Monkeying around

I’m trying hard to master (ok – so not trying all that hard, more meaning to try hard in the future!!) our new camera.  It is so very beautiful and the first ‘real’ camera with functions beyond the basic click and go that we have had but it’s a bit intimidating.  I am mentally adding to my ‘to do’ list the need to sit down and read the instruction booklet and take a few days away from my knitting so that I can master some of the more interesting functions.

First up on my knitting is my machine knit hoodie (not that it has a hood yet!) for my second son.  It is made from Knit Picks Shine Sport that he has totally fallen for.  Every now and then I catch him rubbing the knitting and grinning happily.

son's hoodie

Is it just my own little obsession but I really LOVE stripes for children’s knitwear.  Especially for little boys – you can’t use lace, they don’t appreciate complicated cable work but give them lots of colour and they’re happy.

My Monkey socks are coming along nicely in my spare time.  They are my ‘filler’ project, when I don’t feel up to anything else.  I am on my last repeat before the toe now so not too far now.

monkey in progressmonkey detail

I have several half finished patterns for little girl dresses for my niece that I have been meaning to get together and put on the website.  If anyone is interested in baby dress patterns let me know – it might spur me on to actually get them together!