Thursday, July 31, 2008
Normal knitting resumes
I do enjoy knitting baby things. I have been blessed to have had four of my own babies to knit for at one time or other and plenty of friends who are happy to receive anything I may choose to knit.
This delightful pattern from Sirdar is just about finished, (photo tomorrow if the weather improves). I love Sirdar yarn, it's so soft, and it goes a very long way, the 4ply covers 226 metres. They also do some very pretty solid colours.
I've made the cardigan for my Friend Celeste whom I first knew in the UK, when we were both in hospital waiting for our babies to arrive, my 4th her 1st. Celeste now lives in Australia and gave birth yesterday to her third child a baby daughter called Xanthe. It's partly due to her I'm in NZ but more on that another time.
I have finished all the knitting but need to sew it up and add buttons, then it will wing its way to Australia
In between baby knitting I have just read the next instalment of The Number 1 Ladies Detective agency book. It is a quick read, as delightful as all the previous ones. Mma Ramaotswe is like an old friend and it is satisfying to follow the further developments in her life. I have also just read Thanks For the memories by Cecelia Ahern author of PS I love YOu. This novel tackles the idea of how maybe memories could be tranferered via a blood tranfusion. An interesting topic that is handled in a senstitive manner with lots of humour thrown in. Maybe not as powerful as PS but ultimately readable.
Hope everyone's having a great week.
Friday tomorrow Yay.
I have a tag to complete and a couple of swaps to show but it's getting late so I'll leave if for another day.