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Seven Little Moments

Monday, 14th November

On the second leg, Singapore to Sydney.

Tuesday, 15th November

Lunch with Grandma.

Wednesday, 16th November

Day out.

Thursday, 17th November

View over Sydney, unfortunately it was raining that day.

Friday, 18th November

View from the air of Palm Beach (where Home and Away is filmed), on our way to Byron Bay.

Saturday, 19th November

Dinner at Le Petit Snail in Byron Bay, where Luke promptly fell asleep during dinner.

Sunday, 20th November

Barbecue breakfast, Anil is in heaven!

Inspired by Just Shell.

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WIP Wednesday

I’ve had to finish off some work today, so just took a pretty crappy picture of my work on progress:

This is the vest I started off last week for Luke. I’ve still not managed to finish it, but I am very close. I made a mistake on the back piece and had to undo some rows again. No biggie, but a little annoying. I’ve been busy otherwise, preparing for our upcoming trip to Australia. We’re leaving on Saturday and are very excited.

I’ve loved knitting this vest and I’m in love with cables now, I think I’ll probably be knitting lots more cables, now that I know how easy they are.

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FO: Aviatrix Hat

As it’s getting much colder here I thought I’d knit Luke another little hat. And again, I seemed to grab some left over green yarn and decided to knit the Aviatrix hat that’s available on Ravelry.

I really like the pattern, although when I initially looked at it I was really worried that it would be really complicatet. However, it’s really well written and the instructions are straightforward to follow.

I knitted the size for 12 months, but I think I picked the wrong yarn, as it’s quite snug on Luke. I’ve got some red yarn set aside to knit another one when we come back from Australia. Oh yes, by the way, we’re going to Australia in just a little over a week :-).

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WIP Wednesday

I’ve got a confession to make, I’ve never knitted cables. Actually, I’ve never knitted cables until today! I just can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to give them a try. I was always under the impression that they would be really complicated to knit, not sure why. That brings me nicely onto my current WIP:

Today I started a little cable vest for Luke and it’s the first time in a while that I’ve chosen another colour than green. The blue is really nice and I love how the cables are turning out…pretty impressive for my first ones. Or maybe I’m just being silly?

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Seven Little Moments – Blogtoberfest: Day Twentynine

Monday, 17th October

View over London from Primrose Hill.

Tuesday, 18th October

A sleeping Luke on the drive to Oma’s (my mum) in Germany.

Wednesday, 19th October

Helping to unpack.

Thursday, 20th October

Our picked apples.

Friday, 21st October

Autumn flowers.

Saturday, 22nd October

They call it ‘the elephant’s toilet’, the Panorama Museum in Bad Frankenhausen, Germany. Around the entire inside wall of the building is a huge painting (1700 m² in size) depicting the Peasants’ War (1524–26).

Sunday, 23rd October

Luke and Oma enjoying the autumn sunshine.

I really liked this idea of seven little moments on Just Shell.

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Seven Little Moments – Blogtoberfest: Day Seventeen

Monday, 10th October

Playing Peekabo.

Tuesday, 11th October

Received Luke’s Bookstart package.


Wednesday, 12th October

Tots & Toast.

Thursday, 13th October

I’m keen to start a new sewing projects and this is some of the fabric I have in my stash…now just deciding what I could make. Any ideas?

Friday, 14th October

Happy Birthday, Blue Daisy.

Saturday, 15th October

Learning to knit!

Sunday, 16th October

Cheeky (and yes he’s wearing girly tights :-)).

I really liked this idea of seven little moments on Just Shell.

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Socks for Luke – Blogtoberfest: Day Fifteen

I managed to whip up a pair of socks for my little man in a couple of days last week. I realised that as it’s getting colder here he doesn’t have any woollen socks, and he desperately needs them. Before he was born I managed to make three pairs for him which he wore in rotation when it was a newborn. So, I followed the same pattern and made a bigger pair.

In fact, instead of making a 9-12 months size I decided to go for the 12-18 months. Mainly because Luke’s feet are quite big and I didn’t want him to outgrow them quickly, especially as he’ll probably be using them from now on until February time. And I’m glad I made the bigger size because they fit very well, and just have a little bit of room at the front.

The yarn I bought off Kate at The Confessions of a Graveyard Gypsy, and it’s gorgeous. The colour works really well and it’s really nice to knit with. I started a second pair of socks straightaway as a Christmas present for my nephew with the same yarn. It’s called Cesana Sock Yarn and I got about 12 skeins from Kate, so you’ll be seeing more socks on here soon. Here’s Luke inspecting his new socks and I think he likes them!

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Newborn Mitts – Blogtoberfest: Day Thirteen

As the weather is getting colder I’m thinking about making Luke another pair of mitts. I say another pair as I originally made some for when he was born, one pair in red (made out of wool yarn) and one pair in green (made out of cotton yarn).

They’re knitted on double pointed needles and I pretty much made the pattern up, just judging the size by what I think it should be.

This time round I am thinking about a pair with thumbs, if I can find a nice pattern. Luke didn’t actually wear these two sets very often, only a couple of times when he was really little and when it was cold outside.