Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My life.....

has been looking like this for the past two weeks. What a nightmare! I only had a cold but hubby had Man Flu and we all know what that means!
So there hasn't been a lot of anything much happening around our way. Just lots of moaningand snorting and stuff.  But I did manage to finish my next wonky block for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.
This block is called "Providence". One thing about so many pieces in a small block, you can certainly see how accurate (or otherwise!) your measuring is!  I made it with templates and I reckon that's for the birds. On having a closer look at some of the blocks in this quilt, it's certainly not the quick and simple project I thought it was!
I am still learning to knit and bought this gorgeous book at Spotlight at their sale, along with the wool to make this jumper. It's in shades of cream, pale blue and olivey-brown and sounds diabolical but is looking quite nice now that it's knitted up. So far, so good with the pattern (I think). I've nearly finished the back. The book has quite a few patterns that are marked as being 'easy' so I thought it was a good place to start. Time will tell! Will keep on with the beanies too. I bought a heap of multicoloured wool to do them, including some stuff from Lincraft in Toowoomba called Tasman Sport and it is in sports colours. Haven't tried that yet. I'm trying to be disciplined and finish one thing at a time. Ha! I don't have a good track record in that department!
And I've made a start on the zig zag quilt. Took me a while to get my head around putting this one together, let me tell you! And there'll be lots of pinning going on too. I seem to spend a lot of my life zigging when I should be zagging so I'll need to keep my (befuddled) wits about me with this one! And last, but certainly not least..........
ta dah!!!! I've finished the giant beanie! It's not as wonky as it looks here and I'm really quite pleased with the way it turned out. The reason I started knitting beanies was that I wanted to learn how to knit. My mother is a fabulous knitter and she is teaching me. My dear friend Lynda has also been encouraging me and giving me handy hints and even bought me.........
this gorgeous sock kit at the Sydney Quilt Show. How lucky am I and how gorgeous is that wool?? I love it. There is a lot more vibrant purple in the skein than is showing up here. I am so enjoying the knitting and would like to make at least one thing for each of my beautiful grandbabies.

Welcome to the world, baby Lily. My newest niece was born in Townsville yesterday at 2.05pm. Everyone is well, thank goodness. Can't wait to see her!


  1. What a great stack of Show and Tell! The baby jumper is coming along so well and Providence looks great. If you're sticking to these colours, your quilt will be gorgeous.

  2. I am the queen on wonky blocks, trust me, your block is fantastic and not wonky at all.

  3. Yes the lurgy is also over here in the West.I am finally feeling human again after 8 weeks.Had an ear infection and burst the eardrum. Now I have to go to Perth to see ENT man as have lost some hearing.
    So hope you's are feeling better too.

    Love your block.
    Your knitting is looking good. and a great beanie too.

  4. Hope you feel better soon. Congratulations on your newest niece and the beanie looks great.

  5. I too have got a cold, or sumfin, so things are a bit so so here as well. John also has the man cold, or man sumfin. Your knitting is coming along really good by the looks of things. The block doesn't look wonky at all.