Monday, February 02, 2009

Oh baby, it's hot!

It's been a while since I blogged, but really..... I do have some good excuses :-D
One has been the weather here in Adelaide...OMG!, we're having an incredible summer heatwave, with temperatures over 40 for the past week, and 38+ to come, with no end in sight (even our overnight lows have been in the 30s!)...so, needless to say, it hasn't been the best time to knit :-D
My other excuse, which I've gotta say, is a whole lot more exciting, is that I became a Grandma!...and yep, he was born in the heatwave (45.5 degrees for his first day!!) ... so forget all the clothes and blankies we made him!....he's been very happy in his nappy and Bonds chesty!!!!
I did knit him a toy a few weeks back that I didn't get around to blogging about, so in the words of Blue Peter, 'here's one I made earlier!'

The pattern is Little Blossom by Alan Dart...it was really cute to knit, but pretty fiddly to sew up (I really need to brush up on my finishing skills!)....maybe next time, I'll try converting the pattern to seamless. I found the pattern in a Simply Knitting mag from my local library (Simply Knitting 29). The only mod that I made was to use a pre-made lace daisy chain for the headband...I had heaps of trys with the knitted one, but they all reminded me more of fried eggs than daisies!!...not the best look for around the head of a cute pink elephant :-D

2 comments:

2paw said...

Congratulations!! That's lovely news and what an excellent elephant. I had an elephant toy that I loved when I was small too!!
It has been way too hot here as well, we had the highest temperature for 100 years. Too hot to even just be. Thankfully it's cooler and a bit rainy today, and I might knit a bit on my socks.

sue said...

Congratulations on you becoming a grandma. What a day weather wise to have a baby. I dont think it is going to be much cooler here in Melbourne either, and today is very muggy and sticky. Bring on autumn already. The little elephant is just gorgeous.