Friday, February 26, 2010

what I've been working on...

Inspired by, and in total agreement with, Ysolda's comments over here , I decided my poor neglected blog needed some love today. I have been knitting.. lots ... but just not sharing as most of what I've been knitting are prototypes for some new patterns. You can see these on my Ravelry projects page but they don't always make it to my blog.  Time to change that.

Knitting has been interspersed with the getting used to kindy stuff. I thought I would have more time once the little Rainbow girl was off at kindy, but no, not so.  This week I had kindy duty, which was oh so much fun and made realise that I do actually miss teaching. It was so much fun to be back in a classroom. But I won't be returning until my babies are at school.  I've also discovered that my little Miss Independent Player has too quickly become used to having other people to play with, like kindy. So now when she is home I'm finding myself roped into playing with her constantly, mostly dolls and barbies. It usually goes something like this;
"Mum, I've got a deal for you. If you play with me afterwards I'll give you a big kiss and cuddle."
How can I resist that?

I do get to be Belle though so that's ok ;) She's my favourite apparently, because she wears a yellow dress. Yes, my daughter does indeed think I am that fickle!!!

Anyway, onto the knitting.

This started out as a bit of an impromptu knit, just had to get the idea out of my head.  It's a little vest knit in a 10 ply cotton, Magicline, which is awesomely self-striping. It's a little seamless vest suitable for 10 ply, 8 ply and 4 ply cotton.  It's designed to be worn as a singlet or a vest or because I like options; it can morph into a heap of other options that are included in the pattern. I'll tell you more about those in the next few days.

Did you see Ysolda's photos of her trying on her new design mid-work?  This is what the kids in my household have to endure.  See the ball of yarn in the back pocket. Unfortunately, he isn't very good at standing still. Lily however, I can slip something on her while it still  has a circular needle in the garment, she is so used to it LOL

He's a bit cute, isn't he? He knows it too. Ask him if he's cute and you'll get a cock of the head, shoulder hunch, big grin and a big nod. awww, he melts me, little rascal that he is.

ooh, ooh I have a couple of competitions coming very soon too. Details probably over the weekend along with some other exciting news and stuff!!!


  1. Your little man is just too cute!! Can't wait to see the new patterns.

  2. Can't wait for this pattern...and the others I've seen on Rav :)
    Your Toby boy is a cutie!

  3. Just adorable! He is such a cute little guy :)

  4. I love this pattern! Your little man is just the cutest. Can't wait to hear more details about this competition too.

  5. a little bit cute? He is damn well adorable! And getting so so big! I love that vest! Can't wait to see the new patterns :)

  6. Lovin all the sneak peeks of simpliity that I have been seeing about the place!


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