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gnome oar waiting!

Posted on: May 12, 2008

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all, whether you have human or fur kids, or even those you have knitted for yourself. I had a great day and received some lovely gifts including a beautiful white dressing gown that I could not wait to get home to wear today. It’s been a very long and draining day – 11 hours at work on a Monday! Can you believe it!

I also received some lovely cards and a poem that made me cry with joy and two new charms for my Pandora including a gorgeous flowery one that Purl found at Salamanca market, and a new release one with a mother monkey and a baby! Bit of a joke around here – every time there is a monkey or ape on the television you have to yell out “Hey, (insert name)! Quick! You’re on the telly!” Very cute. Mum made me some Fetchings, and gave me the cutest possible notepad with ‘A Note from Amanda ___’ on the top and a picture of a woman knitting on the couch on the bottom. It seems a shame to use it, but I will. Stationery and knitting together! Bliss! We had breakfast with Mum, then the Spunk went off to wait on other Mums at work and Purl and I watched To Kill a Mockingbird, then we went to the Spunk’s Mum’s for dinner. I made most of a sock for the Spunk yesterday too. Lots of Mums and knitting. For my Mum, I finished these at 12:40am Sunday morning.


Modified to stocking stitch foot, with heel and star toe stolen shamelessly from Embossed Leaves

I had a very exciting and wonderful time on Saturday afternoon! We had our first meeting of the Launceston chapter of the Tassie Knitters group from Ravelry. We had quite a contingent there. It was such good fun and lovely to meet local people who share our passion and obsession with knitting. 2paw made us a keyring with bells on, so next time we really can be there with bells on. We discussed our World Wide Knit in Public Day plans, which sound exciting and useful at the same time. I got to touch Malabrigo in the flesh so to speak. I WANT SOME. I managed to finish the green thing for 2paw as mentioned last post. And wouldn’t you know, he camouflaged himself against her Green is the New Black cardigan!! Here he is . . . introducing Cuzmo.

Here he is sitting with Cozmo, who belongs to my Number One Son. Cozmo needed a jumper because we are saving money around here and rugging up as much as possible, and using the heater as little as possible.

The boys, if that’s what they are, are Knitted Babes made green with no hair and no nose and mouth. Just black eyes.

I also knitted a cardigan for Rose, but no photos today! I am planning on making her a new skirt soon, and perhaps a vest top too, so I will do a photo shoot with her when they are done.

To top off my lovely weekend, Sue furnished me with a pattern for the gnome! Oh happy days. Oh joy and rejoicing. Be prepared for a gnome explosion ’round these parts some time soon!!

And . . . I think I have almost designed a sock. Watch this space!!


8 Responses to "gnome oar waiting!"

Happy Mother’s Day to you! Love the green guys – what a great idea!

Happy day! The “boys” are very . . . green. : )

those greenies remind me of ET!!! eehehehehe

Love the Nutkins and the green guys! what fun – glad you had a great mothers day!”

those aliens are flippin’ awesome.

Green monsters look cute. It sounds as though you had a wonderful Mother’s Day too.

When she wears Cozmo as a brooch…I am blaming YOU.

Thanks for Cuzmo, he’s safe from The Labradors!!
Lovely Nutkins!!! Glad you had a good day.
Our family played The House Game in the car: you have to keep an eagle eye out and then find the worst place ever (and it can be anything at all like an ild water tank or a goat’s shelter etc) and then you called out “Look, it’s Insert name here’s hous!!” an excellent game!!!
11 hours is far too long. I think it is illegal…

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