Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chemo caps

There is memory

In the forest.

-Margaret Widdemer, The factories.

I have been making chemo caps for a dear friend of mine and have been lucky enough to find some really nice patterns on the net. I read up about what sort of yarn to use for chemo caps as a head without hair is very tender, and you need to find the softest yarn possible. Baby yarn and knitting with cotton seems to be the best option. I have made about 4 caps so far and have still several to make. At the moment I am knitting in the round a lovely cap called the Mulberry cap (as shown in my last posting). Last night I whipped up this cute beanie with a twist band. Heather and I went for a special trip to a neighbouring town to buy the brand that is lovely and soft. The brand is Dazzle.

Knit one, pearl one.

I found some nice sturdy material at Vinnie’s and made this beanbag cover for the library bean bags. I still need to make one more. I haven’t been doing much in the way of sewing as the knitting is taking up most of my time.
 I’m still waiting on one special little parcel to arrive so I can hand over a blue parcel of goodies. There is something in the water around this neck of the woods as I hear there is another baby on the way!! I have also made these cute little bootees for a little prem baby who keeps kicking off his bootees that are way too big for him.

Just for baby
We are enjoying the lovely warmth of autumn sunshine today. The mornings are pretty nippy and so are the nights, but it wasn’t too long ago I was complaining of the heat. Winter will be upon us soon and more excuse to keep knitting. I couldn’t resist taking this shot of a balloon going over head, what I didn’t realize was that I managed to get a rainbow in the picture as well. It is a common thing around our parts to see balloons going over. We are at the beginning of ballooning season and sometimes the balloons are so low you can hear the people speaking to each other in the basket!!

I’m off to do a bit of afternoon knitting and watch the football derby on TV, Eagles and Fremantle Dockers!! Go the Eagles! Take care and see you another time.
Cheers, Anita.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Happy 18th Brandon.

Do to others as you
would have them do
unto you.

The last couple of weeks have been unreal on many levels, firstly with the celebration of our beloved son Brandon turning 18 years old. A fun filled night with Brandon’s friends left us feeling very proud of ourselves as parents and in the knowledge that Brandon makes good choices. We survived the weekend having a bunch of teenage boys over, and what fun they were. Happy Birthday Brandon and we wish you all the love in the world.

I’m 18!!!!                                             

I’m special.

I had extra days at work, organizing dental appointments and the never-ending stream of chores. I have been knitting baby clothes for special friends of ours expecting their first baby, and by the time I gathered everything I had knitted, I was staggered at how much there was! Pixie and Cory are acting like the stork and delivering the pink basket today. The baby has arrived and will be dressed in pink. Well done Joshua and Lisa.

Love and kisses
At the same time I have quietly been knitting chemo hats and caps for Joshua’s mum. I am going to knit more caps for there is a nice assortment to choose from. Beanies are alright, but a stylish selection of hats and caps would be even better. Much love to our wonderful friends. xxx

This mulberry coloured beanie was just a pattern I made up. 140 sts on size 10mm needles using 5 ply wool and away I went. I love the way the top of the beanie has turned out. It was a hit and miss project that turned out well. The cap below is not my creation but is called a Mulberry cap. The pattern can be found on Ravelry.
Made with love
Last but not least, here is Max having a snooze. He was up all night enjoying the 18th Birthday BBQ and was absolutely snozzled the next day. He’s pretty cute. Take care everyone and be thankful for everyday you have.


Regards, Anita.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I am creeping my family out!!!

There is more power in
an ounce of faith
than in a ton of worry.

I am totally creeping out my family! I don’t think they feel all too comfortable with so many scarecrows hanging around the place. Next weekend there is a festival on just out of town and they have asked for people to make scarecrows, so I thought I would join in. The scarecrows will end up living in the library so it will be a fun addition to the collection of toys already there.

We are family!

My newest scarecrow is the guy with the blue pants and top on. I couldn’t resist the red long nose just for fun.

I’m getting all excited about the new arrivals that will start to be delivered by the stork. One baby is due today and from then on the other precious bubs will come. I am so impressed with the Patons brand of wool that I have been using, no splitting the yarn, no knots, lovely and soft......I’m happy. Here are some of the projects I have been working away on.

Cute little bootees

 Made with love

Lovely and soft
There is nothing more special than handmade baby clothes and it is nice to see a come back with the new generation of mums appreciating the gifts you make. Some great news from our part of the world.......we have had rain!!! It is very exciting for us, as we are an agricultural town and we haven’t seen rain in months. We have had a steady flow of rain that will soak into the soil nicely and not overload and wash the soil away.

Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy yourselves with whatever you are doing.

Cheers, Anita.


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