friday night knitting

Friday night

It was a nice night, slowly slowly getting through my Paulie cardigan – I plan to make a second, striped one, as soon as my nice plain grey Paulie is complete :)

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three years of the sun

This is beautiful! Three years of the sun in three minutes.

beloved

beloved sweatshirts gummybear

beloved sweatshirts cupcakes

beloved sweatshirts floral

How fantastic are these jumpers/sweatshirts?!! I have a soft spot for the wallpaper floral design, but I’m also having fantasies of wearing the cupcakes to the gym! (… not that I go to the gym, but you know, maybe stand outside on the street like in that Simpsons bit.)

John has a not-so-secret love of gummybears, specifically these ones.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an occasion such as a birthday that would warrant the purchase of a Gummybear sweatshirt? Oh wait, we have a birthday next month? :)

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knitting for this week

If I’m ever going to get some knits for me started I really need to knock off a few wips!

First up for this week is getting Chicane finished for John. It’s all seamed, the zipper purchased (doubting the colour now though… I think it needs to be darker), right now I’m knitting the ribbed neck and if all goes well I should have that finished and the front edges neatened by a crocheted edge by the end of the weekend.

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Once the (possibly newly purchased on Monday) zipper is basted in I will have my first experience with sewing in a zipper to one of my handknits! I’ve never put a zipper in to a knitted item so I’m excited – if I can steek then this is a walk in the park :)

Then I’ll be right on to finishing Kiki’s Baby Sweater On Two Needles (February), I started this while I was still pregnant but stopped once I realised it was big enough for at least a 6 month old…. Well guess what? She’s 8 months old now and I still haven’t returned to it!

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It’s lace. It’ll stretch :) The colour is gorgeous and the pattern is cute, I’m considering some sweet little pearl buttons and a matching hat in the left over Alpaca Silk Georgette (in Sprig, my most favourite yarn + colour! for projects for myself).

Less talking about it and more actually doing it! That’s been my motto for this past week – so far so good!

Have a happy weekend :)

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how to make takoyaki

I don’t know why, but I find instructional videos created from this point of view so strangely hypnotic, mesmerising! As mentioned before :)

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