The Knitter's Last Stand

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Even more FO's

This is my pair of "Westbury socks".

I am soooooooooo pleased with the way they came out.

I wasn't happy with the self striping Regia yarn but in this pattern it looks reaaaaaaaaaaaaally good.

The pattern is from the Winter issue (16) of Creative Knitting from last year.

I was that pleased with the way the pattern came out that I will be knitting it again in the future.

This is a rug that I crochet from a packet of Moda Dea that I bought at the BSODL (Spotlight) when they had their $1 sales a few weeks back.

It is just crochet in the granny square pattern with a bit of a scalloped edging.

This yarn is sooooooooooooooooo soft.

This is part of a little baby set that I've made from the old faithful "Heather" pattern.

The yarn is Bendigo 3 ply pure wool.

If encouraged I might make the rest of the layette but at this stage I'm back into sock knitting mode again.

Since making this set I've knit another baby set that I haven't downloaded the pickies of yet.

The other set comprises a jacket, bonnet and booties made from a lovely pinky variegated baby yarn.

I've also knit another 2 pairs of socks and have almost finished another pair.

As I said I'm in sock knitting mode again.

As I will be on the road again for the next few weeks some more socks will get made as they are just perfect for traveling knitting.

Catch y'all in a few weeks.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Old and not so old UFO's

This pretty little jumper has been languishing in the UFO pile for about 6 - 8 months I think.

It is finally finished.

The yarn is Spotlight brand Baby 4 ply and the pattern is from an old Guardian Angels knitting book.

This jumper has been waiting to be sewn up and have the buttons put on for about 12, maybe even 18 months.

The yarn is Peter Pan 8 ply and the pattern is from the "Panda Baby Boutique".

The yarn is soooooooo soft and knits up beautifully.

This scarf has been my mindless take along project for quite a while.

In the end it was soooooooo tedious to knit that I just didn't want to know about it any more.

The yarn is 4 ply pure wool that I got from "The Knitting Yarn Shop"

Katt and I looooove this store as they have some lovely yarn at a fabulous price and they are sooooooooo quick with their deliveries.
This little beanie only took me a few hours to whip up.

The yarn is ancient Patons Azalea 3/4 ply doubled throughout.

The pattern is an old faithful from the Patons Winter Warmers pattern book.

This is my cardigan that has been waiting to be sewn together and have the buttons put on for a few years (maybe about 3 years I think).

I can't remember which pattern I used as it wasn't with it but the yarn is an 8 ply acrylic that was made by Coats Patons when they were open that I picked up at a garage sale somewhere.

I am sooooooo pleased with myself that I have finished these projects as it means that I can now start a few more things and not feel guilty.

At the moment I am working on my secret santa project for S'n'B, "Baby Norgi" again (another UFO that I hope to finish soon), the Westbury socks and a new jumper for miss 4 in Patons Feathersoft 8 ply.

Oh well it's nose to the grindstone again.

Until next time keep on knitting.