Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Vintage Knit

Look at the beautiful knitting book I discovered at my local yarn shop yesterday. I had no intention of buying anything, although I always look to see if there is anything new in. Imagine my surprise when I saw this beautiful book, Vintage Snuggly DK Knits which has 18 beautiful patterns for boys and girls. The design on the front cover is Design F, which I am planning on knitting next for Isabelle since this was her favourite. I already had some Snuggly DK in a pink/white colorway, and the size 66cms only takes 5 balls. It is a very pretty pattern. They also have some gorgeous berets, cabled boleros, chevron zigzag cardigans, hooded sweaters (and without hoods too), a cabled blanket, wrapover collared cabled sweater, a cable helmet which is rather cute, and a little zigzag chevron bag which is adorable. I do plan on knitting the vest pattern too which is very very nice. I think vests are great in winter for adding that extra layer of warmth. Once I get started I will have to show some in progress photos since I havent been doing that lately.
Ooh and look at what we received yesterday afternoon, a thunderstorm with lots of rain which lasted about an hour. Paul and Isabelle sat out on the verandah and watched it all, as Paul loves lightning and thunder. I took this shot with the camera although it is a bit hard to see the rain. We are supposed to be getting more thunderstorms today, so I will keep my fingers crossed for some more rain later on tonight. I will be watching the tribute movies to Heath Ledger tonight honouring his wonderful talents. I think it is so sad that he died so young and left behind his beautiful family too. What a terrible tragedy for his family, and for his fans too that we will not get to see how far his talent could take him. I do hope that his daughter will be brought up to know who he really was and not what the media portrayed him to be, and my heart goes out to his family. It must be so heartbreaking to lose a loved one. Well on that sad note I am off to go and have an afternoon nap as my eye has been twitching today (from not wearing my glasses whilst on the computer and staying up too late knitting) so hopefully that will settle it down for a bit, and since Isabelle starts school on Wednesday it is time to start getting up early in the morning and going to bed earlier too!

10 comments:

Larry said...

We got some rain too which was deperately needed. And we're waiting for another storm later today and tomorrow. It's wonderful to have but it sure messes up the traffic and any outdoor plans you might have. The new book is adorable. I'll have to see if I can find it around here. Not that I have any little ones to knit for but still it never hurts to be prepared.

Caroline said...

We only get about eight inches of rain a year in a normal year, and have had a drought for the past coupld of years, and we got rain this week too! Love it!

I have browsing through your blog and I think I need to knit the Lynton pattern you knit for your sister. I even want to copy the color you used!

Ingrid said...

I wonder if the rain made it across the tasman to my parents...they desperately need it too (specially as they are not on city water).I keep thinking about HEaths daughter too...imagining how Finlay would react if he lost one of us.

Kate said...

I love good summer thunderstorm and that smell of rain that comes with it.

dizzyjadey said...

That book cover looks so adorable. If I was a little girl, that would be my fave too. And good that you're getting the rain your way. If only we could blow the rain that Sydney is getting. We're getting way too much, when really we don't need it.

amanda j said...

That looks like a lovely book! Knowing you Isabelle will have a jacket in a couple of days or so!

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tiennie said...

I love a good rain/thunderstorm!

I feel so badly about Heath too - it is truly terrible.

Knittypants said...

What a cute pattern. Sirdar puts out some really lovely ones for children, don't they.

june said...

Indeed, it was very sad about Heath, he will be missed.
Ahhhhhh, rain. Winter here and we're gearing up for an ice storm. I forget that you are opposite in weather from up here.
What a very sweet pattern, Sue.