Saturday, 31 December 2011

FO photos

I finally got round to buying some buttons so I could finally finish off these cardigans. A little yarn did slip into the basket as well, some pink for a Lavanda for my eldest and some green DK which may become an Oriental Lily for Ava or some more Milo's or who knows >.< Anyway, firstly here is my BSJ (Baby Surprise Jacket) that I made aaaaaages ago using my left over aran scraps and 5mm needles.

Not the neatest BSJ in the world given I wet felted the scraps of yarn together into a Magic Ball


It's more of a Toddler Surprise Jacket though as due to the stretchy nature of the pattern, the aran yarn used and the fact I have teeny children...


Yeah, it fits my 2.5 year old!


Could probably do with reblocking now it's got buttons and given that it's been folded in my yarn box for a few months. Still, it's keeping him cosy now


The other FO I want to show you is my Spring Time in Hollis


Please excuse the slightly worn looking pictures, she's been wearing it quite a lot recently! Such a pretty stitch pattern :-)


And here are the obligatory modelling shots ;-)



Someone else wanted to join in the fun so here she is showing off her Milo :-)


It's my eldest's 6th birthday next month and she's asked for a pink cardigan. I don't think I'm going to be able to knit the Lavanda cardigan in time for her birthday but we have at least chosen the yarn (the pink I mentioned earlier) and the buttons. They're actually rather pretty, especially when the light catches them :-)


My eldest boy whom I making the Neverland Hoody for has also chosen his buttons. I thought something made of wood and very simple would look nice. Perhaps even some toggles. But he's a 4 year old boy so what did he choose?

Dinosaurs. *headdesk*


Still, at least it means he's even more excited about his hoody and will hopefully wear it! I've not knitted much of it over the past few days, got a bit bored with the sleeves so knitted up a quick hat for my OH. First time I've actually knitted him anything! Photos to follow later as it still needs blocking. I'll also take some photos of the moebiuses (moebii?) I've made as well

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Neverland Hoody - Peter

Originally uploaded by evel_lin
This is what my 4 year old's hoody currently looks like. It's knitting up fairly quickly at the moment, the pattern is pretty simple though. I'm currently doing the stockinette section of the body, I've got to knit around 15" and I've so far done 9.5". Not bad considering I only cast it on last night :-)

I might also have cast on another moebius...

Friday, 23 December 2011

Owl Milo

I finished this Milo recently for my eldest. It wasn't originally going to be a Christmas present but she has asked for me to wrap it up for her anyway


I love the cable pattern, I'm really in the mood to knit cables at the moment, they look so pretty. I keep adding patterns to my ravelry queue

Isn't it lovely :-)


I've finished making a Spring Time in Hollis cardigan for Ava but not taken a photo yet as it's still drying after blocking. I need to get some buttons and do the i-cord tie as well.

My new love however is knitting a mobius/moebius. SO MUCH FUN! It's like magic! You have to do a special cast on first, I used this video

And then watch your knitting grow. The cast on forms the centre of the cowl and the cast off edge makes the outsides. I knitted up a cowl using bulky yarn in a couple of hours one evening. I'll post a photo of it in another post as it is also drying from blocking. I used a tweed yarn by Rowan which was rather scratchy at first but I put a little lanolin in the water when I washed it and it's now beautifully soft. I knit the smaller size from the pattern and it was a little bit too tight round my neck for me, so my 6 year old will be getting it for Christmas and I will make myself another one. And then I'm going to make one for my Mum. And then I think I might make one in a different weight yarn, maybe DK or sock yarn so it's a bit more drapey. Ooo they are fun!!

At the moment however I am currently knitting a Neverland Peter hoody for my 4 year old. He insists on growing so he only has one hoody that fits him and it's not knitted. He has as Milo but when he wears it with a short-sleeve top his arms get chilly. Bless!

I'm really enjoying having the leisure time to knit new patterns. My Other Half is on holiday this week and next so he's been fab at entertaining the children now and again while I get some knitting time. I wonder if he'd like a moebius too? ;-)

Saturday, 17 December 2011

A few recent orders

I've had a few customs recently so thought I'd show them off in this post and then save some of my other knitting for another day.

These woollies went to a friend on mine, she wanted bright colours. I think we can agree that the colourways she chose fulfilled that!


The soaker is made using a lovely turquoise colourway by Wharfedale Woolworks (the name of the colourway has completely gone out of my head this evening!)


The longies were made using Pixieknit's Violet Rainbow colourway which is one of my favourites. Unfortunately the light wasn't too good when I took these photos so the colours look a bit washed out. They are far more beautiful in real life


I've also been enjoying making some Scrappies, I love putting the colourways together and seeing the completely unique woollies it creates. These girly ones are lovely and bright with a gentle ruffle cuff


This pair the customer requested matching black trim for both the waistband and legs and it really makes the colours pop. I think I'll be making some more pairs like this in the future!


I've also made a couple of baby hats over the past two weeks. One for Ava in the vague hope it will stay on her head and another for my friend's little girl who had her first birthday yesterday. Unfortunately she also likes to pull hats off, silly babies!

Over the past few days I've been knitting something for my eldest. She's very pleased with it but has asked me to wrap it up for Christmas. I need to wash and block it first but here's a sneaky peek:



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