Friday, 24 June 2011

From my camera


Miniature knitting supplies


Sleeping baby


Playing girls

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Reasons I Love The Internet

Number 337: Pinterest.

Pinterest lets you set up 'boards', on any subject you want, and pin photos to them from anywhere on the web.



It's fun to do, and helps keep track of things you saw and liked, and where you saw them



and also you can see what your friends have been pinning, and what everyone on the whole system has been pinning



and maybe you can make a board about the Very Hungry Caterpillar just because.



I'm not sure if you need an invitation to sign up, if you do, comment and I will work out how to send invites. And if you are a member, do follow me! I be here.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fimo

Teeny buttons!



It's been a few years since I last spent my birthday money on Fimo, though.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Mia's Cardigan

So here is the cardigan I designed and knitted for my new little niece Mia!

(not a very good photo, the colours are truer in the second one)



It's knit from the bottom up in five separate pieces (back, fronts, sleeves) then all knit together from the yoke. The edges are a modified feather-and-fan for a ripple effect. And round the yoke is a row of little paper dolls:



The bit I'm not sure about is the bit that gave me trouble when I was designing it - namely, I don't think I got the yoke decreases right. All the decreases are above the colourwork, which I think is fine, but I did them too quickly and the yoke isn't deep enough. I think it should hopefully still fit but it's not ideal.

I am planning to write this up properly at some point but I'll have to reknit it to test the pattern and I've got other things I need to do first, so I'm going to let it sit for a little while. Also if I put difficult things aside for a while they usually percolate through my brain and I can find a solution when I come back to them. It did turn out very close to how I hoped though.

And now I'm doing more designing, because I wanted a cardigan for Laura for the summer so I bought some wool, and I had a very clear picture in my head of what I wanted the cardigan to look like. So clear, that I was convinced I was remembering a cardigan I had seen online, but I looked and looked and couldn't find it. So off we go. This time, however, I've written up the pattern in full first and I'm now knitting it. I used the easiest construction I could think of so hopefully it will work out!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Corners of my home

I know I haven't posted much recently about what I'm making, but there's a reason for that! I've been designing and knitting a cardigan for my newest niece, Mia, who was born on Tuesday (congrats Jen and Ram!), and I don't want to post about it here until after it has been received. I mean, I'm sure my sister and brother-in-law have got better things to do right now than read my blog, but just in case. So instead I have taken some photos to show you.





Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Dolly

I forgot to show you what Felicity can do.



Pretty good eh?