Monday, October 31, 2011

So what do you do when you lose your sew-jo?

I knit!


 This is another Tikki design: Jane. Seamless, top down knit. Very easy to knit too!


 8ply by Cleckeaton Country, stitcks by Knit Picks 22" chest, 7yo length for my wee tall baby girl. 

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Ive called it my lollie Jane, as its so bright! Its the perfect little cardie for spring weather, on its own, over a dress, over a long sleeved top.


The only thing I would suggest that if you want to make one, if you have a pair of 30cm circular needles, use them, or gain a pair. I used magic loop on the sleeves and my tension was tight because of this, making it quite firm around my daughters arms. But really, that is a problem I can live with!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

kids...and rainy days







Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rainbow dress for Lily.


My Lily girl

in her tikki rainbow dress 


knitted by me


 with 4mm Knit Pro Cleckheaton Kids (6 colours 25-50g each) and navy (150g) all bought on special at Spotlight.


 very happy with the results- and so is the princess.   

Inspired from the great knitter RachaelD from NZ

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I want to be the whale!

I found this on Facebook.  I dont know who wrote it, so I cannot give credit to who wrote it, but it defiantly wasnt me!  I really like it.

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "

(The girl on the picture is French model Tara Lynn)