Sunday, July 29, 2007

booties galore!

What can you give people who've had a baby, when it seems like everyone around you is having them?! My solution = booties.

I have been busy the past week knitting some sweet booties - gosh, they look so small! I trialled 2 patterns before deciding on one I liked, and I have knitted 6 pairs so far. The 3 to the side are ones that are to be given out tonight at cession.

Here is my favourite bootie pattern, so I won't misplace it in the real world! hehehe!!!

Cast on 34 stitches and knit 12 rows.
On the next row, knit 20 stitches, knit 2 together and then turn.
*Slip a stitch (with yarn in front), purl 6, purl 2 together then turn.
Slip a stitch (with yarn in back), knit 6, knit 2 together then turn.*
Do the above set 8 more times, so you knit back and forth on those centre 6 stitches, picking up 2 together on either end, for approx 10 rows, or until you have 24 stitches on your needles. (take a count each row to make sure)
On the last one, knit to the end of the row.
Create an eyelet row for ties: Purl first two stitches, yo, knit 2 together until the end of the row.
Now, knit 20 rows to make the rollover cuff. Cast off.
Stitch the bootie from toe to cuff and turn the right way.
Add ribbon, crocheted yarn or knitted yarn for ties.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Love Language Test

Here are my results after doing the love language test here:-

Love Language
8 - Words of Affirmation
5 - Quality Time
7 - Receiving of Gifts
8 - Acts of Service
2 - Physical Touch

I read the book a few years ago - and it's interesting as my languages have changed a little - I never much used to be an acts of service girl. But look at the physical touch one... lol, couldn't get much lower there! I think that the test reflects the fact that I am a busy mum of 3.

Anyway - go check it out! See what you come out with. Is it fairly true of you?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

loving SCHOOL

Knowing you've made the right decision isn't the same thing as feeling great about it. At least that is what I've been learning lately.

The girls absolutely LOVE school, which I'm glad about. Still, I miss them and it's very quiet - overwhelmingly quiet! I could, however, get used to the silence - I like it. But it's been 11 years since I had any peace - so it could take a little time to get used to it.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

time flys a.k.a. what i've been up to

well, 2 weeks have flown by - school is back tomorrow (for Aimee anyway). The other 2 start school on Tuesday. I think I have everything covered (needs wise - we took them out shopping for shoes & lunch boxes etc on Thursday). The girls are very excited about it all!!! I am, however, feeling conflicted - I think I am going to miss them terribly, and I am going to have to get used to my own company. It's not a bad thing - just different.

I have been busy this holiday's doing crafty things. I knitted 5 hat & scarf sets, and discovered how easy it is to make little felt covers for hairclips - I have currently made 10 pairs of hairclips. I will at some stage post the pattern for the hat I made - mainly so that I will always have access to it. I lost the last great hat pattern, forgot completely how I made them. I promise to get a photo up of the hats too!

I recieved my favourite things swap parcel from my swap partner Liz. All I can say is YUMMY japanese candy - mmmmm! mmmm! I haven't read the book yet though - I guess I will have a lot more time for reading now the girls are going to school, so I will get to it!