Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2008 - FO No. 48

Things have been a little busy around here lately, just life getting ready for Christmas I guess. I feel like the big day is drawing nearer so much more quickly this year. Anyway onto the knitting books I told you about the other day (didnt I). Oh well if I forgot here they are. The two new Sublime books have such gorgeous beautiful patterns in them. I have started one in the baby book for my soon to be god-daughter but I am not really loving the Sirdar yarn for it so another yarn will have to be used. Once I make some progress on it I will show you all. The other book is full of really beautiful garments and that vest on the front cover is just gorgeous. I could totally see Isabelle wearing that in the cooler months.

On the weekend we found a home for Oscar who went to live with my sister's friend in Daylesford. I am sure he will be very happy there. Now there is only Pip (Pippi) yes another boy who was enjoying a little hoodie ride in the back of Lachlan's hooded jacket. He eventually went to sleep in there after a little bit. He looked so cute and is enjoying all the extra attention. If anyone in the Melbourne area is looking for a cute little guy to share their lives with just email me or leave a comment that you would like to give him a home.


And finally the knitting project I finished in 2 days. This was made for Isabelle as she loved the pencil case in the DB magazine that I bought a few weeks back. I cast on 60 sts instead of 42 so it would be a bit wider to hold her pencils and textas. She has been using it everyday. I put some pink fabric inside which looks quite nice too but I forgot to photograph it.
The knitting swap that I participated in has still not been received by my pal. The knitted tea cozy seems to be lost now but I am hoping it will be sent back to me as I put my address on it. I wonder if there is a place where all the missing mail seems to go to. It couldnt have been stolen as it was PO box address so surely it would be only handled through the mail system and not left at someone's letterbox. I am so annoyed and disappointed for my pal. I feel as though I have wasted all my time and money on making such lovely goodies to send to her and now she wont get them. Perhaps I will take a break from swaps for a little bit to recover. Sorry to end on such a sad note but now I know how others feel when it doesnt work out on the other end.
Well onto my knitting, and once I find the right yarn to restart my project I will post you all a pic since I havent been too good on doing WIP lately. It seems a few others have the same problem too, but time just flies by so fast doesnt it.

16 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It might just be lost at the post office and may yet turn up. I hope it comes to light soon.

I'm also a fan of the Sublime pattern books. I always drool over these pattern books in my LYS.

I also think you are right - Christmas will sneak up more quickly this year because Thanksgiving seems late to me.

PlumStitches said...

oh i'm excited to see your creations from both of the Sublime books!

Sue said...

the pencil case is darling-I'm sure she loves it!
Pip makes my heart pitter pat!

Michele said...

So cute! I was thinking of knitting a few of these up for my nieces.

Oiyi said...

I need to find a online seller for those Sublime Books. They look so cute. I only have one from a LYS when I was on vacation last summer.

Love the pencil case. I was looking at that magazine last night thinking about making one of those.

Annie said...

Cute pencil case and I've been eyeing up those Sublime pattern books!

tiennie said...

Cute pencil case and cute pics of the kitty riding around in a hoodie!

Corrie said...

oh poor you...I hear you on the mail front...I'm waiting for some books to arrive to someone in melbourne and they are still waiting and I know they should have arrived by now

fingers crossed the mail fairy will come through for you

Corrie:)

Jelly Wares said...

Those books are just DIVINE!!!! What a cute little pic of the kitten taking a ride in the hoodie... :) I love the pencil case too... My little princess is obsessed with zippers and bags at the moment and would love one of these... I'll have to source a pattern now, thanks for the inspiration.. On the mail front, I've had mail disappear on me too when sending for swaps.. The last Sassy Apron Swap that I participated in and sent out went missing and I was so devastated...:( Aust Post said that there was nothing they could do about it... That's just not good enough I say!!! So I've given swaps a spell, just for a little while.. :) Hopefully your parcel comes back to you.

Take CAre
Jodie :)

Karin said...

Isabelle is a lucky girl, it is very nice and practical pencil case. As always I love your kitten photo.
Lachlan must have felt very pleased to have a kitten choose him.
Sending you good postal vibes - hope she will receive the parcel.

amanda said...

Oh you must knit that yellow vest for Isabelle! It's gorgeous!

Kate said...

I hope it turns up soon - I hate it when you are waiting for things to get to people. Ooh - love the new Sublime books - they do such great patterns.

Knitting Mummy said...

Hi, sorry to hear aboout your swap troubles hope they get resolved. It won't come as a suprise to you that I also have the sublime knitting books, I look forward to seeing what you produce, I expect it will be something I would choose.lol.
Amanda.x

amanda j said...

What a bummer about your knitting going missing. It happened to me once and it got really nasty with my recipient so I don't swap any more. Once bitten!!

Kellie said...

Hi Sue! How are you?? Those two books look lovely! I am looking forward to seeing what you make from them. Sorry to hear about your mail going misssing, so very saddening! The pencil case is also fantastic! Does isabelle knit yet?

Manoute said...

So cute!
I hope your swap parcel will reappear one day!