Introducing Charlie

After a very long hiatus, I am finally back. I know I’ve said that before… but this time I’m hoping it’ll stick!

A lot has happened in my life since I last did a post. A lot of great things 😀

The biggest and best thing is that Anthony and I were blessed with the birth of our son Charlie.

He is 6 weeks old today and a real cutie!

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He is extremely precious and I’m really excited to see what sort of person he’ll grow up to be (not to mention being a little less sleep deprived at some point…)

In between feeding Charlie, sleeping, spending time with family and friends and trying to not let the housework get too out of control, I’ve managed to fit in a little bit of knitting.

I’m currently working on a beret.

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I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out because the wool is extremely thick and I normally knit this pattern with different yarn, but we’ll see. I’ve got so many ideas flooding my brain at the moment and lots of new and nice yarn to knit with, that it’s taking a lot of self control to continue with this project and to not cast on something different!

Ta Ta for now.

Creatively Carolyn

 

 

 

 

Missing Rainbows

Some times you just don’t feel like making rainbows. Or in tonight’s case, I just wanted to keep knitting my maroon mittens. So I did.

Here’s a few dodgy photos to show my progress. The other day I had one mitten. Now I have two!

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I just need to finish the crochet shell edge on the right hand, and then to add a couple of buttons to the cuff, before they’ll be ready for sale.

Knitting these mittens did inspire me however to maybe crochet some rainbow mittens for one or two or three of my nieces.

What do you think?

You can find a great free pattern on ‘The Green Dragonfly‘ by Jeanette Williams. I would love to post an image of the mittens here, but as they’re copy writ you’ll just have to head over to Jeanette’s awesome blog to see what I’m talking about.

I promise I’ll get back to rainbows tomorrow!

Creatively Carolyn

eurovision and knitting

Tonight’s craft comes to you a little late because I’ve been watching and thoroughly enjoying Eurovision! So good! My favourites were Malta, Denmark and Norway, and for memorability (and scariness) Romania. How about you?

For tonight’s flower, I knitted a stalk/stem/floret/bit of lavender.

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I can imagine putting it on a pillow in my fictitious guest bedroom…

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Longer lasting than real lavender, but not as sweet smelling nor as tasty as a chocolate!

Hoping you had an equally enjoyable night!

Creatively Carolyn

Hop, Skip and a Jump

This week I am having some much needed time off work. I haven’t travelled away anywhere. And Anthony is still doing his usual uni/work stuff. But it is soooooo good to just be able to relax and spend time doing the things that I love.

Today I went op shopping at my favourite place. It’s only $6/kg and you can get some really great stuff. Some of my favourite finds were:

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I also had lunch with my sister, made my nephew Calvin laugh, did some knitting, had dinner with my husband and went to bible study.

Lastly, but not least, I made this nifty phone cover.

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Such a great day! I have so much to be thankful to God for.

Creatively Carolyn

Bunny Hop

We are now on to bunnies!

Such cute, fluffy, cheerful animals.

My brother Tim used to own a large white rabbit who he named Skippy, because it kind of did this funny kick with its back legs when it hopped/skipped/ran – whatever the appropriate term is.

This rabbit is called Harvey.

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He’s a little odd, but cute nonetheless.

On other news, I have decided to start another blog where I talk about my current knitting projects! Knitting is my big craft love. I go through phases where my desire to knit is intensified. It’s like I’m addicted and I crave the opportunity to knit. And if I can’t knit, I will find my mind wandering over endless project ideas and dreams of hand knitted creations. Head over to my ‘A Slip and a Stitch‘ blog to read more about my love for knitting and the creations I produce.

Creatively Carolyn

Chicklets

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I was searching in my mind for a title for today’s blog. 

Two possibilities kept presenting themselves to me.

‘Chicks! Chicks! Chicks!’

Which makes me think of my friend Matt R.

Or, ‘Chicklets’.

Which is a throwback to a brand of American gum (chiclets)

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and to an episode from Punky Brewster.

For those who don’t know (and you really should), Punky Brewster was an American sitcom from the 80s which was about Punky (an abandoned girl), her foster dad Henry, and their group of friends. I grew up watching Punky and I loved it. Particularly because she is small, has brown hair and is spunky (kind of like how I wanted to be).

As an adult, I can see that the show was incredibly corny and full of bad child acting, but whatever, I loved it. I even had a Punky Brewster suitcase…

There is one episode in which Punky and Cherry (best friend) join an ‘exclusive club’ called The Chiclets.

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Aside from the bad fashion, they were unfortunately into drugs. Punky faced a moral crisis and eventually had to part ways with the group, from which she turned to joining Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No’ campaign.

Anyhow, my point in sharing this story is that this episode marks the first time I heard the word ‘Chiclets’ and it has been in my brain ever since.

But back to the craft, because I’m sure you’re keen to see what I made.

It’s a knitted chick!!!

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Cute huh?

I got the pattern from this website. It’s not too hard, so I suggest you check it out and maybe have a go!

Creatively Carolyn