8.28.2014

Crochet Amigurumi

I don't tend to crochet much, but I took a notion to make a toy so I'm mid-make now.
I find I have to concentrate so much and I'm always counting! The hardest part with this toy is trying to crochet parts when some of it has already been stuffed. As you know, I tend to knit toys flat, then seam them up.
It's a learning curve.


Monday is back to school for my kids and with Oliver starting playschool it's going to free up a few hours for me in the mornings. 

So hopefully this poor little blog will start getting a bit more love and attention :)

7.27.2014

What a week!

Oh my gosh, what a week! Oliver was sick Tues,Wed and Thurs night, vomit and diarrhoea.And Emily was sick We'd, Thurs and Fri night.
Weirdly they were both fine during the day, just very cranky from lack of sleep. And up at 6 every morning.

Que Zombie Mammy!

I did get a little bit of knitting done - finishing the Irish leprechaun jumper.


This is going to my cousin over in Australia who just had her first baby. Hopefully she'll like it. 

And hopefully it'll fit!

7.22.2014

A little Irish jumper

A work in progress at the moment, but I'm liking how it looks.


'Irish Leprechaun Sweater' from Chic Knis for Stylish Babies

7.21.2014

Little Bear's Big Jumper

We got this lovely book at the library.bits a really sweet story about two brother bears and their favourite jumper.


At the end their mother knits them matching jumpers so they can each have one. It kinda makes me want to knit matching jumpers for my two.

The only problem with it is that at the end the mother knits their two matching jumpers in one night. That kind of sets quite a high expectation for kids. My two are always very impatient while waiting for me to knit something for them.

It was obviously not written by a knitter!

6.28.2014

Sneak Peek

My arm is hurting this evening. Too much knitting I think! 

So while I take a break, and watch the World Cup, I thought I'd share a pic of the newest design I'm working on.

6.15.2014

Book and Toy present

One of my cousins has a daughter the same age as Emily and even though they live a good few hours away from us, the girls always get on great when they meet.

For her birthday I got a book of Rapunzel, and decided to knit a little matching doll.


I'm quite pleased with how it turned out! I used my free Lilly pattern as the base.