The Knitter's Last Stand

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Here she is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a pickie of little Jasmin Louise.

She's such a little cutie (I'm not biased am I?).

We had 2 little visits with her and her Mum today and I only saw her awake for about 5 minutes of that time.

This is a photo of the proud mum.

She couldn't stop smiling today and with reason.

Miss almost 4 and Charles (big bro) both had a cuddle of little Jasmin and they didn't want to let her go.

Sandra. Aleeshia said thanks and she feel sooooooooo lucky and loved.

Katt. When I got home yesterday guess what was in the mail? Click, click.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Monday, June 26, 2006

What order were you born?

You Are Likely a First Born
At your darkest moments, you feel guilty.At work and school, you do best when you're researching.When you love someone, you tend to agree with them often.
In friendship, you are considerate and compromising.Your ideal careers are: business, research, counseling, promotion, and speaking.You will leave your mark on the world with discoveries, new information, and teaching people to dream.
The Birth Order Predictor
How did they know? They got it right as I'm a first born.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

5 things tag

I chose to be tagged.

This tagging was from Bugsy.

5 items in my fridge :
1. Half a bottle of orange juice.
2. Home made mayonaise.
3. Lots of cans of Coke Zero.
4. Lots of bottles of purified water.
5. Miss almost 4's drink bottle made up with "magic" cordial.

5 items in my closet :
1. Lots of hats, beanies and scarves that I rarely wear.
2. Lots of shoes that I may wear some day.
3. Lots of dresses that I may wear some day.
4. My lovely, warm, long wool/cashmere coat.
5. A lot of unread books in a box.

5 items in my car (I don't drive so this will be DH's car):
1. Miss almost 4's Elmo booster seat.
2. Crumbled autumn leaves all over the floor where miss almost 4 threw them.
3. An old parking receipt.
4. Reusable grocery bags in the boot that we usually forget when we get the groceries.
5. A green froggy toy that hangs on the windscreen behind the rear view mirror.

5 items in my handbag :
1. My digital camera.
2. Miss almost 4's wrist harness for if it's needed (which isn't much these days).
3. Bus timetable.
4. Panadol osteo for when the arthritis kicks in.
5. Sticky tape because you can never find some when you need it.

I won't tag anyone but if you want to join in don't be backwards in coming forwards.


She's arrived

These wee little items are for the newest Grand daughter who arrived at about 10.30am this morning.

Jasmin Louise was born 6 weeks premmie with a birth weight of about 2kg (4lb 3oz) with a length of about 47cm.

Mother and daughter are both doing quite well.

As Jasmin was born so early DD asked for some little caps to keep her wee little head warm.

Now could I turn a request down like that? Nooooooooooooooo I couldn't of course.

We will hopefully be visiting DD and DGD during the coming days so there will be pickies very soon.

These 2 pairs of fingerless gloves are yet another order that I got on Thursday.

Unlike a lot of my recent orders these ones are not for the shop.

They are for a brother and sister that live up the road from us.

Both pairs are made from 5 ply pure wool so they should be nice and warm for their little hands.

Oh well. I suppose I had better get back to the sock knitting.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Broomstick Crochet


They are done.

My first solo dye job are knit into a pair of socks for miss 4 next month.

I am really pleased with the colour and how it knit up.

I have enough yarn left to knit a pair of socks for the youngest grand daughter for her 4th birthday next month.

Her 'tis!!!!!!!!!!!

This is "Broomstick crochet".

I only learnt how to do it on Tuesday and I now have my first finished article.

This is a scarf for Gemma's 4th birthday next month.

It took all of about 4 hours to make.

The yarn is a lovely pink yarn that came from a generous donation from I don't know where.

I can't remember just where it came from at the moment as there's been quite a bit of stash enhancement lately from where Katt and I sell our knitted items, Sharon's friend, a neighbour and also the local charity stores that I can't remember what came from where (insert blank look here).

I hope the scarf is well received by the recipient as it is lovely and warm and the miss almost 4 that lives in my house is not impressed that it isn't hers. (She already has about 5 or 6 scarves anyway).

I will have to show all the ladies who want to learn broomstick crochet at one of our S'n'B get togethers. (This may need to be an evening session so that Amanda can come and see as well).

Until next time keep on knitting.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Busy knitting

Hey Sharon, do you recognise the purple yarn in this jumper?

It's one of the yarns that your friend gave you when she destashed.

It's made a beautiful jumper for miss almost 4.

The pattern is"Carnival" with additional striping (I don't think any experienced knitter ever follows a pattern completely) from the Family Circle "Knit me a rainbow" pattern book that I bought for only 50cents at one of the local City Mission charity stores.

This sock is knit from my solo effort at dyeing yarn.

The sock is now finished and it's mate is on the needles.

These socks are for miss almost 4 as well.

Today I learn how to do "broomstick crochet" and that is even more addictive dyeing yarn.

I have an old curtain rod marked out for DH to cut up, shape and sand into a large needle so that I can do a bit more of this verrrrrrrrrrry addictive craft.

I think that's all for now so until next time keep on knitting.


Sunday, June 18, 2006

Lookie what I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my first dyeing effort on my own.

It came up a treat and the colours are to die for.

They are soooooooooooooooo vibrant that they nearly blind you.

I only used food dyes to colour this luscious ball and a half of Patonyle yarn.

This pair of socks are from my first dyeing effort when the S'n'B girls came to visit for the dyeing night the week before last.

They look really "cool" as some of the young ones say.

This is my newly dyed yarn after it has been wound into balls.

I love the colours and I hope miss almost 4 will too.

I have already started knitting her a pair of socks in this yarn and they are looking quite good so far.

I think I have the dyeing bug so maybe there will be some more dyed yarn to be viewed on my blog at a later date.

Also on the needles is a jumper for miss almost 4 from yarn (purple of course) that the lovely Sharon bought to the last S'n'B get together.

I have almost finished her jumper so it won't be long and I will hopefully have a pickie of it to show everyone.

Time for beddy byes so until next time keep on knitting.


Saturday, June 10, 2006

Dying to dye again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our local S'n'B group had a dyeing night at our home on Thursday evening and great fun was had by all.

We had lots of dyeing, lots of laughter, lots of food and lots and lots of fun.

Those present were Cindy, Katt, Margaret, Sharon, Susan, Sandra, DH and myself (after the kid's had gone to bed).

This is my first effort at dyeing yarn.

The foundation yarn (pre dyeing) was cream Patonyle which became rainbow yarn. It is soooooooooooooooooooooo lovely.

To the left is the yarn this morning after I had wound it into balls ready for me to knit.

My needles were very anxious to get this yarn onto themselves and I didn't disappoint them.

How could I not start to knit this luscious yarn and see how the colours would work out on yet another sock.

To the left is how the newly dyed sock yarn looks when it's knit up.

It is very busy but it looks looooooooovely. I'm sooooooooooo pleased with myself.

Thanks Katt and Margaret for showing us how to become addicted to yarn dyeing.

Miss almost 4 would now like me to dye some yarn to make her a pair of socks in purple, pink and blue.

Oh well!!!! She doesn't ask me to knit her much so I suppose I will do this little task for her. (Can you see my arm bent behind my back while I have a big smile on my face).

Ok then I think it might be time for beddy byes.

Until next time keep on knitting.


The socks are finished. Will post pickies in a future post.