Friday, March 31, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Child’s roll brim hat
This hat can be made easily in an evening either on straight needles then sew the side seam at the end, or in the round from the beginning. Have fun with stripes or simple Fair-Isle to use up oddments.
Using double knitting wool and 4 mm needles (either straight or dpn/circular)
To fit a 6 month old cast on 80 stitches (to increase for larger sizes cast on multiples of 8 stitches)
Knit in stocking stitch for 12 ½ cm or 5inches (or as required for larger sizes)
Row 1 *k6, k2tog* repeat from * to until end
Row 2 and every alternate row p to end
Row 3 *k5, k2tog* repeat from * to * until end
Row 5 *k4, k2tog* repeat from * to * until end
Continue in this fashion until 9 stitches remain then either
Cut yarn and draw it through the stitches – add pompom if required
K2tog until last st,k1 and using dpn needles I-cord for a few rows to create a ‘stem’
Weave in loose ends and sew up the side.
As you can Lily loves it too - looks like I will have to make another one for her to stop her from stealing it!!
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
well anyway they are Warwick wools 17 Market Place - 01926 492853
Mon-Wed 9.30am - 4.30pm
Thu 9.30am - 2.00 pm
Fri - Sat 9.30 - 4.30pm
Darn! - never took my camera, must get a photo when I'm there next
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Ok - we have approximately 44 children aged 6 months to 3 years, to knit or crochet for and they all need the following :-
We appreciate that it is getting towards the spring (in theory anyway) and they will not be using them very soon, but the orphanage can store them until it gets cold again - and it does get very cold there. This is a chance to use up all the colourful oddments.
So if you can help in any way, even if it is only a pair of booties then please go to the Lutsk Orphan Challenge blog
to pledge what you can make (eg a 6-12 month hat for a girl or a 2 year old jumper in bright red) and we will send you postage information. This blog will be used up to date on the progress of the knitting.
Thanks for all your support
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
The Medieval Spinsters Yahoo Group is now up and running! We have 16 members, 6 of which have joined in the past week.
If you are thinking 'whats she on about', then we are a group of Medieveal Re-enactors who are also Spinners,Weavers and Dyers. Here we can discuss the various ways of spinning, weaving and dying using authenic methods and the types of sheep breeds that would have been around at that time.
If you would like to join us then go to the Yahoo group
Finally – this project has gone on forever. I had wanted to finish it for Uncle Brian’s Birthday back at the end of January, but it was bigger than I expected. The pattern worked – Aaron & I mapped it all out and it worked a dream – I’ll post the pattern soon. It is just the right size to go over Uncle Brian’s legs and thin enough so that he can easily pull it off if it gets too hot. Hey does this make me a designer?