Friday, January 28, 2011

Baby knitting!

There has been a bit of baby boom within my friends and family in the past few months. In fact a MAJOUR baby boom! Pretty much all my nearest and dearest are either getting pregnant or about to pop!

So i am delighted to get into some newborn knitting! It is something i haven't done before as i didn't catch the knitting bug until my youngest was already 1.

Oh my gosh there are some gorgeous things out there to make for little bubbas!

I have some very talented friends who have designed a bunch of fabulous patterns.

Julia over at Just One WIP and Kelly at are two of these clever lady's :)

And for that extra special touch to your finished item? Tanja from Watermelish has embellishment charts and Nici from Buttons by Benji will sort you out with gorgeous handmade buttons!

So now, what have i been making??

First up two baby Milo's.
The first one i was in a hurry to wrap up for a last minute baby shower so didn't get pic's ( was a cute cream Owl cabled one) and this one doesn't have a home yet.

it is my first go at doing an embellishment and after a rocky start ( and a tantrum on my part along the lines of "its too hard waaaaa i cant do it, I'm never doing one again" woops!)i soldiered on and i LOVE the finished project!!!!!! i cant wait to try out a lot more designs now :)

Last night i also finished a "Young Einstein" cardy (designed by Julia) for a friend of mine due any day now!

Both are knit in glorious soft merino from Uruguay called 100purewool

will have more baby knits to come soon!!! casting on some longies to match the cardy tonight :D

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Summer Holiday :)

Poor ol Blog! Ive been busy busy busy as always and my blog little blog gets neglected :P

We me and my family had a gorgeous 10 day holiday starting on New Years eve. We heading up the Tauranga to see some family we hadn't seen in two years, and to spend some time with Robs grandparents. was really lovely and Tauranga really turned up the heat! phoar!!!!

Next we were back down to Taranaki to stay at a family Bach in Urenui for 5 days. The Bach there is the ULTIMATE old school kiwi Bach and we had a BLAST!!!! i had intended to get some knitting done but instead found myself reading 4 books! hahaha and sitting out on the porch watching the tide come onto the mudflats. Was magic.

view from the porch, in low tide all the water recedes and there is a massive mudflat out there.

The boys had such a great time, fishing, playing in their new tent, walking to the beach, swimming etc

The it was off to the family Bach in Kuratau ( south west side of lake Taupo) for 4 days!!! best Bach ever! Pizza oven, spa pool, huge deck, right at the river mouth and minute walk to the beach, BLISS