Wednesday, 28 August 2013

A little holiday knitting.....

Hello Hello my friends.....long time no see... I am still in the land of the living although a little lazier and fatter than a month ago. ;-) I have been away in the sunshine up north and although I spent the first couple of weeks with some arthritis problems I still managed to knit up most of my Aztec Hoodie (more on that later) and I started on Little Winifred by Sezzaknits. 

And I learned a couple of new ways to cast on and of course I seemed to have slipped into the whole magic loop method without realising I was doing it. Ahem, we all remember me struggling with the Oslo Anorak yeah? This time I just picked it up as I only had the one needle and wallah it works. Go figure. I have to say the DPN's have been cast aside for now. Although I will have to invest in or make some decent stitch markers, my store bought ones kept falling off and disappearing down the lounge. Anyway without further ado....... the progress along the way....

Well actually I am now up to the sleeves and the length is all done. I don't however have a picture handy so will show you when its finished.  These ones were phone snaps I took for facebook while away. :-) We have only been home a day and the kids are back to school today so a bit busy but hoping to get back into the swing of things this week. I will say I have been loving this pattern and the yarn too. :-) 

Have a wonderful day all. Hugs xoxoxox

Friday, 2 August 2013

Short and Sweet...

Hello lovelies,

Just a little bit of sweetness today. Made with some gifted Acrylic yarn which is surprisingly soft and hooked up mostly on the long car trip North.

A nice and easy project for a new baby. I used a 4mm hook and the yarn is DK (8ply) used under 100g.

The pattern is a free pattern by Sarah Sweethearts (link here).  One which I have had for ages, but never got around to, so glad I finally did, its really cute.

This is a really simple project with each row moving up in a slightly different spot so you do not even notice the joins. You can up the size by using a larger hook or it would be quite easy to add some pattern repeats into each section for an older child.

My WIP is a knitting one. I am working on a sweater for the hubby. So far I knitted most of the back and had to rip half back as the pattern did not make sense. I fixed it up yesterday and re-wrote the whole pattern down in hopefully a better order. Will see how it goes.

(I am currently right up on the border of NSW, 8 1/2 hours from home and planning to cross over today into QLD to take the kids to one of the theme parks up there, I have been posting pictures on my other blog, link in the sidebar if you would like to see pictures).

Love and Light xox