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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

WOYWW....

Actually on my work desk [ table ] today is....


Nothing and on my 'to do' rail is....



Nothing  :-)  Shhhhhhhhh  I'm hoping to get some little dresses made today for the little African girls.





 What I will show you though is this gorgeous wool.  We all need a little passion from time to time don't we?  :-)
I ordered 3 balls from Cari Crafts and it arrived last Wednesday morning.  It was to knit two little body warmer type cardies for Amy's two big girls so they had a little parcel to open when their little brother arrived....best made plans eh?  Of course you will all know by now that 'little' Stephen arrived rather rapidly later on last Wednesday so I had to knit rather more quickly than planned.
Amy brought her little family here Saturday morning and by then I had knitted two rather gorgeous knitties for the girls....and they loved them  :-)  [Yes, it did mean some rather late knitting but it was worth it to see their little faces]. Here is one just before I put the buttons on....doesn't the wool knit up lovely?  It really lends itself to this knitting 'on round needle' pattern and they looked even better when trimmed up, one with purple buttons and the other with turquoise buttons. [I forgot to take snaps of them both finished...basically cos I was still wrapping them as the girls pulled up on the drive!!]  If anyone wants to have a go at this pattern it can be found on Ravelry.

The other thing I would like to share with you is a parcel that arrived yesterday from my blogging friend Jo.  She sent me parcels for the little twinnies and has now also sent me another gorgeous fabric panel to make into an ABC bag for 'little' Stephen  :-)  Thank you so much Jo.  You really are such a generous lady....I promise I will get them made as soon as I am able  :-)....I really love your card too.

Now folks that's all from me today.  I'm hoping to get my head down to make some little dresses but will do my best to call in as many as I can.  Do pop over to Julia's blog and join in the WOYWW fun but leave me a little comment before you go  :-)  Have a great week everyone.
Hugs,
A x

38 comments:

Helen said...

Just caught up on your last couple of posts. So delighted for you all that things have settled down and all the babies (and their mums!) are doing well.
Love that multicoloured wool, it is gorgeous!

Neet said...

Now that was a shock to see such emptiness. Love that little jacket you have knitted. Hope all is well with all those babies and their mums and dads.
Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, Neet #1

Twiglet said...

I guess you will have made a couple of frocks by now!! I will need to get going - that new duvet from Sue is calling to me! x Jo

jude said...

that wool is absolutely beautiful love the colour combo and design.So the family is complete now no more babies for a while you can sit back enjoy being a grandie!
Anyways have fab wedensday and a creative week ahead
hugs judex 16

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I hadn't realised that Stephen had made his arrival too - hugs and congratulations to you all. What a wonderful time for your family! The pictures of everyone together are simply beautiful. I love the gorgeous wool from Cari Crafts, that knitted up really nicely, gorgeous soft colours and makes a nice change from pink!
Sending hugs to you and yours,
LLJ #41 xx

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hurrah for the safe arrival of the last of the newbies :) Hope you get all the dresses done you want - what will you fill all your time with when you are at last done........

Karen said...

An empty desk.....I bet it's not like that often! Enjoy WOYWW and congrats on the new arrival.

April said...

Glad to hear things are settling down for you now. Lovely little cardigan, the colours are great! Good luck with getting some dresses done today. x

Neil said...

Wow, an empty desk is a shock to the system! The wool is lovely. Can't believe you knitted it up so quickly! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Fuchsia said...

Lovely wool and top !

Happy Wednesday

Angie said...

That wool is gorgeous. I really enjoyed your last photo filled post ...all so beautiful...including G Antie Jo.lol Steve reminds me of Olly and your twinnies are so much like Ben and Jake when they were first home ...goodness that was 3 years ago. Enjoy your wonderful family.xx

Charlene said...

The wool is gorgeous...so wish I could knit. God bless you for the little dresses you make.

Doone said...

love that yarn, I still cannot get my head round how if knits up into stripes, I always want it to stay 'mangled'

have caught up with all your news, so glad the danger has passed , but M still looks horrifyingly anaemic?

don't forget you owe yourself a rest too,

Dxxx

SueH said...

