Saturday, January 23, 2010
The boys were very bored walking round, so decided a rest was in order on one of the benches. Here you have my very first art installation "Still life, imitating art", displayed for only 25 seconds on 27th December 2009. It was a rare and fine piece.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
And so to today's knitting content. I made the boys hats for Christmas (Santa got them all the good stuff). I'd been wanting to knit Koolhaas for the longest time. In fact since about a week after the magazine it was published in went off the shelves. I finally bought it on the Interweave website late last year.
I made one for Teddy's teacher for Christmas and then I made one for whichever of my boys it would fit. That would be Matthew.After finishing this sucker, I want it to be a REALLY long time before I tackle this pattern again. I managed without a cable needle for 2 of the 3(?) cables in the pattern, but I just couldn't get one of them and boy, does that slow you down.
So Teddy got this wonderfully plain ribbed hat instead.Again with the 'matchy and yet not'. While I was knitting them, I kept trying them on the boys and saying I was knitting them for other little boys - they're used to me not knitting for them, so didn't question that at all. They were so surprised and delighted with the hats when they opened their gifts at Christmas, it was really quite touching.
And just because I can, here's another pic of them both together.
The yarn used is Rowan's Cashmerino Aran. It's been in my stash forever, originally intended to make a sweater for one of the boys. Well, this is what you get for marinating boys sweater yarn while they grow so big - not enough for a sweater! I do have enough for a couple of scarves though - wide ribbed that is!
Happy Tuesday :0)
Monday, January 18, 2010
We stayed through New Year and my birthday and had a jolly good time with our friends and family. My boys all flew back a couple days before me and narrowly missed 'the snow'. Which at the time, just looked like this.....Pretty, but can only be described as a smattering at best. I managed to get to London and back for some shopping/visiting that day (Tuesday) with no travel interruptions at all.
I did get to sled down a couple of wee hills that day....
and help Harry build a snowman....
Photo provided by lovely mum, Charlotte. Aren't they gorgeous? The babies AND the sweaters, I mean ;0)