Friday, 11 September 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
As far as holidays go, it's been rather stressful. What have we been up to? ....
Getting up early enough to get myself and an almost 10 month old ready and in the car by 7:45.
Sharing a room with aforementioned baby who has decided that 3 wakes per night is now a minimum.
Donning layers of clothing to protect against wind/rain/snow, making it very difficult to carry a 10kg child across the carpark to the creche (especially as his super cute ski suit is slippery too).
Gradually remoulding my calves with ski boots.
And skiing from one landmark to another as the weather closes in.
Despite all this (and partly because of it), I'm still having a good time. Will be doing it all again next year.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
So how to give him his knitting fix, without the risk of potential strangulation??? A new knitted blanket is still a while off (though I have a plan, and I think it's going to work), so I made him his own mini-scarf comforter.
And here it is being devoured.
It's two sided, worked in double knitting (using two strands, you alternate yarns and knit/purl stitches, so that you knit both sides at once). A smaller version of the Exchequered Scarf from Knitty. The photos are actually of the second one I knitted. The first was dropped from the pram 2 days after it was completed (you'd think I'd have learnt by now).
I've also finished another baby cardigan for 'the stash'. I've been working through an old book of Patons patterns. Not sure what I'm going to do next.
And in between all this, I've been having some fun with the a new yarn from heirloom. It's called bliss, and I know why.
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Friday, 13 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
They bring a rather stoic, reserved nation to tears. There's something heartbreaking about watching your prime minister struggle to keep composed on television.
They show up the worst in humanity - arson, looting, the selfishness of people, a rejection of how God would have us live.
But there is hope too. In the 8 year old Girl Guide who asks her leader, "What are we going to do to help the bushfire people". In the blood, food, toys and clothes donated. The hugs given to the suffering.
We pray that those affected would know the eternal hope found in Jesus. We thank God for the generosity of total strangers, for the courage of fire fighters.
To donate to the relief efforts, click here.
To find out more about the hope found in Jesus, click here.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
I just don't like sewing on buttons.
It doesn't take me long ... I sewed four on this top while feeding the (no longer particularly) little llama this morning (ie less than 10 minutes)
Do you like it?
Monday, 2 February 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Thursday, 1 January 2009
and Baby Hat (Rav link)