As life begins to resume it’s normal brand of crazy (as opposed to the past few weeks of ‘hellish-crazy’) and the end of term approaches (sweet nibblets where has the time gone?) I decided I should take stock of all the half-finished projects that I have languishing around my various crafting hidey-holes and aim to get them finished. A nobel aim. It’s ability to be completed is yet to be seen.
I am making this for a friend’s very belated birthday present. The pattern comes from here. It’s easy knitting and now that I can stay awake past 8pm I’m hoping it will be finished pretty quickly. Continue reading →
For the past couple of weeks, Hubster and I have had the pleasure of my Long Lost Cousin to stay… All my cousins are “Long Lost” according to Hubster. Purely because they all reside on the opposite side of the world and I can count the number of times I’ve seen them on my fingers, while he grew up practically living with all of his. Nevertheless, it makes for rockin’ good times when my cousins come to visit our little slice of paradise.
This particular Cuz is a huge movie buff and Lord of the Rings fan, so naturally we had to take him to every Hobbit themed attraction possible. Mama-dearest took him on a tour of various filming-locations and the WETA workshops down in Wellington, and I had the pleasure of taking him to Hobbiton. Who knew so much fun could be had on a farm in the middle of Waikato.
For the past six weeks I have been chipping away at this looooverly cardigan! I would have liked it finished sooner but life seems to be getting in the way of all my crafting endeavours at the moment. It seriously feels like I’ve been working on it forever!
Holidays are absolutely flying by… Time enough for a few last minute projects though right? Always!
I spent last weekend hanging out with Ma, Pa and my littelist brother who was home from Uni. Love that kid! Was so great to hang out and just mooch around. Of course I received about 6 different knitting orders, mostly owl related after seeing this little beauty.
It isn’t often these days that I get to make things for myself. Most of the things that are made in this household are either created specifically to be given as gifts or are for the house itself (case and point). Needless to say, I was pretty excited to make myself a jumper, and my first knitted one at that.
A friend and I went halves in this wonderful pattern by Kate Davies quite sometime ago now, when I was a very novice knitter and wanted something to aspire to. Not to say that I am by any means the best knitter around, but I am more confident in my skills and willing to branch out and try new things. Plus the OWLS are just too cute!
It was a fairly simple knit, from the bottom up. The hardest part were the owls themselves as I hadn’t cabled before. Once I had them figured out it was smooth sailing until the end. I used a thinner weight wool that recommended in the pattern because I wanted it a bit slouchy, I also lengthened the torso because I like my jumpers long.
Holiday time = crafty time. Which means less time spent looking for inspiration because I’m living and breathing it baby! My happy place that’s for sure. Nevertheless, here are a few things I’ve been eyeing up over the past week.
Easter is usually a non-event in this household. Having no sprouts of our own yet the level of excitement that usually accompanies Easter Sunday just isn’t up to par.
Luckily, with the influx of nephews, god-children and other scrumptious littlies, all of whom are getting to the age where they understand Easter (or at least the chocolate involved) means that we can contribute something handmade to the occasion.