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.