Sunday, 10 April 2011

Hide & Seek

I finished my little Hide & Seek cowl the other day. The timing couldn't have been more perfect as it adds just the right amount of warmth on a fresh spring day.

We've spent the whole weekend in the garden, planting seeds and digging up weeds.

We found little creatures.

  And generally enjoyed playing outside in the dirt

'I love my new scarf Mummy', concluded my little one. 'It's a cowl' I began to say. Then I caught myself. Who cares about semantics when a knitted item is cherished? I'm glad she enjoys it, so I'll leave it at that.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Here Stitchy Stitchy

Recently I wanted some cute stitch markers for a circular knitting project. I mean really cute. The kind that makes your knitting happy....

So, I bought a bunch of coloured wooden beads and jump rings with the idea that I'd make my own. Making stitch markers of this kind is super easy. Simply place a bead onto a small jump ring, which you then attach to a larger ring.

As we are wont to do, my daughter and I set up a little production line. We made markers upon markers, and even a little shawl pin, that you can just about make out in the picture. 

So pretty!
I can see myself making more of these in the future. They'll make great little gifts for my knitterly friends and let's face it, stitch markers are like balls of yarn. You can never have too many.