Sunday, 19 April 2009

Blossom

This is what I am walking past twice a day at the moment.
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Canada Water tube station, as tube stations go, is pretty nicely situated. This line of trees along a cobbled path (with paved option for slippery days) and a dock with ducks and swans. Yes there are cars and buses, but the blossom makes up for a fair amount of that at the moment.

We went for dinner with some friends last night who are due to have their first baby in 3 months. I remembered I'd promised a pink baby blanket and so cast on yesterday morning.
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It's some of the yarn from SkipNorth - Winghams to be precise. I bought it with this project in mind and it is pretty nice to use. It's a rippled blanket except the ripples are on each of the 4 sides of a square. It's the first time I've used the ochert beginning and it worked pretty well. Might need to try it a few more times to get it looking properly neat.

For the last project I started I made some stitchmarkers so I thought I'd do the same for this one. I've had these beads waiting for a rainy day, but I had to work on all of those, so I made them yesterday instead.
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I want to make some like those I've seen advertised on ravelry that say things like 'crap', 'bollocks' or 'bugger'. They would also suit my style of knitting pretty well.

To finish, the can-you-guess-what-it-is-yet image from my last post was actually this:
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Now you can see my dilemma. Nic assures me she'll make it clear it refers to crochet but your average joe is going to think little Pete has developed an early taste for steak. It just never occurred to me at the time. Doh.

I'm going to be embroidering some newborn t-shirts for Pooch's sister and her husband soon too. Now they are pretty religious so I've been considering what to add. Not being religious myself I'm not sure what is appropriate so let me know what you think of these....
  • Faith, hope and love - but the greatest of them all is love
  • Love covers a multitude of sins
  • Let the little children come to me
  • Love is patient, love is kind
  • Obey your parents in all things, for this is pleasing to the lord
  • Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God

What do you think? Any good or something else?

7 comments:

Liz said...

I've always disliked the being obedient one - but that's just me! You're letting yourself in for a lot of stitching there!

How about

"Fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14)

for a short one. Or

"Over all these clothes, to keep them together and complete them, put on love".

Or more frivolously "Children are not expected to save up for their parents, but parents for children" (2 Corinthians 12:14)

(Word verification: combelly. Gee thanks)

Liz said...

Oh duh; forgot to say that the middle one was Colossians 3:14. Your rellies may have a favourite translation which is different to my Jerusalem which is generally only used by Catholics...

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

instead of text you could put a rainbow on the tee

Helen said...

i thought the t-shirt was refering to "chicken fillets" like those things you put in your bra...lol! maybe if the t-shirt was a little lower cut.

Daisy said...

Those fillets are hilarious!

Becky said...

Loving the new blog look - I would go with "Love is Patient, Love is Kind" that's nice but not too religious. Loving looking at the blossom on the trees, we don't get any of that here - too dry.

TutleyMutley said...

Dear Little Lixie - I'll pm you too, but I put all the letters in a pot last night, and 'L' popped out. Licks lips in anticipation!

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