Friday, 30 March 2007

Meadow Sweet so far

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!
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My Yarn stash so far!

I thought i would take a pic of my yarn stash so far! It's becoming quite a good stash, but i think that i definitly need to buy more yarn for it to become a good stash!
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Meadow Sweet Sweater



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!
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Short and Sweet bolero from the Happy Hooker

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!)
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Prepster jacket from the Happy Hooker

This is the back of the jacket.

A close up of the stitches.

The back from a different angle.

The back and the right front completed.

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!
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The sqaure so far!

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!

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Thursday, 29 March 2007

Sooo many patterns!

I am sure all yarn lovers, knitters and crocheter's go through this, but there are so many patterns that I want to start, like now! I have definitly got what is widely known as startitis! The thing is, I keep starting new projects, but I am not getting anywhere with them! I just seem to be casting on, then frogging them because I have gone wrong! /here is a list of some of the patterns that I really want to make
  1. Meadow sweet sweater from simply knitting mag (have done the back, just started the front).
  2. Sexie Halter from Stitch ' n' Bitch Nation(have started this many time just can't get it right).
  3. Lacy bolero from the art of knitting part-work mag.
  4. Glorious Glade antique lace cardigan from simply Knitting mag(really nervous about starting this one).
  5. Tequilla Sunrise layer top from Simply Knitting mag.
  6. Beautiful Berry from Simply Knitting mag.
  7. Waistcoat from the art of knitting part-work
  8. Baker boy cap from the art of knitting part-work
  9. Ultra Femme from Stitch 'n' Bitch Nation
  10. Squares for the throw.
There's more, but you get the idea!