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Monday, December 13, 2004

Giftastic

I love Picture Sunday on Glitter -- it forces me to take photos and update my blog!

My Super Secret Special Surprise is finished, but I still can't post it here yet, as it's a Christmas gift for someone who occasionally reads here... I have been busy with some other stuff that is postable though, so yay!

First up, here's the progress I've made on The Embroidery. Not much, I know, but that patch of green in the top left corner did take a while. I did it in some downtime during our trip to Phillip Island Nature Park to see the adorable penguins. I also made a knitted scrunchy-washer type thing to give to Bec and Justin, who were kind enough to let us stay at their house, but didn't get a photo of it. It was a sort of lacy purple cotton tube with green i-cords at either end -- the idea is to put soap inside then tighten the ends to trap the soap. I made it up as I went along, so hopefully it works as I imagined.

Speaking of lacy knits, here's the scarf I was working on the other week. I haven't touched it for a while, but will finish it fairly soon. I love making these scarves -- they're so easy and beautiful, and get many, many comments. It's based on this pattern from Knitty.

And a close-up...

And the main reason I haven't done much on The Embroidery? You guessed it, Christmas gifts. For my two nieces, I'm making skirts, and for my two nephews, I'm making shorts. They'll all have embroidery patches on them, and I'm using patterns from Jenny Hart's Stitch-it-kit. I ordered it online a while back, but was so excited to see it in a book shop in Melbourne yesterday! The shop I saw it at was Reader's Feast, so go, buy it now! Anyway, Mikayla is getting the Kitty, Cassie wants the Hula Girl, Lachie will get an Anchor, and Sam is getting shorts that say "Mine", in reference to his favourite line from Finding Nemo. Here's what's done so far: