Saturday, May 25, 2013

long time no blogging

There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day this year to write a blog. I’ve been working four days a week and doing a day of overtime most weekends. Pregnant and running after three active children leaves me feeling pretty knackered most days. Just as my energy levels were returning after the first trimester I was bowled over with pleurisy and pneumonia but I’m all mended now and determined to find more time in my life to record all the wonderful day to day experiences and creativity in this blog.

O in Debbie Bliss Tank Top

One of the benefits of being so ill and needing to rest up has been the time it has afforded me to knit… well the time I could manage to keep my eyes open that is.

Not-so-little-anymore O. wears the first completely finished garment that I have knitted – Debbie Bliss’s Tank Top.

O in Debbie Bliss Tank Top 2

With baby #4 on the way my days with a dedicated craft room are numbered so I’m on a stash busting mission. For this project I used remnants of Bendigo Wool Mills Luxury 8ply. I know I am totally biased but he looks so handsome!

O in Debbie Bliss Tank Top 3

I learnt loads about knitting doing this project. I can now increase and decrease, pick up stitches and sew seams together. Where would I be without You Tube? Not knitting much that for sure.

With any luck I’ll be back soon catching you up on all the goings on in these parts and with time I hope to catch up with all you’ve been up to too.



  1. Great to 'read' you again. I have been wondering how life has been progressing for you. Wow, you have come so far with your knitting - the tank top is lovely, as is your little one!
    Stay well and happy.

  2. what a fab vest! It turned out so lovely. Glad to hear that things are going well for you guys (if crazy busy!). I'm about to head back to work and am wondering how on earth I'll get the time to do everything (let alone blog), and I've only got one littley - I can't imagine the craziness of 3 plus one of the way!

  3. Welcome back Sal - sorry to hear you haven't been well, but glad you are on the mend. O looks adorable in his knit, clever you.

  4. Wow you are so super busy and it's about to ramp up i suspect...nice to see you back though. The knit is so adorable as is the the little model. xx

  5. Hi Sally, glad to see you back blogging, sounds like you have alot on your plate! Great job with the vest, he does look handsome in it. Maybe I might try knitting a vest for my daughter x

  6. Sal, I love it! You have come so far. Makes me want to try (yet again) to get this knitting thing happening. And you are not biased, O looks very handsome in his vest and it looks like you managed a good size with a bit of growing room to spare!

    Congrats on finishing your first knitting item of clothing :)

  7. I love that top - so grown up little man cute! This time of year brings out the knitting without fail, I love it! Great work preserving even a tiny slice of creative in amongst all that other stuff going on :)

  8. Lovely vest - great work!! I really have to get on top of my knitting!!

  9. Well done on your vest! O looks so grown up! Wow! & yes, youtube rocks for lessons!


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