Tag Archives: knitting

The Curse of the WIP

27 Feb

I have promised myself (and my husband) that I will finish at least three works in progress this week before I start my next project. I got them all out to see what I should crack on with and oh my gosh, there is definitely more than I thought….

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I shall keep you updated on how I get on :s

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RIP Monkey

31 Aug

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Monkey lived a happy life of just one week. Sadly taken from us too young, a fate that meets all soft toys in our house, the dog….forever in our memories.

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Fez Stitch

25 Aug

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Last night I learnt this new stitch so instantly started to make a little sweater for Sausage baby. Can’t wait to show you the finished jumper

Cheeky Monkey

24 Aug

I found the perfect project for that lovely wool I didn’t know what to knit with it.  This monkey was a pattern I found in “Baby and Toddler Knits” (read my review here) and I still have plenty of the wool left.  Hurray!Image

You should definitely give this little chap a go.  He was really quite easy and took next to no time.

Happy Knitting x

Turban Hat

24 Aug

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As the autumn is drawing in and the rain is starting to fall, this week I have been thinking about pullovers, scarves and hats. I found this pattern a while ago and saved it in my “to-do” folder. It is the cutest little 1920’s inspired turban. I absolutely love Pickles, the company it is from. Their patterns are beautiful and the colours they use are delicious. I just wish they printed their book in English. You can find their patterns free in the internet though. It’s taken me a bit longer than planned as initially I followed the pattern exactly and ended up with a really long sausage hat so had to start again. I think I must have used the wrong sized needle. Now it’s finished, I’m so pleased with it as Sausage baby looks so incredibly cute in it and coral is definitely her colour.

This is the original pattern…
http://www.pickles.no/lazy-daisy-baby-jacket/
(The pattern is at the bottom of the page)

This is how I did it…

I used the wrong sized needle, thats where I went wrong but what I made fits Iris fine and she’s 3 months old.

Cast on 60 stitches on a small 5mm circular needles. Knit in the round.
K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round
K 7 rounds
P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round
K 7 rounds
P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round
K 30. Wind the wool tightly around the work (all of what you’ve knitted so far) between the left and the right needle. Wind it about 10 times to make a knot.
K 6 rounds
Now start to decrease…
(P8 knit2tog)x6 (54)
Knit row
( P7 knit2tog) x6 (48)
Knit row
( P6 knit2tog) x6 (42)
Knit row
( K5 knit2tog) x6 (36)
( k4 knit2tog) x6 (30)
( k3 knit2tog) x6 (24)
( k2 knit2tog) x6 (18)
( k1 knit2tog) x6 (12)
(K2tog) x6 (6)
Cut the wool and thread it through the remaining hoops on the needle. Remove the needle and pull the wool tight, securing with a knot on the inside the finished hat.

Happy Knitting

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Rufus, My Nemesis

12 Aug

Rufus, My Nemesis

Sitting there acting all innocent

Book Review: Baby and Toddler Knits

10 Aug

Baby and Toddler Knits Made Easy.

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I went to my book shelf for inspiration of what to knit with that fabulous wool I bought last week.  I came across the book that originally inspired me to start this blog so I thought I would do a quick review on it.

It does exactly what  it says on the front.  All the patterns in there are modern, cute and reasonably simple.  This is a brilliant book for a beginner like myself.  The patterns are not daunting in the slightest and are broken up by photographs so you know you are on the right track with your project.  There is even a section at the back which explains anything that you may not know with easy step by step pictures.

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…And I found the perfect project for the wool I bought last week…

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Happy Reading xx