Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Firstly a find, this gorgeous brooch was snapped up by yours truly at the nearby Salvation Army thrift store. I have been searching for appropriate shawl pins and this treasure makes a wonderful start to my collection.

Just Enough Ruffles was my winning entry into the Tangled Yarns Malabrigo March competition. I knitted this up with Malabrigo Worsted in Damask Rose, with a Pearl coloured edge due to the lack of forethought of the knitter. I only bought one skein of Rose when I really needed two, and when I went back to the store they had run out of Rose entirely. I won another skein of Malabrigo from the store, so I think I came out on top!

And this is the Simple and Effective Shawl, which I knitted with Noro Silkgarden Sock, using two balls to make it larger. Very snuggly and the colour range goes with almost everything I own. Perfect!
All patterns are available at Ravelry.com.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

March has been crazy busy ...

with a Teddy Bears' Picnic,

Easter Bonnet Parade, one with an Easter theme, one with a Weather theme and one with an Australiana theme,

a day out on the water for Christopher,

and a bit of game playing down time.

and Earth Hour.
There was also a bunch of knitting and a thrift store find, but that's going in another post.
Have a lovely Easter!