Friday, 10 August 2012

FO Friday: Dolman Top Duex

Happy Friday! 

I made it through another week of the school holidays, that in itself is worth celebrating right?

This week I've mainly been working on my second Hitchhiker, but I did manage to make my youngest daughter her Dolman top over the weekend. She loved it so much that she insisted on wearing it to two parties.

I found this one much easier than the first 2 I made. Maybe the alcohol helped. I always seem to sew better when I'm drinking


And one top for the small. All is now right with the world #sewing #knitfabric #dolman

She likes her top #sewing #dolman

and both tops together
Side by side

So what have you been working on this week? 

If you'd like to see more finished items, check out Tami's Amis

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

WIP Wednesday: Hitchhiker

I'm still plodding along with my second hitchhiker. I'm loving the stripy rainbow that's forming. What I love about this pattern is how transportable it is.

I can take it anywhere with me, the dentist, my friends house
Knitting and sucking a lollipop #knitting #lollipop #sweets

We've been to the park
Knitting in the sun, in the park #knitting #rainbow #hitchhiker

This is how I've gotten so far.

For more WIP's head on over to Tami's Amis

Friday, 3 August 2012

FO Friday: Hitchhiker and Dolman top

Happy Friday everyone! and for those with children, I hope you're enjoying the summer holidays.

I have 2 finished objects to show you this week, I know it's been a while, but I'm going to try and complete at least one sewn item a week from now on, since I've now got a place to sew. It;s not much, but it's a massive improvement on the kitchen side I was using. 


Testing out the new sewing area

Ok onto the finished items. First up is the Hitchhiker scarf I've been working of for weeks/months. I've really enjoyed making this scarf. All those lovely little rainbows that formed on my needles were such a pleasure to look at. I will definitely be buying some more yarn from A Stash Addict

Having a day of knitting and 'nip tuck'. I think I deserve these little rainbows today. #rainbow #knitting #hitchhiker #yarn

and the big ta da!!!!


I think it looks better on this little cutie
All done and on my cutie model #knitting #hitchhiker #rainbow @astashaddict

but here it is on me anyway

and on the sewing front I made a Dolman top (pattern by Kitschy Coo)
Rheya's new top #sewing #dolman #knitfabric


Rheya has a mild case of the grumps this morning, so her looking away was preferable to the frown she was wearing. She likes her top, just not posing outside for pictures #sewing #actionshot

She was much happier inside

I just have one more Dolman top to make (for my smallest) and then I'll be going back to woven fabrics only (unless someone wants to generously donate an overlocker to me)

For more lovely finished objects, have a look at Tami's Amis 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WIP Wednesday: Another hitchhiker

Anyone that knows me, will know that I hate making anything twice (maybe that's why I'm not much of a sock person) so it's out of character for me to finish one long project and start that very same project again...but that is exactly what I've done. I really enjoyed making my last Hitchhiker scarf (pics to follow Friday) and I had another yarn that I felt was just perfect for.


Pattern: Hitchhiker
Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma, Lollipop

For more WIP's head on over to Tami's Amis