Morning Bloggers !
Another week gone by and yet another month. These months are whizzing by so fast.
Tomorrow sees the return to school and now my mind turns in earnest to preparation for Christmas. Baking needs to get underway and gifts need to be thought out. I seem to be getting busier and busier again and it is time to say goodbye to the long relaxing hazy (or in our case drizzly) days of Summer. The alarm clock is ready (Have I mentioned how I loathe my alarm clock, a necessary evil though) and the children looking forward to the new term and with a new school for everyone on the cards I’m thrilled to see it, it will make their passage so much smoother!
We are still debating baby names, this is a task I really enjoy, when baby is born I like to have my names ready so I need one of each and the debate goes back and forth a lot !
For this week I have removed the captcha and put in place just the comment moderation. I understand how hard the captcha’s are to read as I have difficulty reading them but I’m not prepared to sort through 50+ messages selling the most inappropriate things. As long as the moderation works I won’t replace the captcha’s.
This weeks knitting as been good. I went to see my new nephew Senan during the week and brought him some knitted gifts. He was so cute and I got a cuddle as he very kindly woke up while I was there! Nothing quite compares to a new baby cuddle!
|New Baby Gifts|
The hat and mittens were knit Sublime Baby Cashmerino Silk, a beautiful soft baby yarn that even the most sensitive of skins can cuddle up to. The Bunny Blanket Buddy is knit in King Cole Bamboo Cotton.
I also got four more mittens knit for mini mitten garland. This leaves me with just four left and then its onto the string to hang them up and I have an idea on that but first need to see if I can make it work from the image in my head to reality lol.
I also started the Owlie Sack that’s on the baby list and should have enough yarn when this is complete to make the matching hat. Here is where it is at the moment.
Behind the scenes I finalised the list of gifts the children want and worked out yarn and yardage for same so this coming week I will hopefully order that and then work can commence on that, in the meantime I’ve got dishcloths to do for gifts and the remainder of mini mittens to do as well as the owlie sack and hat enough I think to keep me ticking over while I wait for the yarn lol.
This is how the list is looking now.
Year of Projects List 2012/2013
Hats :- 0/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Strib Hat– I have yarn to knit three of these for the three younger children – Started
Hermione Hearts Ron
Slouched Tuva Hat
Cowls :- 0/1
These are a few of the patterns I like but I’ve not picked which one or indeed how many of them I will knit, that is to be decided when I start on a cowl.
Eirin Cowl – these also have a pattern for fingerless gloves which I love also
Rhosyn Cowl – these also come with a pair of matching fingerless gloves and a headband
Pendleton Cowl – I love the colourwork in this one
Fingerless Gloves :- 0/1
I want to make one pair of fingerless gloves this year, more if I get the time. Again these are some of the patterns I have in mind but I’m undecided on which one.
Victoria Fingerless Mittens
Susie’s Reading Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron Fingerless Gloves
Socks :- 0/1
I would love to knit a good few pairs of socks but that not may be possible so I shall aim to knit this pair anyway and anything over that shall be a bonus.
Hermiones Everyday Socks
Dishcloths :- 8/25
My aim is to continue knitting one a week until the end of December. This post I’m moving here to a Sunday and I’m making it part of the projects as it will be something I’m doing. – Weekly Challenge
Advent Garland :- 20/24
Smitten A Holiday Garland – this I fell in love with and as family who love an advent calendar I thought this might be different and fun this year, especially if I fill each mitten with a little piece of chocolate for each of the children. – Started
Items for Baby :-
Demne 1/1 Complete Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1 – Complete
Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat 0/1
Cute Noggin Baby Hat 1/1 Complete
Owlie Sleep Sack0/1
Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1– Complete
Crochet squares to make a baby blanket (I’m aiming to make 48 squares so I can see if that is big enough) 0/48
Burp Cloths 1/4
Wash Cloths 4/4 – Complete Baby Mitts 1/1 Complete
Items for the children :-
Beanies 1 Jacques Cousteau Hat – Complete Baby gifts of Mittens, Hat and Bunny Blanket Buddy’s – Complete
Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been doing this week.