Monday, September 22, 2008

I Like...

Some of things that have made me smile today...


Picot edging. So simple but such a lovely finish (and I like Wool Company's Amber too)
picot rocks




Knitting with bamboo/wool. So soft, perfect for little baby things
bamboo wool



Reading books by Barbara Erskine. This one is new: "Warrior's Princess". If you haven't read Lady Of Hay you are missing out on a seriously great read.
reading barbara erskine


The smell of freshly picked lemons
P9011534


YarnADu hand dyed wool. Wow this is seriously pretty, made by talented Fi. Not for me I'm afraid, but now I've seen in real life I think I'll have to put this at the top of my covet list!
yarnadu



This flickr group. The person who thought this up is a genius. Basically its an online karmic clothes swap (NZ only sorry) - you list clothing you dont want anymore and post it off to anyone interested in it, and if someone else lists something you like, you get it sent to you. So far I've got a couple of groovy things coming to live with me and I'm sending off a couple of things. Love it.


And edit because I forgot one....
Listening to my almost 3yo practising her counting....one....two....sick....ten
LoL I just love it!

14 comments:

Rose Red said...

I love the sound of the flickr group - how cool!

I also love the look of the picot edge - I just hate making them!

Heart Felt said...

Love the wool by Fi, it's devine! Our Flickr group is the best thing ever! xx

neak said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh is it good huh huh huh? do I spend $35 and get it?? I dropped major hint to Scotty the other day as I stroked the book at the book shop lol. Then again with the dramas unfolding here I might have a bub next week and no time to read lol

teehee on the counting we get 1 2 4 8 9 10

purdypeas said...

That wool is divine. Such a beautiful combo of colours.

Must check out the flickr group. Fab idea.

Fi said...

Yay - you got the wool, and I hope you like it.....
Please let me know what you knit with it - there was about 120g, so enough to make something nice for your children - shame about not enough for you!

kv said...

mmm..yes, love picot edging. sounds like it's one of those small things appreciation days, how wonderful.

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

I am waiting impatiently to find out the gender of my friend's baby. I've been eyeing the bamboo/wool blend and there is a huge list of baby-knits I want to make.
BTW, your picot edging is impeccable.

amanda said...

I love picot hems too. Did you sew the hem up or knit it with the cast on stitches? I've always found this really tricky and wimped out to the sewing option.

1, 2, sick, 4..lol :D

Little Grubs said...

Lemons - for a girl from the middle of England I never tired of going outside to pick a lemon, from *my* tree in *my* garden - it was the best ever!!!!!

Just looked at the flickr group - what a great idea, will definitely be looking up when we get settled. x

Julie said...

Sorry that I didn't let you know my meme was up, but glad you had a look anyway. I am rubbish at following rules!!!

I am going to look out for that author, I love reading and it is always great when you find a new author. I have also been meaning to join THAT flickr group.

Gogeous yarn, can't wait to see what you knit up with that! Oh yeah and I would love to meet up sometime. email me anytime on julieedlin@hotmail.com

ps. Is that a Dulce and Zoet sling I see you using in a previous post? If so do you have any problems with it? I have one and it seems to cut into Lola's legs, I am pretty sure it is not too small though. Anyway just wondering... have a great day..X

Bells said...

there are some seriously smile-worthy things there. Lovely.

Diane said...

Your picot edging turned out beautiful! Love the yarn it's made with too.

I would covet that hand dyed wool too. Just beautiful!

lucky knitter said...

Those are great things to smile about!

sweetp said...

Amanda I sew it up as everytime I try to pick up and K2tog is never works!

Neak, only just started it but will let you know :D

Fi..its not for me :( Must get some. This ones is for Ceres