Wednesday, 17 September 2014

 I love it when you deliver things and they fit!  My cutie!

My little Carter looks really uninterested in being a fashion plate.  In fact all he really wanted to do was go to bed and sleep.  I have never seen a kid with a more clearly defined I want to go to bed stage.  He laughs and smiles and giggles one minute and then, whammo, I need to sleep and I need to sleep right now and if you don't put me to sleep you are going to pay, grandma.  Or mommy and daddy.  He is an equal opportunity need to sleeper!

The fashion parade would have been over faster but for a certain big brother, who kept sticking his head between camera and kiddie the moment the camera was set up for a flash.

Still my sweet prince fell asleep eventually and Isaac and played a kiddie Monopoly that was really really well done for young kids.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

When you order from Iceland

you might as well order a really full box.

 This isn't all of it.  This is just the lace.  It makes me happy.

I have plans.  Big plans.

That brilliant green and teal?  Courant from Twist Collective.  That pattern makes my heart sing.  And these colours will make the completed work sing.

And then, yarn for two gradient shawls.  Last time I ordered books and one of the things I ordered was the almost iconic Three Cornered and Long Shawls.  There are some lovely gradient designs in there and these almost natural colours are perfect.

I ordered the gray gradient and the brown.  

I could talk for hours about this but I have to go.  It is quarter past 7 and I have to leave in 5 minutes and I am not even dressed yet.


Monday, 15 September 2014

Two Little Ears

The Failynn Fox Cowl is a long pattern. 7 pages.  I am more or less done the knitting

but I am still only on page 4 and a half.  Most of this is because of the number of sizes she is including, but she also writes very very clearly, without being overly 'slip markery'.  Slip Markery is my term for those patterns where they write out the words slip marker every time you are supposed to slip the marker as you come to it for each and every row of knitting.  That drives me batty.  Still, there are two pages of ear instructions.

Anyway the ears are up next and I suspect that these will be finished this evening, along with buttons on the things that need buttons, for delivery this week to all the mums and babies.  

Only one hat remains and that is the purple, orange, yellow and black hat.  I have the yarn assembled but I don't think there is anyway to finish it before Tuesday, my planned delivery day.  
I'm just not that fast a knitter.