26 June 2011

toasty

toasty progress

toasty

toast

These are a gift. One of the mums at school gave me an enormous bag of alpaca yarn in greens, browns and natural greys. I offered to knit her a little something as a thank you and she requested grey fingerless gloves (she previously bought a pair of [similar, but ribbed] green fingerless gloves of mine at the school's Twilight Market so she knew she liked them).

Alpaca yarn, roughly sport weight, held double. Just in time for midwinter - it's freezing these days.

Ravelled here.

PS. Look! The 12 year old hand model (the final photo) decided to stop biting his nails a couple of weeks ago. He went cold turkey and now his nails are lovely.

PPS. The blog, she is six! Such a big girl now.

27 comments:

Kate said...

The blog is six!!!! Wowzers. Makes mine feel like a tiny baby.
The handmodel is going to be used as inspiration for a cuticle pulling ten year old. Ugh!
The toasties are gorgeous. I live in mine.
The coming week, have a wonderful one. x

Annie said...

I feel kind of warm and snuggly just looking at those ... it's the lovely fuzzy alpaca that does it, I do like a bit of alpaca :)

And Happy 6th Birthday to your blog !

Mary said...

Six ! Happy 6th Birthday.

Your blog has been so important to me - and this post kind of sums it up - all warm and toasty and cosy with a lovely splash of humour.

Thank you.

Melody said...

Happy 6th Birthday!

Gorgeous gloves.

Tania said...

I can't believe how big and tall that six year old is.

Yay for fingernails and toasty warm wrists on teeth-chatteringly frosty school drop offs.

Sue said...

Time flies as they say - congrats on your blog turning 6! Love the gloves, they look perfect for the cold winter we have been having lately!

blackbird said...

Blog, boy, gloves - all beautiful. As ever.

Pearly Queen said...

Phew!...Gloves...

It's 36 degrees here, I can't even THINK about gloves!

Lynn said...

A six-year-old blog? You're like some kind of freaky pioneer or something.

CONGRATULATIONS!

(And the gloves - and nails - are lovely.)

simplelife said...

congratulations, will you be having a party? Six is so grown up!

Loving those warmers too, off to check out your pattern.

cheers Kate

Rae said...

Beautiful gloves, beautiful hands, beautiful photos. My blog is very nearly six as well! They are sisters from the same year.

Happy birthday.

xo

Thimbleanna said...

Six!!! WOW! Congratulations. And a perfect post to celebrate six -- yet more of your beautiful yearny goodness!

Fioleta said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! Wow 6, how fast the time flies.

Love the last photo - everything about it is gorgeous.

The Coffee Lady said...

Six years? Great. And the gloves are pretty damn fine, too.

Fairlie said...

The blog is six?? Man, you must have been a mere babe yourself when you had her.

Loving the fingerless gloves!

Duyvken said...

So lovely! I adore that photo of the 12 year old wearing fingerless gloves, holding an orange and showing off his lovely unbitten nails. Gorgeousness!

zephyr said...

i have to say, i noticed those nails first thing--and was very impressed. Mine should look so good.

Congratulations and Happy, Happy Day-- for us, also-- that Pea Soup is now 6!! Congratulatons

Heather said...

Happy sixth birthday, and your Toast are just gorgeous.

Jorth! said...

Happy birthday. Alpaca...yum!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Six years of lovely photos , humour and warmth .
Thankyou!
( Wool/glove swap sounds a big success all round and the manicure is most impressive .)

RW said...

Wow. I love these.
and congratulations on 6 years.

embracingitall said...

Those gloves are perfect for this midwinter weather. Six is big, congratulations. Jacinta

MulticoloredPieces said...

What gorgeous yarn and the gloves are lovely. Although I kind of feel like itching when I look at your beautiful photos--it's over 100 F. today...sigh.
best, nadia

Chiko said...

Hi,
Love your words and photos.

May link you?

Thanks!

gardengate from ravelry

Chiko said...

Sorry, try again.

May I link you?

Isabelle said...

Happy 6th. You are a clever person.

Adelle @ The Market Roll said...

What a great pic! The only 2 things I love about Winter are snuggly things and oranges....