.