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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Aways knitting never fancy, never hard, but always treasured blankeys

I am obsessed with blankeys. Apparently I was very attatched to one when I was younger and my mum gave it some kind of ceremony so that I could get over the loss of it (after she tossed it in the bin).
I wonder how parentally correct that kind of thing is nowadays? I better make sure these ones can withstand 20 yrs or so until the kids can afford therapy for when the day comes and they have to say good bye to their blankey or I might find I have the bad parent police on my door step. They seem to be every where now!
Anyhow. I did love my blankey and I have done what any well adjusted person would do. I made myself a truckload of them. I made mum one too, just so she knows I am a good sport, after all, it was 40 years ago....

A Blue blankey of squares for Jaz because she learnt knitting, tried knitting and hated knitting. I guess I will finish it!

A heavy random brown blanket for Dad because brown is a very blokey colour for a blankey, should a bloke ever be seen with one

A stripey Blue one for Connor and maybe some red as requested by his lordship because 6 year olds insist that red and blue look cool in blankeys......and maybe some pink mum. What about maybe some yellow too?.........

My iced Vovo. mmm scrummy!!! This one is mine!

A sea of green. Started May 8th 2005. The day I quit smoking and discovered knitting and food...........


Friday, October 26, 2007

Wouldnt be dead for quids!!

In the Garden!! I love Topiary. I love and collect pelargoniums. I love hedges. I love woodland violets. I love daisies. I love mass plantings. I love dandelions and dont see them as weeds. I love clover too and oxalis. I love the garden!

In the pea soup pond where the fish are fat and plantlife abounds! If only frogs loved my algae ridden pond too.


Friday, October 5, 2007

Craft Projects

Inspired by my teenage daughter's cheeky face, I decided to give making a soft toy a go. I have used many features from many people from various other craft blogs and I am hoping that it still looks original. I can only do this late at night so it will take a while and I am doing it all by hand, lets see how long that lasts!!!

Cradles Cradles and more Cradles

I am a member of the local woodworking club and each year we make over 400 toys for under privaledged kids.
Bob and I are the cradle makers and we have whipped up 24 of these this year and now they are ready for sanding. Bob is one of the most patient people I know and has taught me most of what I know about woodworking. He manages to do it all without swearing too much because I do stuff it up sometimes. It is funny when he swears though because he has the coolest Scottish accent and no one sounds as cool as the Scotts when they swear.
I seriously hate sanding but it has to be done. It is important to ensure that no cabbage patch doll is harmed when using one of our cradles. No dolly will suffer splinters and no Baby Cry no More will cry because our cradles rocked too far to the left and tipped them out. Oh and of course the kiddies will be safe too!
We do these on Monday mornings. Thats our Toy day at the workshop and its like a fair dinkum santa's workshop. Then in December, we proudly line them all up in our community hall and hand them out to various charities for them to give out to the needy. The Mayor gives a presentation and the Local Choir sings Christmas Carols and the local Quilters Guild whip up all of the gorgeous blankets for the beds and cradles. So much time and talent donated. So much Community spirit!

I live in a fantastic community!


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

stuff I collect

stuff I collect
Originally uploaded by nundecreations

metal knitting needles. Sparkly!!!

I totally love the noise and the feel of the click clack click clack of metal needles. I started my collection by scouring the local Op Shops and when I had exhausted that I turned to Ebay. I bought about 30 plus pair of gorgeous US knitting needles that complimented my already growing collection. The collection is much larger than shown but I have so many many projects on the go and alot of them are in use. So cool to touch, smooth to use and mesmerising to listen to. mmmmm shiney!!

I wonder what the word is for a collection on Knitting needles. Like as in a flock of seaguls, a murder of crows, a gaggle of geese. I wonder!!!

These are my not so adored but theyre always being used knitting needles and amongst them are old old pins, crotchet hooks, you name it. Some are rusty, some are bent. Most were sold on ebay to me by kids who have no use for their mothers or grandmothers needles after they passed on or became unable to use them. Will that be my childrens lot? The burden of offloading my collection of crafting paraphenalia. Who cares? Il be long gone, may as well enjoy them al while I am still here eh?

This is what I knit because I have no actual talent at knitting. I knit massive blankets. Not just little ones, MASSIVE ones. I started knitting 2 yrs ago when I quit smoking and my kids used to call me the angry knitter because i would sit there scowling and desperately wanting a cigarette while i tried to distract myself . I call the left one Iced Vovo and the right one is a massive queensize one I call blankey which so far consists of 80 times 20cm x 20 cm squares that seem to stretch out to an enourmous size and weight. This one is always being added to. The idea came from a movie with subtitles , i just cannot remember the name, but the girl crotcheted her sorrows away in little squares thats she joined together over the years and by the time her true love was finally available to marry her the blanket dragged far far behind her. Anyway, I knitted my withdrawals from nicotine away like that. Mine was a far happier ending, unfortunately for the girl in the movie, she died, I think the night her and her lover we finally together in a house fire. Something tragic like that anyhow.


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