Friday, 5 October 2007
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
I am fairly happy with her, althought she is supposed to have seperate fingers sewn on to her mittens. but due to my poor sewing skills and lack of patience, i decided to leave the fingers. I got the pattern from simply knitting magazine and it is by alan dart, of course i may have to make another one when i have finished her, as whilemina is not as good as i had hoped!I hope that you like her! I need to get Whilemina finished as i have a secret pal swap which i have got to get on with! I am so excited about doing this as it is my first secret pal swap and I hope my secret pals will like there packages!
so all i have to do to whilemina is give her some hair! in the magazine she has purple hair, but i may go for green! sew her hat on and sew up her cauldron!
my other projects that i am trying to get finished is a cross stitched witch , witch i will take a photo of when it is done1 Today i may start on some more yuletide Gnomes!
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
I think it looks more like a cake now!
All that is left to do now is to add the beaks and little claws on the chicks.
Saturday, 7 April 2007
Anyway, You are supposed to make theese from chopsticks or wooden dowels, well after hunting everywhere for chopstiks, and figuring out that I couldn't carry a 6ft wooden dowel with my food shopping with out injuring myself or some innocent member of the public, I had a brain wave that pencils would work. I had some pencils lying around, so i sanded the paint off them and shaved them down to the width I wanted them( these are 6.5mm thick) I used a pencil sharpener to make the other end pointy and then I painted them ( their standing in blue tack drying after varnishing), then I used clear nail polish to give them a coat of varnish and to protect the paint from chipping and hey presto! I also made some 6.5mm circular knitting needles as well, I thought i had taken a pic of them, but i havn't so I will post them tommorow!
Sunday, 1 April 2007
I have finally completed the front peice of the Meadow Sweet Sweater. I foun the fron quite boring to do, it's nothing wrong with the pattern, it's me, I get bored easily and it's a lot of stocking stitch!But I am really happy about the way it's been working! I am now working on one of the sleeves, it seems quite wide, so I am crossing my fingers a bit as I am no way experienced enough to alter the pattern!
Friday, 30 March 2007
This is the front of the meadow sweet sweater, I can't take pics of the back as it is on a stitch holder and is all folded over so it wouldn't be clear , I am about halfway through the front now, about 2 inches to do before i start to shape the armholes!
This is my currant knitting project I have on the needle's so far, i have completed the back and i am halfway through the front. i know that summer will be here soon, but we don't really get a summer here, well maybe a day! so I thought this would be a nice project for my first attempt at a sweater. The pattern is really easy to follow and I love this magazine!
This is another wip,as you can proberly see it's the short and sweet from the Happy hooker book. I love doing this pattern, which suprised me as I thought the lace pattern would be difficult to do, but I have found it ok to do and the pattern easy to follow, i have had to frog a few rows here and there but apart from that, I am enjoying making this, i had to go down to a 3mm hook for this and i used a dk weight(light worsted) to get the gauge! I have just got to finish the sleeves and then its done, i will post a pic of me wearing it when it is completed! and yes there's no sewing wooooooohooooooo! ( i don't think!)
I have been eyeing this pattern for a while and then I found this yarn in my stash and I thought it would be perfect for this Jacket! I bought this wool from my local post office ( a post office that sells wool, how perfect is that!) It was a bargain, 15 50g balls for just £7.99. I think it must have been lying in the sun, because parts of the wool are faded, but maybe it's meant to be like this, anyway, I like the effect as it gives a washed out effect, which I think suits this jacket! I have been having trouble sleeping at night, so I have been doing this whilst in bed watching a movie or tv (is that sad?) I had to go right down to 2.5 mm hook to get the gauge for this ( I must crochet really loose)! The pattern say's to use a arun/worsted weight yarn, but this is a dk weight(light worsted) i think this is going to look good with a nice pair of jeans!
Here are the squares that I have made so far for my throw. Most of the square patterns come from the part-work magazine called The Art of Knitting. basically you collect 90 issues and in each issue there is a pattern for a new square for your throw. With each issue you get a ball of yarn for your square. In theory, this is an expensive way to make a throw! but I am using other stitch patterns from books and from online as well, as I want to make a Throw big enough to cover a double bed.Granted it's a really long term project, but the squares are good to do when you just fancy doing something quick. i havn't blocked the squares yet, so they are not as flat/square as they should be! For some reason I have great difficulty in doing the moss stitch and double moss stitch even though I write down the rows as I go it always ends up as ribbing lol! Some of the squares are supposed to have embroided designs on them, but I havn't had the patience to do this yet, as sewing and I don't really work together, but I must try as it will be a new skill to learn!
Thursday, 29 March 2007
- Meadow sweet sweater from simply knitting mag (have done the back, just started the front).
- Sexie Halter from Stitch ' n' Bitch Nation(have started this many time just can't get it right).
- Lacy bolero from the art of knitting part-work mag.
- Glorious Glade antique lace cardigan from simply Knitting mag(really nervous about starting this one).
- Tequilla Sunrise layer top from Simply Knitting mag.
- Beautiful Berry from Simply Knitting mag.
- Waistcoat from the art of knitting part-work
- Baker boy cap from the art of knitting part-work
- Ultra Femme from Stitch 'n' Bitch Nation
- Squares for the throw.