Wednesday, 31 August 2011

WIP Wednesday

Well I have been slowly plodding along with the Eloise Cardigan, but today I lost the will to live with it. I started the process of connecting up the 5 seperate pieces. Spent an age working out the mathematics of where to do my decreases, only to find that I didn't have the 199 stitches that I thought I did and after the decreases I had way too many stitches on my needles. I don't know how this happened, I've been very careful to follow the pattern exactly, even noting down my progress as I went along. Anyway I tried to rectify it by decreasing again on the next row, in the hope of having the same amount of stitches as two sizes above, just so the pattern works out and somehow ended up with less stitches than that size. At this point I put the project down and started a new 

I will pick it up again very soon, but I needed a break from the headache I was getting. 

Here it is in it's annoying glory

The new project I started is the Attic24 Ripple Blanket. I've been dying to make one of these for ages. I plan to make it in the colours of the rainbow. Here is the start of red. 

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

WIP Wednesday

I have quite a few WIPs on the go atm, they've been WIPs for a while and I've decided I have to finish them all before starting anything I thought I'd share. The only exception to this rule is a pair of shorts I've promised my eldest daughter, which I will make for her soon.

So on to the WIPs

I'm still plodding along with Anara's cardigan. I'm currently knitting up the first of 2 arms...after the arms, I can put them all together and start the Yoke.

I started this Hiking scarf about 3 years ago :\ I WILL finish it before winter.

I started making my eldest a pair of trousers from an old pair of trousers I'd slimmed out of. I started these about a year ago...I'm determined to get these finished. The plan is to add an elasticated wasit and put some pretty fabric at the bottom of the legs.

I started making my youngest daughter a quilt before she was born. She's 2 now...haha I'll still finish it, but I might give this to my sister if she has a girl next (she's due in December)

I started these socks at the beginning of this year. I've always wanted a pair of handmade socks, so I'll finish these at some point.

and I started this coat for my youngest when she was 1yr. It's 18-2yr size so I'm going to finish this next and hope it still fits

This is what it should look like when finished, albeit with different fabric

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

WIP Wednesday


I've mainly been sewing this week, so I've not gotten much further with my daughters Eloise Eyelet Cardi 


We'll get there eventually.

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Rheya's summer top

Today I was determined to make something whilst the kids were out with my MIL. So I made a start on the top and short set I planned to make Rheya. 

The pattern
Top for Rheya

and the (almost) finished item. I'm trying to decide whether to put the bow on it, or to make a covered button with flowery thingy (I can't remember what they're called, sorry. I'm sure a sewing friend will be able to help me out with it's proper name) Yo-yo? something like that?

Top for Rheya

Rheya loves it. She's asked to wear it for the rest of the day, so she's now watching TV in her new top
Top for Rheya

Top for Rheya

If I can bare to do some more sewing today, I might do the shorts to go with it, but I doubt I'll be in the mood.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Shorts bug

I recently took part in a shorts swap and I've now got the urge to make lots of shorts for my girls.

I've got a lovely pattern to make my eldest a set with top and shorts, I've ordered some very special fabric to make them for her.

In the meantime I knocked these up for my youngest and I'll try work out a top to match too.


Action shots:



Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WIP Wednesdays


I'm currently working on the Eloise Eyelet Cardi for my youngest daughter. I'm quite slow at knitting so don't expect this to be much bigger by next Wednesday...haha.


I'm also in the process of making 2 pairs of shorts for a swap, but I can post them here right now. 

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

Bean bags!!!

My friends little girl turned 3yrs on Wednesday and we've been invited to her Birthday party tomorrow so I made her some bean bags as a gift. Rheya loves them, so hopefully the Birthday girl will too.  

Bean bags

this is the back of them
Bean bags

and to show the contrast
Bean bags

and ribboned up, ready to wrap
Bean bags

Thursday, 4 August 2011

In Threes cardigan: The finishing touches

Some handmade buttons I'd ordered from Smiggles arrived today :D So I sewed one set onto the cardigan I made Anara a while's now complete :D



Ooh and look at the other buttons I got. I have no idea what to do with them, I just loved them. I'm thinking of putting them on a bag...