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Sunday, September 13, 2020

A little slow Knitting

Perhaps you recall the pair of hand knitted blue socks I completed recently?  Although these socks took me forever to knit, it didn’t take me too long at all to finish this “baby beanie” with the little bit of wool left over.  And that didn’t take me very long at all!  This will go in the bag for the next time I make a donation to Foster Hope charity.

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Baby blue beanie

Another recent finish was a little baby bunny toy.  However, I had trouble working out the instructions for the head and ears, so had to fudge it a bit and hope it would all work out.  (I wont be making any more of these, I decided).  Another one for the donation bag.

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Baby bunny toy

So now I’m doing a little more knitting with the remaining white yarn.  Perhaps another baby beanie, I decided, and I’m using some pretty pink yarn which needed using up.

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Another baby beanie

To celebrate Robin’s birthday yesterday we went out to dinner at the local Cossie Club.  WE both chose pork, cooked different ways.  Robin enjoyed his Belly Pork meal, and mine was pork cooked with tamarillo sauce.  When I was growing up, we knew this winter fruit as tree tomatoes.  Like some other well-known kiwi favourites, tamarillos are world famous in NZ. The New Zealand Tree Tomato Promotions Council is responsible for dubbing them the tamarillo - originating from the Maori word “tama,” meaning leadership, and the Spanish word “Amarillo,” meaning yellow.

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Happy Birthday Robin

He certainly deserved a birthday cake, so today I baked him an orange cake – one day late, I know.  Goodness knows what I did with the cream cheese icing, sadly it turned out runny.  But never mind, it still tasted good.

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Orange Cake

18 comments:

Jill said...

Very cute knitted bunny. I recognized his/hers ears at first glance. I’ve always liked knitted bunny toys for babies. I’m sure the cream cheese icing tasted just as good if it was runny or not. Happy belated b’day to Robin.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

no matter if is icing is runny or not it always taste good. You are the second to have a hat knitted up that I have seen this morning - I think I need to start making those after I get done with the two blankets that I am planning - one is part way done the other not started and then I will have more than I need to extra yarn needs to go some place. I will need to look for an easy hat pattern

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love that pink yarn your adding to the white. I am sure some baby is going to enjoy that bunny! It turned out really sweet! I have never heard of a tree tomato, interesting facts.

Julierose said...

Oh Happy Birthday to Robin:)))--what a lovely cake--it sounds delicious...
That baby beanie is adorable and I love that pink fluffy yarn you are using on the 2nd one...
I think "Baby Bunny Toy" looks great...so nice that you have a charity to knit and quilt for
locally...Enjoy your slow stitching Hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a cute baby beanie! And I think your bunny toy turned out nicely, too, although I really don't know a lot about knitting, other than how to knit and purl! Making something three dimensional like that looks tricky. Your cake looks delicious!

Quilter Kathy said...

The cake looks delicious!
Love the beanie idea for using up yarn!

Judith Eufinger said...

Your cake looks delicious. Judy in Kiel

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Lovely knitting projects - I especially like the white hat and the pretty pink eyelash yarn. The cake looks delicious with the glaze icing.

Karrin Hurd said...

Lovely knitting projects, and the cake looks delicious as is!

The Cozy Quilter said...

The babies who receive your knitted hats and toys are very lucky! Great job!

White Rose said...

Hi Jenny you do such beautiful work love your knitted projects and happy birthday to your hubby the cake looks awesome ,stay safe and take care xx

The Cozy Quilter said...

Lucky babies who receive your gifts made with live!

ButterZ said...

Happy birthday Robin. I love making those bunnies. They work out so cute. Yours looks lovely

Jenny said...

Hi Judy in Kiel - do hope you read this

Thanks for your message, so nice to hear from you again.
I'm having trouble getting in touch, as your message came through as "no reply blogger", and the email address I have on file has just been returned as non deliverable.

Would love to get in touch again, could you please send your email address in the text of a message?

Jenny

Denise :) said...

Happy Birthday to Robin! A day late on the cake? No way ... it's fun to celebrate for a whole week (or month, in my case)!! LOL! Love your pretty yarn projects ... you're very talented! :)

Karen's Korner said...

You have been busy with the needles. Pretty projects. Belated birthday wishes to the birthday boy.

Karen S said...

Lovely knitting. Sometimes it is good to have some easy projects to work on.
And it looks like a delicious birthday meal!

Maria said...

Cute beanies and the bunny is sweet but like you I wouldn't tackle knitting one...
Even though the icing was runny I'm sure Robin enjoyed his birthday cake.