Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Evendim in time for the cold, clear weather we've had a bit of lately. Blue skies for blue jumpers! The jumper took me a bit longer than expected, given I had a fair bit of knitting time during September and October, so I'm really glad I was encouraged to make it in time for winter as part of the Luvin the Mommyhood summer sweater knitalong - these knitalongs really help me get stuff done in time to wear it for the right season!! Anyway, I love this jumper - it fits great, its really my colour and its snuggly warm. Go knit an Evendim - its a great pattern! We took the pics on a winter walk around Godstow nunnery and the canal - such a cool place.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Red Pepper Quilts, and one of the first times I've quilted 'out of the ditch', which is actually much easier to look tidy than I had thought. Photos are terrible and taken on my phone, but at least this way I actually blog them!
Friday, October 05, 2012
Monday, October 01, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
a while ago I became obsessed with Riley Blake's new ombre dot fabric. Then I saw Colette's 'crepe' dress pattern and thought it would suit the fabric well. But I have neither the time nor the skills at the monent, so I stuck it on Pinterest as a sort of wishful idea. Yesterda, Riley Blake repinned my pin. Its kinda cool and a bit weird. But mostly cool :)
Sunday, April 01, 2012
There's been only snippets and fragnents of craft time lately, some of which has been used for unravelling. But some was used to make this baby quilt. It began as a wish to try some improvisational piecing, and ended with something I hadn't planned but quite like. Its not perfect - I learned I need to baste better next time. But its fun and full of sunshine. I hope the intended baby gets good use from it.
Friday, March 02, 2012
They are everywhere. Everyone seems to be having them. Which is fine by me - I like mine very much, and can see no harm in there being more of these charming things around. And, I get to indulge in some baby-related sewing that really, I have no other excuse to do. How many baby quilts does my not-really-a-baby-anymore need? None. Should I really be getting on with quilting B's big-boy quilt? Sure. But in the meantime, I'm plotting and scheming some scrappy improv quilts. Here's the start of one. Its turning out ok.
B is concerned that some of the monkeys can't see. I don't think the baby will notice. I have some leave coming up with nothing scheduled to do (luxury!!) so I'm planning on getting some more of this done in March - at least before the baby I hope to give it to grows up.
These are peanut butter choc-chip cookies. They are totally delicious. Or should I say, were totally delicious. Recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker - totally recommended.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
I'm having some computer problems so its mobile-only blogging at present, so sorry about the picture quality.
ETA: right - hopefully those links are fixed now!
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
While I'm not really blogging, I am knitting. And thanks to recent talking to's I've had from myself, I've ended up with two projects on the go, both for the boys. The first is an Elisaac (you should really check it out, its a great little jumper with a cool construction). My gauge is off but I really love these yarns (both together and seperately). So I am re-knitting this after I knit an entire one already and tried to fool it into being the right size by putting it in B's jumper drawer. Maybe proximity would help....but no. Still wide enough for a six year old and long enough for a 3 year old. But after frogging and reknitting the body I lost heart at the sleeves. Enter a new jumper, this time for F. I don't like the colours but I love the yarn (Rowan purelife wool dk), and the pattern ( Drops) is cute. So now two bodies and no sleeves...
Oh, the talking to was about knitting for fun, which is why I cast on a second jumper rather than muddle on with something I was sick of knitting. Unusual for me. But now I think it would be more fun to have new jumperd for my boys, so sleeves it is.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Life seems to be increasingly busy, for all the best reasons. But this means that there is always a choice being made - if I choose to spend my time on this, then I dont get to do that. If I want this, I have to forgoe that. Obviously this is always the case, its just more obvious to me now when the choices are so often between things that I value equally. But in the end theres no choice, really. A walk in the cold winter sunshine with all my boys always wins (even over knitting).