Wednesday, June 20, 2007

FO No. 19 and a few other things too!

Pattern: Playtime Sweater from Miss Bea's Playtime book.
Size: 1 to 2 years.
Yarn: 8 ply crepe yarn, blue and gray, 1 and a half of each.
Started: Thursday 14th and finished Sunday 17th
This is the 3rd one I have knitted and I just adjusted the stripes to suit my own style. In this one I did 10 rows of each color and now I am hoping to do one in a girl's colorway as all of them so far have been for boys. A great way to use up stash yarn too.
I visited the Rowan website last week ryclassic.com and they had a special on some of their books. Since I wanted those 2 I decided now was the right time to get them, so I got Mother and Baby, and Classic Weekend and Classic Winter which were the 2 for a special price deal. They arrived in a week so that is always good, and they have so many wonderful things to make in them too. I really love the scarf on the front cover too, and there is a bag to match also. I will try and knit some of those things this year, just need more time in the day.

I also wanted to show you all what a wonderful gift I received at Isabelle's school from the lady who sometimes gives us a lift to school and home again. I had given her a carseat that Isabelle no longer needed last week, so she could use it for her granddaughter, and she gave me some little pressies. Arent they gorgeous, and I think they are both so sweet, and Lachlan seems to love the jester bear but there is no way it is leaving my bedroom. What a wonderful thing to receive when I feel so sick, yes again. I have managed to pick up the virus that the rest of the family had for the last 2 weeks, but I also have a middle ear infection so that explains my feeling a bit funny for the last few weeks. The other doctor that I saw a few weeks ago did not discover it, but yesterday the doctor I saw said it looked as though it was about to burst and it certainly feels like it too. A great start to the week since I have been doing a temporary job of delivering catalogues which will last for about 3 weeks for now. At least it only takes an 1 and a half hours to walk and deliver them so that is fast and easy too. I am hoping the kilos will drop off too. I also attended a Stitch n Bitch on Sunday at Gisborne (thanks Sue for the details) and met Marie and her daughter Rebecca, and Polly as well. Isabelle and mum came, and it was nice to meet new people. Hopefully next month it wont be miserable weather to drive in and more people will show up. I also joined a dishrag tag and the details can be found on Sue's blog. It sounds like a lot of fun so if your interested pop on over and have a look. I have also finished knitting Isabelle's scarf, and she seems more interested in knitting again, doing 3 rows in bed last night, and then another row at 7:00 this morning. I am hoping she keeps up her interest as she wants to go to the next Stitch n Bitch meeting with some progress. Well that is all for a while, whilst I go and have a little rest on the couch and the tablets start working on my earache. Happy knitting!!!


13 comments:

pamela wynne said...

Stripey sweater is so cute! And I love the scarf on the cover of Classic Weekend. Take care of yourself!

Sarah said...

Hope the tablets have kicked in and you're feeling a little better tonight...I'm loving that scarf too!

Sue H said...

It's amazing what a good S'n'B session can do towards motivating a knitting frenzy. lol As the S'n'B in my area is the 3rd Sunday in the month I'm thinking of coming along to the Gisbourne one in July just for an outing.
Thanks for promoting the Dish Rag Tag.

Curlie Girl said...

I love that little teddy! The striped sweater looks awesome, and great choice of colours. Hope you're feeling better soon...I always find a good dose of Rowan helps...hehe...

tiennie said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

What a great sweater - you knit so fast!!!

Katt said...

Oh hun I hope you feel better soon!!! getting sick all the time is a real pain in the butt..

Love the little jumper! I adore those colours together.

love the little gifties too!

and the books look great.

Katt

Sandra said...

You really can knit fast, honey!

Karen said...

Your striped sweater looks very Ravenclaw (if your a Harry Potter fan). Great color combo. Hope you feel better soon!

jessica said...

Look at you banging out the fo's! your so quick! I really like that pink sweater from a few posts ago too! Hope you start to feel beter soon, its no fun being sick!

what fun little pressies:O) lucky you!

Kate said...

Another great jumper! I don't think you could ever go wrong with Rowan/RYC books.

Marianne said...

What a darling sweater! Hope you are feeling well soon. It is hot and sunny in Kansas today. Sending you sunshine wishes.

ferg said...

I wish I was there Sue, so that I could come round and be with you like you did for me.
The house is probably selling so I can start looking for something more permanent at this end.
Do you fly alright, cos if so I'm going to start putting away a tiny bit each week so that you can come and visit when the kids can manage without you.
Lots of love Gillian

Amelia said...

That's such a lovely sweater - which reminds me that I really should be starting something for my nephew. Now where are those Miss Bea books of mine? x