Thursday, May 22, 2008

Socks and socks

Another knitting project for the little baby on the way (not from me, but my sister in law). These are my first socks knitted on a set of needles. I am very happy with the results and I love the way you can knit one up in an evening.

The other sock story is not so successful. I started this sock for myself, but somewhere between the knitting and the needle choice they are now man sized. Do you think my husband would like my first pair of adult socks or the colour choice?
I seem to be loving knitting at the moment. I have a few projects on the go and I am looking for more. The weather has turned slightly cold and wool seems very appealing at the moment.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Baby Jumper

I love knitting for new babies. It is so fast and I think little baby clothes are so cute. You always have more time to knit for other people's babies, as when you have your own, you are too busy to think about knitting (well maybe a couple of things were knitted).

So I have knitted for my sister in law's baby that is due next month. I saw this wool and had to have it and luckily I found the perfect little person to knit for. I will be giving it to her with the quilt on the weekend.

I even bought the matching buttons. This is the Vintage Utility Vest (don't ask me why it is called a vest, when it isn't a vest?!), from the The second little Sublime hand knit book. I have knitted the Beanie from this book about 4 times now and it is wonderful too. The wool has cashmere, merino and silk in it. What a pampered baby this will be!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Baby Quilt

My sister in law is having a baby next month and I asked her if she would like me to make a quilt for the cot. She did and so I made this one from Alex Anderson's Baby Quilts with Love. It is called Baby Crackers.

I really love these two fabrics. Paisley is always my favourite. I machine quilted for the first time, with mixed results. I always hand quilt but I thought that would take too long and might not take the punishment of washing for a baby.
I hope she likes the finished product, her baby shower is this weekend.
P.S. I hope all of you who are mums had a wonderful day on Sunday, I did.

Friday, May 9, 2008


There seem to be quite a few bunnies appearing around the house at the moment. The girl bunny with the red skirt appeared yesterday and has made herself right at home with her little friends.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Red Ski Jumper

I have finished a jumper and for me this is always a big deal. This time I can't believe how fast I was able to knit this. I think I just didn't want it to drag out all winter.

I am really happy with the finished product. I blocked it and all the bumps in the fair isle smoothed out (thank goodness).

I would have to call it a 70's retro ski jumper.

Amazingly I have started my next jumper project too. This time I am knitting in all one piece from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel. I found it hard to choose which one to do, as there are loads of lovely ones. I'm learning along the way, as I have not knitted a whole jumper in one piece or with a circular needle. Good luck to me.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Autumn Morning

I love it when the day starts out grey and raining and then the sun breaks out. Who would have thought that the sky could look like this after such a drab start. It makes you really love the bright colours around you.