07 September, 2011

I Have Been Giraffing Around

I have been doing some craft! This giraffe is for DJ & is from the same pattern book as all the animals I did about 2 years ago for BJ! I am not particularly happy with Hoff, as I have named him. But he's ok. I actually finished knitting it weeks ago, but some days with a couple of kids just doesn't give you a chance to sit & do a thing like this so the sewing up of each bit took a little while too get done. One day I will look at it & think I didn't do a bad job of it after all, even though the legs aren't really in the right place. The most impressive bit is the mane, which is actually knitted in that loopy style! Very clever! For the rest, I don't like the pattern as I don't like how the increases look like holes. I don't like the bottom of it's body which I ended up weaving some extra yarn around to try to fill in the holes, else I expect he would have leaked stuffing in no time. Oh well, he's done & DJ now has one toy too.

I have finally decided on a couple of new projects as I haven't got anything simple to just pick up & do without thinking. For the little time I have in the evenings between getting the boys to bed & my crashing out (very early) it is nice to just be able to pick something up & do a little & feel a little creative. So below is my current little splash of colour this time using Heirloom Bamboo Wool blend. There are lots of little centres all over the place at the moment & that's about all.

For the rest there has been much focus on the family. DJ is growing way too fast. He is cute as ever though. He was sleeping on Daddy yesterday & squishing his little face up in all sorts of cute ways.

If that baby fix doesn't do anything to make you smile then check out these wee ones we have over the fence. We have 6 little lambs in the paddock - not ours, they just spend time eating our grass! They provide a great deal of entertainment, jumping all over the place & chasing the chickens that also come over for a play. They are cute in little black socks & faces, & one is stripy & one has spots! So cute!

Well, it's been a busy little month, but hopefully I will get a chance to do a couple of other things. I have a couple of things in the works at the moment, but getting the sewing machine out is going to be a night time activity I think! So stay tuned for more!


Sally said...

Awww... DJ is so cute asleep on his dadda. Lovely dovely.

And I am totally besotted with the giraffe. Totally cute. I suppose it doesn't really matter what you think about it... DJ will love the giraffe big time without doubt.
So good to know that you have been able to find some time with the sticks in between all the child wrangling - and yes mindless hooking is working well for me too. Something that can be picked up and put down easily. Grabbing whatever moments I can ... :)

Taylor Made said...

Oh he is so beautiful...the giraffe is pretty cute too!