Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
I had them all making sparkly tiaras from a kit I found on Amazon (love that site!) which kept them wonderfully occupied for the first hour or so:Then there was the 'feast', with all the accompanying Hello Kitty decorations and tableware:
And, of course, there was CAKE:
I almost had a heart attack when I went to pick this up and saw how big it was......carrying it home on the bus was a little nerve-wracking, but totally worth the look on Miss A's face when I opened up the box!
After all that, there was much mischief and merriment with all the balloons Mr. A had spent the morning blowing up:
Mummy is now going to have a large glass of wine and an early night..........
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Cast on: 1 March 2011
Cast off: 23 March 2011
Pattern: Oviatt by Melissa Goodale
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Hoppy Blonde
Needles: 2.5mm Magic Loop
Well, I did say that the next pair of socks shouldn't/couldn't be green didn't I?
To be honest, there were times this month when I seriously wondered if I would actually finish a pair of socks this month.
In addition to Oviatt (which was amazingly easy to do, by the way), I also started a pair of Thelonious in Dream in Color Smooshy in Some Summer Sky. I got to the bottom of the leg and they were faaaaar too tight, so that attempt got frogged.
I then used the same yarn to start a pair of Rick socks - only to be reminded exactly why I've never been really enamoured of that pattern (I don't like all the holes).
Third time around, I started another pair of Thelonious using some Juno Fibre Arts Buffy Sock in a lovely mix of purples - nope, that pattern has definitely got me licked.
Sometimes, Cookie A. patterns work a treat, other times they are just completely beyond my already over-loaded cerebral capacity......however, I still very much want to make a pair of Thelonious, so keep watching :-)