Friday, 13 January 2012

friday

First week of maternity leave over, and it still feels a little bit like I might have to go back to work next week, but also mostly like this is what life should be like! I've eaten proper dinners and cooked nice teas, the dishwasher and washing basket are empty, and the junk room baby's room starting to look less like a recycling plant (maybe). It's also been so nice to be able to make things in the daylight in winter...

I'm knitting a cotton blanket/shawl for the baby, a pi shawl, and my first attempt at a circular cast on (4th time lucky!) It's slightly disconcerting that the whole thing looks like a giant unattractive doily-like hat, but hopefully blocking will rectify that, if I can manage it. And I have some mustard yellow yarn for the edging if I dare...


I've also been making progress on my long term embroidery project. I love the work of Moira Blackburn; the colours and composition and the history behind the designs too. It's fun to design my own samplers, but much more relaxing to sew one of these. Half way there...


A couple of quilts completed too (for gifts, so no close ups yet...)


And Coco is feeling much better now, she is good at helping...

6 comments:

Marianne C. Wille said...

Your knitting looks intriguing!

maudie.made said...

Wow you've been super busy! I love the embroidery - I'm planning on starting one of them (smaller) for a friend of mine due in May and am now concerned I've left it a bit late!!

Lucia Leyfield said...

So lovely to see lots of exciting projects on the go..including a baby! Definately go for the mustard yellow trim! x

acornmoon said...

I love that embroidery, maybe you will make a name and birth sampler when the little one arrives?

Caity M. said...

Your projects are looking beautiful! New follower :)



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Caity M. said...

P.s. Your cat is too cute!