Sunday, July 10, 2016


Simplicity is the
ultimate
sophistication
Leonardo da Vinci 
A glorious Good morning to you my friends. You will be happy to know that I have stuck to my word that I would be making a goal to make items for our annual show coming up in September. I have made some lovely things but have packed them away. I always show these items on my blog after the show...lol...I am a little competitive you see. 
But still, I have made plenty to show you for this week. Some orders were knitted up this week and the first one to share with you is this cute tea cozy. It is knitted up in 8 ply using blue and gold, as per requested. I found the pattern on Ravelry if you are interested.
 Two boot cuffs for a lady wishing to dress up her boots. These seem to be coming into style and I very much like them. I love the fact that cowls, scarves, mitts and beanies are all in favour too. Love knitted things!!!!


My latest order is for two baby cardigans for lovely Vickey. This cardigan is a knitted 'top down' cardigan. It is simple to do but I have slightly changed the style of it as the under arm needed a bit more give. Mine is still in the making and has a roll collar, but if you would like to have a go at the pattern, click here
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So this has been my week, the first week of holidays. I have really enjoyed myself in my craft work, meeting up with friends, gardening....oh and speaking of gardening...I was lucky enough to come across a sale over a local selling facebook site in town here. For sale were 3 sandstone pots and 2 matching pedestals for $180. I was over the moon to get the lot for $150!!!!

As I was moving them around the yard and setting them up, I happened to turn around and find Milo already investigating them....by jumping inside one. lol He is a ratbag.
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This area of yard was the old hen house and I am turning it into my Italian retreat. If I can't live in Italy I will have an area that feels like Italy. We can always be creative my friends. I can't wait for the bougainvillea  to grow and have a mass of flowers. Beautiful. I will be changing the short fence you can see into a stone fence eventually. This project is in the infant stage just now.
I am off now to visit my sister and then come back to continue sewing things for the show. I will enjoy this last week of holidays as much as I enjoyed the first. I wish you all well and trust your week ahead is an exciting and craft filled week.

Ciao, Anita.

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10 comments:

Maria said...

Good girl for getting the show stuff done and tucked away.....
Fabulous "Eagles" Tea cosy and the boot socks look great....
Interesting way to knit the cardigan... Did you get my email re baby layette??
Oh Milo is soooooo big now but still a mischievous pup...LOL.
Those pots will look great in your Itailian Garden....
Have a lovely visit with your sis....

Jane Galley said...

glad you've enjoyed your week, can't wait to see what you've made for the show. Love the colour of the yarn for that first pair of boot cuffs. Have a great week

Julie said...

Sounds like a great week Anita ... love those new boot cuffs you have made. But Oh that Milo .... just priceless. Your Italian Garden will look great I am sure. Your new pots are wonderful. Have a productive week Anita.

Kim said...

I like the sound of a little Italy in your back garden, Anita. Those boot cuffs are very cool. Love your pots, such a bargain. Have a great week filled with fun and oodles of knitting.

JoJo said...

Sounds great! Of course my first thought when I saw the tea cozy was 'University of Michigan colours! Maize & blue!' Glad you are enjoying your holidays. Milo's so cute.

Angélica D said...

Hi dear Anita !! Que lindos esos trabajos tejidos .. Te felicito .. Espero que tengas un bendecido fin de semana
Cariños

Mereknits said...

I think an Italian retreat sounds wonderful. Have a great week.
Meredith

Dolores said...

You seem to be enjoying your time off. Good. Love your knitted items.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love the tea cosy, I wonder if it is simple enough for me to make.... hmmm... Great idea to have Italy in your backyard, looking forward to seeing how it progresses! xx

Karen S said...

I can finally leave you a comment. hooray.
Looks like you have really made the most of your holidays and have been very productive with your craft and your garden. Love the ideas you have planned. Glad Milo approves of the new purchases.

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