Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Sound The Trumpets I've Finished!!

Big applause from everyone! Yes I finally finished little Piggy's fingerless mitten, and they fit him! And now I have orders to make a few more from friends and family.....Hey what about me first?
But next will have to be that old mini sweater I started many months ago. Just needs the sleeves.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Vacation knitting

Ta-da!You all know that place down in Florida that was built by a little black mouse? I was there this past week and I knitted a black beanie hat with ears. You can find the pattern (free) on my blog.

Monday, December 19, 2005

I'm Happy

I'm quite happy with the end result, but still thinking about stitching some sort of design on it.
There probably isn't enough time anyway as I still need to knit the other one!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Dam these Mittens!!

ArrrrH!!, I've had so much problems with these mittens, they started off well until I reached the fingers. I don't know why when people write up their patterns that they don't proof read them or try to follow their own patterns just to make sure they work!
So what I've done is picked up bits and pieces from other patterns and finished them off myself.
The original pattern started with Mens Fingerless Gloves mixed with 21c Fingerless Mittens
and then bits and pieces from the Knit Mittens, book.
I'm off to do a bit of Xmas shopping and when I come back I'll see if I like them or not. I'm thinking too that maybe I should give my DBF just one, just to see that it fits, what do you think?

Friday, December 16, 2005

Socks done

Take a look at the finished socks!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Bunny's Rear End

Just in case anybody was wondering what Black Bunny's bottom looked like, it's green and fluffy.
I only found out yesterday that there was a Bunny KAL, had I know earlier I might have entered him there. I had a good look through the site and there where some crazy looking bunnies there.
Anyway I realized that I hadn't made anything for my DBF, so I found a free pattern for fingerless gloves, which I know he wants. I should knit them out of steel wool as nothing he owns lasts for very long. But it will have to be 'Heirloom, Marino Magic,' in black of course.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

a change of plans

So.... I had been getting nowhere fast with my Monk's Travel Satchel. I didn't like it. The gauge had changed, and technically the part I was working on was too wide anyhow and people kept telling me it wasn't worth all the work.

Then I needed some black yarn for a Christmas project, so...

The Travel Satchel is history. It is now the parts of a potholder and waiting to be sewn together.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Black Bunny hops in!

I'm very happy to be joining in with the black sheep.
And for my first project let me introduce to you Black Bunny.
The pattern is one of Kate Gilberts. He is my first ever knitted animal and he wasn't all that easy. Besides my choice in wool, patons ' Creme de la creme', which is so uneven with lots of lumpy bits and hairy bits and being black made it very tricky to knit. Frogged it at least twice.
And he nearly became known as 'Roadkill Bunny'.
I did get a bit of help from a women on the 'knitters review forum' as the instructions for the arms was a bit confusing.
But I'm happy with the end result and it will be hard to give him up but he is off to a little boy in Brixton.
I've nealy finished all my Xmas presents just need to sew them up and then I'll be onto my next black project....this is so much fun!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Moonlight Socks

Sock #5Just cast on and knit three rounds of my new black socks. I am planning to making the stars and moons either hot pink or electric blue.

Update: This is the current state of the sock. The stitches are picked up along the gussets and I am ready to decrease down to the foot. I have to go work on the Kepler for a Christmas present, though, so the sock will have to wait for me for a small bit.

Happy knitting.

Another Flora

Here's another Flora--as inspired by Rebecca's Flora! Isn't that flower just lovely? Well, don't let its beauty fool you--it is a wicked thing to knit and attach! I used two strands of a cotton/wool blend with one strand of Blue Sky Alpaca. As I wrestled with the flower and had 3 rows to go, I ran out of the alpaca, so I threw in the purple! All this was from my stash. Perhaps I will hunt down a new color combination for my next Flora! I intended this for a gift, but would love to wear it myself . . . tomorrow!