Sunday, 22 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
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Monday, 9 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
We're joining in with crunchy chicken's Hand-Made Holidays
We'll be Making -
Bath Melts - Cocoa butter, lavender & chamomile.
Bath Bags - Muslin bags filled with oats, milk powder, lavender & chamomile.
Sloe Gin & Vodka - already brewing.
Knitted Scarfs - using sari yarn.
Sleep Pillows - filled with hops & chamomile.
Caramelised Onion Chutney - DONECare to join us ?
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Partly, well no fully, because I knew I could never find the words to explain how I feel about this magazine, the community of Mother readers and the richness it has all brought to my life.
I have subscribed from the beginning ( yes I have that much sought after Issue 1 ) and from that very first read, my relationship with The Mother has grown and blossomed.
She has lead me down paths I would never have traveled ( holding my hand all the way )
She held me in the middle of the night in those early breastfeeding days, when I thought I couldn't breastfeed, wrong latch, wrong position, not enough milk ... for every worry I had, there were words to tell me I could and I did.
She has introduced me to friends that I will LOVE forever and ever.
She has taught me endless lessons, that have comforted, healed and nurtured me.
I am a better person for knowing Her.
Monday, 2 November 2009
So to answer your questions ....
The pattern I use is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann, available from Schoolhouse Press
This pattern will make a jacket that will fit from around 6 months to 18 months.
While away on our holiday in the beautiful Forest of Dean last week, I cast on another jacket, the pattern really is addictive ( especially as the first one I knitted doesn't fit O and this one won't either ! will be looking for homes for them )
The pattern is easy ( honestly ) it really is all about trust.
I did join the BSJ group on Ravelry, which I do recommend as some of Elizabeth's terms really threw me but thankfully all the answers were there, along with photos of jackets in progress.
The folding of the finished jacket is really easy and with only shoulder seams to sew, how much better can it get.
So what you waiting for ...