Friday, September 24, 2010

Next knitting project

Here it is.

It is the Checkerboard Lace Scarf from here

The yarn and needles were bought here. What a lovely shop.

I think these are the best needles I have ever worked with. I don't think I can knit with anything else now.

The yarn is Mirosol Pina (80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Bamboo) in the colour 16 (that's a boring name).

I'm squeezing in some knitting between the next assignment (Empirical Stage of Research) and the marking work I am doing!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Little Monkey's Cardigan

Here is the little monkey in her new cardigan. She really loves it and has worn it almost all the time except when at school (they have a uniform). I haven't managed to put the button on yet (as she has had it on the whole time).

Pattern: Bolero from Little Kisses (this book is full of really cute things) A great pattern to knit, although I didn't really enjoy adding the rib at the end. I don't really like knitting up from a finished edge and they needed loads of stitches from a small edge!

Yarn: Panda Magnum Soft 8ply (I don't usually knit in Acrylic, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money of this, and I wanted her to be able to wear it in spring)

The flower is from "100 Flowers to knit and crochet", it is a Scabious (A lot nicer than it's name). This book is wonderful with great patterns to follow.

I'm really pleased with the cardigan and I'm glad that she loves it too.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Little monkeys cardigan

My Little monkey always complains that I don't make things for her, so I am making a very cute bolero cardigan. Of course it is pink.

This is the second thing I have made from this book. It has some lovely patterns for girls. I have made the cardigan on the front cover too for the girls kindy teacher who is having a much desired baby next month.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Essay writing

I would really like to be finishing off this.

But instead I am finishing off the last five hundred words of a three thousand word essay on the Pre-Empirical Stage of Research.

Which would you rather?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Long time no see

Can you tell that I have been working three jobs and studying part time?

I think you can by my absence. There have been small projects, trips away, and lots of work and study.

I hope to be back on the air soon with pictures.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lace Scarf

Here is the next project to finish.

Last year I started my first ever lace project. It was Willoughby by Jared Flood. Wow he has some amazing designs. It was also the first time I bought a pattern off the internet. All went well and then for some unknown reason it got put in the cupboard and has only just made another appearance.

I loved knitting this scarf. The pattern was easy to follow for a lace novice like me (however I did start it a couple of times before I got it right). I'm really happy with the outcome too.

This is it being blocked. I can't remember where, but I saw someone using these foam square for blocking and I thought that was a pretty good idea. So I bought two packets at the cheap shop for 3 dollars each.

We will see how it ends up!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

World Sweet World

I have recently found a wonderful magazine which I love.

It is here I struggled to find it but now know where I can get it regularly.

You should check it out. It is full of cool projects and information for crafty people.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Scarf and tomatoes

I have decided to try and finish all those little project from last year that just never got finished. They somehow got put into the cupboard and didn't come out again.

This is the first one. A scarf for my husband. I used a lovely wool with cashmere in it and wanted it to be very masculine for him. I'm really happy with the finished product.

Every year we grow some veggies in our garden. This year we only put in a few things, but we always have tomatoes. You just can't get them like this from the shop. Don't they look so shiny and good!

On to the next unfinished project!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays. We have been lucky enought to have all the family arrive from Aus to stay with us, for the first time at Christmas.

What a wonderful time we all had. I hope you were able to have such a great time.