Monday, July 31, 2006


My Beautiful Eldest.......and a new haircut :D

That Monday Feeling :o)

This was my little guy at lunchtime today...... zonked on his big brothers armchair reading a book. Oh its a hard life for littleluns :D

Thursday, July 27, 2006

My first Crochet project!!!

Before felting.....

After Felting....

Crocheted with hand dyed Aran weight wool, on an 8mm hook, and then felted in the tumble dryer after :) This started out as a practice square for Double Crochet, then it just grew and I thought I could make something with it.
Its finished dimensions are 5 inches wide and 9.5 inched deep, so its kind of a wierd shape.... tee hee :)
If I am honest I am a "want it now" fibre the thick wool and big 'ooks/needles are the way to go for me......but i think i could get to like crochet a bit!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

How Indie are you?

You Are 76% Indie
You're a very indie person, and admit it, you look down a little on people who strive to be normal.You'll indulge in a little mainstream pop culture every now and then. But for you, anything not indie is a guilty pleasure!
How Indie are you?

This is dedicated to a fellow blogger Beekabear who mentioned me on her blog a while back. I didn't know this, as she forgot to leave a comment.....hehehe.....but found it, completely by accident when I googled my name, BabyLonglegs.

I know, how sad am I to google myself, I do it every now and then to see what it throws up, so to speak :D And this time I found another blog to visit/stalk....

So this ones for you Indie are you????

Teehee.....lets see if she leaves a comment this time.... *whistle*

*Club Of The Month*

Just found out that the Leicester Stitch n Bitch group I go to has been given July's "Club of the Month" award by Simply Knitting!!!!! The issue is out on 20th July....and I will definitely be buying it ;)
They also sent us some free goodies...knitting books, and as a *regular* I have been given one!!! Its Colinette's Jelly All Stars and its full of really funky patterns!!! I am stunned at their generosity, and well chuffed too.... :o)

Friday, July 14, 2006

This week, we have mostly been singing.....

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry, merry king of the bush is he,
Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gumdrops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,
That's no monkey, that's me.
It was featured in an Episode of Dr Who, Fear Her and Daniel really took to the song. He's got a beautiful voice :)

Custom Shorts :)

Another pair of custom shorts finished :) This customer saw the pic of the custom newborn ones, and wanted the ribbons around the frills too.

They look great, if a little over lanolised...oops! But overall,I am very pleased with them!

Joel's World

This is a lovely picture of a person, drawn by Joel :)
I just love its simplicity....

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Have Koolaid, will dye ;)

Got a scrummy package today......some long-awaited KoolAid!!! Been missing my I immediately (and I MEAN immediately.....hehehe) I got some wool out of my BFL stash, and got busy ;)
It has turned out beautifully....I dipped one end of the hanks in Berry Blue (3 sachets)....zapped for 2 mins, checked then re-zapped for 2 mins in the microwave...then did the Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade (2 sachets) then the Lemonade (2 sachets) at the end....where the blues and the yellow have mixed, the wool has turned turquoise.
Its dry already, the weather has been glorious, so I am just about to ball it up!!!
Wonder whos happy little bottom it will keep dry???

Monday, July 03, 2006

Ickle Newborn Shorts...

I've had a custom order for some Newborn I just knit them to the small version of my pattern, but on smaller needles :) I also added some holes at the top of the leg ruffles, so ribbon can be threaded through, to *hopefully* eliminate the gape you get with little spindly newborn legs :o)the width of the legs can be adjusted, to create a "bloomer effect.
The blue ribbon is just some I had here in my workbox, will get some nicer stuff when I next go into town...will set them off nicely!