Somehow during Winter break last week I got out of my blogging routine, and I have missed you all! Now we are happily back to our regular daily routines after a lovely week of holiday, and I promise to be around more. I just dropped Lilly off at nursery school where she will play, sing, eat and play outdoors for 4 hours.
She was jolly as can be as you can see and walked the entire way herself. (She is still fond of sitting in the stroller, but promises that when she turns 5 she will no longer use it.)
Before I scurry off to photograph some new dolls and other things, I have to show what I recently sent to my mother. She had been saying how much she needed an organizer for her double pointed knitting needles and so I surprised her with one!
I used a William Morris fabric, which I knew mom with adore too. The most challenging part was these little balls on the ends of the ribbons. My first attempt was near perfect, very round, but the second ball, was alas a bit oblong. I guess that is charm of handmade?
I made a slot for each set of needles, labeling with both millimeters and the American sizes. I just love my own needlecase where I have done this. I wasn't completely happy with the rather primitive patches that I hand stitched in place. I plan on making some dp knitting needle rolls for my shop, but I have another idea for the needle sizes.
The funny thing is that my dad was nearly as pleased by this gift as mom was, because he won't have to listen to mom spending an eternity trying to dig through her bag of needles anymore. Her knitting needles are now all in their propler slot, ready for action.