Thursday, 28 April 2011

Ready to marry a Prince...anyone will do!

Using some felting stash and 6.5mm needles, I played around with making a crown to watch the royal wedding. Finished it off with a picot edge, and a few beads.

 We had a cake
 We got together at Kelly's place.
 I even won the engagement ring in pass the parcel.

 Of course, you can't watch the Royal Wedding without a glass (or 6) of Pimms!
 It was all very civilised!
and a lot of fun!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Celtic Pin Vest

Pattern: from a Creative Knitting Magazine (can't remember which one..sorry)
wool: Fibreworks Kid Mohair Brushed, Moda Vera Beauty, Moda Vera Boutique
needles: 5.5mm and 6mm
I modified the pattern to knit it in one piece. (one piece patterns are the best, no sewing up needed!)

Picked up the boutique and beauty wool at the op shop at Mont Albert. 6 balls for less that $10.00. not enough for a complete vest, so adding in some of my Fibreworks boucle to make up the extra.

A simple vest that I can wear around the house when I want to keep my body warm, but don’t want bulky sleeves!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Ostern 2011 Coquille Shawl

Coquille Shawl from Knitty
wool: Araucania Ranco Multy (2 skeins)
needles: 3.5mm and 5.5mm 

Knitted this one over the Easter holidays while we were up at Bright.  A simple pattern to knit, without having to think too much while kids run round everywhere, and so warm.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Ribbed Shrug

Ribbed Shrugfrom Better Homes and Gardens March 2010 (I think this pattern is from a Checkheton pattern book)
wool from Ireland: Kerry Woollen Mills Aran Wool
needles: 6mm and 7mm
must work on my increase stitches....with larger needles they make it look like least the holes are evenly spaced, so perhaps I can call it a design feature?
I bought this wool in Ireland, love the colour, and it is so warm!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Etsy......scary but hopeful

After many years of friends telling me that I should sell my quilts, I have finally taken the plunge on Etsy and created a page called Nicolesneedles

I ahve listed 2 green quilts to sell. Please feel free to pass this on to your friends. I hope I can find a good home for them both.

Front of the 1st quilt.

Backing of the first quilt
Detail of quilting.

2nd quilt
 Backing of second quilt
 Detail of quilting.