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A new home for my ramblings! Henceforth I will be chatting over in that space, rather than this one. Please remember, if you follow me in any kind of blog reader/subscription service, to change your subscription to the new address: http://lifeinlists.typepad.com. I've found, over the past year, that this blog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
Yowch, that sounds painful! I had a really easy pregnancy first time round, so it's come as a real surprise to have any discomfort this time. I'm 29 weeks, so not tooooo much longer to go :)
Just pick one and go with it - there's not much to choose between them, except personal preference, I think one is easier than the other if you're already a crocheter (I'm not). Don't ask me which though!
Thank you! My kid has spent the week proving to me that rain doesn't matter very much as long as there are enough puddles to jump in :)
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Yay, we have a finished item from the 2011: a year of hand making list! These are Christmas socks for my father. And yup, I'm able to model them because our feet are more or less identically sized. I'm trying to convince myself it's because his feet are freakishly small... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
I love those blanket kits! I'm in the UK, or I'd be sorely tempted to order one. I know what you mean about slow knitting though - I'm quite enjoying the baby blanket I'm working on, but it's not a quick finish!
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2011 on a blanket for the wee one at Sew Liberated
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Bless him, I can't believe he'll still relax on you! my two year old finds playing with my face/necklace/t-shirt far too interesting to fall asleep. Although he will at least let me knit while he sits on me. Our moment's an outdoors one this week: http://islaybower.typepad.com/islay-finds-makes-and-bak/2011/01/this-moment-1.html
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2011 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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In Amanda's words: A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Pop over to Soulemama for lots more 'moments'. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
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My sister's first ever knitting project It was a lot harder than I was expecting to teach my sister how to knit, because I now knit continental style, rather than English (which is what I was first taught), but when I taught myself continental I already could knit, so I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
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The logical start to our wedding quilts (we're planning on having a handful in our wedding colours to use as picnic blankets/hay bale hiders, as we're having a hog roast, not a sit down meal) would, of course, be a simple quilt, perhaps some large half square triangles, or even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
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Only bad clothing, right? Teddy apparently agrees. Despite more or less constant rainfall the other day, he happily played outside for aaaaages (and would have stayed out longer given half a chance, but his poor mother became convinced he was going to get pneumonia). I did my best to ignore... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
What great news that you (and, crucially, Finn), will be able to stay at home in the difficult weeks and months following Lachlan's birth. And congratulations on the book!
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2011 on writing at Sew Liberated
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My actual diary with my actual To Do list (from a week ago. Every day looks much like this though). I love seeing a new diary fill with events and lists (mainly lists, if we're being honest). Bake an un-birthday cake for Adam, who didn't get an actual birthday cake... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
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Currently in progress: Baby blanket, first mentioned here (Ravelry project page here) - I'm in no rush to finish this and am actively enjoying dragging it out (something Adam is very perplexed by, being rather more of a practical nature than me). It's actually not even on my 2011 list,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
The chunky ones are Ostheimer, which I think are available worldwide (I got them from www.myriadonline.co.uk) and the others were from a lovely little toy shop in the North of England that my dad visits occasionally - I didn't see the brand name, so I don't know if they're available online anywhere, sorry! It's so hard to find nice wooden toys, good luck in your search!
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2011 on Fun at the farm at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
It's definitely worth it! i learned as a kid, but only properly picked it up again a couple of years ago.
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I know Christmas feels like an age ago already, but I couldn't pass up the chance to show you the present we got for Teddy. We've literally never bought him a birthday or Christmas present (hey, the kid has a lot of grandparents, what with all our parents being divorced... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
Great campfire moment! A moment with the toddler, baking: http://islaybower.typepad.com/islay-finds-makes-and-bak/2011/01/this-moment.html
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2011 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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In Amanda's words: A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Pop over to Soulemama for lots more 'moments'. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
Wow, that's amazing! I'm hoping to hit a vaguely similar number this year, but the vast majority of mine will be for the new baby, so it hardly counts as challenging :) I know what you mean about knitting keeping you sane - there is nothing to beat that feeling of relaxing on the sofa knitting when the house is peaceful and quiet after a manic day.
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I can't wait to see this grow! I adore Liberty (both the fabric weight and the prints) and it's pretty much the only time I step away from organic fabrics. I wish liberty themselves did something similar to your spectrum pack - I live near the London store and every time I go there I buy yardage, but only of one or two prints!
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OK, so this is more likely to be a sensible fit in winter 2011/12, but we'll gloss over that for now and concentrate on how much I love this sweater. Apart from the throwing-down-the-stairs-before-deigning-to-wear-it that seems to happen with everything I knit for Teddy (I have convinced myself it's a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
Gorgeous! Just like the others. can't believe what a mini-you Adelaide is. I've cast on for a tea leaves of my own (I figure only having buttons at the top will mean I CAN'T grow out of it with my ever-expanding bump) and I'm loving the pattern already.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on the solstice sweaters, part two at SouleMama
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One of my January aims (see these posts for more information about my year of hand making) is to finish this quilt, started back in December, for Teddy. I was hoping to put it under the tree for him but (a) ran out of time and (b) ran out of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Islay finds, makes and bakes...
They look fantastic! Love the old fashioned sweater in a vintagey-yet-cool colourway. I live in hope of the toddler choosing to do something other than throw my lovingly made hand knits down the stairs (once they've been down a few times, he'll usually deign to wear them. Maybe it's some kind of good luck ritual i'm not in on), but your lovely pictures and knitting have inspired me to keep trying!
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2011 on the solstice sweaters, part one at SouleMama
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