I know I’ve said it before Annie but where on earth do you find the time for all the sewing and knitting that you’re doing. Every day (almost) there’s something new to see and I think those three new babies are going to need bigger wardrobes, Lol!
Thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

Happy Sewing!
Sue
x

Jennibellie said...

Oh that wool is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing, much love, Jennibellie x

famfa said...

Beautiful wool, knits up a treat. Clear desk, clear rails, bet that doesn't last long. Enjoy the clearness.

fairyrocks said...

You are a top notch knitter for sure. I love the dresses you make for donation. I can picture those little ones frolicing in them and laughing.
Keep smiling and creating

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love all the Pictures you posted earlier...HOW do you get all these things finished with all that you have going on? It totally amazes me. Enjoy WOYWW and have a fun week.

Karen said...

What gorgeous wool Annie and doesn't it knit up beautifully. I can't believe that you have nothing on your to-do rail!!!!!

I am loving your pics of your funday monday etc. The babies are all looking so well xxx

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Love your latest knitting work, the wool is gorgeous!

JoZart said...

I'm so pleased to see your workload diminished and your desk and rail clear as you need to chill out a bit! Here's me sending you more work to do with yet another panel for Steven but you can take your time over them. Pleased it arrived safely and glad you like your card too,
Lots of love joZarty x

JoZart said...

I meant to add that I love the little cardy and will pop over to Ravelry for the pattern.
Jo x

butlersabroad said...

It's so nice to see an empty desk and an empty rail too! I really hope you spend a lovely day doing whatever YOU want to do after the last few weeks you've all endured. Go on, put your feet up, you deserve it!

Hugs
Brenda 86

Tina Gilmore said...

Love that little bodywarmer annie, nice to see your clear workload, wish mine was clear :( Hope you got to make lots of dresses. xx

Mrs A. said...

The little top has knitted up a treat and love the sound of the two different coloured buttons you have chosen. Good luck with the dresses. I took time out to make some knitted toys for the Christmas box child appeal so havn't made any for a while. Hugs Mrs A.

Julia Dunnit said...

That yarn is divine...I would have been a thrilled little girl too - you are such a thoughtful great aunty!

Julia Dunnit said...

Gracious, I made Amy your neice - you'd think that my eyes would at least read correctly if not my brain! Sorry!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wonderful to see all the baby pics! beautiful! and yes, your knitting is gorgeous. amazing to me how you do it so quickly!

sandra de said...

So you knitted those gorgeous little tops overnight. I imagine you have sewn up a storm of dresses by now. Lovely to see pics of your little grandson.

Di said...

Super little tops - do you sit up in bed and knit too? It's allowed 'cos I sometimes do :) Belated Happy WOYWW Annie! Hugs, Di xx

SusanLotus said...

At least your table are clean! :)
My hobbyroom is a total chaos!
I need to clean it up...

Have a great week!
SusanLotus 76

Sarah said...

It's all one lovely story of babies, wool and gorgeousness around your way - I love that little knit - love that shape and the colours are perfect!

Elizabeth said...

How did you manage to clear your desk and rail ... working all night? Love the little knit, the yarn is gorgeous. I've just been reading through earlier posts and love all the pics of the babies, grandchildren and all ... and it's good to see the twins are thriving. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #55

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh well done for giving the girls somethign new, xxx
Love the wool it is gorgeous, hope you got some dresses done by now, and I do find that crafters are very generous people,
Lou P #124

MaggieC said...

Well done for doing all those little dresses. And then to fit in all that emergency knitting, that is a real achievement.

Debs said...

Two things are sooo wrrroooonnngg!
empty desk????!!! eh?!!!
random wool knitting up stripey - wrong, wrong, wrong - it does my head in - how can it do that?!!!

Kezzy said...

Wow so much has happened in a week, I have just been catching up and wow some fab pics. Its so nice to see all the family together, healthy and the brand new addition he is gorgeous and those knitted cardigans for the girls are so cute. An empty rail, you have been busy lol. Kezzy x

mckinkle said...

Just catching up Annie and I love the pretty cardis youve made for your eldest granddaughters, that wool is so soft and pretty in shades!
Keryn x