Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lovely Leftovers.

What do you do with yours?
Sometimes, a yarn is just sooooo nice that I feel the urge to use up every last bit. (A bit like you sock knitters ;))

The leftovers from my brimmed beanie (DB aran cotton) was brill to work with and seeing as it was cotton...a dishcloth was born.
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I finished this in record time, 20mins! Just in time to wash the pots after dinner (NOT). Actually, i'm giving this to Mam to pacify her till I get her cardy finished lol.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

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This was the view from our house...and even though it threw it down for ages afterwards, rainbows never fail to make me smile. There's just something so magical about them. (plus it brightens up all the grey ;))

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Whilst the weather has been yet again crap, I have made some more progress on Mams cardigan...5 more inches to go...then I can divide and conquer!

I also finished this...

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(sorry about the 'modelled' pic)
It's the brimmed beanie from Croshay Design It only took 2 hours to do, if that. I used aran weight cotton and some of you may have noticed that CJ has one just the same, only in opposite colours :D (Thankyou CJ)

Monday, July 23, 2007

A Nature Shot

I found this lovely moth this morning. After doing a bit of searching, it would seem that it's a Lime Hawk Moth

Good job I didn't see it as a might not have made it ;)

Will Mam Get A Cardigan??

I've been promising my Mam a cardigan for a long time now. She keeps buying me the yarn...
Anyway, after frogging a feather and fan cardy because she bought yet more yarn she would prefer F+F in, I cast on for this

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Here is the progress
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This shot is more like the colour
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It's Sirdar's silky look in ice blue.

Question is....will Mam finally get a cardy? it's a back and fronts done in one piece to armholes (it's a lot of stitches) cardy....and there's a mistake, you can't see in the pic but i've got 6 rows to tink back :evil:

Plus the start of a new baby knit :D
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This is purely to keep me sane...almost instant gratification is a must ;)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Additions And Fond Memories

As some of you, who know of me already, know...I became an Auntie on the 5th of July :D. My sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and they have named her 'Millie Rose'.
Of course there has been some knitting and more will's a cardy to start with.
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Naturally when new additions arrive into the family, it always makes me think of when mine were born. A trip to the attic of memories was just what I needed and sure enough I found something.
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This is a little doll I knitted for my eldest DD...nearly 14yrs ago...
I'm thinking of passing her on but she does needs a good wash! not DD ;) the doll.

And because i'm now on a roll...A few more pics!
Firstly, this was my lovely bookmark sent to me by Jacquie on the crafty threads n yarns forum.
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It's just fab.

And Dada!!!!! I finished the toeup/shortrow heel socks.

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I'm currently in a knitting lull....I want to make too many things all at once and i've had to walk away...poor mum will never get her cardy at this rate.