Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
So far... Back complete, 2 sleeves complete
to do.... Right front, left front and make up
So if I make this in time (& I'm not going to slow down and coast) then I have thoughts for the bonus item - Stacking cats by Mochi.... something for me for a change, well when I say me, what I really mean is starting off as mine, but will probably get hijacked by the kiddiewinks.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Motoring along and if I keep this up then I'll be able to knit the bonus item(s)
Friday, August 08, 2008
Paton's have a cute little jacket called Glee, which has a simple cable design and false pockets.
Technically I should be casting on during the Opening Ceremony, but as it 1pm British time, was at work so I cast on the back and knitted the first 13cm once the children were in bed.
A good start and on track to finish on time or maybe even earlier
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Well its cast on time, so more news and a picture once its started
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Well it started tonight with 18 rows knitted on the Roam project, so now up to the armholes, so with the ragland sleeve, I should progress this quite quickly now.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
So, whats on the needles atm then?
Finally something for me, or it will be once it is finished - a hooded cardigan in moss stich with lovely shaping and a zip - so far I've done the back and most of one of the fronts. It seems to be taking an age, but can already appreciate that it will be well worth the wait.
The sofa has arrived and so it really does need its blanket to be finished. Its getting there, as it can cover Oliver fully, but I really want it big enough so that I can snuggle under it while laid on the sofa enjoying a movie. However with the weather so hot as it is at the moment, a blanket is the last thing that I want to pick up and knit, so it may have to be sidelined until it cools down a little.
Well I have finally hit on an idea and actually cast on. I toyed with various ideas, but have decided to go with strippy as its so easy and I can add colours in at will. It have a green moss stitch boarder then blue, yellow, orange, green and purple stripes so far.
There are so many other things that I want to start like booties, and hats, but I really need to make headway on Roam and the blankets, so if I knit a little each night, even if it is only a couple of rows or so, they should make progress.
Well I had better start planning for this soo to as it is not very far away. Rather than finishing an item I will probably allow myself to start something new. Booties are too easy as they are so quick to make, so I think it might be a little jumper or cardigan for the new little one
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
I've been madly knitting the blanket of many strips ready for my new sofa, which should be arriving in the next 6 weeks or so. The picture shows a red one, but mine will be a chestnut colour in buffalo hide... I'm so excited and the children have been warned not to bounce or eat on it under pain of death. The blanket will be perfect to hide under during Doctor Who episodes. Not sure what cushions to have yet... think I'll wait until it arrives. I do quite fancy making cable cushions, but something tell me I will be a bit busy on the knitting front
I'm going to be an Aunty!!!! Being a Mum is one thing, but I've been looking forward to being able to spoil a niece or nephew for ages!! The children are beside themselves with excitement. Lily was amazed by the scan picture and can't believe that she was that small once... Its great they will have a proper cousin to play with... yes I'm excited if you have not already guessed... and so much knitting potential!!
So where do I start... blanket... booties.... cardigan.... hat.... gloves..... socks....teddy... it just goes on. I think that I will start with a blanket.... not sure if to do a woolly one or cotton, but definitely in bright colours rather than the traditional pastels. I have from now until about Bonfire night to get into production!! However I should really finish the stripy blanket and my Roam Hoodie first or they will get completely forgotten about!!
Wow what a long post, I'm sure there is more to ramble on about... aaah yes... Carnivorous plant!! Glenn and I have babies... in the shape of Venus Flytraps and Sarachineas.. check out our blog.. its in its infancy, but I'll be painstakingly photographing and cataloguing the collection very soon!!
OK that will do me for the mo, its great to be back in the blog mood x
Monday, March 31, 2008
ooh and this is Jack.. a pressie for Glenn. I even made up the pattern myself!! So cool.. the children wanted one too, so when I get round to it I'll have to do another one