Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Where have I been?

Yes I know I am extremely quiet these days, or is it I am getting slower and slower at doing things.

It doesn't mean that I haven't stopped shopping.....
This is my new stash...not of fabric this time.

My new skill this year was to take up a bit of knitting.  
I knew there would be a time that I was not able to reach the sewing machine (which is around now)
My local store is Treasure. Knitting Boutique
It is so handy to be able to go down the street to get a few supplies, which is what I have been doing over the past few months.  I was also sucked in by Catherine to buy this little book.  (and let me tell you I have about 6 sticky notes on different projects to do.) 
I am now onto my third cardigan and can see that I am getting better at the tension each time.
(I'm a beginner here!)

These booties have been just too cute not to knit and knit and knit.  ( I want to knit a pair in red next.)
pattern by Julie

Getting better each time too!
It just seems to be easier to put my feet up and knit something than stand and use the rotary cutter these days.
Oh and I am wondering if I really have my priorities right....I seemed to have everything ready for me to take to the hospital..( a bit of knitting and hand sewing ). 
I cut these out while on my ball the other night.

I must be staying in hospital for a week!!!! 
What am I thinking?
But I have absolutely nothing else packed in the bag. 
Baby is going to wrapped in some hospital towels to be sent home.
Cracking day here and am going to enjoy it but before I go, if anyone knows of a tutorial to make your own knitting needle case/roll, please let me know...It will be put down on my to do list for the maternity leave.

I'll be back to let you know about the Swoon 2013 which stated about two weeks ago....behind on that too!
Happy sewing


  1. Those little booties are just too cute! And I love that stack of hexies. When are you due?

  2. Exciting times! Love what you've made and glad you are enjoying it so!

  3. Those booties are so cute!! Take care xx

  4. Bootiful booties Erin! Do get your baby something else to wear though and looking forward to the photo introducing baby 'billy button' to the world!

  5. You are so funny! I think I managed to eat a Mars Bar in hospital, and other than that, it was all about the baby!!

    Cute makes though!

  6. yay, nearly there, you have your priorities right, you need to keep your hands busy haha!

  7. Such cute booties! Hope you're managing to keep cool in this weather

  8. Those little booties are so cute!! And I'm loving the colors being used for your hexies!! So excited for your upcoming event! :)

  9. Gorgeous, wish I had been able to knit for my babies.

  10. These are adorable, Erin. YAY for improving your new, fabulous skill. Good luck and best wishes for you and bub. :)

  11. Oh cute bootees! I remember enjoying knitting bootees and baby mittens. They are so quick and easy to do.

    And what more will the well dressed baby need?

    And, you may be surprised at how little you get done once baby is here...


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