Monday, 31 December 2007

A Cross Stitch 2007 in review

I probably could have done more....but happy with this lot!




A knitting 2007 review

Not a bad knitting year...I can see this will be a good year for knitting, now that I have found Ravelry.













A quilty 2007 in review

I am happy with the quilts I have made this year. I can't believe that I hardly bought any material this year! I have to wonder how many quilts this stash can make! :)













Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Xmas Stash

Santa was good to me, and I got these goodies....

My umbrella swift and wool winder are fabulous, and I can magically wind a ball in less than 5 minutes! YIPPEE!!!! If only I could knit my socks that quick!




Monday, 24 December 2007

Phil's Socks


Phil's socks, completed just in time for Xmas Day.

The pattern is from Knit Today magazine, called Rugged Rambler Socks

Made from Aragon Yarn Classic Romney Aragon Yarn, on 4.5mm, 5mm and 5.5mm needles.

Phil says they are really warm and soft!

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Another Scarf


A simple knit row, purl row scarf, for the handspun mohair mix that I bought at the Isle of Skye, Scotland, at Easter.
Knitted on Size 8mm needles, with the yarn wrapped around the needle once after each stitch, and dropped on the purl row,to create longer stitches. I can't explain it any better than that. I was practicing doing another stitch, made a mistake in the pattern, and came up with this, which I thought would look great in this yarn.

Xmas Pressies

For Alexander's teacher, a scarf to keep him warm during our cold Winter.


For Cameron's teacher, a table runner for her lounge room (she got a scarf last year when she was Alexander's teacher).


Monday, 3 December 2007

Cameron's Socks


Here is Cameron in his first pair of knitted socks! He is really pleased with them, but says they are a bit scratchy...hopefully the first wash will sort that out!


The wool is called Schoeller + Stahl, Fortissima Socka. Colour 523. A simple ribbed pattern, knitted on size 3 needles.

now on to another pair for me....I am still waiting for Phil's sock wool to arrive from the UK.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Still Sewing

Table Runner :-Some blue and silver/grey triangles.



quilt 2 :- Lots of blue tumbler blocks together...
Current Quilt :-Colourful tumbler blocks together...

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Alexander's Socks


Alexander is pleased with his first pair of hand knitted socks.
The wool is Lana Grossa Meilenwelt 6 Fach Special (I think that means 6ply?), colour 8862
Knitted on Size 3 needles


Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Child's French Child Sock complete


From Nancy Bush's book, Knitting Vintage Socks, New Twists on Classic Patterns. Page 57, Child's French Sock in Citron and Diaper Knitting.

These socks knitted up really nicely, once I worked out how to do the pattern! The second sock seemed to knit up quicker, maybe because I could remember the sequence off by heart. I added extra pattern repeats for the length of the sock, but had to do 2 less pattern repeats for the length of the foot...cause my feet are smaller that the pattern size.

The wool is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton Fun and Stripes, Colour 353, on size 2.5 needles.
The photo doesn't relly show up the pattern well, but trust me, it's gorgeous!

Next is a pair of children ribbed socks for Alexander, on size 3 needles, so they should knit up a bit quicker than these ones!

Sock knitting is very addicitive!

Child's French Child Sock complete


From Nancy Bush's book, Knitting Vintage Socks, New Twists on Classic Patterns. Page 57, Child's French Sock in Citron and Diaper Knitting.

These socks knitted up really nicely, once I worked out how to do the pattern! The second sock seemed to knit up quicker, maybe because I could remember the sequence off by heart. I added extra pattern repeats for the length of the sock, but had to do 2 less pattern repeats for the length of the foot...cause my feet are smaller that the pattern size.

The wool is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton Fun and Stripes, Colour 353, on size 2.5 needles.
The photo doesn't relly show up the pattern well, but trust me, it's gorgeous!

Next is a pair of children ribbed socks for Alexander, on size 3 needles, so they should knit up a bit quicker than these ones!

Sock knitting is very addicitive!

Friday, 9 November 2007

progress on 2nd pair of socks

Here is the 1st sock done from Nancy Bush's book, the Child French Sock. This is the first lacey pattern I have ever attempted. There are a few mistakes in there, but nothing too noticeable (thank goodness for multi colour yarn. The second one is looking really good, I am half way down the leg of the sock...stay tuned

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Quilt 11 complete

Here is the finished Tumbler block quilt. I booked the long arm machine at the quilt shop, and it took about 4 hours to do.....long arm professionals, do not look too closely at the quilting!

It was great fun, and I will definitely be doing more quilts on this machine! (I have already started to work on the 12th quilt for the year, I am playing with this tumbling block pattern and working with colour a bit. Also it is a great way to use up 4" strips from my stash....it is amazing how little fabric you actually need to make up one of these quilts)