Sunday, 29 May 2011

Evening stars

This is what dan and I made this evening

Happy sigh :)

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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Compulsive toy knitting

There is such a buzz from seeing a made thing appreciated by a child. Just a tiny little cat, knitted during eastenders, and left next to my bed for Abi to find in the morning, to joyous shrieks of 'at! 'at! 'at!'

The pleasure gained by both of us is out of all proportion to the effort involved. It doesn't even have a face, yet it has participated in many games today. Most requiring it to say hello a lot. And being stroked, and stroking abi's hair.

So instead of finishing that jumper, which really shouldn't take long, I find myself knitting a little lady to help look after the cat.

I wonder what she'll look like when she has a face and hair and arms. You can never tell.

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Friday, 27 May 2011

Finished object Friday...socks

I finished these a few days ago, though they have been nearly finished for much longer!
They still fit, but not for long.

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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Jumper back

Have decided to knit the rest of the jumper in stripes in the hope it will mitigate the OTT nature of the front!

And just cos it's sweet...

Daniel has been learning the chachacha at dance class today, I wish I had a photo of that!

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Work in progress...

Oops a day late! Jumper front is finished. The neckline looks v odd, but assume this is the appropriate shape for a shawl collar. There's only one way to find out!

Also, some finger looped braid for the medieval purse. These are really fun to make.

One has a button loop.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A colourwork jumper

Well, at the moment all the things I knitted for Abi last year fit perfectly. This means that soon, they won't fit at all! And so I'm getting started ahead of winter.

I always think I am rubbish at colour knitting. And I'm not great, but after the medieval knitting I feel empowered! And this is nice chunky yarn so I should be able to hack it! I did start regretting the intarsia pockets with stranded hearts, but I do like the result. I must not get distracted by other projects as this is all ad lib and I'll forgot my plans if I'm not careful.

Abi likes two pockets, so she can tuck both hands in. This yarn is nice and soft so I plan to attempt my first shawl collar...wish me luck!

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Plant dyed wool

I have just discovered I can blog from my phone as long as there aren't too many photos hurrah!!!!!!!!!!! I have missed you little blog xxxxx

Here is some wool I dyed recently with various plant dyes, mostly gathered by me. Except the madder!

And to see if my phone can cope with two photos in one post...

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Medieval knitted pouch based on scion purse

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