Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Good morning everyone. I feel so good this morning due to the fact that Isabelle slept in her own bed all night and did not wake up once. I feel re-energized. A good night's sleep will do that I think. Well first up is a picture of the new sock yarn that I bought for my mum for mother's day, along with the other color that I bought myself a few posts ago. I am hoping that she will like these as they are nice and soft.
Next up are the books that I bought. Debbie Bliss' Simply Family is a nice easy pattern book. Nothing too difficult in here. I especially love the parka which is the photo on the left. They also had a nice men's ribbed jacket, a baby blanket done in moss stitch, a baby jacket in garter stitch, a few jackets for women and another man's jumper. They are all nice and easy to do.
I especially like this ribbed jacket, although I would make it longer in length. No use having a spare tyre hanging out of where a flat tummy should be. I think this will be on my future project list. I also bought Vogue Knitting. The skirt on the cover looks gorgeous, but I don't think I have the figure to wear that. I didn't like a lot of the patterns in this however, although one was a crossover cardi in blue and green that looked quite nice.
Well onto some knitting progress. I finished up one sleeve of the Tea for Two sweater last night. Progress will be made today on sleeve 2 when Isabelle goes to her afternoon kindy class. I did all of my ironing yesterday, and my housework this morning so I will have 3 hours free time to myself today. Yippee! I did some more on Isabelle's sock, but she tried it on and said that it is too itchy. Opal yarn does seem to have a certain roughness to it. Maybe I will pull it back and make something for me, and knit up another pair in some Patonyle sock yarn that I have. Well it made good practice to knit up, so the next pair should be better, I hope. Hope you all have a good day and I will post when I have some further progress to show you all.