Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Christening argyle slipover

Less than a week to go until my beautiful nephew, and soon-to-be godson, gets christened and I am only at the start of the second side of his cream and baby blue christening slipover! Panic begins to set in when I realise I am back to work tomorrow with lots of visiting and tea parties to fit in during the next few days, add to that the baking of cupcakes for the after party and I realise I should have been knitting away months ago! :)
Will post photos of the slipover once it's finished.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Short sleeve jumper

I found a super big ball of yarn in one of my favourite colours last year. I was inspired by Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl, she is a brunette like me and always wears shades of olive green and yellows like this. I have a pattern from a book called Not Your Mama's Knitting: The Cool and Creative Way to Pick Up Sticks By Heather Dixon which is for a short sleeve jumper, the kind you would wear a simple long sleeve t-shirt under. It has the cutest little fair isle designs which you can incorporate into it.

I previously knitted a pink one with rabbits, whales, bows and hearts on it. The yarn I used was a baby soft type, which didn't really suit the project and the colours weren't quite vibrant enough to show off the patterns, but I love it all the same.

So here is the work in progress, it has been on the sticks since last year...eek! But I am going to push myself to have it finished on time for the lovely spring weather that I know is on its' way ;p

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas crafting 2009

So, christmas is always a good time to give yourself a good kick up the behind and get those unfinished objects FINISHED!
I finished a sewing course (Sept to Dec) in a local school and was so excited about actually knowing how to use my sewing machine, that I only photographed the gifts that I sewed!! (So, thats a hint for those who received a knitted gift...send me on a pic!)
I finished 3 cushion covers for my mam as her christmas gift. She had been looking at some in IKEA and hadn't bought them and by the time she went back they were gone. All I knew about them was that they had small blue flowers on them. So, luckily about 2 years ago I bought a set of old curtains in a charity shop because I knew some day they would come in handy :) They had lovely blue flowers on them!!! Yay!
So I set to making cushion covers....I started with an Oxford style cushion ( a new style to me) and then two back closing cushions. I spent a whole Saturday making them, which tells you alot about my skill level ;p And here is the photo shoot....