Friday, June 25, 2010
This is my first Meg Pinafore from Kelly Brooker's range of gorgeous pinafores, published in The March Sisters eBook. I have done an Amy previously and am currently doing another one, and I love these patterns! I'm really looking forward to doing the other two in this series, but for now here is my Meg, knitted in a size 4-5 using Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury yarn. The photos really don't do this lovely pinafore justice.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Meet Jasper (or maybe Jethro)
On Wednesday we were very fortunate to welcome into our family two little feline babies. The SPCA was running a promotion on Friday to help clear their backlog of cats and kittens. Instead of the usual fee to adopt a cat/kitten they were giving them away for free on Friday and the kittens are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, defleaed and microchipped (the usual fee for a kitten is $210).
I decided to go in on Wednesday and see what they had there, so that if any of the wee darlings appealed I could be there first thing Friday. Well, Tessa and I went in and the only kittens that were quite young (which is what we were looking for) were two wee ginger tabbies that were about 9 weeks old (brothers) - the rest were about 4/5 months old. The wee ginger ones (well, one is cameo - a slightly paler ginger) were very cute and active, so I picked up Fin and Ollie from school (Izzy was at a friend's) and we went back so they could see if they liked them.
I was told that if we wanted them we could take them that day and they would not charge us (as I'd mentioned about the Free Feline Friday). The boys were very keen (as in, begging!), so I told the assistant that we would like to adopt them both, but could we collect them on Thursday morning as we had no transport cages with us. She instantly produced two transport boxes and said we could take them in those, so we did! Each box also contained a hand knitted blanket for us to keep - how awesome is that?!
I certainly was not expecting to come home with two kittens when I'd gone in that day and we feel very lucky, as some friends went in on Friday but missed out because all the kittens had been adopted already.
I have recently been lucky enough to test knit a fantastic new pattern from my friend and 'partner' Julia Stanfield. I tested Little Hoodlum for her, but Julia will be releasing a series of patterns in an eBook very soon. This one is for a customer, but I modelled it on Tessa and I love it! I think I need to knit another in similar colours for Tess as it suited her so much!
The pattern is fun and quick to knit, has a multitude of options and looks awesome knitted using solid colours, semi-solid colours, stripes, with or without the hood, with or without sleeves, etc. I'll be knitting many of these in its various forms I can tell!
Monday, June 7, 2010
I have just completed (and super fast!) a pair of Milo Mitts for a customer, whose little girl requested pink ones - so pink they are! I knitted most of these up while at work (naughty, naughty!) and I made the cable an owl cable. They're a size 4, but fit my 8 year old, so obviously can last for some time. These are modelled on my 2 year old, so look a little big on her.
I am running a bit of a special deal on these at the moment - they'll be $15 per pair, including postage for a limited time. Contact me to order these cute wee mitts.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I've also recently completed a really cute hoodie as a test knit for Julia, but pictures of that won't be posted until after release of the pattern. I will say, though, that it is very cute and such a cool pattern! Watch this space ...
Well, I've been very slack at updating this blog recently. It's amazing how busy life can get at times, which can fully get in the way of interesting blog updates - and then the further behind you get, the harder it is to take the time to update. But here I am, finally.