Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Guess what I have been doing today?





Well as you can see from the photos I definitely haven't been doing any housework! Yes I have been out in the garden all day working on my tan. The only trouble is I sit on a chair and only the front of me is getting a tan. The backs of my legs are as white as milk bottles! I think I will be rubbing in a bit of gradual tanning lotion on them after my shower.

Tomorrow it may be dull and I can hoover then. I made a little cap to match the jacket for Charlie last night. The striped jacket is a bigger size jacket that I crocheted last year waiting for a little boy to be born, It is actually denim blue and white but the sun makes it look 2 shades of blue. It is made in Patons Classic Cotton DK. The pale blue that I used for Charlie's jacket was either Sirdar Snuggly or Hayfield Babykin 4ply ( the label was missing)

The two shots of black crochet are firstly the results of last night's crochet (plus pattern) and the larger version is how it looks after a day crocheting in the garden. Buster of course thinks I sit in the garden purely to throw his ball around so I would have done a lot more except I did about 10 balls throws to every row! I am tackling the Doris Chan book again. Now I have got the hang of her ideas I am sort of doing some of hers and a lot of mine. I will show you the finished item later. Mine will not be as loose and bed jackety looking as the pattern. I am crocheting it from a huge ball of acrylic that I partly used so I am doing a bit of the back a bit of one sleeve and now the second sleeve. Just to see how the yarn will spin out. it might finish up with shorter body length and shorter sleeves. I am not a yarn snob with crochet as it doesn't seem to rub up and pill as knitting does. If I use a cheap yarn for knitting then I can tell but with crochet it doesn't seem to matter especially with shawls. I find I don't wear crochet as often as knitteds as I feel they are too fancy to walk the dog and clean.

My niece called around after work and picked up her toe socks and Charlie's jackets. The socks fitted her perfectly as she didn't inherit the wonky toes that I have. I have told her that I will finish off the 2 pairs of ordinary socks that she has started and thrown by the wayside. She has decided that she doesn't do heels or toes. She was also impressed with my Doris Chan partly completed jacket that I tried on for her and with the other patterns in the book that has promised that I shall be Doris Channing for her whilst I am recuperating!

The baby books I got from Amazon yesterday were a little out of the ordinary. I will post some photos later. I think they are better suited to girls although there are a couple of items that will suit Charlie once he is older. The Boho knits has very little in it that I would actually knit. Note to Vicky - Perran might like the knitted pair of fairy wings!

The hats I was making for B will get posted to him tomorrow so I can show you the photos later. I know he sometimes reads my blog and I don't like to spoil surprises.

4 comments:

June said...

The two little jackets and hat are beautifully made and the Doris Chan jacket is coming along well too. I have quite a lot of DK cotton in my stash and am still trying to pluck up the courage to tackle the Jewel pattern in that book, as I really like it.

June said...

The two little jackets and hat are beautifully made and the Doris Chan jacket is coming along well too. I have quite a lot of DK cotton in my stash and am still trying to pluck up the courage to tackle the Jewel pattern in that book, as I really like it.

knitting dragonfly said...

Housework is overrated, love the yarn work!!
Vicki

Zuleika said...

Those little jackets are so cute! I've been seeing baby items on everyones blog lately!