Saturday, 31 December 2011

FO photos

I finally got round to buying some buttons so I could finally finish off these cardigans. A little yarn did slip into the basket as well, some pink for a Lavanda for my eldest and some green DK which may become an Oriental Lily for Ava or some more Milo's or who knows >.< Anyway, firstly here is my BSJ (Baby Surprise Jacket) that I made aaaaaages ago using my left over aran scraps and 5mm needles.
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Not the neatest BSJ in the world given I wet felted the scraps of yarn together into a Magic Ball

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It's more of a Toddler Surprise Jacket though as due to the stretchy nature of the pattern, the aran yarn used and the fact I have teeny children...

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Yeah, it fits my 2.5 year old!

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Could probably do with reblocking now it's got buttons and given that it's been folded in my yarn box for a few months. Still, it's keeping him cosy now

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The other FO I want to show you is my Spring Time in Hollis

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Please excuse the slightly worn looking pictures, she's been wearing it quite a lot recently! Such a pretty stitch pattern :-)

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And here are the obligatory modelling shots ;-)

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Someone else wanted to join in the fun so here she is showing off her Milo :-)

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It's my eldest's 6th birthday next month and she's asked for a pink cardigan. I don't think I'm going to be able to knit the Lavanda cardigan in time for her birthday but we have at least chosen the yarn (the pink I mentioned earlier) and the buttons. They're actually rather pretty, especially when the light catches them :-)

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My eldest boy whom I making the Neverland Hoody for has also chosen his buttons. I thought something made of wood and very simple would look nice. Perhaps even some toggles. But he's a 4 year old boy so what did he choose?



Dinosaurs. *headdesk*

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Still, at least it means he's even more excited about his hoody and will hopefully wear it! I've not knitted much of it over the past few days, got a bit bored with the sleeves so knitted up a quick hat for my OH. First time I've actually knitted him anything! Photos to follow later as it still needs blocking. I'll also take some photos of the moebiuses (moebii?) I've made as well

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Neverland Hoody - Peter


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Originally uploaded by evel_lin
This is what my 4 year old's hoody currently looks like. It's knitting up fairly quickly at the moment, the pattern is pretty simple though. I'm currently doing the stockinette section of the body, I've got to knit around 15" and I've so far done 9.5". Not bad considering I only cast it on last night :-)

I might also have cast on another moebius...

Friday, 23 December 2011

Owl Milo

I finished this Milo recently for my eldest. It wasn't originally going to be a Christmas present but she has asked for me to wrap it up for her anyway

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I love the cable pattern, I'm really in the mood to knit cables at the moment, they look so pretty. I keep adding patterns to my ravelry queue

Isn't it lovely :-)

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I've finished making a Spring Time in Hollis cardigan for Ava but not taken a photo yet as it's still drying after blocking. I need to get some buttons and do the i-cord tie as well.

My new love however is knitting a mobius/moebius. SO MUCH FUN! It's like magic! You have to do a special cast on first, I used this video



And then watch your knitting grow. The cast on forms the centre of the cowl and the cast off edge makes the outsides. I knitted up a cowl using bulky yarn in a couple of hours one evening. I'll post a photo of it in another post as it is also drying from blocking. I used a tweed yarn by Rowan which was rather scratchy at first but I put a little lanolin in the water when I washed it and it's now beautifully soft. I knit the smaller size from the pattern and it was a little bit too tight round my neck for me, so my 6 year old will be getting it for Christmas and I will make myself another one. And then I'm going to make one for my Mum. And then I think I might make one in a different weight yarn, maybe DK or sock yarn so it's a bit more drapey. Ooo they are fun!!


At the moment however I am currently knitting a Neverland Peter hoody for my 4 year old. He insists on growing so he only has one hoody that fits him and it's not knitted. He has as Milo but when he wears it with a short-sleeve top his arms get chilly. Bless!


I'm really enjoying having the leisure time to knit new patterns. My Other Half is on holiday this week and next so he's been fab at entertaining the children now and again while I get some knitting time. I wonder if he'd like a moebius too? ;-)

Saturday, 17 December 2011

A few recent orders

I've had a few customs recently so thought I'd show them off in this post and then save some of my other knitting for another day.

These woollies went to a friend on mine, she wanted bright colours. I think we can agree that the colourways she chose fulfilled that!

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The soaker is made using a lovely turquoise colourway by Wharfedale Woolworks (the name of the colourway has completely gone out of my head this evening!)

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The longies were made using Pixieknit's Violet Rainbow colourway which is one of my favourites. Unfortunately the light wasn't too good when I took these photos so the colours look a bit washed out. They are far more beautiful in real life

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I've also been enjoying making some Scrappies, I love putting the colourways together and seeing the completely unique woollies it creates. These girly ones are lovely and bright with a gentle ruffle cuff

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This pair the customer requested matching black trim for both the waistband and legs and it really makes the colours pop. I think I'll be making some more pairs like this in the future!

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I've also made a couple of baby hats over the past two weeks. One for Ava in the vague hope it will stay on her head and another for my friend's little girl who had her first birthday yesterday. Unfortunately she also likes to pull hats off, silly babies!

