Welcome to 2011 to all out there and I hope you had a lovely New Year. I almost made it to midnight but my eyes decided to check out the back of my eyelids.....zzzzzzz snore, snore. Oh well, the next day was as special just the same. I haven't let go of Christmas yet and am still making Christmassy things with left over material. A friend let me use her pattern to make this lovely fellow.....
I'm afraid this was the best photo I could get, all the other photo's were very blurry. I'm a great photographer.
Oh look there's a bit more of him. I love his antler's. I will be making some of my angel dolls in the next few days, an attempt to use up those scraps of material I can't throw out. I have also sewn up a dinosaur tablecloth, but forgot to take some pics. I will have to dig it out and take a shot of it to show you.
Again, I don't seem to be able to put those knitting needles down. It doesn't help when friends decide to start a family and know you're a knitting addict!!! lol. I found some beautiful baby wool in 4 ply, a lovely mix of blue, white and mauve throughout the ball of wool.
There were about 222 stitches on the needle at one time, as the body of the jacket is knitted all in one. Which didn't worry me a bit because one thing about knitting that I'm not real fussed on is stitching it up when you finish. The pattern itself was so easy to do, incredibly, it does look complicated, but it really isn't. I love the collar, that was also done in the pattern instead of just plain stitch.
I haven't put the buttons on yet but will do so in the next few days. Right now I'm prowling around the house for another pattern to knit....a girl jacket this time. Pixie asked me today if I was looking for another pattern to knit.....it must be the stalking movements I do and he knows the signs!!!! It is awful if I finish a project at 9 in the nighttime. I have to have another pattern ready to start.....I think that's when my husband goes to bed, to keep out of the way. No, actually he just laughs.
My precious Heather was no help to me today either. She came over for morning tea and clutched under her armpits were some knitting books she had found from the library.
This book is devine. I love the pink baby pattern on the cover. It is knitted in cotton so I will make this outfit, but not just yet. I need to find a 4 ply pattern to use up this wool I have right now.
I also found this treasure of a book at the library last visit. It has some great ideas and is nice to look at, with a hot cup of tea.
Make sure you take advantage of your library, if they don't have the book you want, they can always order it in for you. It's a good way to check out a book before you buy it.
Before I take off I would just like to send my prayers and wishes to all those people being affected by the flooding over in Queensland and the east side of Australia. There has been so much televised about the flooding, many people have lost their belongings and pets. My thoughts are with you all. Take care everyone, each day is special. Kind regards, Anita.