Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Grace's Birthday

Yes, it's come around again - another year has flown by and Grace is now 19!

We had a fabulous day - we went ten pin bowling. I took a while to get into the swing of things, my technique being somewhat lacking, but my competitive instincts took over and I managed to win the second game. It was great fun for everyone.

We watched a number of DVDs that Grace had received as presents and had a quiet night in.

Here's the card I made for her.

The card looks cute but on closer inspection of the illustration it can be seen that the little girl is trying to fry the kittens!!

The argyle vest I was making for her turned out a treat.

Perfect fit and Grace is really pleased with it - just what she wanted.

I also made her a Fair Isle tammy.

I still haven't got round to typing this pattern up yet - but having worked through my notes a second time now, I'm more confident that I should be able to write out the pattern in a way that other people can understand.

Feeling pleased with the Tammy - I also made a matching one for Grace's Teddy Bear.

Yes I know I should be doing other things but it was worth making the effort - Grace (and her Teddy) loved it... and I love knitting Fair Isle!

Finally, Grace has been wanting a pot of African Violets for ages. I don't seem to be able to find any for her - so I gave her the next best thing - a crochet version.

I didn't have a pattern for this.

I crocheted around a plant pot - made a circular piece for the soil, several leaf and flower shapes, added beads for the flower centres and put it all together.

The idea was inspired by a version I saw on Ravelry. A pattern is available for purchase from Planet June.

Now it's time to get back to my other projects - although - we bought Grace a new crochet book - Crobots - crocheted robots. They are so cute - I could be distracted!


  1. Seeing your Fair Isle tammy is making me want to learn how to knit. I love Fair Isle, but you just can't get the look with crochet. Sadly, I've just got too much on my plate right now to take the time to learn.

  2. All her gifts are gorgeous! She must have loved them! And she sure is a lucky girl to have a mom like you!

  3. How cute! I love the vest! And that pot of violets is just adorable! Sounds like a wonderful birthday for your lovely daughter!


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