Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Lacy Autumnal Baktus

Wool : Tausendschön Handgefärbte Sockenwolle
Colour : Herbstaster
Needles: 2.5mm needles
Pattern: Lacy Baktus by Terhi Montonen

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Xmas holiday knitting projects

With little time this year to knit, I am hoping to get some quick projects done over the Xmas holiday period...
Objects have been cast on.....let's see how much I can do in a 3 week period....

socks from Toe Up...
more socks from Toe Up technique (these have been frogged twice now)


Cameron and I went to Idee on Saturday and bought some soft wool for a hat and scarf for both boys...hopefully get these done as well....

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Xmas presents for Teachers

A Baktus scarf for Miss Beves from Alexander.
Pattern is "Baktus scarf" by Strikkelise
5.5mm needles
Wool: Fibreworks Kid Mohair Brushed

A scarf for Mr Shillitoe from Cameron.
Pattern is "Hubby Approved Neck Warmer" by Danielle Landes
3mm needles
Trekking Sock wool, unsure of actual colour...tag has gone walkabout.

The patterns were so nice to do, I am now making myself a Baktas scarf. With the -13 degree weather we have been having, the kids want a scarf like Mr Shillitoe's to wear under their jackets on these cold days!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Uptown Boot Socks

These socks have been picked up ,then put down so many times over the past 12 months.

I didn't make any mistakes that needed to be frogged, but life this year has been busy with my first year of Uni...and kniting and all craft has taken a back seat!

Finally got these finished, and I am really happy with them!

The pattern is from "Favourite Socks", from Interweave Knits.

Uptown Boot Socks, by Jennifer Appleby.
2.5mm needles.
Wool: Tausendschön Handgefärbte Sockenwolle
Colour: Klingglocken

Monday, 6 July 2009

Josephine's Quilt

Our new neighbours had an adorable baby girl, and finally I finished this quilt for her.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Teacher Gifts

Not much sewing happening lately, with so much study to do.
However I managed a few things before the end of the school year.

This one is for Cameron's teacher.

This one is for one of Alexander's teachers.

This cot quilt is for Alexander's other teacher who became a Dad for the first time a few weeks ago, Arthur.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


My second one...I love this pattern!

wool Evilla Artyarn 8/2 on 5mm needles

(a reluctant model)

Sunday, 1 March 2009


with Danish wool, a Norwegian pattern in Switzerland!

I started this top on our skiing far so good.

My new friend, Karen, is translating this pattern for me....she is so good to me!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Drawstring Raglan Top

I know I haven't been around for awhile, but I have been knitting. This one I finished off on the weekend, and I am so pleased with it!

It's from Interweave Knits, Summer 2008.

Other things I have been doing.....a pumpkin coloured lace top from Rowan, socks, a green tumbler quilt (or 2), depending on how many blocks there are.

I am also back at Uni this year, so I may be as prolific this year, but I hope to work through the UFO list that I wrote out at the begining of the year, and not buy new supplies.

Sorry, I am not sharing the list with is way too long, and I am to embarrassed to share it with you! ;)

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Current Stash of Fabric

January 2009 pictures

January 2008 pictures

looks like all those Tumbler Block quilts really did make a difference! Phew! Still so many tumblers left to sew...and I am on the look out to do something with 2 1/2" strips to use up the strips in one of those large boxes on the top of the shelf!

I made a long list of "To Do" projects that are still to be completed or started..I am not sure I am brave enough to list them here in the sidebar....I need to think about that one!