Over the past few days I've been knitting something for my eldest. She's very pleased with it but has asked me to wrap it up for Christmas. I need to wash and block it first but here's a sneaky peek:

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Polka dots and a fat Squishy

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(please excuse the smudged one, I didn't wait long enough before putting top coat on)

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Ava started crawling yesterday at only 6.5 months. I am not impressed by this, far too early lol!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Inspiration

I want to knit but I'm just not sure what. Do I have a go at another pair of dungarees for Ava to wear over the winter or maybe some more Milo tops for my boys to keep warm in?

I still haven't knitted DP a hat, I've been toying with the LTK Braided Cap pattern but I know it will take some concentration and therefore time. Maybe something like a Woolly Wormhead design, such as the adult version of the Tri-Peak hat or maybe he'd like a Jester hat like this:

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*sigh*

I just don't know. I've got so many patterns in my ravelry queue at the moment that I'm almost feeling overwhelmed by them. Not a lot of time for knitting either so it's whether I want to get something finished quickly or whether I should pick something more complex that will feel more of an achievement to finish.

Any one have any suggestions or advice? What do you do when you're not sure what to knit?

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

6 months old today

Happy Half-Birthday to my Squishy Girl :-)

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Re-opening

I'm tentatively re-opening my shop for custom orders now that Ava is 6 months old. I'm not sure how much time I will have to knit at the moment so I will only be offering a limited number of custom slots for now. If you fancy a nice new pair of woollies for your little one then please get in touch :-)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Peacock Romper

I had some yarn left over from Ava's peacock dungarees so I decided to play yardage chicken and make her a romper


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Sorry it's such a rubbish photo! I still need to make a drawstring for it and I'd better hurry up and do so because it's not going to be long before she's grown out of it!


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^See what I mean!

I think she likes it though :-)


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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Holiday #1

We just got back on Friday from a holiday on the Isle of Wight. My parents moved there last year so we camped in their garden!


We went on some lovely walks...



Visited the donkey sanctuary...


And had lots of picnics while the sun shined :-)
























Lots of fun!

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Saturday, 16 July 2011

In Threes Cardigans

I mentioned in a previous post that I was making a pair of In Three's Cardigans for my two girls. Well I've finished them and finally sewn the buttons on. I love knitting but put off sewing for ages because I nearly always stab myself with a needle! I really should stop knitting patterns that need buttons...

Anyway, here's a picture of Ava's cardigan before buttons were added and before blocking. Esmé's is very similar, just bigger and with three bands of garter stitch at the bottom rather than two

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And here's a shot of them both together:

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Such a cute pattern :-)


I've also quickly knitted a hat and booties set for my friend who is having a baby in the Autumn. The hat pattern was "Devon's hat" by LTK and the booties were using LTK's Moc Booties pattern

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Not the best pictures I'm afraid because I was in a hurry to get them done and wrapped up. I think I'll knit another one of these hats for Ava to wear this Winter, I'm such a sucker for knitted baby hats!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Morrie's Milo

I've had this pattern in my queue on Ravelry for a while now. I think I bought it and printed it off before I got pregnant with Ava. I even bought some beautiful green yarn from Babylonglegs to knit one with.

Well, I finally got round to it and I'm so pleased with how it turned out:

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Morrie refers to it as his "Crocodile top" because the yarn colourway was named "Hungry Crocodile" and he says the cabling looks like a crocodile's tail >.<

I'm looking forward to knitting this pattern again, it's well written and knits up quickly. Morrie has asked for a red one and he has told me I need to make a blue one for his brother. Such demanding children I have... I'll have to convince my OH to let me go yarn shopping!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Bayside Britches

I knitted these dungarees while I was pregnant, these are the 6-9 month size and are a good fit on my average sized 3 month old but with plenty of room to grow as well. The yarn was a custom dye on merino by For The Love of Fibre. I asked for Peacock colours and this is what she came up with :-)

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I'm currently knitting an In Threes cardigan for my big girl and then I'll knit a matching one for my little girl. Going to get buttons for them tomorrow, I'm using a purple/pink/black colourway from 100purewool called "Poison" so I'm going to see if I can get some shiny silver buttons to stand out against the yarn. Or at least that's what my plan is, I may come back with something completely different!

This is my second time knitting the In Threes pattern. I don't think I loaded the photo onto flickr so can't link to it but here's a copy on my projects page on Ravelry :-)

Friday, 17 June 2011

Busy!

Eek, been nearly 2 months since I last updated this blog. And they have certainly been a busy few weeks!

We've had a birthday, M was 4

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We had a strawberry cake :-)

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And a picnic or two

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We went on a steam train

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I painted my nails a few times >.<
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Ava has grown a bit bigger!

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We went for walks in the sunshine with some friends

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Did a little bit of gardening (ok, we pulled up the weeds and filled some pots with flowers!)

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Went for some more walks

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But still found some time to snuggle :-)

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Oh and I finished a rainbow skirty :-)

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I've just finished a pair of longies which have yet to be photographed and then I'm either going to make something for Ava or some scrappies for a customer. I want to make some booties for a friend's upcoming baby at some point too, but she isn't due until October so I've got a little time left!

It's fun being busy :-)

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