Make for productive knitting days 🙂
I finished the back of my little jumper and knitted up the front too! I take back my previous statement that little clothes take as long as big clothes – it’s just the backs that take as long!!
So here is my progress:
I have also started one of the sleeves, so I am really hoping to get it finished this week. I’m dreading the massive cast on (a whole 127 stitches!!) for the collar, but my Mummy has very kindly offered to do that for me so that has made me happier!
Happy knitting everyone!
Are not quicker to knit that big people clothes. Fact.
I thought they would be. They are not. In fact, I cast on 87 stitches for my adult sized Fairy Dust Jumper, and for the jumper I’m making a friends 6 month old son (see!!!! proper small person size!) I have cast on 62, the adult jumper on 4.5mm needles and the baby jumper on 4mm. I’m incredibly confused by this!!!
Mine currently looks like this:
I am using:
Rico Design Baby Classic DK in Grass Green and Blue Twist and Jarol Heritage DK in Navy Blue with 3.25mm and 4mm needles.
Happy knitting Sunday!
This is my finished traveller hat made for my brother for his birthday:
Yarn: Rico Design Kids Classic Aran in Red and Navy Blue
Yardage Used: Unknown, but i still have quite a lot of the 2 skeins of aran I used left
Needle Size: 4mm
Started On: 23rd January 2012
Finished On: 24th January 2012
Ravelry Project Page: Traveller Hat
I had a really crap day at work today. I just couldn’t be bothered, and it dragged, so I was pretty relieved when half past 5 arrived. When I got home I had a lovely surprise – I had a package!
My package contained treats! And all sorts of treats! It was my Great Big Wool Swap surprise package from knitterofhats, and it is lovely! So I thought I’d share a few pictures here.
I got a fantastic slouchy hat (the green hat) with wonderful buttons on it – I really love the buttons! An ear warmer (because you can never have too many ear warmers!!) both made from 100% wool and lovingly hand knitted. Some happy new year napkins, some snuggly slippers, some chocolate and wonderful teas, a tin of mints and this:
Now, this isn’t just any owl, this is a lip balm disguised as an owl! How amazing is that?!
I love my swap package, so thank you SO much knitterofhats!! Yours is ready to be posted and will be whisking it’s way across the Atlantic to you soon!!!
I’m a little bit sad that Christmas is over, but at least it removes that pre-Christmas stress attached to knitting. I managed to finish 3 of 5 presents, and my grandparents seemed OK to have received WIP presents!
I blocked the scarf I was making for my Dad, and I think that may well have saved my life! The darn thing kept rolling up length ways and I was getting really frustrated, so Christmas Eve Afternoon I attempted blocking for the first time ever with a scarf that I wanted to give as a present the next morning! It was a nerve wracking 12 hours, but it worked out beautifully and I was more than a little bit relieved!
My brother appears to absolutely love his hat, which is wonderful! It didn’t leave his head from the minute he opened it which was a massive compliment.
And the hot water bottle cover for my Mummy went down a storm. So I had 3 very happy family members!
I know, I know. I’d had enough of scarves, and yet today I’ve cast on another one, and now I’m about to post a video link about them. Well, I think my fall out with them has now finished, especially as I have now finished Christmas present number 3! I’ll post pictures tomorrow, it’s too dark to even try and take them now.
I found this while I browsing Ravelry earlier, and it’s another “I thought I’d share it with you moment”.
It’s really useful and entertaining too!
So, I feel like I have had a very productive 24 hours.
Not only is my dad’s scarf making storming process (though I am now having a minor panic that I am going to run out of wool before I finish it) but I’ve cast on another scarf. Yes, I know I said I never wanted to make another scarf ever again, but I thought this one was pretty. And you feel like you’re making super fast progress as you make it so that made me ever happier!!
I have called it my Woven Scarf, and it is my attempt at Allison LoCicero‘s Entrelac Scarf. It was another free pattern I found on Ravelry. I can’t believe how many amazing patterns there are on there that are free. It’s brilliant!!
This is where I’ve got to so far:
This scarf is going to teach me my first lesson in blocking. The pattern says that blocking is optional, but I’d really like my scarf to have straight edges, so I guess I’m going to have to learn how to do it!!
I decided to have a bit of a regroup on my WIPs, the number is expanding and none of them are being completed – I get far to easily distracted. So this evening I am making a concerted effort NOT to start anything new and to keep plugging away with what I need to finish. My WIPs currently look a little like this:
Anyway, I must get back to knitting! I have scarves to finish…
On 1st January 2012 I am starting a Snowball Fight in my Swap Group on Ravelry.
I would love for you to come and join in!!
I thought I’d post here a little bit about how it works.
First, you need a 50g ball of yarn. Then you unravel the first 2 or 3 metres of the ball, and wrap it back around the ball of yarn to make it ball shaped. While you’re doing this you can add beads and buttons to decorate if you like. Here are my 2 snowballs I’ve made for the snowball fight:
As you can see, the fluffy white wool made a much better ball shape that the 4 ply in mint green, but never the less, they are both snowballs waiting to be thrown at someone!!
Once you have made your snowball take a picture of it and post the picture (plus details of the yarn) in the thread. The person you post below will then throw their snowball at you and when someone posts underneath your post you throw your snowball at them. To quote a very famous meerkat, SIMPLES!
This will continue for the WHOLE of January, and the last person to post a picture will throw their snowball back at me! Thus completing the snowball fight circle.
Fancy getting involved? Please come and join us!!