Saturday, August 30, 2008

Baby on my back.

Baby H(5mths) on my back in the mei tai.
He giggled when i put him up there (freaking out the husband when i superman'd him over my shoulder!) I watched a 'how to' video on you tube. Still, it's one thing to do it bending over your bed, and another to try it on the street!
Only bummer is that i'm not flexible enough to get the dummy to him, and it is inevitable that he will up-chuck down my back. I guess it'll make a change from between my boobs!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Some mothers do have 'em

I5 drew this lovely picture for me last week.
It's of our cat Poppy doing a wee.

I use to get rainbows and flowers...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New hat for H

Here's a wee hat I did for H(4.5mths) using shepherd colour-4-me and my hand dyed wool.
I used the 'how to knit a basic hat' pattern off The nappy network. I'm not sure if the rolled edge is a very manly look though?

This is what happens when you try to take a photo of a baby in a bouncy chair!


Have just received my parcel of wool from BWM and have ordered a 12 pack of cake dyes off ebay. Stay tuned!

Monday, August 11, 2008

H's longies - finished!

Hooray! My first 'in the round' project! Well the first one to actually work out! I did short rows and a gusset even.

I'm rather pleased with them if i do say so myself.

In this last pic, he's decked out top to toe in my knitting.

Now i'm working on a hat using my home dyed yarn. It's like i have to constantly knit these days. The house is a total pigsty because of it!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

So proud!

I5 comes home from school on Friday. I ask if anything exciting or interesting happened.

"I bought a cookie from the canteen at lunchtime" she says.

Just before bedtime, she comes out with this...

It's a bit hard to read, but it's a special award handed out by the school principal at assembly for "having a go at story writing".

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the needles and scrummy fabric

Here's what i have on the needles currently.

This is my first project on circs (well the first one that has worked out!) and is such a great pattern for a beginner. I used Jenny's pattern (pimp my longies).

And here's some beautiful Amy Butler fabric i ordered off ebay. Can't wait to get it. It's so pretty!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dyeing wool

Well i've been having a great ole messy time dyeing wool. I've tried once before using koolaid. This time i tried Wiltons cake dyes. I just wish spotlight had a better range of colours.

First soak wool with an even mix of water and vinegar. I soaked mine for over an hour.

Forget to put on gloves.

Best to try dyeing when you have 3 wide awake children too. It's even better if they are unable to do as they are told and keep trying to pick up your little pots of dye.

nuke in micro, soak in vinegar solution once more.

ta da!