I’m so excited about this guest post! Well, I always get a bit excited about guesties but this one is special, coz it’s the first established blogger we’re featuring as a guest …
Meet Jenny! She’s a mother of two who lives in Hawke’s Bay and is very crafty (I can’t decide which factor places her higher in my esteem. Probably the craftiness. But I do love people from Hawke’s Bay.) I hope she comes back to visit us often!
Today we’re featuring an article Jenny recently posted on her blog, Mend and Make New, featuring her particular brand of cleverness … if you like this little taster, head over to Jenny’s place for some more!
… using the name ‘Ravelympics’ for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others, tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games … In a sense, it is disrespectful to our country’s finest athletes and fails to recognize or appreciate their hard work.’
Woahhh! I love the Olympic games and all – but someone needs to take a chill pill!
Over here at my house, I haven’t been training for a marathon but I have been crafting away as if it were an Olympic event!
(And no, I’m not scared of the USOC, actually I’d pretty amazed and flattered if they stumbled upon this little ol’ blog!)
I recently discovered and fell in love with the Cirque du bebe blog. I love Sophie’s refashioning of old clothes and use of bright colours and whimsical fabrics.
This pattern is really easy! I used a size 12 thrifted boys jersey, and because I was able to reuse the ribbing at the bottom and pre-sewn sleeves I was able to save myself about 3 steps, making it even easier. I have another made from an old top of mine in the works.
It’s also such a versatile pattern (with sizes NB-6 years), and unisex – I can’t wait to make a couple of light-weight cardis for my daughter Isabelle for Summer.
I’ve also been enjoying my knitting, but have temporarily put down the mittens in favour of this:
I guess I felt the mittens were a bit of a sprint, when I felt like pinning my ears back and getting stuck into something a little more ‘long distance.’
P.S. You see that smile on that boy’s dial – it’s because he loves his new cardigan. Whenever I make him something new, he declares it to be his ‘fave-it’ , and must wear it then. He wore this to bed!