Friday, 8 August 2014

Dad's 70th Birthday

As you know i love baking and so with dad's 70th today, you can guess what i did.
Dad is a retired Beekeeper who still has a few hives to keep friends and family in honey.
Dad used to work for the ministry of transport in Twizel and his nickname was "Buzz"
Happy birthday Dad, our only regret is Mum couldn't be here to help celebrate,
Love you and miss you heaps mum

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Lupin Scarf

On our family road trip in July we stayed in Blenheim of 3 nights. While there i found Quilters Barn. Inside i found this...

 I didn't want to knit a hat or mittens so i searched on ravelry and found this.... 
The colour is called "Lupin", which is funny cos where i grew up we have Lupins growing along side the road, so i have called this scarf Lupin.
And with it being 1 row of pattern repeated every row, i knew if i had to put it down for a period of time i could pick it up and know where i was at.
I wanted a stretchy bind off so googled and found a frilly bind off. I did a provisional cast on and when i got a few rows done i went back and bind it off.
I wanted to get it finished in time for dad's 70th on the 8th August so pushed myself to knit 30 rows every day with more if i had the time. Finished it yesterday with 2 days spare.
Very snuggly and warm.