Sorry I havent blogged lately but I have been adjusting to my new routine with work, and other things thrown into the mix. Work is keeping me busy but I have still managed to keep knitting. This little cardigan is for my god-daughter (sorry for the dark photo as it was getting late). I managed to sew the buttons on before I took it to her but she was in her pyjamas so no photo shoot as yet. I adjusted a pattern that had bobbles on the edgings and moss stitch. I just knitted 14 rows of single rib instead and added some pink and navy ribbon to the front bands. I think it turned out very cute and Chelsea's mum absolutely loved it declaring it to be worn to kinder tomorrow. I used some more Dazzle acrylic yarn as it knits up so nice and soft. I only used 1.5 balls for a size 4 cardigan which I think was great. Now I just need to finish the hood on her next winter jacket and the bands and I will have another one finished for winter. I have been listening to podcasts whilst I knit so I think it is helping me knit faster as I dont get distracted by the tv. Some of my favourite podcasts at the moment are:
1. Knitmore Girls, Gigi and Jasmin are a mother/daughter podcast and I really enjoy their show.
2. The Knitwits, husband and wife team. Very funny at times.
3. Sticks and String, an australian podcaster - David Reidy. I quite like his essays.
4. Knitajourney, Susan who interviews other podcasters. I really enjoy her show.
5. Stitch It - I quite like this one too.
6. KIPing It Real - Jackie's show is great.
I also watched a few episodes of the Knitgirlls who have a video cast. I like seeing what they make and all their goodies that they receive or purchase too. There are some others that I have been watching and listening to as well but I havent got my list in front of me, but they are definately great to listen to whilst knitting!
Other news: I am going to be an auntie again around December so it is very exciting. Isabelle is hoping another girl will be added to our family! Also Paul's cousin had a baby girl yesterday so another cutie pie to knit for. Thankfully the baby gift basket needs emptying at the moment to make room for some more so it should be easy to wrap up some super cute pressies.
Thank you all too so much for your well wishes for my health. I appreciated every comment from you but have been busy trying to keep up with work and routines for Isabelle's after school activities and other things. Paul and I went to Ballarat on Monday and the verdict is that my gall bladder needs to come out so I dont have any more attacks. I have spoken to people who have had them out and I dont think mine was as severe as they had even though it was quite painful. I had an infection but I definately dont want an attack so I am on the waiting list for the next 6 to 12 months to have surgery. Okay I think that covers everything for the time being and hopefully very soon I will be able to show off some more knitting!