Swap Buddy Goodies ready

It is that time of the year, when the swaps are wrapping up and I am ready to post out some of my packages.

One package is for a buddy in Canada and the other is in Europe.  Then I am still working on a last package for a buddy in the USA.  I have ordered her yarn and will be starting to knit her gift any day now.

I added some red yarn to this package, as I found them at the last minute and since my buddy likes red as well, I could pop them in the package at the last moment.

I found a really cute owl keychain, and the eyes light up and it “hoots” when you press the button.  And some typical SA ribbons, hope she likes it as much as I did.

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Finished the last scarf for the year

Part of the knitting and planning for the year, included a few scarfs and shawls, inbetween all the other projects that I did as well.

The one scarf that I worked on the least, had now finally reached completion.  It is about time.  It is a light cotton scarf, and I think it would be perfect for summer wear, to finish off an outfit and add a little touch of colour.

I look forward to our first summer rains, when it is rainy and cloudy and grey here.  Then I can wear this pretty and soft scarf to add a bit of subtle colour to the day.

Baby Giraffe!

This weekend I decided to not go anywhere, and just spend the day with my Baby Giraffe.  She had been waiting so very patiently for me.  Now she is finally done, and I am pleased with the way she turned out.

 

And waiting in the wings for the Festive Season Holidays, is Wilber and Peaches.  Peaches has wobbly joints, and I think she is going to steal my heart.  I decided to get only 2 to make.  (for now at least, I can not resist these lovely little furry babies.)  Wilbur reminds me of Chocolote Swirl Ice Cream  :-)

Wilber and Peaches

Wilber and Peaches

I did however get out afterwards, and while out and about this weekend, a bit early for the Festive Season, I came across this cute little beaded Reindeer.  Will look so cute anywhere in the home.  In the meantime this colourful Giraffe can sheer us up each day, who would not be smiling when greeted by such a cheerful lot of colours.

Some finished projects

After finishing knitting my daughters sweater, I could not really find buttons that I really liked.  It took a while, but finally I got some that I think works with the yarn and pattern.  They have a slight pearly glow, and looks rather pretty.

Spring Sweater

Spring Sweater

My swap buddy is getting a cowl!  Yes, she loves cowls, and a striped one is always a good idea for those fun days.

Now for some more summer knitting and other summer projects.  It is October already, and soon it will be Festive Season, I need to start working on some gifts and goodies, also decorations for the house.

 

Test knit Shawlette

This little shawl turned out so very pretty, I am so happy to have had the opportunity to test knit it.

It is here on Ravelry, now available.

 

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Potholders

When it comes to sewing, I can do a good straight line, and that is about it.  My sewing skills do need work.  :-)

But every now and again I do sew, and it is often combined with knitting or crochet.

So when I bought these stunning cotton yarns, I was not sure what they would become.  In the end, they turned out pretty okay as potholders.  I added then to fabric, and attached clips and rings for hanging.

The black ones are for my daughter, her home is pretty modern, and the more vintage ones for my own place.

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