Wednesday, February 29, 2012

sometimes projects get away from me... when I woke up this morning and realised I somehow have not 1, not 2, but 3 blanket WIPs and no end in sight.

how did this happen? I'm not a person who likes having piles of half-done things lying around, and yet, that's where I am.

The Beekeepers Quilt, I don't have a current photo, but I have approx 160 puffs now!

the Fattie Flattie version of the beekeepers quilt (in DB Cashmerino Aran)
I'm still not sure about the stripes?

the love of my life, a Valentine inspired blanket
so squishy, so fun, and 40% done! I hope to have it finished by the end of March

Monday, February 27, 2012

testing testing

new year, new look, inspired by a lot of 'cleaner' looking blog layouts that I've been loving lately.

hope it doesn't look bizarro on your screen!!


p.s. I wonder, are you reading Worsted For Wear? It's HILARIOUS! I demand you read it now *waits* there are so many reasons to love it, she's on Rav, she makes strips about her knitting group, about spinning, about being a knitter, about explaining knitting to muggles! I only stumbled across the brilliance yesterday and now I want everyone to know about it!

i seriously wish this didn't happen to me *quite* so often

and so it's almost March...

.. and I am just now realising that I haven't done a blog post since October last year. 5 months? Really?
Well A LOT  has happened to me in that time, I had an overseas holiday to Thailand with the BFF, I went home to Perth, one of my closest friends got engaged, I knitted some things, lots of lovely friends have had some of the most adorable babies I've ever seen, one of those babies is my newest godbaby, I quit my job, I knitted stuff, I found a new job, I was unemployed for 3 months (3 MONTHS PEOPLE!), I knit quite a lot, I watched more tv on dvd than is humanly possible in that time, I knit some more, I spun some stuff on a spindle, I gave up spinning, then I started my new job. I've been here about 4 weeks now (plus a few weeks answering the phone from home) and it seems that I've lost my knitting mojo, things are moving really slowly (or maybe that's just an unfair comparison as I was powering through projects while unemployed). Anyway, regardless of the slow down, Finished Objects do keep appearing in my Projects on Rav :D
Since October I have knit up: 
  • 4 hats
  • 3 baby/toddler jumpers
  • 3 cowls
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 shawl
  • 1 pair of mittens
  • 2 scarves
  • 1 short sleeved sweater
  • 1 colourwork patch
  • more than 90 hexipuffs
  • 18 aran weight hexipuffs
  • 40% of a colourwork lap blanket
I won't attempt to backtrack and show you everything, but the photo at the top of the post is my favourite shot from the FO 'photoshoot' that Sonia's lovely husband Damian did for me at their house earlier this year! Thanks Damo! My faux-Nonna said to tell you that they are the best photos anyone has ever taken of me, so there you go! And it's a scarfd that I knit up from Sonia's amazing handspun *squish*