Sunday, 22 November 2015

HAVE YOU NOTICED...

... that it takes TWICE as long to put everything back after decorating! I have to .. sort.. and re-organise.. and decide what the heck was I keeping that for?..... lol x at this rate the shelves and cupboards in the front room will still be empty when the family arrive ... mm maybe then THEY will put it all away!!!.. now there s a thought xx

Do you remember I made a cot quilt for a baby born 12 weeks premature? .. well that was 12 weeks ago... and she is going home to-day (fingers crossed x)She will need oxygen at home and constant monitoring .. but she will be at home and mum and dad are SOOO excited x

I finished my latest shawl .....




I really like it with the stocking stitch x I don't think I told that I am using this..


....book. ... honestly the model must be the size of a 9 year old for the shawl to be that big on her!!! .....ANYWAY .... while I was making it I was thinking about my mate Sue.. remember I made the pink sparkly shawl for her up-coming BIG birthday... well my brain did a bit of overtime and I am giving her 50 presents for her 50th birthday!!.. her birthday is 16th December .. so that makes 10 days to Christmas .. SO ...5 presents a day for 10 days ... you still with me? lol x


... she loves pink and anything to do with African animals .. hence the wonderful tissue paper I found lol x...ANYWAY... I had this FUN wool in my stash..



....that I never knew what to do with (OR ....why I ought it ... am I the only one? .. surely not!!)

SO... I turned it into a shawl (WHAT else .. I seem to have a shawl obsession at the moment!!)... it will suit her and has made up the right number of presents ...





....this one is not from the book... but is a free download from Ravelry...


YES !!!.... garter stitch .. but it worked out well for this wool x


OH WELL! Back to sorting "stuff" into its rightful place ... carpet going down this week so I need to shake the old tail feathers and get going x

Diane x

5 comments:

Terry said...

That shawl is BEAUTIFUL! 50 presents to represent 50 years of birthdays. . .how sweet you are! --Terry

Carla said...

Holy smokes! 50 lovely presents. She won't need Christmas ; )
I like the shawl. I would like to learn to knit a shawl, but for now I'm doing socks and a scarf ; )

kiwikid said...

That is a beautiful shawl Diane...your mate is so lucky you giving her 50 presents...fantastic idea!! Hope you managed to get on with that sorting and putting back...step away from the knitting needles!!!! Good luck with the carpet laying!!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

What a fab friend you are!

Maggi said...

Lovely shawls, your friend is very lucky. How delighted the baby's parents must be to finally have her home.