Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Where oh where has my blogging time gone?

Sorry about the length between posts. I'm still working out when I'll get time to craft and blog while being a full-time student (I'm actually doing the readings and going over my notes this time, unlike the first time I went to University, when studying was secondary to socialising, ahem...). I know it is possible to do both, because there are some amazing bloggers out there who are managing to craft, blog about it, take care of their children and sometimes even go to work. I just need to find the right balance for me.

We spent the long weekend in Rotorua celebrating my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary - a stellar achievement if you ask me. Congratulations again, Nana and Poppa, you are an inspiration to the whole family. I also got to have more cuddles with my 4-month-old niece who I swear is getting cuter by the day.

While in Rotorua I caught up with a friend who is due to give birth to a little girl in a few weeks. I sacrificed some of my study time to knit the baby a matching set for winter.


matching set
Booties and hat knitted in bamboo-cotton blend yarn. Booties pattern can be found here (or here on Ravelry). More details on modifications etc on my Ravelry page.

I managed to get some sewing done today. I should be able to update my shop with some new items on Friday.

8 comments:

nova_j said...

ohh so sweet!!

(ironically for a baby knitting comment my verification word is "thrives" :) )

Anonymous said...

those shoes and hat are fantastic and extra cute.little miss hutton will look extra pretty in these.

Trina said...

They are gorgeous! I think you're doing very well to fit everything in :)

Ange Rothwell said...

pretty!! and your pink and red is informing some cards we've been making this week. I'm such a fan ...

sewfunky said...

I love the saartjes pattern, I've made it a few times and each time I love it more! :)

Kimberlee and Lies said...

How funny! I've been knitting the same bootees this week, in Bamboo as well!!! But i think yours look so much better (mine are a bit 'thin', i think the pure bamboo -a bit silk like- I used was too flimsy), ha I'm off to your Ravelry to discover the secret of these succesful bootees.
X Lies

Ginny said...

Oh Louise! Where did you find the bamboo/cotton blend? The colours are gorgeous...!

keriflower said...

Love your Saartjes booties.
What nice colour combo!