Sunday, 14 March 2010
BLUE SKY AND A RAINBOW......
I managed to finish the little baby cardigan that was begun last weekend. It's from the new Debbie Bliss 'eco baby' book. The pattern is very straightforward, knitted in moss stitch with a pretty crocheted edging.
It's so lovely to be able to get some outside light once more, now the weather has improved. You can even see some shadows!!! Yes, the sun shone today! Hooray!
I have two more small projects lined up to get started on. Josiekitten has made the most adorable 'Rainbow cardigan' using Trekking XXL in the colourway 'Rainbow'. I just had to make one too! The pattern is free from DROPS DESIGN and is very similar to the Elizabeth Zimmermann 'Baby Surprise' jacket.
Just look at those beautiful colours!
I've also got ready to begin the Debbie Bliss teddy bear, that I chose the pattern and bought the yarn for, way back last September; the 29th to be precise! I had just had a phone call to say that my son and his wife were expecting their first baby (our first grandchild). Of course, I had to start choosing some patterns straight away, right then, that very minute. Poor old Ted has been waiting ever since, but his time has come and hopefully he may be able to meet you all next weekend. That's pretty optimistic, so hows about I say that he'll 'try' to pop along in person, but if not then he'll send a representative arm or leg instead! We'll see how we go.
The pattern is from the Debbie Bliss book 'Simply Baby'. I'm never very good at making the face look right on a knitted toy, but I'll give it a go.
Oscar has kept us busy too, although that's a very pleasant busy-ness! He's discovered snails and they have hit number 1 spot on his list of favourite foods! Yeuch! He seems capable of sniffing them out of the most obscure locations and can then manage to stay just out of reach, until he has crunched his way through and swallowed in one noisy gulp. Still, I guess it's all added protein and he is acting as chief organic pest controller :)
He's missed this one though! How strange..... this poor little chap is stuck right up there on top of a fast growing daffodil. Will he ever find his way down? Who knows!
Oscar's been out socialising at the water park this week and seems pretty cool with dogs, ducks and humans alike.
It was so lovely there this morning!
Let's hope for a sunny week!
See you soon.