Thursday, July 31, 2008

Crayon Rolls

I made these crayon rolls for the two sons (twins) of my swap partner for the Australian Knitters swap on Ravelry

Apart from dodgy pocket measurements (which was my fault, trying to alter the pattern without thinking through it enough) it was easy and worked out well. I got the pattern from Skip to My Lou.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Stitch by Stitch Images - Issue 6

It took me a little while to work out exactly what bothered me the most in this one. The fit is alright and the colours while eye watering aren't that terrible. In the end I worked out that it was the co-ordination of the two. I'm sure that kid didn't volunteer.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Woven Tote Bag

This is another project for the Australian Knitters swap on ravelry, made for the daughter of my swap partner.

In progress


It's tabby woven on my Eolia Rigid Heddle Loom using worsted acrylic yarn, ladder yarn and some ribbon, and then lined.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Look what the postman bought me!

It's my ravelry swap goodies from JulieB. Yay!

The fingerless mitts are gorgeous. They are soft and warm, and worn every moment possible. The chocolate is gone, the tea is yummo and the owl on the card is a cute little badge. I got so spoiled, lucky me!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Swap Shawl(s)

It feels like I've been waiting to post these photos forever. I took part in an Australian Knitters swap on ravelry and my partner has received. Yay!

This is my main project for the Australian Knitters group swap on Ravelry. I made my partner a shawl in some lace weight merino I had (held double), and it is nice and soft, and hopefully warm enough to take the chill off in Darwin without being too hot and thick. I also made a teeny one for a Wednesday Adams doll she received in the last swap from someone else.

The pattern is Eva's Shawl which worked up quite quickly and gave a nice lacy shawl that provides a bit of warmth.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Stitch by Stitch Images - Issue 5

With a couple of potential candidates from this issue I ended up choosing this one because of the title "Fuzzy and Flattering". Well they had the first part right...

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

WIP Wednesday: socks

Yes, I'm making socks, and I'm pretty proud of myself too! The finished one is fairly dodgy and has some real laddering issues, particularly at the top. The second one is looking ok so far but I'm definitely going to have to do a better job of grafting the toe at the end.