Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Still knitting

Havent posted for over a week but still here and knitting away. Finished the back of the modular cushion, but no batteries in the camera for pictures. Nearly finished the VLT scarf (on second border) and done a square of the american aran afghan. Also college has started in earnest so got to study as well as knit. Hope to get new batteries soon and post progress pics.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

I've started Della

This is the first item in the Hipknits project club, its going to be a lace shawl and I am plodding along slowly, now up to row 65

Thursday, 13 September 2007

CCC is finished

Finished this this morning, really enjoyed doing it. Think I am going to knit a garter stitch square for the back

Sunday, 9 September 2007

My first toe up socks

Finished these last night, pattern is 'falling in lovve' from Magknits, yarn is Posh Yarn Emily in shade Jig, they are lovely and soft and the yarn was a joy to knit with.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Baby knits

Did this baby cardi and hat for a friends wee girl, yarn used was James C. Brett Marble DK, lovely to knit with, and cardi pattern is the wee einstein cardi from 'The Knit Stitch' by Sally Melville. Going to make myself the ladies version for winter. I've also been knitting socks, will post pics tomorrow, but knittings been slow as caught an awful cold/ sore throat from kids.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

I can steek!!!!

Diane M on the AY forum kindly did a tutorial on steeking (cutting holes in knitting for armholes etc) This is my sample and also my first attempt at fairisle too.

Here is the sample after cutting, the edge was neatened with crochet prior to cutting.

This is the edge that was cut then neatened with blanket stitch, it unravelled a bit but the stitching has hald it in place, i've given it a good tug and stretch and it hasnt unravelled.

And finally here is an update on the modular cushion, now done 14 shapes.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Mystery knitting

Well, ms3 is finished and blocked, here is a picture as modelled by a coathanger,and I've now joined another mystery knit, this time its a cushion in modular knitting organised by woolly thoughts, now up to clue 8. sewingnoddy told me about it.