Tuesday, September 29, 2009

where do the weeks go?

It's all been a bit of a whirlwind and a blur here, these past few weeks. I've barely had time to sit, let alone blog!

I start a new job (yet another, but we won't go there!) on Wednesday - good grief, that's tomorrow?! Between applications, interviews, school holidays, knitting and roller derby, there's just not that many hours left at the end of the day.

I did manage to make this little vest, in a lovely rich burgundy, with mechanical looking silver buttons. Sadly, it was shipped off with a whoosh, before I even got time to photograph it. Such a quick and enjoyable little vest to knit - will definitely be making more of these! It's from Louisa Harding's "Natural knits for Babies and Moms".

I am really digging knitting for boys at the moment - after (literally) decades of only girls in our friends and family, finally we've been managing a few XY chromosomes!

I've also been madly working away on this darling little bag.
My cousin's friend is getting married and wanted a knitted clutch for the big day. I promise it will be there in time, promise!

yes, that's silk - my first time.

ahh, sweet lordy it's a pleasant fibre to work with, isn't it? I've used Wired for Fibre's Bette 4ply, doubled-stranded, and I'm loving that lustre.

The pattern is the Counterpane Accessories Pouch, from Handknit Holidays, kindly procured by a member of our knitting group, mcmandeth, thank you kindly.

I'm lining it with ivory satin, and the blue ribbon with be the trim on the inside, for her something blue...

and due to popular demand for Roller Derby attire shots, I give you The Frilly Butt Cherry Knickers!

what? you didn't seriously think you were going to get an arse shot, did you ;)


Rose Red said...

LOVE the knickers!!!

And also the counterpane pouch - how gorgeous to do it in silk. Yum!

Good luck for tomorrow - am sure you will be a star!

Gidgetknits said...

Oh, I love the knickers!!! I'm really getting into the handmade knicker thing - they're such fun. Must try frilly ones!

The silk... glorious. And have a great time in the new job!

2paw said...

Gorgeous Gussies!!
Have a great day at work!!

Home Girl said...

can't wait to see the silk purse - looks very intricate. what a lovely gift. that boy's vest looks fab too - will have to keep my eyes peeled for that pattern.

Susanne said...

Congratulations on the new job, hope you have a great first day.

The vest looks great, I might have to look into that one myself and the silk purse looks like a great gift and sounds like it's been fun to make. Hope we get to see the finished product ;)

Donyale said...

Arse! Arse! Arse!

Julia said...

I've always liked that clutch pattern... quite partial to frills on the bum too!

Bells said...

he he. The knickers are enough. They are cute.

Congrats on an xy chromosome!

And the silk - oh my what luxury. Get a photo of THAT Before you post it!

Emma said...

The counterpane clutch looks lovely in silk, and the blue and ivory - so pretty!

dr k said...

well yes actually, i was....