Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Haven't been knitting much lately...

But these are kinda knitting related. I got bored and decided that beaded stitch markers couldn't be too hard to make. And then got inspired to do a couple of row markers too (I hate having to tie bits of wool around stitches). I'm sending the purple ones to Pookee for Christmas, the other sets I've put up on TM to see if I can make enough money to continue my new obsession. Am starting on necklaces too, and having so much fun!

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mt First Soaker

Well I finally finished the soaker a started last week. My first attempt, and I had fun dying it with wilton cake dye gels.

I did make it a wee bit bigger as the waist looked teeny! But then it has come out too big between the legs, but it fits :)

Now to think about trying to knit one in the round.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Got my knitting Groove back

Well after a little spell of not knitting (gasp) I got my knitting groove back!! It made its return following me writing my TO DO list and getting a bit of a fright about how much I had to get done.

So now I have got quite a bit done:

Med, small, nb punk knitters for pregnant friends.
Little Canterbury hat (requested by DH for his mate)
Not pictured...scarf (still going with that one), swaps set (see pic below) and my SS things (which I wont post in case my SS reads here)

So phew, feel like I've done heaps now and not so worried I wont get them done in time

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Pom Pom Beanie in Slubby wool

One of the pressies for my SS.

I had to do a refresher on how to make Pom Pom's.

Stars in their eyes......

A set made for swaps. The top was requested so I decided to knit the soaker to match :) Hope it fits OK - my own pattern.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Finished Soaker

My tekapo tartan soaker finished. It's a little long in the rise, comes half-way up to her armpits, but it covers the hugest night nappy rather well :)

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Santa Pants

These started out as The Practise Pants because they are my first longies and I wanted to play around with the pattern, so I thought I'd have a go with some cheap wool before making longies with my more pricey wool. They are the tiny birds pattern for the body, downsized to fit in both width and length. For the legs I just knitted them straight with moss stitch cuffs instead of decreasing to ribbed cuffs like the pattern. I am really pleased with the fit of them, I'm quite chuffed with myself that I managed to alter to pattern to fit her *proud beginner knitter moment*.

I added the white trim to make them more interesting, everyone seems to be making gorgeous variegated longies and I thought plain red would be a little boring. Once I'd finished the first legs I realised that they were gonna look rather christmassy! *oops*

I discovered that I'm not very good at sewing, my seams look a little messy. Nevermind, I have addi turbos on their way from Greenbeans! Plus my increasing is a bit ugly (which makes that front seam even worse) because my nana showed me her way of doing it, and it puts a purl stitch in the knit row. I think she does it to make it easy for her to count the rows, but I have been reading a Debbie Bliss book and she uses a tidier way which I will use next time.