Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This is a rush job elephant. I made the felt a while ago and have been wanting to make an elephant. The rushed stitching works well, I think it adds that extra shabby feel to it and most importantly Scarlett loves it.
I also bought the seamless baby kimino pattern from Jackik and used some yummy dk from The Yarn Cafe. The colourway is 'sienna'. I am really pleased with how it looks and love the pattern, especially for up late last minute knitting!
I am banning myself from CO anything else atm as I have some assignments to work on. Hopefully this will help me to get stuck in and finish them. As long as I can resist my stash..................................................
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Woohoo! I am so lucky. I have just received my first ever swap from woolaholics and I love it! The swap was 'something new' and Tanya has made me a cabled mug cozy - her first cabled project and some lush dashing - her first kettle dyed yarn. I can't wait to knit with it the colours are beautiful. Now to decide what to make.........
Woolaholics is such a great site with lovely, talented and generous people. I have been delayed with posting mine due to work and study but it will be sent tomorrow. Fortunately I am not the only one running a little late. I will take some pics tonight before I send it off.
Friday, August 22, 2008
It was my mum's birthday last month and I made her this scarf. The pattern was suggested to me by the lovely Loopitylou. I substituted the Noro yarn with cleckheaton vintage hues after admiring the lizard ridge blankets made by some woolaholics. Mum is happy with it and I like it so much I am thinking of making myself one. Not that I have any time to atm.
I still only have one of Jays socks made. So busy with uni and work it isn't funny. I managed to make 4 little hats for the guardian angel woolaholics group organised by Jacki. I sent them late though. Just can't keep up.
I really must cast on for the 'something new' swap. I am nearly finished the assignment I am working on so think I might cast that on soon. Hope my swapee likes what I have chosen.
I have had some good crafty purchases of late. I bought a knit picks set from the lovely Kel at Dyelicious and have just orderred a few more goodies from her too. I will have to take some pics. I have also got some more wool from the yarn cafe and some other goodies.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I also made her a rainbow dragon which I got the kit for from Winterwood. I think he turned out well. The other girls all want one too.
I am nearly finished Imogens school jumper. I have resisted casting anything else on because I need to make Josie a school jumper too and would like them to get a wear out of them this winter LOL! I also have an assignment to finish this week. I think I might need a different project or two between the jumpers though because they are a little boring. So I am planning some socks for Jay and a scarf for my mum.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This week I joined a KAL at woolaholics and made my very first pair of socks. They are quite bright! I used 8ply berry swirl from Susannes house of wool and the Thuja pattern. I am hooked on socks now.
I have just 2 more weeks until I am back to work and study and have no idea how I will fit any craft in. Thank goodness the course will be finished in a year and I can then reduce my hours to suit me and the family. We are surviving the cold but will probably head back up the coast when I have finished and gained a little experience. Josie is missing her old school and Jay is missing the salt water.
Monday, June 16, 2008
So I gave in and got some Noro. I made the multi-directional scarf and love it. I have another ball and am thinking fingerless mitts. I am hooked. It is so nice. I also made myself a lace edged hat moddelled by my beautiful eldest babe.
Atm I am working on school jumpers. I am using cascade 220. I didn't order enough though so have put another order in and couldn't help but get some Noro sock yarn and some magazines aswell.
I am hanging out for tax return time as I have been admiring the knit picks sets. They are so pretty. I have finally got the hang of dpns and am ready to take on socks. So I have ordered two sock club slots on yarn collective. I think I will get a couple more too as I couldn't make up my mind. The new soaker club is very tempting too.
I need to restrict my craft time now though as I got in to the Student midwife program!! I am so happy about that. I start next month. I will need some more text books soon and will be busy with work, study and my babes. I will enjoy this month crafting though.