Monday, 14 April 2008

FO #8

Catching up on my FO list, number 8 is a pair of little Mary Jane bootees. I have made them twice before but am most pleased with this pair. I used Sirdar luxury soft cotton beofre but this time I used Rowan RYC cashcotton DK. It knitted up much sturdier this time. I made them for a relation of mine who has just had a baby girl.

Pattern: Sublime Mary Jane's, leaflet 6000

Yarn: Rowan RYC cashcotton DK

Needles: 4 mm

Size made: 3 - 6 months

Monday, 7 April 2008

More on my recycled bag

I have been wanting to knit something with recycled materials for quite a while. I saw a feature in Simply Knitting last year about knitting with plastic bags and tape from old videos but haven't got around to it yet. I also have a pile of old t-shirts waiting to be cut up and knitted into bags inspired by the wonderful bags like this one created by Sharon from Laughing Purple Goldfish designs.

I have got around to buying some recycled sari silk though. I got it from Angel Yarns and was initially surprised that it had so much black in it. However, I really like the way it has knitted up even though it has been tough on the fingers!

The pattern I am using is Unbiased from Knitty. I was going to give the bag as a present but I'm now thinking I may keep it myself - I'll wait and see what the finished bag looks like!

Sunday, 6 April 2008

FO #7

I've been meaning to catch up on all my finished objects this year so far. With the help of Ravelry, I've discovered I have completed 8 projects since January.

FO # 7 is my entrelac cushion which I gave to my friend for her birthday last week. I was very pleased with my first attempt at entrelac but I did think it was a bit holey! Probably not picking up the stitches very evenly. I loved the yarn which was Patons Jet in reds, browns, pinks and oranges.

Pattern: Entrelac cushions by Kirstie McLeod, Simply Knitting Essential Home leaflet

Yarn: Patons Jet Multi, shade 8

Needles: 5.5mm

Size made: Medium (16")

The colours are a bit better in these photos I took at the beginning.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Where to start!?

I have been so busy lately and done loads of knitting that I just don't know where to start. I really need to take some photos as well. In brief this is what I have been up to on the knitting front:

1. Made a cushion in entrelac style (my first go at this and quite pleased with myself)

2. Bought some recycled sari silk and started knitting this bag with it (it's amazing but a little difficult to knit with)

3. Finished my bunny

4. Started Clementine by Emma King at last (been on my list for ages)

5. Bought some organic cotton and started a little bag

6. Made a pair of little pink Mary Jane's by Sublime for a cousin's baby.

I think that's about it.

7. Just remembered - added some finishing touches to my little pink cable bag from Let's Knit.

Really hoping to finish off lots of projects ASAP and take some photos. I will be on holiday from school after Friday so may have a little more free time (just a little!)