Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my lovely Mums bithday, she is currently doing a fabulous job taking care of no2 son for me. Its not easy as he is a stroppy teenager but I appreciate it millions, he is so happy to be studying in Scotland, the difference for him is HUGE!!
This is her birthday pressie, which I am sure has arrived, La Poste hasn't been playing up too much recently going in that direction.



It is Hey Teach from Knitty, knitted in Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora.
Hope you have a lovely day Mum.


The merino spinning is still on the wheel, I have dyed some fibre, some BFL and some Shetland as I am taking part in Amys groups SAL/KAL.
The challenge is to spin a laceweight single and knit it into a shawl, there a couple of shawl options, I think I am going with the Aeolian from Knitty as its less yardage to spin. I have only spun a laceweight single once and haven't actually knit with it............yet!



I dyed some fibre for this as I didn't have anything semi-solid enough AND everything I have is only 4oz, I need some wiggle room to get enough yardage.
The challenge has to be done over April/May, so I am hoping to get it done.

The Laminaria is still on the needles, I really am not loving it, though I have now got to the stage of being able to read it, before I was blindly knitting and letting out a sigh of relief when I got to the end of a row with the right stitch count. I am going to try to finish it soon, I have 10 rows to go I think ;)

Some little sewing has been done, need to make some more like this, so cute.
Also I discovered the cat likes to drink tea, now I am wondering, how long as he been sticking his paws in my tea cup when I am not around, bleuch!!

6 comments:

Lin said...

What a crazy cat!!! Ours is so fussy he wouldn't drink tea! I love the little dress and the spinning sounds a challange.

Gnat said...

Great dye job! And the hey teach is very pretty! Happy Birthday mom!

Nutsue said...

What a strange cat you have! Mine preferes meat balls and this kind of things!

You did a great job with your mother sweater and I'm sure you will do the same with your lace yarn!

Yvette said...

Very beautiful. Mum will love it

Twelfthknit said...

gorgeous

Twelfthknit said...

on another note - do you think you might be free to meet up in Geneva over the summer? (assuming this is feasible for you)