Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tis way too early and cold and.....

Dark and damp so this will be a quick one so I can go back to bed. The spunk and I have been sick as this week with a cold/flu and Im exhusted from sneezing and snuffling.

Sewing front I finished my kimono style top
and am working on another top for Friday night the spunk and I are dining out at a posh resturant and I wanna look good, haha. This gorgeous satin was on special yesterday at spotlight for $6 a metre, buy 2, get one free, Im thinking some lounge pants for me and Brins with whats left.
Ive also found a heap of material
previously bought over the years to make some summer tops, lovely orental silk stuff and some sheer material. And a opshop bargain,
8 metres of various winterish florals for $4. Destined to become pants for brins and skye and some pjs for them too.
Also in spotlight I found the lion brand yarns, wooo very nice the magic stripes was. And wow they have some lovely wools in there atm, Im dying to use my stash a bit so I can buy some other stuff, esp the micromerino they had, lovely and spotlights own "dashing" is divine.Still a whole wall of eyelash crap but ya get that. At least there supply of pure wool and wool blends looks betterer this year.

Ive been having a knitting blank so have just been doing some hats and fingerless gloves to sell at my market stall next month to finance my little trip to the Boys naval graduation and to see my baby girl for a week or so in June
Last week I let Brins dye some wool and she "painted" some grogeous looking stuff she called lolly wrappers. Ive knitted her fingerless gloves wth it but she squandered them in her room so pics will have to wait till she wakes. I dyed some also in black, red and brilliant blue, I dubbed "punky" and will find something to make out of that soon.Maybe fingerless gloves for me again, I do love to wear em. We intend to do some more dying today maybe, I have some stuff out the back room thats gross and needs some over dying.
Brins in her vest

I finished Brins beret

and I must say I liked making this and will make some more but I think I will adjust the pattern a little, I thought a cable or some lace work in it might look great too, a matter of playing around (which I seem to be doing a bit lately in my rut)
These were squares
smell was making before she had the heff and never finished,(shepard boucle type wool) it was meant to be a blankie, but Im looking thinking some nice cushion covers would look great and then the heff can use em in her room or whatever, So I must start sewing them together and sort that out.
My mission in life atm is to cull and use and sell what I have so when the spunk and I eventually leave this world and move country, I wont be taking excess stuff. (esp old UFO's)and knitting patterns I wont ever use. Ive given up on "she who dies with the most knitting paraphalia wins" too. And think "she who dies with the best wins"

A friend of the spunks lent us some great dvds to watch, this is on my agenda for today "father Ted" what a crack up, weve already spent weeks watching vicar of dibly and black adder and allo allo again and again. I forgot how funny they all were.
Latest book
I bought last week and in my spare time Ive been trying to read it, just about finished. I didnt mind it but would have liked to have read the first one first. But ya get that. Looking for more knitting novels now.

Ok thats it for this week, I will leave you with a pic of my little heff doing her own hair. awwww she makes my heart ache.


Katt said...

Skye is so gorgeous!!!

Wow Brins has grown up HEAPS!!

All your knitting and sewing looks fantastic! As I knew it would...

wow you got some gorgeous fabric there!!

So how is the secret knitting for Mel going? And did you ever finish Brins watermelon socks?


Serena said...

Brin's beret & vest are crackers - she looks great! As does the kimono top - any modelled pics coming? With all your great buys, it sounds like a trip to Spotlight should be on the agenda! Our local in Innaloo closed a few months back and I've been too lazy to go to Freo or Joondalup. Oh, if you're looking for cheap flights for the naval grad, check out Virgin's "Happy Hour" on their site between 10 and 11am, the destinations change daily and you can save up to half price. I sound like an ad! Haha, I definitely don't work for Virgin! But scored a half price flight to Melb for July the other week.

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