All Things Woolly

Been a bit busy with the hooks and needles over the past couple of weeks and been rather lax on posting in my blog… sorry to my followers for the tardiness but here are the reasons why….

Made myself something for a change – a pair of socks and a top – both knitted.

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My top – Panda Acrylic 8 ply

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My socks –  Happy Feet 3 ply

I also made a couple of gorgeous little cardi’s for my best friend’s brand new twin great nieces – but found out just last night that they are too small- the little girls are growing just so quickly! So they have been saved to go on their first dolls…. how cute.

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And the job that took the longest…… Christmas gifts for my old school friend’s grandkids. Carol contacted me from Oz a couple of months back and asked if I could make a couple of hats for her grandies … Of course I can, says I…. within a very short space of time, the couple of hats grew to be 3 baby jackets (like the ones above) with matching boottess; 4 ninja turtle hats, a minion hat and matching scarf, a boy’s ear flap hat and matching scarf, an owl hat, a ladies slouchie hat in purple, a ladies slouch hat and matching scarf in pinks, and a ladies slouch hat and matching scarf in black and blue which I changed to shades of blue, teal and cream because the black and blue looked awful. When I showed the photo of the finished haul to my friend, her daughter has now ordered another owl hat for herself! I also made a Tunisian crochet neck warmer for my friend as a little present to her. She asked me how she was going to pay me to do the job… You aren’t, I told her… You are going down to Lincraft at Elizabeth (South Australia) and are going to buy me $180 worth or yarn and post it over to me…. About a week later 2 large boxes arrived here in Whanganui (NZ) with … get this…. 7.5 kgs of different coloured/styles/textures yarns inside…. it was like opening presents on Christmas morning… she had chosen just about every colour of the rainbow for me. And this is what I made for her….

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Carol’s Haul

And as well as the above, I have finished just this morning a gorgeous little Tunisian crochet baby jacket in blue with bright yellow apple buttons on it, and am currently working on a tea cosy for my cousin’s wife.

Seems like my hooks and needles never stop.

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