Seems like forever since I've posted.... I've been busy working on all sorts of different things and not really finishing anything. Gus has a chunky roll neck snuggly jersey in the works and Felix has a vest which now that I'm a wee bit through it, I've realised that its my old school colours - yellow and brown. Wonder if there is something hidden in my subconscious or if I secretly liked the colours but just complained about the brown because everyone else did? Or perhaps even brown has become so fashionable that Bream Bay College was ahead of its time??? Ha ha!
My skinny and a little-on-the-short-side Felix was running out of pants so I finally got around to taking up his trousers. Gus' pants from about the same age don't quite fit yet but the smaller ones aren't quite right either. I thought he looked quite dapper wearing his 'flash pants' as Gus calls them, however they do for some reason remind me of golfing pants. His Great Grandad would be proud!
Having had Gus allergy/intolerance tested has got us thinking about the hidden ingredients in food, so another step in the direction of trying to reduce or eliminate the hidden nasties in our food and environment is to try my hand at breadmaking. My generous mother has kindly agreed to loan me their breadmaker and I've just now finished making my sourdough starter (well, its not strictly a sourdough as it has active yeast in it but after doing some research it seems that when using the breadmaker the active yeast is necessary). I'll see how it goes. Let's see if it bubbles away and if I'm any good at the whole bread shenanigans.
I discovered these delightful books at our lovely Hutt Library last week. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett is a beautiful knitting story which Gus thoroughly enjoyed - particularly the bit about the awful Archduke who tries to steal the neverending box of yarn. I wondered if Gus could relate on some level with my seemingly neverending suitcase of wool! Its such a cute wee story.
Labour of Love is a necessity for any keen knitter with a girl aged 3 and above. The designs are just totally gorgeous, in fact almost too nice as I'd be too worried about all my hard work getting destroyed. I can't wait until my niece is a little older so that I can knit something from here for her.
This fabulous concertina sewing box was a birthday present for Amanda Baker in 1975 and I am now the proud owner of it. It came complete with some miscellaneous sewing items, including a couple of wooden cotton spools - I couldn't believe my luck as I've been looking for some for a while now.
....Well I'll sign off and write another post as some lovely things have been happening lately on the craft front. Xo