Friday, 29 February 2008

Lace,lace, lace revisited

Well, the 3 lace projects from the start of the year are now all completed.

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

Knitted animals

Mum knitted these chicks with a creme egg inside to be sold at church to raise money for youth activities. This is the 3rd year she's done this so think its now a tradition. Here's the pattern for those of you that are interested.
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.

This was bunny purse from the latest issue of Yarn Forward, this is for my nephew and also has dolly mixtures in its tum.
Della is now finished and is blocking so hope to have pictures soon.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Hipknits project socks done

Finished the socks today, they are lovely and soft and the pattern was a good one to knit, this was only my second pait of toe up socks and the first with a heel flap done toe up so I am pleased with how they worked out.