Saturday, 28 February 2009

finally got some blocking done.

Finished Secret of the Stole III last autumn, finally got round to blocking it now, this was knitted in Lane Borgosia, shade denim, with seed beeds throughout the pattern

I also blocked the Goddess knits anniversary shawl which was finished just before the new year. I chose clue 1A, 2B, 3C and 4D

I have also been knitting Mystery stole 4 which I started last year, now only got 20 rows of clue 6 to knit plus the 2 sides to graft together,

Saturday, 21 February 2009

rip it out and start again

I started knitting the half spider shawl from VLT last summer,

I had knitted 2 1/2 balls of the Kidsilk night when I realised I wasnt too sure about this shawl worked in KSH so I decided to frog it.

I decided last night to cast on the frogged KSH, I am now knitting Eerie (rav link)from Rowan 43.

This week the Angel Yarns forum which I posted on regularly was taken down without warning. 2 members of the forum (Traxia and Zyle) have done great work getting a new forum up and running for all us displaced angels, its now called Pheonix knitting forum, hopefully all the AY members will find their way over there.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Blurry Jumper

This is 'to dye for' from the first stitch and bitch book, called blurry because its knitted in Sirdar Blur , (used 2 1/2 balls) and not because I'm having a dig at my sons photography skills.
This is my secend Nakniswemodo jumper, now dithering what to cast on next so working on MS4 from last year and socks for DH while I decide.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Knitting meme

This is the first ever meme I've done, Saw it on Kate's, Kai's and Fiona's blogs and thought it a good idea.
You need to mark with bold the things you have done, mark the ones you plan to do sometime in italics, and leave the rest.
American/English knitting
Baby items
Cable stitch patterns
Charity knitting
Combination knitting
Continental knitting
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm-warmers
Designing knitted garments
Domino knitting
Drop stitch patterns
Dyeing spinning fiber
Dyeing with plant colors
Dying yarn
Fair Isle knitting
Free-form knitting
Garter stitch
Graffiti knitting
Hair accessories
Hats: Cuff-up
Hats: Top-down
Holiday related knitting
Household items
Kitchener stitch
Knitted flowers
Knitting a gift
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine
Knitting and purling backwards
Knitting art
Knitting for a living
Knitting for pets
Knitting for preemies
Knitting in public
Knitting items for a wedding
Knitting on a loom
Knitting smocking - have ribbed then smocked, but never knitted it in
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting to make money
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with alpaca
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Knitting with beads
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting with dpns
Knitting with linen
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Knitting with silk
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Knitting with wool
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn
Lace patterns
Long Tail CO
Machine knitting
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Moebius band knitting
Norwegian knitting
Participate in an exchange
Participating in a KAL
Publishing a knitting book
Short rows
Slip stitch patterns
Socks: toe-up
Socks: top-down
Stockinette stitch
Stuffed toys
Teaching a child to knit
Teaching a male how to knit
Textured knitting
Thrummed knitting
Toy/doll clothing
Tubular CO
Twisted stitch patterns
Two end knitting
Writing a pattern

Even tough theres a lot of bold things there, some of them I have only done once or twice, or tried and not bothered with again.

What I hope to learn this year is to spin, knit something from my hand spun, have a go at dyeing and to design my own pattern and write it down. I have designed a pattern before but that was a garter stitch tank top for my teddy when I was 7.

Friday, 6 February 2009

1st jumper of 2009

I finished my first sweater of 2009, I'm hoping to knit 12 this year so need to knit a bit quicker I think, Its the mitered jacket from knitsimple Fall o7, but with Wendy fusion Subbed for noro Kureyon. It reminds me a bit of a faded denim jacket.
and I also finished the socks for my stepmum.

We had our first decent snowfall of the week today too so my older son built this snowman.