Friday, January 27, 2006

Some more things complete

I got some more things off the needles. I'm doing quite well this month. I need to get some pictures taken, though. The Tipsy Knitters socks are finally complete, and I've worn them. It's a really good pattern, but I think I'll make them longer next time.

I've also finished a seaman's scarf, from the Pattern a Day Calendar. IfI ever did this pattern again, I think I'd use bigger needles. I like the pattern, though. Will post pictures of both of these later - once I actually TAKE the picture!! lol

Monday, January 09, 2006

A finished article

Here is a picture of the jersey that only took me two winters to complete. I made it for my DD, who is seen wearing the jersey. She picked out the wool, paid for it, too. It is an easy pattern, but I had other things on the needles - 'Im like that. This year I'm going to try and get some of my UFO'S completed.

My current WIP

This is what I am currently working on. It is from the Vivian Hoxbro book of Domino Knitting. It will be a throw/blanket thingy once I've finished it. It is working up fairly quickly, because the squares are only 29sts. I am using Ashford Tekapo, Double Knitting yarn for this, and 4.5mm needles. I like the way the colours are working together.

Friday, January 06, 2006

A Finished object - at last!!!

I have finally finished the jersey that I promised my DD two winters ago. At least I have finished it in time for her to wear when winter comes around this year. I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out. Next, I must try knitting one of these in the round, but not this particular pattern. I am even try something for DH, I HAVE promised him a jersey - designed my me!!!! Why did I ever volunteer to do that?!?!? I've NEVER designed ANYTHING in my life!!!!
Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the jersey. It was a very simple Aran pattern, done with 'Wanaka Station 10-ply'. Which is a New Zealand yarn, of course. My DD picked out the wool herself, as well as the pattern.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

First post of the New Year

I thought it was time I posted here, haven't been in for a while. I've been busy trying to get some old UFO'S finished. I am concentrating on my daughter's jersey, that I promised her two winters ago. All I have left now is the neckband, which is actually on the needles, and then the sewing up. I find if I don't start the sewing up straight away, it will sit around again. I will get up a picture of the jersey once I actually have it totally finished.