26 August 2010

My Creative Space

I'm running late with this today.  Hubby was working from home for the morning, before going into Miss O's class for Maths Group.  The computer was completely hijacked, so I had to do laundry and general tidying up instead.
This week I have managed to finish (bar tying in the loose threads) the crochet dolls blanket.  I got a bit carried away and decided to work a border into it.  To say I am completely thrilled with the end result, would be an understatement.  I am gobsmacked a) that I finished something b) that it looks good (to me).
Drum Roll moment .... 
 On the knitting front ...
A frenzy of knitting patches.  Last weekend we spent a day with friends catching up.  "Do you mind if I knit?" I asked as I sat down.  A peel of laughter ensued ha ha - 3 hours later and cupboards are being pulled apart looking for those knitting needles and odd balls of wool.  To keep my interest level high - as I am prone to drift - I put a 'what it might look like' together.  I'm liking it.  This is going to be a knee throw, so there isn't a great deal more knitting now.

 I managed to also FINISH (loving that word today) the paper garland
for my new little great nephew.
So sweet.

My neighbour had a baby girl yesterday.  I think she will be home today.
Labour has been stopping and starting for the past week.
Looking after a two year old was exhausting.  I was in bed by 9.00pm last night.
Being a night owl, this was out of the ordinary for me.
I will start on a couple of little singlets for the new arrival today.

Time to pop into Kootoyoo to see everyone else.


Catherine said...

Carmel your crochet baby blanket looks beautiful, the colours are so pretty. And you've been knitting up a storm there with all those squares, just lovely. What a lovely space you have today.Have a great week. :)

mel @ loved handmade said...

Wow, you've been super busy! I love the dolls blanket, gorgeous! Great job on the paper garland & those sqaures are really lovely...have a great weekend!

Cathie said...

oh wow! those colours are adorable!
you have been a busy girl.
love the paper garland.
get some rest!

koralee said...

Oh I adore the sweetness over here today...the blanket is adorable and the bunting...so so cute.

Pure inspiration...I now feel like being creative today. xoxoxoo Happy weekend.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What you are knitting is just adorable! I love the little flowers! And that photo garland is so cute. What a great idea that is!

Kylie said...

The squares look great (love those colours together) And yay on so many FINISHED things.

Anil P said...

The paper garland reminds of Tibetan prayer flags up north.

Joyti said...

Both the paper garland and the blanket are beautiful...you are so creative.

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Carmel, I don't know what's happened but I haven't visited in ages - silly me!!

You are so clever making these gorgeous creations! The colours you've choosen for the blanket are beautiful.

Hope you're having a lovely day! :-)

Bek said...

sweet blankets!

Nice garland too! I have at 3 garlands in my house and plans for more!

Thea said...

Lovely post! And hey, my sister's name is the same spelling as yours! Although her birthname is Carmela, we always call her Carmel...she is story book author Carmela LaVigna Coyle. Glad I found your blog.

Photography said...

I love it all! The colours are great and that bunting is super!

Valerie said...

lovely banner & oh my your choice of wool colors are just beautiful !!!

hi from another night-owl !