Knitting, My Lifestream, Photo A Day


Want to see a picture of a cute puppy? Of course you do...

So here I am, slowly coming out of the post baby zombie fog. E is doing amazingly well, putting on weight like a boss and sleeping better than K does. Of course the combined effect of the toddler not sleeping so well and the baby waking at normal for a two month old intervals means that C and I are completely shattered.

Craftree now has over 600 members and is growing daily. There’s over 700 patterns catalogued too.

On the craft front, yesterday I managed to do two pattern rows – not quite two repeats of my Wee Leisl which I’m working on for K. I also managed to do about a row’s worth of my old turtle latch hook. Would like to see it finished, although I realise now that the reason I slowed down was that I’ve no idea how to actually bind it off once I’ve done. I’ve generally made cushions or simply not completed the end product before. Time for a google me thinks!

The mouse wars are currently at a stalemate. They’re nolonger coming into the kitchen, although I do hear them behind the kick plates. That’s a win for us, however I’m hearing a LOT more noise behind the walls at the moment. Apparently we’re the only ones who have had them in the flat – I find that very hard to believe. I honestly think most people have no idea that they have them. You wouldn’t know here if you weren’t paranoid as I am. A few others have reported the scratching in the walls so I’m led to believe that the resident’s association are looking to get a communal pest controller for the whole block. Could not happen fast enough!

Picture is of Elisa wearing the cute puppy onesie from Grandma. I love the way she stretches when you place her on the bed.

Finished Projects, Knitting, My Week in Pictures

Week 13.31 – Fair Isle Finished

Week 31 already! And a quick checks shows that I’m currently 19 weeks behind in my weekly posts. Hmm, not so good – lots of work to do to catch that lot up! I maintain that the reason for this is the gorgeous summer weather we’ve been having, it’s been so long that the novelty is yet to wear off.

So week 31 saw me finally finish knitting up the super secret fair isle project. Great news, except for all the horrid ends that I’ve to sew in. My swatch made me think that carrying them up the side wouldn’t work – I think if I were to do another I’d try to twist them up the side rather than break them.

Knitting finished. Time to sew in all the ends #fairisle
20130729 – Knitting finished. Time to sew in all the ends #fairisle

It took me 3 days to get the ends sewn in. If there hadn’t been a deadline I reckon they’d still be attached! The end result, BTW is absolutely gorgeous and I’ll show you as soon as I’m allowed to.

The ends! #knitting #fairisle
20130731 – The ends! #knitting #fairisle

I also cut into some very happy fabric with the intention of making a new cot bumper for Katja’s playpen. It’s currently sitting on my sewing machine waiting for me to fgure out just how I’m going to sew it all together and maintain perfectly straight lines.

Happy fabric #sewing
20130729 – Happy fabric #sewing

Katja is walking like a champ now. She seemed to give up for a week or so when her grandparents were visiting, but now she’s walking about 75% of the time. Such a cute walk, kind of like taking steps to not fall over.

Self portrait #misskatja
20130803 – Self portrait #misskatja

My Week in Pictures, Travel

Week 13.15.2 – Adelaide

Week 15 from April 8th to 14th but this post only covers the days in Adelaide.

9:30 just dropped @docsaemann off at work. It's 26 degrees #adelaide #thisisthelife
20130410 – 9:30am just dropped Christian off at work. It’s 26 degrees #adelaide #thisisthelife

Chillin on a balmy autumn evening
20130410 – Chillin on a balmy autumn evening

China Town #adelaide
20130410 – China Town #adelaide

St Francis #adelaide
20130410 – St Francis #adelaide

Oily! #showinmyage #memories #adelaide
20130411 – Oily! #showinmyage #memories #adelaide This character was on TV for a number of years (or so it seemed) advertising Kraft peanut butter

20130413 – This Irish man has been sitting in the sun a tad too long…

Only one way to work out what this is... #adelaide
20130414 – There’s only one way to work out what this is… #adelaide

Ahh proper swans!
20130414 – Ahh proper swans!

My Week in Pictures, Travel

Week 13.15.1 Australia!

Week 15 from April 8th to 14th but this post only covers the days in Melbourne before we headed of to Adelaide.

VW crab
20130408 – a VW Crab, I’ll never look at that logo the same way again

Movie time #melbourne
20130408 – Movie time at Federation Square in Melbourne

Lemon... Sour...
20130408 – Katja’s first taste of lemon… sour… but she went back for more!

Melbourne trams
20130408 – Melbourne Trams – they join up and they’ve been running all my life!

Katja and Gus playing together #cousins
20130409 – Katja and Gus playing together #cousins

Silly face time with Natalia and Mark
20130409 – Silly face time with Natalia and Mark