Saturday, September 5, 2009

Computers, Knitting and Long Breakfasts.

I have had no laptop for the last two weeks. I took it to the repair shop and they told me it will cost the price of a new one to repair as the mother board is broken. Leiny has kindly given me the use of hers when she is home at the weekends. Sorry if I have not been to visit your blog yet , I will visit soon.

The cupboard is full of unfinished knitting projects, mostly baby gifts. I try to have at least an hour each evening to do some crafting. This really translates as slow progress.

Leiny is knitting a baby sweater for a certain little boy, you can sneak a peek at him sleeping over at Boladeberlin, he is so cute, and his Mammy loves sheep.

Mr.Margie knew that I had been to our local Cath Kidston store and had been firm with myself about buying baby gifts and not diverting to my weakness, shoes, particularly Swedish clogs (I was wearing a pair the first time we met in Cannes, in the eighties). He came home last Sunday with them in my size, having gone to the store especially for them. I have been wearing them since.

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, I love when it spills over near to lunchtime. The bowl is one from a set Mr. Margie's grandmother gave us, I like to use them sometimes in memory of her.

This project is for a little girl born in England at the beginning of July, it is knitted in one piece using just garter stitch.

I sewed on the little wooden heart buttons and added a little hat to complete the package. I am considering knitting an adult size in this (as I would definitely wear it).

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,




Anonymous said...

Sorry for your laptop, that is boring. I like Leiny's baby sweater, so cute ! and your knitted project for the english little girl, so beautiful !!! Those little wooden heart buttons are just perfect !
PS - I want your Swedish clogs and your Cath Kidston's mug !!! Have a lovely weekend :) Hugs Olivia

Deborah said...

Love the projects. The little baby boy is so sweet and the sheep sweater will be adorable on him.
I love clogs and haven't had a pair for years. Love the green with polka dots. Mr. Margie is a sweetie!

Vicki Lane said...

I love the glimpse of your kitchen -- looks beautiful. And the knotted sheep are adorable.

I was taught to knit almost fifty years ago, made a tiny knitted blanket for my hamster, and promptly forgot everything about knitting. Quilting and embroidery are my needle crafts -- but I do so admire you who can produce lovely intricate knitted sweaters and such.

Les Cotrions said...

Hi Margie! Lovely projects you have! I like the baby clothes! You've a very kind husband...nice gift he gave you! Breakfast is also my favourite meal...unfortunately in Italy we haven't the tradition of a rich breakfast...only cappuccino and brioche!
Have a great Sunday!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

here it's not the laptop but the lacking speed of so called broadband which is actually slowband which is bothering me. I love, love, love those clogs: the shape, the light green, the lovely polka dots.

Anonymous said...

Lovely knitting projects! ..and the clogs..well, my husband has never stopped wearing them. He gets them from the fisherman's shop in Howth.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog Margie! Especially after how busy you are and being without a computer - I'm SO sorry!

Oh what a precious darling you're sewing for, he's just too cute! And the creations you're making... well, if I could I'd have another just for the chance to own one of your beautiful outfits! ;-)

I adore your clogs and wear them ALL the time, just wish we had the Sweedish ones here - they're lovely!

Enjoy your week and I hope things work out with a computer for you soon.


Huset på toppen said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog Margie!Nice too see your blogg,it`s lovely:) Love the projects to the little boy og the Swidish clogs with white dots:)
Ha a nice week

Something White said...

Hello dear Margie,
well yes, I do know the sorrows of a broken PC or laptop; it seems like if we are cut from the world :)
Your great clogs remember me of my own youth and my clogs; I liked to wear them as well, since they are so comfortable. I really regret that I never learned any handwork-skills: knitting, sewing, embroidery... :(
I think it gives a deep satisfaction to finish something nice and beautiful, made by yourself. And your work - as well as your daughter´s - IS beautiful.
Have a good day, Margie, I´ll be back soon and I´m preparing something for you... :D
Love, Marjolijn

Les Cotrions said...

Thank you my friend for your sweet comment! Are you working to your projects???
Big hugs

Julie M said...

Hi Margie. Oh those clogs are so cool (I have a matching CK purse, by the way!). And I love your knitting.

Hope your laptop woes are over soon.


P.S. Thanks for your comment on my blog! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Margie,
I wanted to let you know I've left an award for you on my blog so when you have a moment (and a computer) please stop by. Thanks!

Bunny Missbrenner said...

Congrats to Margie for receiving an award. Great, now I have another blog to check out although it could be mother board could be broken ~wink~

bunny from I'm just say'n~

Coastal Sisters said...

I love all the knitting and just love the little buttons. Those clogs are just wonderful! I want some just like them! They are my favorite things to wear in the winter.

Hope you get a new computer soon. There are some great buys on the internet right now.


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What beautiful baby clothing you are knitting! And I love your kitchen dishes, too! =)

Sorry to hear about your computer. My son's computer is down as well.

My daughter has a very similar pair of clogs made by the SAME company! A small children's shop here imports the same Swedish clogs!

Sabina said...

Hi Margie - how are you? Lovely little sweater!!

Take care ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Lulu said...

beautiful projects..
hope you get a new computer soon..
Love the beautiful cup..

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Dear Margie, I covet your clogs!! Love them! My weakness is shoes too even though it seems all I wear are flipflops. I just ordered and received some fabulous patent flats with leopard print inserts on the front. My new Fall shoes! So sorry about your laptop. xo

vicki archer said...

I hope you get a new laptop soon Margie but your knitting projects look a lot more interesting than spending days at the computer! Have a lovely week, xv.

Marge said...

Dear Margie,

Thank you for visit on my blogg!:)
I hope, that you find a foot for your old sewing machine:)
Your knitting are beautiful!
I like those clogs, too:)

Your cat Felka remind me our cat, Vallu, who died years ago.

Wish you nice week!
Hugs, Marge from Finland

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Margie! I'm sure you had a nice time with your daughter! My laptop has some problems too...I've to take it to be repaired, but....I can't stay without it!
Happy week end!

Elly said...

Well, without a pc, you've more time to craft! All your knittings look lovely and I'm in love with your fabulous clogs!!!! Your hubby is such a sweetheart!
Hopefully you're on the net soon! Have a nice weekend, hugs Elly

Fröken Skicklig said...

Shoes are fortunately something most of us can´t do ourselves, so we need to buy them - and these clogs are just gorgeous! I have never seen them here in Sweden, at least not the dottes ones, but I guess I will have to do a little research ;-)

Sounds so nice with all your craft projects - and I wish you lots of cozy and inspiring evenings with yarn, needles and fabrics!