Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas t-shirts for Thom

They WERE going to be a present, but Thom caught me sewing them!! He likes them, though, which is all that matters!!

Here they are (I didn't make the t-shirt, I just machine embroidered around the cut out shapes).

I'm most happy with the teddy one. There was one disaster though and one t-shirt sadly ended up in the bin :-(

**disclaimer - they need an iron!**

Monday, December 10, 2007

Rory the Lion

My little guy is going to find a new friend for him under the Christmas tree this year! I'm making him a lion from a Simplicity pattern 4222. The best thing is I've been able to find some left over fleece in my material stash so he's very inexpensive to make.

I'll get some photos up soon, but here are some photos from the pattern slip.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christmas craft interrupting knitting!

I've really been looking forward to Christmas this year since it will be the first that Thom will really understand what's going on. Thom will be 2 in February and is really noticing all of the decorations etc that are around. He enjoys looking at the decorations on our tree and finds the santa and bear decoration straight away.

To make this Christmas special for Thom, I've been spending some time doing some craft to make our home look festive!

Here are some photos -

Mr and Mrs Claus panel that I'm making into a wall hanging.

The bells that I've added to the panel :)

Close up of the fabric of a tree skirt that I'm making. I'll put a photo of the finished product up once I've sewn on the braid.

I've also been busy working on a cross stitch for my mother in law, and of course knitting the jackets for Thom and Shan and Rose's little people!

We apologise for your break in transmission...

If you've followed a link from a user's profile on EB and you've found yourself here, be assured that user is not me. I suspect I know which sad individual it is.

On EB I am GlindaTheGoodWitch and have taken the link out of my profile.

Now back to our regular program!

Monday, October 01, 2007

From me to you :)

Thom's jacket is coming along nicely. I've done both sleeves, the back panel and I'm up to the raglan shaping on the front left panel. Then all I need to do is the front right, the collar and sew it up! I'm absolutely chuffed with it.

It seems that two of my online friends were chuffed with it too...so much so that I'm knitting coats for their kiddies! And the best part is that I get to knit for one little boy and two little girls. That means I get to knit pink! woohoo! It'll be a fun change from all of the blues that I usually knit with. Little J and Little L will get a lovely double breasted coat each in this wool:


And little Mr D is getting a double breasted coat in this wool:


And last but not least, Miss L is getting this hoodie in these colours:

"Magnolia" & "Woodrose"

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Progress shots of Debbie Bliss Double Breasted Coat

Progress of the back panel.

Close up of weave pattern.

Completed back panel.

Sleeves, back and front left panels

Double breasted knit coat

Here is my next project. The pattern is from "Easy Baby Knits - clothes & accessories for 0-3 year olds" by Claire Montgomerie.

I'm using "Cedar Fleck" 12ply from Bendigo Woollen Mills and it's really lovely to knit with. I'm also using size 8 needles.

So far I'm up to the raglan shaping on the back and once I've bound off, I'll take a photo.

I'm almost tempted to alter the pattern and and knit myself one - it's so snuggly and warm looking!

Friday, September 14, 2007

A spring vest for my little guy

I used Sweater Wizard to generate a pattern to knit Thom this little vest. From past experience I knew that I would have to alter the pattern, however, because Thom is quite tall and standard patterns for his age always knit up too small for him.

I not only knit it according to his torso length but also pesonalised it to his own measurements around his arms as well. I was pretty pleased that I was able to alter the pattern without too much stress on my part!

I'm really happy with how it turned out and it should be perfect for this in between weather we've been having :-)

Monday, September 03, 2007

Long time no blog

My GOSH it's nearly been a month since my last blog entry!

I haven't really done anything major knitting wise. I have been plodding along with some little projects that I seem to get bored with easily (hence the number of projects!).

At the moment (and I'll get photos up later) I'm working on:

  • A scarf for my mum (an overdue birthday present)
  • Two Christmas decorations (a snowman and Mrs Claus)
  • A crocheted string bag
  • A coat for myself (for next Winter).

That's all ;)

Back later with photos.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Two jumpers for Thom

Here are the two jumpers that I've finished for Thom. The variegated one is bigger and Thom will get wear out of it next winter I hope. The first one, is almost too small for him NOW! I'm sure he's had a growth spurt!

It looks like it's destined to become a teddy jumper very soon. I don't mind too much. It was fantastic practice on a jumper that I've been meaning to knit for a long time.

I put 3 buttons either side of the neckline so that the neck size could be adjustable. It's a little too wide on Thom at the moment so it needed to be brought in some but I didn't want to sew it

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vancouver in Thom's Vestee

This is "Vancouver". He's from Canada, funnily enough! He's from Victoria, BC, but I don't think the name "Victoria" is very becoming to a boy bear. Yes, a boy. Can't you tell? :-P

Anyway, here he is modelling Thom's Vestee. I sewed the side seams together (that was agonising and I had to improvise) and it still needs blocking, but I wanted to see how the shawl collar sat and Vancouver was the closest teddy at hand ;-)

My tote arrived!!

After a disappointing experience with my first ITEIV pal, I was blessed by a knitting angel who made me another tote.

Here it is :)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Vestee nearly done!

Here are the latest progress shots of the vestee I'm knitting for my little guy. I only need to knit the shawl collar which I'll be able to do in an evening no worries.

It hasn't been drama free and I've had to make some improvisations here and there but I'm SO happy with how it's coming together!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Photos of our new house

We are homeowners :-D
Thom, his nanny (my mum) and I went to the house this afternoon with a few boxes. I was able to snap some photos before the truckloads and boxes and furniture get delivered!

Out the front door, looking left.

Front door and entrance.

Looking right from the front entrance towards the carport.

Looking out the front door.

Side of house (dark and spooky!)

Backyard (dining room windows on the left).

Looking left our of the laundry door.

Backyard. White gate through to carport (dining room windows on the left).


Esuite (shower).

Ensuite (vanity and door through to toilet).

Hallway (front door behind me and Thom is heading into the bathroom/ensuite).


Looking right out of the laundry door.

Thom checking out his "friend" in our wardrobe door.

Thom IN our walk in wardrobe.

Main bedroom (with my back to the ensuite).

Main bedroom from doorway.

Ensuite (bath side).





Main bedroom.

Thomas checking out the lightswitch in the 3rd bedroom.

Third bedroom.

Thom's bedroom.

Thom inspecting ANOTHER lightswitch.

And ANOTHER! (in main bedroom)


Dining Room.

Looking into the laundry from the dining room.