Thursday, 31 January 2008

just in time...January's beaded bracelet

With a few hours till midnight, I finished my first peyote stitched bracelet. I need to get smaller jump rings, and find a soldering iron to keep it from pulling apart.

It's not bad for a first attempt...but I am hoping the next bracelet I do has better tension....I haven't quite mastered that yet!

January Goals

Nancy Bush Sock Knit along - Madder Ribbed Sock 1
Jan Xsers Xmas Ornament Challenge
Tidal Wave Socks
Water Rainbow Jumper - 1 Sleeve (didn't come out of the bag)
Lizzie Kate April Flip It
1 beading project
Swirly Girl Socks
Blue Tumbler Quilt - Top
Green Tumbler Quilt - Top
Colour Wave Tumbler - Top (almost complete...just a couple more rows, it's bigger than I expected!)
4 Scrapbook Pages (I thought about it)

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

April Flip It

One of my Jan goals is to get at least one of these Flip It Designs done every month....by 2009, I should be able to hang them up...

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

January Xmas Ornament


The Aussie Cross Stitch Internet group I belong to are doing a challenge this year, from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament 2007 magainze. Each month we vote for our favourite 2 ornaments from 8-10 ornaments. Once the voting is over, you can stitch one of the top 3 designs.
Here is my ornament from The Sweetheart Tree, called Noel Xmas Bell pull (page 10, if you have the mag) I don't know anyone called Noel, so I changed the name in the middle ;)
The design calls for beads as well, but I am trying to use what I have got, and not buy any extra stash for these projects, using left over fabric etc....so I used french knots instead(white...hard to see in the photo)
It's a very late Xmas present for my friend Anne, I hope she likes it!

Monday, 21 January 2008

Current Quilting activity

playing with Tumbler Block pieces...using up ugly fabrics, and fabrics I want to remove from my stash....





after sewing them together, I realised I need to add a few extra rows to each quilt...currently they are a bit too narrow!
Note to self :- Iron quilt tops before taking photos of them!

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Swirly Girl Socks

This is the first skein of wool I have used from Tausendschon, and I will be back to buy more! It is lovely to work with, and the colours are fabulous!!



Needles:2.5 mm Yarn
Indian Spices from Tausandschon, Saarbrucken, Germany

The Pattern is from an Australian magazine called Yarn.
A swirly patttern without using cable needles, pattern designed for Tofutsies Yarn, Southwest Trading Company.
I really love these ones, and they are great on my feet!

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Tidal Wave Socks complete

I bought this great ball of wool in Melbourne, the lady said I only need one ball for a pair of socks….I was not convinced! But this pattern says it only uses one ball of Tofuties.
YIPPEE! I had lots of wool left, and I did an extra 2 pattern repeats!….I could have even done another 2 pattern repeats and had wool left over! These are comfy to wear! I will be buying more of this wool!



Pattern Tidal Wave Socks by Deby Lake
http://soysilk.com/patterns/free.html
Needles: 2.5 mm
Yarn: South West Trading Company TOFUtsies

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

The things you can knit

This was a poster on the side of the bus stop at Theodore Heuss Platz.
FOr those non German speakers it says something like "Grandma means well"



I won't be knitting one of these in the near future...but it made me laugh. The other people at the bus stop looked at me oddly when I was taking this photo! Some days it just pays to have your camera in your handbag!

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Current stash of fabrics

Each January I take a photo of the current stash...slowly, it looks like I am making space in here.

(but those boxes up the top there are hiding lots of fabric strips!..and there is another few boxes as well)
January 2007 stash

January 2006 stash

January Goals

Nancy Bush Sock Knit along - Madder Ribbed Sock 1
Jan Xsers Xmas Ornament Challenge
Tidal Wave Socks
Water Rainbow Jumper - 1 Sleeve
Lizzie Kate April Flip It
1 beading project
Swirly Girl Socks
Blue Tumbler Quilt - Top
Green Tumbler Quilt - Top
Colour Wave Tumbler - Top
4 Scrapbook Pages