Saturday, April 16, 2011

Long awaited holidays

Promise is most given
when least is said.
-George Chapman

Here in Western Australia the school terms have been a bit different for the year and first term has been very long. I am really looking forward to these holidays as I feel worn out. It has been a very productive time in the way of crafts so it has been a joy in that sense, lots of babies being born, beaded dolls, Mother's day stall coming up!! I have also knitted a doll to go along with the baby gear I'm gathering for friends...

This cutie will go home to whoever has a boy. It was from one of Jean Greenhowe's knitting books. There are so many lovely patterns in that book that I might have a go at each and everyone of them. My doll has been knitted in 8 ply and he is quite big. I managed to have a little win too this week. While visiting the library one of the girls put me on to a trolley full of books for sale and these are a few I scored.

I couldn't believe my luck! They smell new and certainly hadn't been used...but they have now. Lots of lovely more modern knitted items, which I tend to stay away from, but these patterns are cute.

Even though I have been flat out with school matters like P & C meetings, Council meetings and such, I have still found a bit of quiet time to knit. I need to sew buttons on to this cute little cardigan, knitted in four ply wool with a beanie to go with it.

I think I need to just knit a couple more items and the stock I have will be enough to share around the baby crowd. However, a little birdie has whispered in my ear.......!

Two of my darlings have gone to gokarts today and Brandon is at a friend's house, soon the sewing machine is going to be dragged out and used. I will make some gifts for the Mother's Day stall for the school I work at. Maybe some lolly bags made from calico might go down alright. Anyway I'm out of here to do my magic. May you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Kind regards, Anita.


Maria said...

Anita you amaze me on how much you get done. Love you knitted toy as well as the pinl cardigan and match hat.
Hope you get lots of stitching done while you have some ME time.
Enjoy your holidays.

Bev C said...

Hello Anita,

Very cute knitted toy, some one will be lucky. There are heaps more craft and knitting books at the library, maybe a quick trip back there.Someone must have cleaned out there stash.
happy days.

Val said...

I love those fancy colourful knitted toys and the little cardigan is very cute. I love that colour. Good score at the library :)

Karen said...

I do enjoy seeing all the things you have been busy knitting. Great doll and gorgeous cardigan and beanie!!
Glad the holiday break is finally arriving for you.

Wendy said...

Oh he's a cutie, and the cardigan and hat are beautiful. I've got a couple of Jean Greenhowe's books, I used to knit a lot from them as a teenager.


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