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.