Having been inspired by Rachel's sock making, i went and ordered some lovely wool to make a pair for myself from Colinette, it arrived so quickly, i hadn't even had the chance to buy the needles i needed! but it really is so lovely. i can't wait to make a start but i have a few projects i need to finish first. I have put the cardigan i'm knitting for little O on hold for now, as i'm making it in a bigger size and it has knitted up big and as she won't be wearing it for a while, i can get on with a few others things i want to do.
This is another new project - (well one of the patterns from this book) by Tracy Chapman. i started today and hopefully it won't take long, (i have been knitting whilst little O naps on my lap, this afternoon, so it's been rather tricky to avoid poking her in the head with the needles) i will show once it's finished, It's for big G, as he has now got to the age where he's not too keen on wearing handknits, so i have to make him toys instead, which really is easier and a little more fun anyway.
I made this princess doll last year from the 'toys to crochet' book by Claire Garland and have keep it for little O, I made the pattern up for the toadstool as i went along. I enjoy making things like this as they don't take too long and they make great gifts - (just hope my friends children aren't fed up with the handmade gifts).
I have also been sorting out what to send my swap partner in the FQ swap Katy organised, it's all ready to be wrapped - but i will take some photos before so i can post them once it has received it. I did make a small something to send too. I'm really looking forward to receiving some new fabric, as i need some inspiration to get back on the sewing machine, (the main reason i have been doing so much knitting lately is that i've got completely hooked on watching the first season of 'the wire' and so once the kids are in bed, i have been snuggling up with my knitting in front of the telly every evening)