I said i'd be back yesterday but the day was so busy and time got away with me, so here i am, a day late. I said at the beginning of the year that i have a goal of knitting socks this year, well i bought a couple of Nancy Bush's pattern books and the lovely Jac ordered some sock yarn for me from Martinas. I've not had time to do much this year in the way of knitting and crafting as i've had my hands full with a new baby, a toddler and a new business but things seem to be sort of settling into a routine and i cast on my first sock last Sunday. (I say my first sock, it's not really, i have tried to knit socks before but just plain old boring stocking stitch, no fun at all if you ask me and they were soon forgotten and later frogged before i even finished the first of a pair). Anyway, after a little trouble with the pattern and pulling the first pattern repeat out a number of times (ahem, 3) i have this to show you:
I'm so proud of it, i know there's probably a mistake or two in there somewhere but i don't care, look at it!!! Kev thinks i'm crazy because i show it to him every 5 minutes and say "look at my sock, isn't it nice!?". I have 2 pattern repeats to go then i'm onto the heel, i'll let you know how it goes.
Onto other things, it's getting chillier here in Melbourne and has been raining for the past few days. This morning i noticed that one of my little chicks (Mia) had very cold feet so i knocked up a pair of slippers for her using a jumper i bought at the op shop and felted in the machine (yes, i fell off the 'use what you have' wagon, oops). Anyway, i think they turned out pretty well considering i just made them up as i went and most importantly, Mia likes them.
I also used some of the felted jumper to make this wee bunny (pattern from Hillary) for Mia.
I made another for our babysitter Zoella but i didn't manage to get a pic before she took it home. I also have another cut out for Esme, ready to be sewn up tomorrow. Phew, aaaaannd i made aome tissue holders using some scraps of fabric, they will be for sale in my shop for US$3 each when i get the chance to upload them, maybe later today or tomorrow.