For those of us that are Mother's or Mother's-to-be, I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. Being a Mum is by far my most favourite "hobby". I know hobby is a strange word to use, but to me a hobby is something you choose to do because you enjoy doing it. I chose to be a mother (twice) and I love it...so yes, it's kind of my hobby, one I take very seriously
(when I'm not goofing around with my girls :P).
Some snippets from my Mother's Day
and of course my amazing girls, that make Motherhood so worth while.
Ok enough of the soppy stuff. Onto the bane of my life
She currently looks like this and can you believe I've lost the back of her head?
So just as I thought she was nearly ready to stuff and sew up. I find I have to knit the head again...AND, I have to sew (out of fabric) a whole doll to stuff and insert into the knitted doll! Let this be a lesson to you all, to read the pattern fully before starting a project, if for no other reason than to have a realistic expectation of how long it will take you.
I WILL finish this doll (if my eldest daughter has anything to do with it)
I'm going to try get it done for FO Friday...watch this space.
In the meantime, to keep myself sane, I've cast on something special for a friend. Sorry I can't say more than that at this point.
The yarn is Sublime extra fine merino wool (4 ply) and it is divine! So so soft and squishy.
Before I wrap this post up. I thought you might like to see a couple of other crafty bits I got for my Birthday. This first lot is what I bought with the Birthday money I got from my Mum.
The yummy Sublime from above and 3 Symfonie circular needles so I can finally have a go at making socks on circulars instead of DPN's
I gave in on the Spectra. I wasn't enjoying knitting it, so the lovely rainbow yarn that I won from A Stash Addict, will become socks or gloves (haven't decided which yet)
I also frogged the scarf I was making with the Knit Picks Chroma, twice! I somehow kept getting something wrong and with so many SSK's and YO's in there I was finding it hard to go back and correct, so I gave in.
I got this luscious Malabrigo sock yarn from a friend for my Birthday. She doesn't knit or crochet so I'm really impressed with her choice. It's to die for! I can't wait to knit with it. I've been thoroughly spoilt for my Birthday.
Ok I'm sure after that long post you are ready to go see someone elses WIP's over at Tami's Amis. Thanks for reading xxx