Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Runway Beckons

Tom Tom couldn't resist the call of the runway with all his new duds. You can check him out (and some amazingly dressed other creatures) in the Mason-Dixon competition...

I could only do one entry, so Popsicle feels left out. But Tom Tom says he is still his best pal, and that the lure of the runway won't get to him.

best buddies

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

teapot cozy


I just finish this one.

100% wool,

I dyed with coolaid(2lime+little bit of grape+1lightblue(i forgot))

Erin helped me open the pouch,

Jeremy helped me rewinding the ball.

it was fun!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Bobbles Have It

Well, the sweater is done at last. OK, except for one button at the top because I only bought six buttons and needed seven. D'oh.

Pattern - Cabled Cardigan from Vogue Knitting Winter 2005/2006
Yarn - Patons Shetland Chunky, colour Taupe (6 balls exactly)
Notes - This is for my sister-in-law, as chosen by her. Thus the fit is a little loose on me in the pictures, but should fit her well. The collar is my favourite part, it is done with short rows and very cleverly constructed. I find Vogue patterns in the magazines to be very curt, so I had to pay very close attention and be able to interpret the brief directions. However the pattern had no mistakes and turned out as it looked, so overall a good one.
Modifications - I took out almost all the bobbles in the pattern, only putting them on the fronts at the button band. Bobbles just weren't going to work for what my sister-in-law wanted from a sweater, but she loved the look of this. I also used different yarn, as she needed something practical for washing and I needed something that fit the budget.

Overall I'm pleased. It is something I wouldn't knit for myself, but I think she will like it and that is what matters.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

There has been Knitting

There has been knitting, but few pictures as we couldn't find the rechargeable batteries for the camera. But in the last couple of weeks I have made:

+ one beanie hat for the boy-child
+ one beanie hat for me
+ one pair of socks for Mum (birthday present)
+ clothing for Webkinz

Sister-in-law's sweater has one sleeve and the band remaining. It continues to hate me.

Swatched and then cast on for Kepler. For me.

Dreaming of lots more projects that are waiting for the sil's sweater to be finished. I'll be on Ravelry by the end of the week, by the way.