Monday, 30 January 2012

Getting longer!

Originally uploaded by evel_lin
Almost ready to do the pockets, that should be interesting!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Lavanda WIP

I tried to post this last night using my phone but it all got a bit messy and I ended up deleting everything I had typed which was rather frustrating! So here I am doing it on the laptop properly :-)

This is my current WIP, it's a Lavanda cardigan for my eldest, I'm knitting the 6T size.


The cables at the bottom continue down the length of the skirt part which will flare out a bit. The sleeves will have cables running down them but currently they are just being held by some scrap yarn while I do the main part. I'm probably going to do a hood as well hence the provisional cast on using a crochet chain at the top. I did a different provisional cast on for the Neverland Peter hoody I made but I couldn't find the video for it again so I tried this one instead. Hopefully the scrap yarn will be easy to undo!

The yarn I'm using is Debbie Bliss Fez which was reduced in the John Lewis sale. It's a slightly more reddish purple than the photo shows. It's got camel hair in it as well as merino and is beautifully soft. I must admit I am rather amused to be knitting with camel hair! I clearly need to get out more!!

In other news, my little Squishy is 10 months old today! She's getting so big! She's got 4 teeth now and the most gorgeous cheeky grin :-)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Shop update

I've just uploaded photos of more of the yarns I have available for custom orders. There's a mix of boy and girl colourways so hopefully something for everyone :-)

The Soaring Sheep

Friday, 20 January 2012

A couple of FO's

Firstly is this Molly Bubble Romper that I cast on in July last year! Shockingly I left it at the bottom of my knitting bag all this time having done the ribbing for just one leg cuff. However, I decided to get it out at the weekend, finish it off and reclaim my needles. Miraculously it still fits!


I added a few lazy daisys to prettify it a bit more. The handspun in the middle band is from the lovely Sarah at Babylonglegs.

My second FO is the Oriental Lily dress I've made for Ava's first birthday. I'm still undecided whether I want to do some flowers on the skirt part or not. I like the simplicity of it but I can't help but feel it needs a little more colour


The yarn is a cotton/wool mix from Rowan that I got reduced in the John Lewis sale. It's got a lovely drape to it so I think it will look really nice when Ava is starting to toddle around the place. Not that she's allowed to do that any time soon of course! She's going to be 10 months at the end of January, definitely not my teeny baby any more!


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Scrappy Soaker Swap

I recently did a swap with my lovely friend Sim who makes jewellery. She made some beautiful bracelets, a necklace and a tiara for my daughter's birthday.


In return I knitted her this soaker:


here's the back:


Apologies for the poor photos, my camera was going flat and the light inside is rubbish at the moment! The colours are richer in real life :-)

Sim's shop is here: Thinking About You, I highly recommend checking it out :-)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Cabled hat

After getting frustrated with the Neverland hoody I decided to knit up something a little more interesting. I've had the Little Turtle Knit Braided Cap pattern in my queue for a while and thought that it would work very well to keep poor Mr Soaring Sheep's ears warm!


I love how complicated the cable looks when in fact it's really easy! Not exactly mindless knitting but an easy pattern to memorise so I didn't have to keep consulting back at the pattern. There are instructions from baby-adult and the style of the hat is very stretchy so it fits a range of sizes. It's very well written and I'd recommend it for someone wanting to try cables :-)


Excuse his face, I caught him a bit unawares!

Friday, 13 January 2012

FO Friday

So here are the proper photos of the Neverland hoody


The yarn was dyed by me using food colouring and a large slow cooker!



On the whole I think the pattern was a good beginner pattern. The stockinette sections were easy to knit although the moss stitch was mind-numbingly boring at times! I like how it looks though :-) My son is an average sized 4 year old and the pattern fits about right. It is on the narrower side so I don't know if he'll be wearing it next winter. Luckily he has two younger siblings it can get passed down to!

I'm not sure if I will knit this pattern again. If I do I'll probably add some cables or some sort of interesting stitch pattern to make it a bit more challenging. I probably won't make the bigger size but I might make a Neverland Wendy for Ava when she's a bit bigger :-)

I think he likes it though!


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Birthday Bonce

This time 6 years ago my first baby had just been born and we were getting to know one another. Now, 6 years on I think we know each other a little better but she still amazes me every day. She's such a fun, caring, clever, delightful little girl and I'm so lucky to have her :-)


Happy Birthday to my wonderful daughter!

Monday, 9 January 2012

My first Mobius

Here's my first attempt at a moebius. I used the Bulky Mobius Cowl pattern although if you look closely enough you'll realise I miscounted one of the rows. Downside of late at night knitting!


My second mobius is almost identical to this one except I didn't mess up the rows and I knitted the larger size. I don't like things too close to my neck I found. Also the yarn was slightly tickly even after I'd washed it. Lovely and warm though :-)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Oriental Lily WIP

Originally uploaded by evel_lin
This is going to be Ava's birthday dress. I still need to do the arms and I'm thinking of doing some flowers on the skirt. Very simple pattern so good for knitting whilst watching tv!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Neverland Hoody - Peter

Originally uploaded by evel_lin
Well it's finally finished :) sorry about the dark phone pic, it was taken in a hurry as a certain young man is very keen to wear it! Those moss stitch rows on the front took an age but I do like how they look :)


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