Wednesday, 19 March 2008

A present from the delightful Gingermonkey and a ramble.

Thought I 'd show you one of the things that I've been up to in the last few months, here, modelled by my very own handsome ds (it's in the genes you know!) is the cuff that he nagged me to make, it took me longer to thread the beads onto the wool than it did to actually knit it but it was my first real go at knitting with beads and it was blissfully easy. It's a pattern from the ubiquitous Debbie Stoller, think it's the Stitch 'n' Bitch tome. Unfortunately he showed it to his mates and now they all want one!! They're Emo's you know!

As part of the Emo thing, he's had me rooting about in charity shops for suitable t- shirts (which is obviously a real hardship ;-), he really wanted a Slipknot t-shirt and I explained that you can't always find exactly what you want , it doesn't work like that. And would you believe it .... after a few weeks of dedicated charity rummaging, yes I found one, along with a couple of punk rock festival t-shirts and one with nirvana type doodlings on. You can crown me queen of the charity shop rummage if you want. While I was there I picked up the 2mm needles I needed for the cuff, I'm sure I have some but they're currently in hiding. Of course, he's picked up the charity shop habit now and can be found amongst the boxes of old LPs , searching for hidden treasure, when he's not mugging old ladies , of course.

On to this delightful chick, courtesy of the divine Gingermonkey, it was my swap in return for my knitted breast, sorry I meant cupcake. To avoid the hassle of prising it from the grubby mitts of my dd, I waited until she went to school to take this photo, it should be noted that she's also appropriated the lavender sachet that went with it (which I was going to scent my undie drawers with) and put it her wardrobe to make her clothes smell nice! I got my revenge by nicking one of the chocolate eggs that came with it.


AnnieB said...

emo son sounds great - love his cuff - can't wait til my guys are old enough (mad enough) to feel the bite of the charity shop bug! what a kind mum you are

GM's chick is very cute too

Katy said...

I want an emo son - is yours available to hire out? We listen to some very good music in this house. Tho I'm afraid I'm not a fan of Slippknott...but I can pretend if he likes ;)

Glad the chicken went down well with DD...what the blooming heck can I make this time? Oh, and another thing - I can't bear to put pins in my 'breast', it seems wrong to stab such a thing, so instead I admire it daily. Hope that's ok!

JackBlackRoady said...

I am going to have to be very careful not to show this to my son or he'll be after one of these cuffs! and as i can't knit for toffee i'd have to beg for you to make him one! (actually he is quite flash with cash, maybe I should tout for business for you!)

Alison Boon said...

I wish my ds had only asked for a cuff. He decided at 18 and after an 8 year boycott to ask me to knit a jumper. he chose the wool ( darkest blue) and the pattern, double rib. I have finished it but still have to sew it up.
Love your chicks

Meridian Ariel said...

love that cuff... DS is only 4 but i'm pretty sure he is on his way to being emo... or possibly just a sfi-fi geek, as I made him a beaded "Star Wars" bracelet last week. either is acceptable in my book. ;o)