Thursday, 3 May 2012

Who are you calling a cowl?

Ha ha - took me ages to think up that title!  (And yes I did think that I was a little bit clever for coming up with it.)

I hosted the first craft night last night and it was exactly as I'd imagined it would be.  I arrived early to turn on the heaters to make it lovely and cosy for when the others arrived and to pretty it up a little and then I nervously waited............  Lo and behold six lovely ladies joined me for an evening of knitting, sewing, cutting, cross-stitching, tea drinking, 'suppering' and chatting.  It was absolutely lovely and time just flew!  I'm now in the process of organising our next crafty night.  Might have to think of a name for our little group - Pockets of Craft or Crafty Pockets? Will keep you posted.

Thanks to Gus for taking my photo here - I have to say I think he did a pretty good job too.  This is my cowl courteous of The Purl Bee.  Its called a Mobius Cowl - although now that I check their website I can't seem to find it.  Hmmm.  Anyhow, its a very simple pattern to follow - knitted in the round with a contrast colour on the edges with an intentional twist when you join the round.  I'm finding the cowl to be super handy as unlike a scarf it keeps my neck warm without dangling down in the boys faces or in whatever I'm trying to look at.

This wee project is in two parts - the knitted and adorned coathanger from Vintage Knits for Modern Babies which took about an hour in total to make and the lovely little dress with the sweet Peter Pan style collar from Babes of Sweet.  These are both a birth present for the arrival of our very old friends' (they're not old we've just been friends for a long time) daughter. The fabric has distorted itself in the photo but it is a sweet cream colour with a soft olive/grey stripe.  Just beautiful.

And lastly, here is Gus' teepee.  He has been having lots of fun playing in it and making up all sorts of games.  After dragging the whole thing into our room this afternoon Gus decided that he would have an "iti moe" (small sleep) in it - for all of about 5 minutes!  Great to see him enjoying it.  Gus is going through a bit of a monster phase at the moment with lots of monster talk.  So Albert the monkey has become his official protector with the magic power of his voice - Albert sings to the monsters to keep them away!


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