Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I've had this bit of jersey in my stash for some time now. I was going to make a drapey type of t-shirt out of it. But we all know that I find it hard to find time and energy to get behind the machine. Instead I dragged out my overlocker and made a cowl. I just folded it right sides together and then joined the ends. In fact, I still have a hold in that last join so I can turn it out the right way. The cowl is so big and thick that you'll never see that. I will get to finishing that off, I promise...maybe :)
I've finished my Girly Sweater! You can compare the old version with the new version here. The old one was bought over 3 years ago and has cashmere in it so it's all pilly. I used a raglan generator to come up with my sizing numbers and just went with it. I think it worked out pretty well!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
CHANGE OF PLAN: After I sewed in the zipper, I realised that it pulled the whole cardi too short. So I pulled it out and started again. Unfortunately with it centered correctly, there wasn’t enough zip to go to the top of my collar. So I had to keep knitting my collar and improvise a hood. NOW it’s perfect!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
How cool is this? It is a knit counter that you can change to whatever you need. In the case of Color Affection, in the first section, I needed the row counter 1-4 then back to 1 again. Then the repeat should increment every row 4 up to a max of 13. I know then that I should be ready to introduce the flouro yellow! A quick count of the stitches confirmed I had the right number :)
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Check it out! A jumper in one week. A record for me. With a 15" cowl, I think it counts even if it doesn't have sleeves. I'm wearing it straight off the needles after ends woven in. I haven't even blocked it. Not sure if I'll bother to be honest.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I'm loving this shade of mustard at the moment. So when I saw them both go up for destash, I couldn't decide between them so I got them both. There is not much difference between them and they are gorgeous!
I love my first Color Affection so much and wear it so often that I thought I'd make another in different neutral colours. This is a bit of a stretch for me, but I love it. That middle colour is an exact match to a brand new tennis ball.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
All knitting is coming to a screeching halt as I knit this long cowl neck jumper/tunic. It's so cold here in Melbourne at the moment that I need all the warmth I can get. And with this Bulky 12ply yarn, it should be finished very quickly. I'm just finishing up the neck. A couple more inches then onto the raglan increase.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
A little girlie quilt / playmat for my SIL who is due any day. Clearly they know it's a girl. With only boys in my house, it was a pleasure to make something so pink! She already has a boy too, so a girl is a welcome change :)
Friday, July 6, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
I've never been to a stitch n bitch or any for of knitting/crafty meetup. But after years and years on Ravelry, a group of us decided to finally have a meet. We are a group of Wollmeise lovers, but we are not monogomous :) What a fun day. Chocolate, chatting, oohing and aahing, gorgeous yarn. I'm sure we got more than one sideways glance from passers-by :)