Thursday, September 30, 2010

A winter project - massive amount of hand quilting!

I decided today that it is about time to finish (or start to finish) this quilt. I completed the top about 5 years ago and it has sat there waiting for me to quilt it. It's a long job. The top is all hand turned and stitched applique so IMO machine quilting won't look right, so it's a hand quilt job. This is the reason it has been 'put off' for a while.

Now where is my quilters hoops?..................

Fergus is keeping it warm for me.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A colourful slice of.......lemon?

Finally finished my Citron - phew.

Pattern is a free one on Ravelry via Knitty and is written by Hilary Smith Callis.
Knit in the suggested yarn - Malabrigo lace weight in the colourway, gold on a 4mm circ,

I got gauge but the final frill is much shorter as I wouldn't have had enough yarn to cast off otherwise.

I am not a fan of never ending stocking stitch but the increasing and decreasing to make the ruching gave this a little more interest, though towards the end I just wanted it to end and I started to loose the will to live.

I am pleased with the result the yarn is absolutely gorgeous - so very soft and smooshy. I will wear it as I think it is a pretty little knit.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Travelling Woman Take Two

The Travelling Woman by Liz Abinante this time the smaller version. Knitted in about 14 days - I was distracted by sockhead hat - in Malabrigo sock yarn in colourway Abril.

This was originally for me but I have a sinking feeling that it may become a 50th birthday pressie for my SIL and yet I'm not sure she'll appreciate it. It needs further thought.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Scrappy-dappy-doo socks.

All done and dusted.

Scraps of Opal Harry Potter in Lupin with an oddment of Regia sock yarn. Knit on 2.75mm with an afterthought heel. Perfect for walking boots - comfy and hard wearing.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A little bit of snitting

A 'Sockhead-jump-on-the-bandwagon-Hat'  pattern free on Ravelry  by Kelly McClure. Knitted in Fleece Artist Somoko in colourway.....? Berries? Took about 70g in total. It still needs washing and blocking. I love it and I have two boys who both want one. Lots of stocking stitch in my future then.

Two pairs of sock on the go. Another set of clown barf that I'm knitting for a friend and a pair of Mock Wave Cable Socks by Ann Budd. The latter are in knit in Reggia yarn by Erika Knight.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Secret knitting revealed at last.....

At the end of July I posted a picture of a close up of some knitting that was secret. Finally, all can be revealed as Emma finally got her birthday present from us. Fates conspired against her getting them on time.

They are Cranford Mitts - pattern by Jane Lithgow. Knitted up in some scarp Reggia  and Opal Uni in turquoise. It's a great pattern, helps P-hop too. I made a pair for secret santa partner last year and enjoyed knitting them that I was just looking for an excuse to make a 2nd pair. Another pair is on the cards as I want some now.