Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Creative Space

Today my creative space is quite destructive (in a good way of course). I spent yesterday digging out our winter clothes from the huge cabin trunk in our bedroom. Most of the space is taken by about 50 beautiful handknit sweaters. My lovely Mum who is a very talented knitter, knit most of them for my now 12 year old neice and they have been handed down to my girls. She is still knitting beautiful sweaters and so we have ended up with quite a few. There are a couple that Miss Fussy Madeleine just won't wear including a beautiful green sweater that is a little tight around her neck. So I unraveled it using this tutorial.


This is what she wants me to re-knit it into

I love it but I don't know if I'm brave enough to tackle all those new stitches!
She chose it just before she went to bed and said to me "So will it be ready for me by the morning Mum?" I really have to start managing my daughters' expectations of what I can do a little better!

And because I always have several projects on the go, I'm working on some slippers for Maddy.


At some stage today, I need to get to the post office with this beautiful piece of art.

It's a combined effort from Maddy and Eloise and is going off to their Nanna in Brisbane as a get well soon card. My poor Mum fell down some steps in an airport last week and broke both her feet. Nothing stops her though and she was out pruning all the shrubs on her deck from her wheel chair just a few days afterwards. Hope you are back on your feet soon Mum!xxx

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27 comments:

Vic said...

Oooh, the sleeves on the new pattern are just gorgeous aren't they? Good luck! (Even if you can't manage it overnight lol)

Polka Dot Daze said...

That's a lovely idea to reuse the wool.
Your poor mum! I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

michelle said...

hope your poor mum is on the mend. and why the heck didn't you stay up all night knitting that amazing little number? enjoy

Posie Patchwork said...

Well she knows what she wants in her knitting, good luck, a happy challenge, love Posie

Jennie said...

Love the colour of the re-knitting!
And I hope your mum is okay - she sounds very positive and its great she's out and about a bit already!

Nettle & Brier said...

BOTH her feet? oh my that is outrageous. I hope she recovers very speedily. I also hope the Elves and the magical Knitmakers finished the little jumper while you were sleeping.

Missy_Minzy said...

I hope your mum recover soon! I also like the pink color which you are having for your girl's slipper. Have a good one!

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh your poor Mum, I can't believe she broke both feet. Hope she gets better soon. And good luck with the new pattern!

Tracey said...

slippers look great, how awful for your mum. Thanks for commenting on the giveaway - wish I could send some yummy - ness to NZ!

dash robin said...

your poor mum, I think that sweet piccy will lift her spirits. Theres nothing like some heavy pruning to make you feel fiesty and free too, so good on her for getting out and into it. Good luck with managing your daughters expectations...I need to work on that as well, my sons are both very very vocal about how many toys they want me to make them, with what colour fabrics, what size legs, etc, etc...xdash

Jill and Michelle said...

I love your daughter's artwork, and I'm sure it will help your Mum on her speedy recovery! She sounds like quite a lady! nothing stopping her!

Jill

Michelle said...

Love the new pattern! It will look so pretty in apple green.

Good luck with managing your daughter's expectations! I think I was the same with my mum when she was making stuff for me - a creative version of "Are we there yet???"

Michelle said...

The choosen knit is gorgeous! Hope your mum is back on her feet soon, I am sure the girl's artwork will help a lot.

beck said...

Oh your poor mum!! I had a friend who fell into a gutter and broke both her ankles. Not fun. I'm sure that gorgeous picture will cheer your mum up. Good luck getting that jumper finished today! xo

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohhh no!
that gorgeous piece of art will definitely put a smile on her face. hope your mum is better soon.

julie k said...

Yay for sweater unraveling! I love that your sweaters have a family history to them.

Amanda said...

omg get well soon mum, that sounds horrible esp in an airport. i acquired a whole bag of unraveled wool last week. someone told me yesterday that if you freeze it, the gets rid of the crinkles.

Angie said...

YIKES....both feet!


I wish I was a better knitter....perhaps if I hang out here long enough I'll be inspired to finish a few projects I currently have on the needles. That new project looks gorgeous (& daunting....for me at least)

Steph said...

Your poor Mum...both feet!!! That card will sure cheer her up! Love the look of the jumper. :)

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Hahaha……Come on now – what else did you have on that night!!!! Your little girl obviously thinks you are capable! I’m sure it will be worth waiting just a bit longer than one night.

RosieP said...

Go for it, you can make that.

Hugs RosieP x

Chicken Willow said...

Ouch, your poor Mum! Just jump in and give the pink jumper a go, what can go wrong? :-)

Strickbombe said...

Knitting without fear please! Remember, there are no new stitches - it's all just knits and purls. But I'm sure your dear mother told you that. All the best (for her and your next project).

Cat said...

OMG - your poor mum - hope she is ok. Great idea abotu hte wool, I have a stack of cardi's sitting in my cupboard that the girls have outgrown and I have been trying to think of a good use for them!

Rosalind said...

love the slipper colours! Your poor mother hope she heals quickly!

Tania said...

Dive in to all those new stitches, I say! Every time I do, I'm so chuffed I did, and YouTube is always there to save the day...

(get well soon Mum)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Your pace is so lovely. The pink jumper is totally sweet ... great choice.

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