Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Friday, 26 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
I have been knitting this month though, finished the aran hoodie for DS2, just needs sewing up now, and the chunky jumper got frogged and knitted into a cloud bolero and urchin beret, my kings are almost done too, need to knit the hats and presents and then sew them all up, guess I'm going to be busy with a needle this weekend.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Yes, its nearly November already and after looking at the piles of WIP that I have I have decided to repeat what I did last year and make November the month for NO casting on of new projects. Currently I have OTN :-
Great American Aran Afghan (I am ashamed to say this was being knitted last November too)
Spider Web shawl from VLT
Goddess Knits Anniversary Shawl
Nativity - just the kings to do now.
Aran Jumper for DS2
Chunky Jumper for DS2
and have just signed up for Woolly wormheads mystery hat.
Hopefully I should have made a dint in these projects by December.
Anyone else up for the challenge?
Its a bit thick and thin and isnt spun very tightly in places but I am so proud that I made it.
Sunday, 5 October 2008
I am also taking part in MS4, using yarn from ebay, I have done up to clue 3 so far and clue 5 has just come out
The socks are monkeys in opal prisma and fit perfectly.
Monday, 1 September 2008
After all that I was all knitted out for a couple of days. still slowly knitting the Goddess knits mystery shawl, now 4 rows from the edging. I have also joined Secret of the Stole III, just finished clue 1, hoping to get clue 2 finished this week before clue 4 is published on Friday. I'm using Lane Borgeosa cashwool in a denim shade from stash for this.
It's now hidden in my younger sons bed, where his big brother cant find it. I can see me knitting another soon to stop any arguments.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
The Goddess knits mystery shawl is coming on slowly, on clue D and done 14 rows (out of 96), this will take a while.
I have also realised that I have to dig the Great American Aran Afghan out of hibernation and do a square a week if I have any hope of finishing this year, will post the first pics of my squares next week. (blogger permitting)
Monday, 30 June 2008
Collected my Hipknits project club bag, I asked Kerrie if I could collect it from her at woolfest rather than getting the refund, the yarn is lovely, going to have fun making beads this holiday with my kids too.
Got an Ilga Lega pattern from KCG trading along with a tape measure, and a booklet on broomstick crochet from another stall.
Got 800g deep purple 50%wool 50% acrylic, some of this is destined for the above Ilga Lega pattern.
Various yarns destined to be socks.
Sock yarn from the Yarn Yard (I also ordered 3 skeins of merino tencel in porage but as n only had 2 of each shade at the show, they will arrive later.
3 balls of wool and knitting needles for my younger son, he wants me to teach him to knit. He has already found a project bag to keep it all in. I think I will get him to knit strips then we will make them into a pencil case.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Monday, 28 April 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Thursday, 10 April 2008
I also bought my first yarn for 2 1/2 months, some black crochet cotton, now I am busy making a shrug for my duaghter.
Monday, 24 March 2008
I also cast on for Central park hoodie, think everyone seems to have knit one, Its going well so far, here is the progress on the backThe latest installment of hipknits project club also came, silk to make a short sleeved fairisle cardi. This is the first top down cardi I have tried, and the first time knitting with silk. You can see my progress in the bottom right of the picture
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Friday, 29 February 2008
This is the bobbin lace I was doing, finished and sewn onto a hanky, this is for my Mum for Mother's day so I hope she doesn't read this until Sunday
This is Della from Hipknits, took nearly 6 months, the first time I have knitted with such fine laceweight, I really like it now its blocked
This is the Wildflover shawl knitted in Posh yarn, a very simple knit, I did a different edging
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Using DK yarn and size 3.75mm needles cast on 26 stitches.
Work 8 rows in garter stitch (each row knit)
Increase a stitch at the beginning of next 6 rows (32 sts) Cast off 10 st at beginning of following 2 rows (12 sts)
Work 8 rows garter st
Cut yarn leaving 12" -18", tread yarn through loops on needle and pull tight.
You can sew eyes and beak on now or when it is seamed up, (sew down head, across cast off sts and down to cast on sts).when it is seamed up place toy stuffing or a cotton wool ball in the head and insert egg in, you may need to work a couple of sts into cast on edge if the eggs are loose (depending on how tight you cast on)
This pony purse was crocheted from all my leftover aran acrylic for my niece, thers a bag of dolly mixtures in it. The pattern was from here She has loads of cute patterns.