Saturday, 22 December 2012

Last minute elving...

The elves work is pretty much done, but I thought I would just cast on one more thing, just in case there's time....

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


It's about time I 'fessed up. There is another major WIP underway.... 

This is the last one I made, a few hours after her birth... So, yes, there is another baby coming to live with us (all being well). No. 3 is now half-way (roughly) through the cooking process and should be with us early May all being well. 

All the tests and scans have been fine so far, despite the fact that I'm the wrong side of 40. It has been a bit of a surprise, so we are taking time to get used to the idea, and to think about all the (baby) things we need to reacquire, and work out how we will fit into our nice but not terribly big home and car. Maybe I'll just have to move the stash....?

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Elving #2

More elving today.... This will be a hat for my brother, and those pink socks I showed you on Friday are now finished and safely stashed in the gift pile, and a small boy sock sprang off the needles as well today. Progress.

On the down side there is only one mince pie left....

Friday, 7 December 2012

Elving ..

I'm listening to some presentations, and doing a spot of elving at the same time. Small girl sock no. 1 now at the toe.....

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Hats Off (FO)

Despite the blog silence there have been a few FOs here lately. Among them these sweet hats, made for my cousin's twin girls that arrived two (TWO!) years ago. 

Pattern: Fair Isle hat by Zoe Mellor in Nursery Knits
Mods: adapted the number of stitches to suit my gauge; knit one flat and the other in the round
yarn: 4-ply from stash (various)
dates: started and finished in October 2012

As identical twins, they have been colour coded from birth by their parents. One is red and the other blue, so I made hats which are (virtually) identical except for the bobbles.... 

The jelly bean has taken a fancy to them, and has requested one of her own. She did quite a good job of modelling don't you think?