Kawano Crocheting (and Knitting) Adventures

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Monday, March 16, 2009

lace knitting update

i am finally onto my second repeat of the lace pattern. Finally!!! After about 3 frogs of the knitting, I am happy to see that I am finally getting a hang of the knitting. I am enjoying it, but I dont know if I would want to make it too long, but I will see how I go for a bit before deciding on the size of the lace knitting. So far it is about 5cm long!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Frogged and Frustrated

How do I end up with an extra stitch on my needle when I have been so good with keeping count?? That is the delima that happened last night. I was coming to the end of row 9 when low and behold I had an extra stitch that cannot be accounted for...So I FROGGED the whole damn thing. I started casting on again last night, but was interrupted by William crying and after I got him to bed, I was just too tired to continue on. My fingers are crossed that I can get it started again today after I get Miles to kindy and William fed and napping. I just find it frustating that I keep getting my purl stitching messed up, BUT (and that is a big BUT) that I might have it licked for my thirdish attempt at the scarf.

(BTW it is getting really cold here, so I have a feeling that it is going to be a very cold winter this year!)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Well I started reading the Twilight series, already finished book one, and am about halfway through book 2. Interesting so far, but sometimes a little repetitive, but I can live with that.

Also, I am knitting. I am doing the Branching Out scarf. I am having a little trouble with the purl stitch, can you believe that I do it two ways and then get fussed. I will have to work out which one is suitable so I wont have to keep racking my brain as to what I am doing. I think I am doing the other stitches correctly, so I guess the proof will come in at the end of it.

I also have to start on a crocheted scarf for my father, as he is heading to Tasmania to be part of a painting event. The Mural Fest, if you go down the page, you will find my father's name listed there with his brother, Malcolm and Kerry Nicholson. So it looks like I have about 3 weeks to get it finished for him...lol
Both Mum and Jumpei are doing things for the Warwick Peace Festival, mum with her sculptors and pottery, and Jumpei with his music. Jumpei will play 4 gigs with Sunrise Road. I seem to be the only one not doing anything festive!
William, at 6 months, stood up for the first time and has been standing and practicing a few steps. I have a feeling that he is going to be walking in another month or so. At the moment he is almost 7 months! We are very excited about this, but it has made us close the lounge room door, as William now moves about so much.

Miles is being Miles, a little naughty at times, but he is still into Ben 10 and is loving it a lot. He watches it whenever he can.

So that is it. I am off to the movies with some other mothers and we are going to watch, He's Just Not That Interested in You. I hope it is good.
Doctors tomorrow, as William has something wrong with his big toes, I think it might be a fungal infestion, but I want to be certain. I do hope it isnt anything serious.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

introducing Master Turd!

Master Turd was created for one of my HPKCHC classes. For Herbology, we had to make something that made us laugh. So I decided to make Oh Poo!
Miles loves it a lot.
its a turd

its a turd

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Finally finished

Took the kids to see Bob the Builder at the shopping center. Miles loved it a lot and William was asleep during the show, but he was awake for a photo with the cast.

Owlet, known as Midori-tama was made for HPKCHC as part of Feb. homework. Miles has claimed him and has taken him to school with him. He wants me to make him some more.

I finally finished the Seraphina's Shawl that I started in May of 2008. I know it took me a long time, but that was because I didnt work on it all the time just every now and then. I like how it turned out.

Seraphina shawl

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