19 July, 2009

new bling!

My friend (aka the "Knitting Queen") uses these lovely plastic bread bag holder thingies as stitch markers.

She is a great knitter and has consistently perfect tension.
Even if she puts her work down for a couple of days, you can never tell.

So I'm sure you will agree that beautiful knitting needs beautiful stitch markers.

Luckily for her that it happens to be her birthday.
So I made her these.

17 July, 2009

quick knits

I had been working on this Razor Cami for what feels like ages.
I say ages because I kept getting interrupted by other projects.

This is a very lovely pattern to knit.
Nice and simple, but gives a great effect.
I really enjoy knitting in the round, especally because there isn't as much sewing up to deal with at the end.

This one is for my big sister's birthday.
She is very tall and a disgustingly skinny, and because she has a touch of Maori blood is perfectly tanned all year round!
So this colour will look fabulous on her.

I am loving my Mum's little veggie patch at the moment too.

I like her eclectic randomness of planting.
My garden is to orderly and square, I might get Ella to plant some things.
She is a tad random just like her Nanna.

A very nice place to sit with a hot cup of tea.

15 July, 2009

to snow or not to snow?

It is school holidays here, so we shot up to Wanganui for a couple of days.

We also decided to take the kids to Mt Ruapehu.
(behind the Wanganui water tower above)

It was to be the first time they have seen snow close up.
As you can see Oliver was not sure about the whole snow thing.

That was until he lay down on it and licked it, just to make sure it wasn't ice cream!
(and no I wasn't quick enough to get a photo)

But even tough they appear to be having fun, they are townies!

They hated the coldness, the wetness, that it got into their boots and gloves (or glubs, as Oliver calls them), down their necks and up their backs.

And that after you have fun on the down hill...

you have to walk all the way back up...

We gave up after an hour and a half of tears and constant questions about "why can't we go to Nanna's beach with the beach boyfriend, or to a cafe?"

I think from now on we will stick to the replica Mt Ruapehu at Kowhai Park.

It is easier to climb!