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Monday, 27 February 2012

Knitted frog

Lovely wee pattern from :

I want to do her flying pig too lol

Monday, 20 February 2012

Current squeeze

This is the first time I've knitted with Rowan Kidsilk Aura; I anaged to pick this up half price - it was still  £41.25,  ahem............... The colour was the draw for me. I'm sort of winging it on the design as I'm not sure 10 balls will be enough for a whole cardi done in just that wool, will see how I go, but added extras in the form of incorporting other yarns, trims, edgings, etc might be the way to go. Whatever happens, I;ll enjoy choosing some delicious buttons for such a special garment :)

I started it on Saturday night and now (Monday am) am up to the shoulders on the back almost; quick to knit and turning out beautifully.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


I usually have these on the go as quick and easy little pick up/putdown  things between bigger projects. I always need new ones as some of my existing ones reach the end of their useful lives. I finished these two over the past couple of days, quick and easy, durable, nice to use; using up bits and bobs of cotton from the stash too.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Knitted pot

This is one thing I lvoe doing - knitting with fabric. The resulting item is always a surprise due to a lot of factors. this was a 50p skirt fromt eh charity shop, a wrap aroudn skirt for a very thin person! No good for me, but the tie-dye pattern in these colours was very pretty, so it came haome with me and has beenw aiting for a year or so to be used. I cut and tore it carefully into strips about 1 - 2 cm wide - not too acurately, I must admit, but it adds to the recycled quirky feel of the thing. The body is knitted in the round and the base is a crochet circle to fit, sewn in afterwards, and the loose ends secured and trimmed. I don't know what I'll put in it - maybe nothing at all as it's so pretty just to look at. Pleased with this :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Lennie's beanie

My FB friend wanted a beanie with a pentagram on it, so here it is:

I notice a couple of the stitches misplaced on the right hand bottom fo the oentagram but I shall leave it as it is, it's how it came out, and I like it. The wool was lovely - some Blue Faced Lecicester I picked up ages ago in a sale somwhere- very soft and warm. I'm sure he'll love it :)