Monday, January 5, 2009

Phew That Was A Break Wasnt It

I didnt mean to stay away from my blog for so long. I was just enjoying having my family all home for 2 weeks. Everyone went back to work and school today so its time to get cracking and get some work done.

I got all my knitting done for my orders on time. I wasnt able to give Victoria her socks until a couple of days until after Christmas but she still loves them and wears them alot. She says she wants a hundred more. Megan likes her fluffy cowl and hopefully she will wear it to stay warm.

The pictures you are seeing here today are the rainbow ninja monkey that I made for Megan's friend. Her mum ordered it as a surprise for Christmas. She had asked me for a rainbow monkey and Megan suggested we turn him into a ninja. His little outfit was made from felt and I just kind of winged it. He even has little numchucks (I have no idea how to spell that hehe). I tried to upload a close up shot of them but it kept showing up sideways on here. If you take a look at the first photo you may see them. I dont know why that photo wasnt co-operrating.

Apparently Maya has decided to name him Peter. Im sure there is a story behind the name and Im sure one day I will find out. Megan helped me pick out the yarn for this guy. She wasnt sure about it when she saw it wound in a ball but when she saw it knitted up she said it was perfect. It is cotton so its nice and soft. I just had to make sure I started each piece from the same section of colour to make sure the stripes were all the same.

I am working on some new things for my store which hasnt had anything added to it in quite a while because of all the custom orders I had before Christmas. I have been working on a couple of things and hope to have them up either today or tomorrow. There is a very multicoloured super long scarf and a pair of cabled wristwarmers made from cream wool. The design is different from the other pair I made and the wool is sooo soft on your hands. I am also working on a brown cable bag that is about halfway. I also finally figured out what handles I want to make for the green felted tree bag so I will try and get those done in the next week or so. They shouldnt take too long. I have the fabric to line it with all ready to go.

I did get to get some knitting goodies over the past week. I shouldnt complain about not having any new yarn because I got to get quite alot. I got a voucher from Joe's brother for $20 for Christmas and ended up spending on yarn at Joann Fabrics. Thats when I got the cream wool yarn, some very nice colours of vanna's choice and some brown angel hair yarn which is oh so fluffy and soft. We popped into the Falconer Yarn Loft the other day because we hadnt been there for so long. I got a wonderful surprise when the lady who owns it says she sold a bunch of my stitchmarkers. She said she couldnt find the piece of paper where it was written how much but it was at least $45. When I sell in her store I get store credit. I'm like a kid in a lolly shop when that happens. I always like to take my time and make my selections carefully. I got some brown, cream and purple washable wool to knit toys with, a very pretty blue and an interesting rockmelon colour wool yarn for future bags probably and a set of size 7, 16 inch circular needles which are hard to find. I still have $7 left over which I will have to use another time. I definitely have to sit down and knit some stuff for her store which I havent done for a while.

On the home front we all had a great relaxing holiday. We had a houseful of people Christmas Eve and the girls loved their gifts they got on Christmas Day, Megan especially. She has always been so fun to give presents to. She will love and adore anything you give her even if its the smallest thing. Its fun to watch. Im sure she is showing some of the many clothes she got at school today. I think my favourite gift was my electric griddle. Everyone gets to benefit from it. Joe cooked up his special Joe Burgers last night and was able to cook 6 at a time. I cooked bacon and eggs all at one time. I made 12 pancakes in about 10 minutes which all these things use to be done one at a time and took forever. Yay to griddles and to my husband for getting it for me. Another excellent thing I got for Christmas was being able to talk to everyone in my family on Christmas. I even got to hear my little niece wake up on Christmas morning and see all that Santa had brought. She said Merry Christmas to me and everything. Soooooo cute. I just wanted to give her a big hug. I even got a chance to have a very long chat with a friend of mine in Australia who I havent talked to in about 3 years. We have been friends for 27 years. I think she was surprised to hear from me and couldnt get over my American accent that I have acquired over the last few years. That seemed to be the theme this year. Lets laugh at Nicole's accent. Oh well I cant win with that one because I get it here with people laughing at my Australian accent. I am all over the place hehe.

Well I better go the crazy girls will be coming home from school soon and I will be hearing all about their day.

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