Friday, September 24, 2010

The best dressed baby in town.

Thomas is a very lucky boy and has received lots of handmade presents, here is a selection

Owl Dungarees from Roobeedoo
Thomas in his Owl Dungarees

Stripy socks from Mary
Stripy Boy

Cardigan from Kerry
Caridgan by Kerry

A big thank you to everyone who has sent presents... they have all been amazing!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lizard Ridge for p/hop

p/hop (although it sounds like a rapper’s name) means pennies per hour of pleasure. It is a fundraiser for the international medical aid organisation Medecins Sans Fontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
Lovely designers from all over the place have pledged to donate patterns to MSF, which you can download in return for a donation! Once you have your newly knitted/crocheted scarf/socks/sweater in hand, you donate an amount that corresponds to the amount of pleasure you got from making it…

As well as the patterns, a group of us have extended the p/hop ethos by donating knitted items to auction off at the various knitting festivals that p/hop attends.
Lizard Ridge Blanket for p/hop
Following on from the success of the Barnraising Blanket we made last year, a group of us in the p/hop group on Ravelry decided to make a Lizard Ridge blanket.
Lizard Ridge Blanket for p/hop
Over the last few months I have been receiving lots of cheery squares in the post and in between feeding Thomas I have managed to assemble them into a blanket.
Lizard Ridge Blanket for p/hop
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the blanket, come and see the p/hop stall at Fibre Flurry in Birmingham on the 30th October

12 in 12- Pair 3

Tom's Golden socks
Golden feet
In the Alchemy Juniper left over from my Rumpled Knit Love Club socks.
Twisted 1x1 rib, then 3x1 rib over 32 stitches with an eye of the partridge heel over 15 stitches.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

2 Months

How time flies.
Thomas is 2 months old today
Thomas - 2 months
We are settling into a bit of a routine, and starting to enjoy life a little more!
Note to self: add knitting project to changing bag- I spent an hour and 20 minutes waiting in the baby clinic yesterday with NOTHING to do - Tom was asleep. Think how much of a sock I could have made!