I’ve been doing a bit of knitting that I haven’t shown here.
Gorgeous Girl’s new socks
A hat for a colleague of Gorgeous Man. Well really it’s for his new baby. I (ahem) made it a bit bigger so that the baby can wear it after she has outgrown all of her baby shower stuff.
A hat for charity out of the same yarn.
This second picture is more accurate with colour. The yarn is a mystery. My mum found it in an op shop (thrift store) and brought it over with her when she visited last in 2008 (let’s not talk about the length of time the yarn has been in my stash). There is still some left, so I may make some little booties or more hats when I get the chance.
This hat is also for charity, but for an older child or adult.
I splurged recently and bought myself a set of knitpicks interchangeable needles and a few extras in the finer gauges. I love them. The store that stocks them was at least an hour drive from our house, so not somewhere I’m going to be going regularly (especially as I’m too chicken to navigate the drive by myself) so while I was there I also stocked up on some lovely hand-dyed South African sock yarn (nice to see yarn made by people you know in the store) and on yarn for a coat and sweater for Gorgeous Girl. The coat is 2/3s done.
Gorgeous Man is going away on Sunday to take some seminars in KwaZuluNatal, so I will be on my own for a week. Since he was already up there we decided that Gorgeous Girl would fly up and he would meet us at the airport and we could hire a car and do safari for a few days.
We figure Gorgeous Girl is old enough to enjoy sitting in a car looking at the elephants and giraffes and zebras etc.