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)



Thursday, 1 November 2007

Lizzie Kate April


To take a small break from St Nick, so I can say I have actually finished something, here is a small LK Flip it design. I will try and work on these little charts once a week.
So, after 2 weeks, here is the first of the April ones...not very exciting, but at least I can cross it off as finished.
Sorry for the photo, it isn't very clear, although the colours stand out OK on the fabric, must be the light, or flash?

Can anyone explain Halloween to me? Why is it that kids throw eggs at people's homes and leave the egg cartons all over the ground. The streets around here are littered with egg shells....I thought Halloween was an American thing...not in Germany?, and why would you let your kids beg for food from strangers? I know I am going to cop a lot of flack from any Americans reading this...but I just don't get it?