Saturday, 27 October 2007

still here

have finished my groovy socks, and am now making a pair of the baltic socks
they are so pretty, and while I love the pattern, I just cant "get into them" if that makes sense. I have made 1 full sock and 3 repeats on the 2nd sock and just dont want to look at them again lol, maybe its because I know they arent for me.

Pregnancy- sux, so totally over it. I have managed to get to 36 weeks so bub can be born without any premmie dramas, buuuut...... he hasnt grown for a month, he is the size of a 32 week feotus :( On one hand I want him to stay put to grow, but then my body hasnt done such a good job of that this time around so would like him born to be fed and hopefully fatten up that way. #5 bub had the same problem, she was 4 pound 9 when she was born, and it was hard trying to dress her! at least it doesnt matter so much if girls dresses are too big, what the hell do u dress a boy in when they are that small? My obstetrition thinks this baby may be smaller than #5...that makes one tiny scrap of baby! Especially after seeing my 4kg newborn nephew!!!

I really should get the damn camera organised to get some not this week sorry

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

oops I've been MIA

First up, pregnancy....
Things were going well, Smidge was growing and doing everything he was meant to be when he was meant to be, until....
31 weeks...what a damn hard week! I lost my "show" ( yeah sorry TMI ) and then I noticed at night as I was dropping off to sleep and while I was asleep ( was waking me up) that my body is trying to push this baby out already! Smidge has been 4/5ths engaged since then and Dr thinks I will be delivering early :S I am now on bed rest....try that with 6 kids around and a man that thinks being out of the house or on the computer is helping me!!
Bed rest sux......

On the knitting front......
have made so many baby things that I really cant remember what! I have now moved on to socks....I looove hand knit socks....
I am on my 2nd pair now ( not counting the dozen or so baby/kids pairs ) I am making groovy socks
They are so easy, pretty mindless knitting really lol. I am making them in trekking yarn in bright lolly coloured stripes about 1/2" (?) wide, because of the pattern used they come out in these cool ( groovy) waves as I knit, looks much better than witchypoo stripes lol. After I finish these I have to try and decide which pattern to use for the oh so pretty Katsara yarn I bought...I only have about 6 million patterns to go thru to choose from too....oh dear :S Apparently it knits up in "zigzaggy stripes" in "pale shades of lilac,yellow,blossom-pink, mint and lime-ade" it really is a gorgeous colourway but its not on her website ( I bought it from ebay)
I will be borrowing a camera from my Parents later today so I will try get a pretty pic for you all. and maybe a few of wip's and fo's .

Sunday, 12 August 2007

a bit of a catchup...

and I still need to get a new camera to get some piccies.

Pregnancy is progressing well....everything is normal, only gained 2 kg so far :)
Had the comment yesterday that I was carrying very big and am I sure there is only 1 bub....well I must say I SURE HOPE SO!!! Admittedly she thought I was having #1 bub...not #7 lol

On the knitting front... I have finished a pair of medium longies in great bright funky colours in a yarn I bought from ebay USA about 3 years ago lol, then I made a few plain warm heart woolies trim soakers in small, and a cute pair of small longies in "Shaun sheep" yarn I got at big w a while back...its a single ply thiiick yummy soft yarn that goes from a choc brown down to a light tan and back to choc brown....very yummy!

On the needles now is a pair of small longies in a yarn I got from China...not sure I like it...its natural(cream) with small runs of a charcoal colour...looks great skeined up but is knitting up a bit like dalmation spots...not really my style :)

I laybyed a new sewing machine yesterday.... a janome 300E. Its an embroidery machine, so now I can sew with my other machine (janome memorycraft 5700) yeah I know it does embroidery also but now I can embroider while I sew everything up instead of waiting for the emb. to stop before I can I seem to have a real collection of machines happening here....I have 2 overlockers, an older "normal" machine my janome and another one on the way :) I gave my 15 yr old one of the overlockers and the older flat bed she has her machines when she wants to sew :)

Well thats about all I can think of til next time...or until I get a camera :)

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Hamburger or hotdog??

I had my has a hotdog! I am having my 4th son :) Bub is perfect in everyway as far as can be told by the scan, so alls well in our household. The kids all wanted it to be a little boy...Dad wanted a girl but, meh, he doesnt count lol. Now to start planning the nursery......

Not much has been done with knitting, have had the flu again.

Monday, 25 June 2007

A pretty cool list

The bold face is what I've done, the italics is what I plan on in the future and the rest is probably never going to happen:

Afghan-in progress
Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens cuff up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebis band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns

Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items

Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments - a sock lol
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting

Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors

Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars

Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art - isn't all knitting art??
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch

Knitted flowers
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO

Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn- ONLY for toys...yuck!
Writing a pattern

Knitting with linen

Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair _ Im allergic to cats and silky haired dogs
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

First Post

and it has to be a short one, I have to get the kids off to school, and my 5 year old has speech therapy this morning.

I will be having my 20 week scan tomorrow to check on Smidge, I am hoping to see is baby has a "hamburger" or a "hotdog" Im not too worried which, as I have 3 girls and 3 boys already, just makes it easier to plan the nursery etc.