September 23, 2013

A secret squirrel business, some yarny fun and a significant milestone all in one weekend!

Shhh, I am making the "All in a nut shell" cardigan for a friend's upcoming first born. I am super excited about this because it is one with a fair isle yoke which I never done before.

It was a little bit of a challenge to start with because the increase stitches weren't evenly distributed before the chart started but once I sorted that out with the help of the designer Julia, all has been going smoothly. Just 3 more rows until I finish the fair isle part so I can't wait as the single colour knitting would be a lot quicker.

Apart from that I am also working on another amigurumi design. I am aiming to construct the body and head and neck all in one piece... Hopefully what I have in my mind works!

It has been a busy and very fulfilling weekend... I taught the first part of my beginners amigurumi workshop on Saturday. I am going to hold off blogging about it until after next Saturday when the 2nd & final part of the workshop is over but let me just say that I am so proud and excited that I am doing this!

Hubby and I have reached a significant milestone - we had our 21st anniversary on Sunday! No, not wedding and yes, we were just children when we started going out (so young then)...

I am signing off today's post with the photos I put together last year for our 20th anniversary. Unfortunately I couldn't find any photos from 1992... this made me decide to take a photo on our anniversary day every year from now on!

Happy stitching!


  1. Hi Manda,
    Oh Happy 21st Anniversary to you both. Love the 1994/present photo of you both. Indeed you two must've been little chicks when you joined forces!! Congratulations.
    Cheers, Anita.

    1. Thanks Anita! We were just finishing high school then... Goodness we were so young and innocent!

  2. I absolutely love everything about this post Amanda! Congrats on your workshop! I know you'll rock as a teacher :) it must be so exciting! Happy Anniversary 21st anniversary to you and your husband! You two look so young age has been really kind to you all! I hope age will continue to be kind to me as I approach 28 years old this Decemeber Lol

    1. You're welcome! Btw, I put some new crocheting items on my blog if you want to check them out!

    2. Thanks Pilar, cool I will check them out properly on the weekend