Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Are you keeping warm?

A cake at long last! This one is for Mr Stressy's bosses wife and is a present from Mr Stressy. Hmm. So how come it was me staying up so late? Anyway, she loves horses so I had a go at doing a little girl on her pony jumping over a wall.

Hmm. Again. How come it looks more like the pony is flying? Anyway, never mind, it was better than nothing (and judging by the hours Mr Stressy is putting in at work lately, nothing is what he would rather have given her).

Postie was very kind and brought me more squares - this pretty little lot from Natalie who owns (I am soooo jealous) this shop. One day I will go to Putney and call in to say hello. And no doubt spend a little money. I shall not tell Mr Stressy I have gone, I shall just say I'm off to Sainsburys or something. (it would take over 3 hours for me to get there, 6 hours in the shop and 3 hours back - do you think he would miss me?)

I laid out all of the squares last night and started sewing them together. I feel that 10 x 10 squares is big enough - and guess what, I still have 20 squares left over, which means that I'll be making another blanket! So if you haven't yet been bitten by the bug of 4" squares and would like to make some, please feel free - I shall be collecting for quite some time yet!

Oh and look here what's finished! Blanket number 1 in all its glory. Hope you like it!
And don't be fooled by the sunshine in this picture. It's freezing.


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

You're right about it being freezing!!! I had to walk very carefully from the car to work this morning to stop myself from landing on my well upholstered behind!!!

The blankets are looking lovely - it's really nice to be able to spot my squares in amongst all the others!

Lucy x

Working Mom Knits said...

OOO! I see my squares too! Right there - in the corner of my room, on the night stand/file cabinet!
(I have a post office phobia, what can I say?)

Working Mom Knits said...

ps: the cake is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Still kicking my sister for not getting her act together enought to let me get oneof your beauties for Aunt Amy's 94th!

Gina said...

The blankets are looking fabulous! I'm enjoying knitting my stripe.

Lisa Isaacs said...

Great cake! The horse is fab. Hope Mr. Stressy paid you for the order!

trashalou said...

Oooo! Get that Locket being all posh - '..walk carefully on from my car to work....'!!!!

Anonymous said...

Blankets are looking fab. More squares after Christmas?

Moogsmum said...

What a fantastic cake - I just love the little pony!!

The blankets are looking great. I daren't succumb to the 4inch squares just yet as my house is starting to drown under the WIP's!