Wednesday, February 28, 2007


its done.. at long last!! i noticed that one tie is a bit off though while taking this picture, so i need to fix that before i mail it.
im so picky about every detail.
i really hope that it is well loved!

this hat was a super quick knit and its really lovely! im sending it away with the sweater, but i think that i will knit myself one in some olive green HPY.
because, yes.. it snowed, again. tomorow will be march 1st, my 26th birthday! and its snowing.
next year im going to mexico! i want fresh limes and avacados and hot sandy beaches.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The koru is the maori name given to the newborn, unfurling fern frond and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Māori carving and tattoos. still knitting....but im currently on the quest for the perfect tattoo..
ok,well not perfect tattoo because its going to be custom done by the amazing woman at electroladylux

but i am searching for the art/pictures of ferns to take to them. my appointment is on march 8th, which is i know a while away, but im so excited!!

basically my tattoo is going to be of a fern and koru (fiddleheads or whatever you want to call them) spirals and dots..and maybe a dragonfly...its going to be on my chest, symmetrical along or just below my collarbones.
my partner timothy is giving it to me as a birthday gift as im going to be 26 in a few shorts day..

this will be my first tattoo and i feel like it is such a perfect time for me to get it. i want it to represent everything that i am.. all of my strength and love and passion as a mom and as a being on this earth. which is why its such a big deal to me to have it be just right..i have waited so long for this..

so if anyone has any fern pictures or art to share, please do!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Here is the sweater that i have been working on. it is nearly complete!
i still have the bottom edging to do as well as the front edging and the ties...but it shouldn't take long now.

This is the most beautiful hand dyed yarn! i recieved it in the january magic ball of yarn swap.
they are the exact colours that i had hoped for.
im not sure what to make with it though!

and my two bunnies! im so in love!

this is a reminder to myself...
im having a bit of knitters block these days. its okay except that i have 2 projects on the go that someone is patiently waiting for and im racked with guily about it.. the sweater that i showed earlier is one of te projects
and the other is a hat from in this beautiful HPY yarn.

so today i will knit. it's saturday.. timothy has gone off to do car stuff , ngaio is sleeping in and elwynn is playing with melody... he was so sweet this morning.. as he went upstairs he said "i love you mum"

the sun isn't really shining this chilly morning but the day is beautiful none the less..
a perfect day to drink organic green tea and knit in front of the fire!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Happy Love Day!

ah..valentines day. a hallmark holiday meant to rake in the cash..? or a day to really show your true love for someone?

im not really sure...

i love a lot of people and hope that i show it everyday..its not always easy for me.
like i told timothy a few days ago "just because i don't like you right now doesn't mean that i dont love you. i do love you. a lot"
emotions and love are so intertwined. love is complex and i dont think i understand it at all. the feelings i have when i see my children smile and laugh are totally unexplainable.. i guess that is love at its deepest. why even try to explain it?

Thursday, February 08, 2007

bunny love!

we have a new family member!
after a fun trip to the sunshine coast to see our dear friends hawkfeather and lorne and their sweet kids, we decided to adopt one of the bunnies that was temporarily living on their farm.
he is a brown and black lop named "rabbit" but we are calling him "bunny my hunny" for long..or short..
he is the most sweet tempered cuddly creature that i have ever met and im madly in love already.

*sigh* this is why they call it bunny love!