Thursday, October 22, 2009

Knitting: Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

I have knitted dinosaurs for the little ones of my friend Kate. They are super cool and colourful. Knitted in peaches and creme worsted cotton in delicious rainbow colours. The pattern was the free one by Jennifer Rose Devine from xtreme knitting and it was really well written and easy to follow. It was hella fun and pretty instantly gratifying as these guys only took me a couple of weeks.

Crochet: Blankets of Friendship

You might have read about it on other blogs e.g. Chocolate Trudi some of us from the Ravelry Rocketeers are putting together blankets for Blankets of Friendship which was an awesome act of love and kindness by Ozifarmer off Ravelry. Her house was overrun by the generous knitted square donations that rolled in when the call went out after the Black Saturday fires in Victoria where so many people lost their lives.

My lovely friends put aside a purple bag for me and at first I was a bit scared when I saw the different sizes but after a solid 30 mins of blanket Tetris I got it worked out and now I've started joining.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Knitting: Koolhaas for a Kool Lady

I made a Koolhaas for Flick from my work. The malabrigo that I knitted it with went really felty as I was making the hat but Flick looks great in it and it is undoubtedly one of the sexiest squishiest nommiest yarns around.

The pattern was one that I brought when I first started knitting and I had no idea what I was doing and gave up. This time I perservered and really enjoyed the process. The chart actually started to tell me what I was looking at as I knitted and I'm looking forward to starting a very serious lace knitting project soon (gasp).

Knitting: Rita and the Magic Slippers

A great joy in my life is that my best friend Rita is baking her own little sprog inside her tummy and I am going to have a new human to indulge and love and cuddle who will be as good as my own flesh and blood.

I give you Rita and the Magic Slippers.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Spinning: Fruit Tingles

This 100g of Silk, Bunny and Blue Face Leister Sheep was the nicest pinks and oranges with dash of purple. I probably shouldn't have plied it against itself because it's really crazy bright but I'm loving it all the same.

Purchased at Bendigo Sheep and Wool from the lovely Charly of Ixchel Bunny Farm fame. I think it's telling me it wants to be used for colour work on a black background, but we'll see.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Garden: Tasty Turnips

Nom nom nom

Our turnip crop was good and the roots were glow in the dark white with purple on them and we've been enjoying them in stews, soups and a scalloped with potatoes in double cream over the last week.

Beautiful Zulfia

In 2005 when I worked in Melbourne, or should I say when I fell in love with Melbourne before moving here I met a girl called Zulfia, full of fire and energy and friendliness, she was an absolute treasure. She has been living overseas with her new husband for the last 3 years but returned to Australia recently and on Saturday her parents threw her a big reception, kind of a welcome home by the Bangladeshi community.

The first photo is with Zulfia and her husband Shahadat, the second with my adorable Matty and the final one is Zulfia with her brother.