Thursday, March 19, 2009

Baby gifts for a baby shower

A baby cupcake hat (with a cherry on the top) ... look carefully!!!!

Welcome to the world little Kaedence (!) I hope these will keep you warm and toasty!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

How much is a Billion?

A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

Makes you think, doesn't it???

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cuteness Overload

OMG, have you ever seen anything so cute???
Knitted as a gift for someone I have never met! Hope she likes it!!

(The pattern is L'il Tux for Baby by Judy Lamb - from Ravelry)

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Zebra for Debra

My sister is c-r-a-z-y for zebras and asked if I would knit her a toy one. I duly obliged, even though it looks more like a warthog (according to DD) or a rat (according to DH)! And of course, I had to add some zebra striped sox too!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Everybody loves a pinwheel! 'Specially cats!

Mmmm, mommy knitted me a blankie ...

Ooooh, nice !

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you!!

Likes my new blankie

Wot??!! Not MY blankie ....!!??

Hmpf, never liked it anyway!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Christmas was a busy time ... knittingwise

I love love love Alan Dart patterns - they are so clearly written and exact to every stitch ... if you ever get a chance - try one, you won't regret it!

I got so carried away knitting Christmas ornaments (some Alan's and some my own design) that there were too many to hang on my puny little tree, so they just congregated on the table .... next year I will make them into a wreath for the front door.

(In case you can't recognise them, they are ... cupcake, stocking, apple, gingerbread heart, candle, mouse, polar bear, Father Christmas, hat, candy cane, angel, elf, snowman, Father Christmas hat, mittens, bell, wreath, cracker)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

So, what did I knit this time??

My dh is no longer shocked when he asks me "What are you knitting, dear?" He is used to getting weird answers, like "A penis purse" or "A yak". So this time, when he asked THE question, he barely raised an eyebrow when I answered "A prawn". Yup, a prawn ... well, sushi with a prawn on top, actually!! For dd who is obsessed with all things Japanese at the moment, especially sushi. So, for Christmas I got her all the doodads that one needs to make one's own sushi and packed them into ..... a knitted sushi bag!!

Her response on opening the present was fantastic ... She looked at it blankly, looked at me .... looked back at the gift ... and as it dawned on her what it was, started yelling ... oh my god, oh my god, OH my god, oh MY god, oh oh oh oh my god! It was hysterical to watch and soooo worth the effort of knitting it!

So, this is what we ate for starters on Christmas day ....