A "mummy's showing off post" today
First of all I thought I'd show you a close up of the stitchery on Daisy's friend's birthday present
and the original artworks that it came from (complete with colour instructions!)
Next up is an applehead inspired creation that Dorothy made (before I was even awake) this morning
I just love how she has used the different bits of paper she has collected with the ones Applehead sent her.
Finally, Fred had the honour of bringing home the class pet dog "Elmo" and needs to write a story about what he has done this weekend (I think........!)
So here is his nearly finished picture of Elmo at the Locket Household.
And finally, here is what I am working on.
I mentioned the other day that I had come home with bags full of wool from my Mum which included loads of cream Aran. As I was in our local craft shop looking for a few bits to include with a certain someone's birthday present, I thought I would look at their patterns (as the shop is closing down and everything is half-price) and pick the owner's brains about how I could knit a normal pattern in aran wool (as I didn't want to play at cable-ing and fancy stuff)
So this is the gorgeous pattern I bought
I am making the pale green design (in cream aran of course) and am knitting the age 5-6 with the view that if it is too big for Fred then it might fit Daisy! The shop owner suggested knitting a size smaller than I needed as I was using aran wool and bigger needles - but you never know, it might actually fit Dorothy instead!
It is nice to have some "switch off" knitting that I could do in the dark in the cinema or when I was half asleep or something as most of the things I like playing with are either
a. stripey (therefore requiring loads of balls of wool)
b. fiddly (meaning I have to think and read patterns and things like that)
c. on stupidly thin dpns with very thin wool and a high risk of losing stitches willy-nilly
Now I've got some straight old boring plain uneventful repetitive knitting - so I can probably start reading at the same time again - as long as Mr Locket is happy to hold the book and turn the pages for me...................!