The Knitter's Last Stand

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Knitting plus...............

I thought that I would show you a nice pickie of Tweety.

Tweety is a pied budgerigar for those who don't live in Aussie land.

He's about 4 1/2 years old now.

This pair of socks are knit from Opal Petticoat (colour eludes me at the moment).

I was asked to knit these for a friend and it only took me about 4 days to knit them.
This jumper is knit from a wool/acrylic blended yarn.

The main yarn came from the old Coats Patons wool mills which haven't been operating in Launceston for quite a few years now.

The pattern is from a book that I picked up from the op shop.

The book is "Knit me a rainbow" and was put out by the Family Circle magazine quite a few years ago.

There are a lot of jumpers that I would like to make from this book.

The purply jumper with intarsia a few months back on June 20th was also knit from this book.
This is a little jacket that Katt and I have made between us.

Katt did the knitting and sewing up and I did the crochet on this lovely little jacket.

Katt now has the job of putting the buttons on it. (They may already be on it as she has had it in her hot little hands since Tuesday).

Since finishing this gear I have also finished but not taken pickies yet of a 4 ply scarf that I have had on the go for quite a while as my mindless take along project, a baby jumper that has been languishing in the bottom of my knitting bag for a few months and also a beanie that I started and finished today.

I will have to rake pickies of these finished articles and post them.

I am verrrrrrrrrrry pleased with myself as I have finished 3 of my UFO's that have been sitting around for a while. Woohoo.

Lately I have been given a large garbage bag FULL of yarn and a heap of it is in jumper lots (aren't I lucky) and I have also mumble mumble (bought a few packets of Patons Feathersoft yarn as well.

This is absolutely beautiful yarn and as the name suggests it is sooooooooooo soft.

Miss 4 picked out 1 packet of the yarn in mauve to knit her a jumper so I just couldn't resist ( who could say no when a 4 yr old wants you to buy yarn to knit for them). I then went back a few days later and bought another packet in a lovely yellow colour called banana.

Yet again I think it is time for me to go to bed.

Why is it that I am always at the computer blogging late at night?

Until next time keep on knitting.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Even more socks

This little pair of child's rib socks are knit from a bit of left over Trekking XXL.

The pattern is once again from my Patonyle knitting book that I won.

I absolutely luuuuuuuuuuv knitting with Trekking yarn but it's quite hard to come by here in Aussie land.

This pair of socks is knitted in my long awaited Opal Rainforest in Tiger print.

I have had this yarn ordered a few times but it didn't seem to turn up each time that I had it ordered.

Well to cut a long story short it finally turned up about 2 weeks ago and voila - a pair of tiger print socks to keep my toes cosy and warm.

This is miss 4's new jumper that I made her to go away to Hobart last weekend.

The pink yarn is Magnum Prints and the white is just a generic acrylic yarn that I bought in a 500g ball.

The pattern is from a Debbie Bliss book (which one has slipped my mind at the moment) and the jumper took all of 6 days top make in total.

Miss 4 wore the jumper again when we went to a performance of Playschool today.

As well as this knitting I have crocheted some squares to help Katt out for a little baby jacket and also am working along the foot on the second sock of another pair of socks at the moment.

The almost completed socks are being knit in Opal Petticoat and are an order.

As it's quite late I think it's time for beddy byes so until next time keep on knitting.


Friday, August 11, 2006

Even more FO's (including more socks)

This lovely pair of Jaywalker socks was made from Trekking XXL sock yarn.

I am running quite short of this type of yarn at the moment so I will have to pull my finger out and find a supplier who can get me some of this yarn and get it for me quickly.

This pair of socks are made from pure wool that I bought from The Knitting Yarn Shop at a ridiculously low price for pure wool.

The pattern once again was from my Patons Book 1239 (Patonyle accessories for the whole family) knitting book that I won way back when.

The sock patterns in the book are sooooooooo easy that even a first time sock knitter can even follow them.

This pair of socks is already in the shop that Katt and I knit for to be sold.

I've been on a bit of a stash enhancement lately as I've been knitting quite a few pairs of gloves (with and without fingers) for the shop that Katt and I knit for lately.

Most of these have been ordered but I've also knit some that were just for general sale as well. (Nothing like keeping ahead of the orders).

The lovely knitting under this yarn is part of a UFO that has been on and off the needles for about 23 years.

The squares are knit in a log cabin design and it takes 35 of these squares to make a single bed cover. So far I have 20 squares finished and the other 15 squares are in varying stages of being knit.

I am using bits and pieces of yarn from wherever I can scrounge it up for this project as I don't want it to be uniform in colour.

I looooooooooooooove the random effect that these squares make so it will be interesting to see when I have finished it in the next hmmmmmmmmmmm let me see maybe 10 years the rate it has been going so far.

Each square is about 30cm (12 inches for the uninitiated)on each side and I'm hoping to crochet them together with black yarn.

There has as I mentioned above only been scraps of yarn used for the squares so there is also a mutitude of yarns used as well ranging from wool, acrylic and also a bit of mohair as well as cotton.

This is a Garlerlac Dishcloth that I thank Trek for kindly putting the link on her blog for.

The link goes to Dave's blog and he has the pattern there for everyone.

I have made 2 of these now and they are sooooooooooooooo quick to knit.

This is one of the many pairs of gloves that I've made lately.

I was making them that quickly at one stage that I was taking them to the shop and not taking photos of them.

In the last few weeks I've made 5 pairs of them as well as doing other knitting when I could.

I think I've rambled on enough for tonight so I will be off for now.

Until next time keep on knitting.