Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Little Hoot, Big Hoot

Here is a pair of Milo vests fresh off the needles. DH won't let me put Austy's on him - says it's too girly, so I snuck in a photo op at the park late this afternoon. It would look better with a navy top under it or a collared shirt but with my haste I had to go with what he had on.

Madelyn's is made from that gorgeous gradient that Celia gifted me with in the last ravelry swap. Everything about it is perfect. The wool for Austy's was dyed by Cela too, and I love the colours, it's just DH that doesn't! No wonder everything in Austy's wardrobe is brown, red or navy. It's too hard to judge what DH might think otherwise!

I also made a coupe of newborn vests as "tide me over" pressies when their quilts weren't finished in time. I must get my finger out and finish those quilts but I just don't feel good enough about my sewing right now. I am in the middle of a pair of Ottobre pants for Austy which were turning out well ntil I did the fly, and now they are screwed up in the corner of my sewing desk as it just didn't go quite right. I should have done it my normalway but I followed the Ottobre instructions - never again! When I know how to do something next time, I am doing it my way.

I am still going with my decluttering a little bit at a time, and we will soon have a lounge room that is useable, and my sewing corner will be more organised and pleasurable to work in :) Keeping up with the washing and housework and having it all done with time to spae for decluttering is taking up more time than I thought and therefore eating a chunk out of my craft time, but I am getting there and it's nice having a house that people can "drop in" on without feeling like the worst wife/motherhousekeeper in the world. I am also making sure I spend time on me - something I have neglected in a long time, doing thngs like spa baths, baking my favourite treats, home fascials, manicures etc. and knitting in front of my favourite TV shows. I am trying to keep away those guilty thoughts of things unfinished and just working on things when I have the time to enjoy them. Hopefully my new routnes and decluttered home will find me some more time for the sewing machine too!


Emma said...

Great photos! I just love Madelyn's vest; beautiful work! And how big is that baby girl getting?!

sue said...

I love the Milos, they both look great - really nice colors too. The other little vests are quite sweet too and will be loved Im sure. It sounds as though you are achieving quite a lot!

Lynne said...

Lovely Milos.

My SIL thinks purple is a girl's colour so I'm not allowed to knit for baby GS#1 in purple!

Natalie said...

I love both the vests and don't think A's looks girly at all. I too am trying to get more 'me' time as well, some days are easier to get the balance right than others.