Saturday, June 21, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #19

Can you believe that despite ranting (and understanding), I didn't manage to get a picture of my Mum's birthday socks? Well she dropped by work yesterday with Da and my nieces Ashlee and Kirsten to say hello and to say a big thanks for the pot holders (Da complained that his hands were too warm with his sleep gloves on - sook!)

Luckily for me, Mum wears her birthday socks almost constantly so I had an opportunity to take a picture (my camera is with me at work, because kitty photos are great). Shame they look so bright, but I didn't use a flash - it was just a really bright day.

I really do love these socks, but not as much as Mum does - look at the wear on the toes!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #18

My first attempt at a baby jumper.

I spent my first few years in a colour combination of orange, cream and brown due to my flaming orange hair (and it was the 70's). Considering my original hair colour and Felix's as well - equally orange - we'll probably be raising an army of blood nuts, and this colour is reasonably neutral for a boy or girl.

The colour is more accurate in the first picture.

NB for my relatives: no I'm not pregnant, did you honestly think I'd tell you via my blog?!?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #16 & #17

Being the perfect daughter that I am (pausing for my sisters to scoff) I agreed to make my da a set of fingerless gloves.

These are a bit different to what you might expect from fingerless gloves. They cover the fingers all the way to the nails, because my da has very awful arthritis, so these will keep both sets of knuckles warm.

Can you believe he wants them to sleep in? Strange but true...

I also made another set of pot holders for my mum, partly because she wants them but partly to use up my 8ply cotton.

I was infirmed how wonderful they were, and the need to make some for my sister Leah. I do so love it when I'm told to make something else...

Monday, June 16, 2008

WWKIP Day rundown

I headed off to work on Saturday due to a lack of fill in casuals (hope you feel better soon Joex! Please!), thereby missing the first hour of Judith's WWKIP session at The Observatory Cafe at the Botanical Gardens. Nice, calm, relaxed. I like that after cats. It helps with the afternoon shift...

Here I am, helping the other Andrea learn to knit. Note the liquid assistance in front of me.

This is my hands in action on my Ice Queen, now completed and blocking.

I had to run away early to get back to the kitties, but at least I got to see Judith (goddess that she is!)

Now... for yet another week of finished objects! I am feeling highly prolific this week, so keep an eye out.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #15

Okay, okay, I know I said I had enough finished objects to fit a week, but I didn't mean a whole week, just a working week. Actually, I do have enough for a whole week, but I need pictures for one and can't be bothered sewing up the second (two whole seams on a baby jumper? Too much time!).

Friday was a fun night at my sister's 40th 34th birthday where Felix and I stayed well past our bedtime - mine chatting and his spent playing Mario Kart Wii with the kids. Yesterday was a total washout - it finally ended with me falling asleep at 5pm and waking up today at 9am. That's 16 hours. Two normal nights worth of sleep. What a waste of knitting time!

Today's object d'finished? My nana's 90th birthday socks. Yes, I did finish them ages ago, no I've never listed them.

"Rainy Day Socks" pattern, Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette. Perfect for my third pair of this pattern. Love, love, LOVE it!

Now to actually hand them over... Petrol is so expensive and Nana lives in Mirboo North. May take some saving up (Yarragon being a stop-off shopping point).

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #14

The ever easy to make 5 hour baby cardigan (I'm not an American, it's not a sweater, not matter what you might insist).

I made the "boy" version and so far I've crocheted down one side only because the other side looked fine. No biggie. There's no buttons, no buttonholes, and no clue if I want any. Don't care!

I made it, it works and I'm happy.

(I am fully aware that it's a bad picture. Give me a better camera, get a better picture. That's a no brainer.)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #13

Technically, I finished this one a while ago.

The chunky red shawl. It started off as planned huge throw, but I ran out of wool.

Then it sat in my "to be eventually finished one day, maybe, no really" storage basket until I could maybe, no really, remember which yarn it was. That's right, I couldn't remember.

Never mind forgetting the dye lot number - I forgot the brand. Sometimes I really worry about my brain...

Luckily, one day I pulled it out while Chantal was here and she asked "Oh, is that a shawl?". Cue cogs turning loudly and I replied "It is now!". I love that girl...

Bonus points to a husband who agrees to model a shawl for you - thanks babe! Please note the amazing quilt behind him that was made by Sue, my favourite mother-in-law.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #12

I am a genius. Anyone who thinks differently, see below:

"Bubbles", from my mum's old Patons book.

A basic Pi shawl, with a feather and fan border, edging picked up and knitted along.

Knitted in Wendy Dennis 4ply Polworth, to celebrate a new baby.

Matisse Reine - isn't that just a beautiful name?

So if you need me, I'll just be over here, basking in my lacy glory...

Monday, June 02, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #11

I've been slaving away at my knitting and all I have to show for it is a week of Finished Objects. Excuse me while I beam smugly... *beam*

The first up is the uber-evil Drunken Dad vest.

As you can see, it's a tad skinnier, and missing a lot of details from the sides. That would be because I cut some off. And by "I cut some off" I mean "Judith ran it through her overlocker while I looked away sobbing".

I added the rib in the round (again, Judith started the neckline and armhole for me) and passed it on to my da, who wanted to know if the knitter was drunk when she was knitting it...

Damn straight, Da, damn straight.