Monday, May 31, 2010


While our Internet was down I finally finished off sock #2 of my Dolce socks! Just in time for mothers day.

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Both the pattern and the hand dyed yarn come from my lovely friend Sheryl over at Shortly Stitches.

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I made them super long as i find there is often enough yarn left in a skein to make long ones and the lace looks gorgeous in big long columns.

Mum loved them!

These were pair number 2 for my 10 socks in 2010 challenge but never fear, i have two more pairs on the needles at the moment so i will complete my goal in time!

Long time no post!

Its been a whole month since my last post WOW!!!

Our modem crapped itself and took three weeks to sort out but now i am back online :)
We just bought our first house and are moving next weekend so who knows what kind of Internet issues that will cause too haha.

I haven't been up to that much crafting really as we have been busy with all the house stuff but i have a few things to share with you.

First up some gorgeous little hand warmers Ive made for the boys.

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and Ashton's "Robot's"
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Sam over at Sam's Snippets has been having a little comp for her new knitting pattern so these are my two entries. Judging is tomorrow so fingers crossed!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Emily Rose

It was Emily rose's 21st over the weekend and as she is a dear friend of the family ( and my little sisters best friend) i wanted to make her something very special.
I used some beautiful hand dyed yarn i received a few weeks ago in a shawl swap to make a "Damson" for her. She adored it and wore it for the rest of the day as it suited her dress perfectly!

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I had given myself 4 days o knit it up which turned out to be not quite enough time! i was knitting in the car on the way down to wellington, then knitting first thing on Saturday morning to finish it, then had my mum blow drying it after pinning it out to block, up until the minute we had to leave for the party! haha next time i will give myself more time!

This was shawl number 5 for the year! so i am halfway through my 10 Shawls in 2010 goal and it is only the start of may! have only done 1 and a half pairs of socks though so need to get onto those!

I have noticed my followers list climbing over the past few weeks too which is so exciting! once i hit 100 followers i will have another giveaway so tell your friends ;)