Saturday, June 22, 2013


 

A house is no home unless it contains food

And fire for the mind as well as for the body.

-Margaret Fuller, Woman in the nineteenth century.
 

Good morning all.....It’s really cold!!! Apparently it’s 5 C this morning and all week we’ve had 2 C in the mornings. Oh well it is winter! Lol. This week was a wow of a week craft wise.  I’ve been doing.....
Some knitting....
 
I found a super great knitting pattern for a scarf that only took the night to knit up. Click here for the pattern.
More knitting......

I am into knitting cowls at the moment and after seeing many different designs, I decided to make my own design from scraps of pink tones. I cast on 100 stitches in pink 8 ply, using 4mm needles. About 8 rows of moss stitch, then changed colours and went for it. It turned out pretty nice actually and will be worn on Monday morning for work.

Making an owl mobile.....
 
I finished making the owl mobile that is now happily housed in the library and causing all sorts of funny comments from the kids. I’ve even named a couple of the owls after some rather ‘chatty’ girls.
Some garden inspecting....
This succulent started off as a snippet from someone’s yard. Look at it now!! It has
exploded in size. It really loves were it is situated in the garden.
Some dreaming..
Vatican museum

 couldn't help but touch these ruins laying everywhere in the Forum
 

Planning......

My next up and coming projects to keep me out of mischief. I’ve got some stitches on the old knitting needles, plugging away at some baby bootees which I will show and tell next time. Today is meant to be a lovely sunny 20C....hopefully some rain will be around the corner somewhere. Our farmers are needing some rain...fingers crossed. Hey, have a terrific weekend gals, I’ll be zipping around blog land to see what everyone is up to.
See you next time.
Cheers, Anita.

17 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

Clever girl I love the red scarf

Narelle said...

Lots of lovely things happening at your place and thankyou for sharing the scarf pattern :o)
I'm off to have a coffee by the fire.

katherine said...

Great weather for knitting and I love the red scarf. I think I have a similar pattern somewhere.

Maria said...

Yep I agree with Katherine, it is great knitting weather for you.
Nice Red Scarf..

Sew it will be very COLD for us in AVALON next weekend???????

Fiona said...

looks like you have made the most of your cold weather.... love the scarf and your owls... they are so fun...
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great knitting there Anita....and how true is that saying!

marina said...

lovely woolly crafting inspired by the cold weather!
We have had negative temps in the mornings, love the frost on the grass but not on the windscreen.
your owl mobile looks so cute.
Enjoy your sunshine!

Jane Galley said...

You have been busy, love the owl mobile, fabulous

Michelle said...

Wow! What a pity I haven't stumbled on this blog before, what a happy chatty place and some wonderful knitting. Thank you

laurajane said...

The owls are great.I love that bright red scarf.x

Sandra :) said...

That pink and brown cowl looks like a delicious cupcake - yummy!

Val Spiers said...

The scarf pattern is lovely. I might try that soon. Fabulous cowl. I love the free style look. Very cute owl mobile :)

Kylie said...

Hi Anita,
Thank you for your comments. I love your scarf, 've always liked the feather and fan pattern.

Dolores said...

Tomorrow we will have a high of 32 but it will feel more like 37 with the humidity. Rain today and more rain tomorrow. It was hot and humid today too. I like my central air conditioning. Love the knitting and the cute owls.

Flutterby Patch said...

Thanks for popping into Flutterby Patch Anita. My goodness! I thought I was a busy person but you certainly put me to shame. What a heap of gorgeous goodies you regularly produce. Your knits have made me long for winter again but we have a bit more summer to get through first here in the UK. keep up the good work,
Eli

Karen said...

Lovely scarf. And the cowl, too.
You will need those on your cold mornings. I think we are trying to challenge you in that department - down to 0 overnight for us.
The owl mobile is fantastic. I can see why the kids like it!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your knitting looks lovely, I would like to see more of the cowl, it looks very pretty!

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