Summer crafting

The joys of a little girl and weather like this means I now feel inspired to make things like these:

With thanks to this tutorial.

With thanks to this tutorial.


Weekend in Christchurch (pre-quake!)

So things in Christchurch are a little interesting at the moment. Luckily, although our house was in one of the worst hit areas, it is a solid weather board ex-state house and it took the shaking with only the chimney breaking loose. The chimney took out some of the roof tiles, but on the whole, not a bad result, considering the next street over is full of porter loos and the roads are so damaged our property manager couldn’t get to the house the day of the quake.
A remarkable event to occur with so little damage to the human population.

My time in Christchurch recently was far less dramatic. In fact, this sums it up nicely:


Finished! Phew… a size five jersey. A very simple, easy knit, but I’m glad Harriet won’t be that big for a while. Pattern from here. I had a huge amount of trouble finding patterns for this style of jersey. Not sure why… it seems every little girl has one, so there must be patterns somewhere.