The last week has been a bit of a doozy…hence why I haven’t posted….sorry!
And here is this weeks lot.
I am only posting these now, because that’s the kind of week we had last week… Hoping this week is going to be better!
As some of you will know in my day job I work for a pretty amazing program. We bring occupational and physical therapists, special needs care providers, etc. to Australia to help families with kids with special needs. These young men and women are incredible… I support them in their time here, and feel like their mother hen. So, what do you think would happen when one of them found and married her Aussie husband and didn’t waste any time to have a baby? I got busy! This doll is just one of the things I made for her daughter.
And I love the end result. It’s a wonderful pattern, very well written and easy to follow.
I love the details of the hair and the ruffles of the dres, the little socks with their lacy tops. Just brilliant!
All together a happy little girl!
What a cool name for a beach, right? And it was a great beach!
This beach is right next door to Huskisson beach, which we visited the same too (watch this space!)
And my little people had a thoroughly enjoyable time!
Feet in the sand and water. TICK! And obligatory knitting picture!
I never used to knit shawls, but then a couple of years after I made the first one (a Fantoosh by Kate Davies Design), the bug well and truly got me. Now, I tend to knit shawls with fingering yarn. But when the stunning colours of Wren & Ollie’s Spin DK popped up on my Instagram last year, I knew I had to find a suitable shawl for this particular yarn.
I knitted this beauty on our holiday in Byron last year, and it was the perfect project. An easy to follow pattern that I could knit while sitting on the beach and watching my kids. The fact that it called for DK yarn, made it a beautifully quick projec, despite a large size when completed.
I love the colours, they are perfect for Autumn, which is when I started wearing this beauty. People never realise how cold it can get during the changes of season here in Australia!
Funny story about these pictures, a good friend of mine took them for me, on a stinking hot Summer day in Sydney.