Monday, September 20, 2010

Green Silk Happiness has a sleeve.

Ugh. I am so sick of Green Silk Happiness. But this is the year of finishing the UFO, and this has most definitely got to go. I am determined to finish the bugger now. The other night, I did nearly a whole sleeve, look!

In other news, I'm making a doll sweater for Clara.

And Sven wants winter socks. I am thinking of making the Retro Rib socks, from the book Favorite Socks, by Interweave Knits. I'll show you a pic next time.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Embossed Leaves Socks completed

Oh, I am on a roll. The Embossed Leaves Socks are complete at last. I started in March and completed the first sock some months later.The second sock took barely a couple of days. Here they are, sitting wetly on the sock blockers. When they're dry, weave in a total of four ends and happily wear.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Little Devil Pin Cushion

Here is the Little Devil at work. No room for unemployed ornaments at my house! So he is holding all my pins.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Little Devil is complete.

Here he is! All the time I was knitting, I thought 'what shall I do with this useless toy?' Then I realised: pincushion. Perfect. I have lots of pins, and only a small and raggedy pincushion, so the Little Devil will do beautifully. From this moment on, he will be put to work, resembling a hedgehog.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Central Park Hoodie model shots

2010 has been a good year for finishing UFOs. Here is the Central Park Hoodie that I started circa 2005. It is modelled by my sister, who is now its owner. I am going to knit a larger one in blue.

Little Devil Head

At the time of writing, Little Devil is actually complete. There will be photos tomorrow. In the meantime, here's a shot of him in progress. I decided to make the face first, so I could be sure of getting one I liked, before attaching a body to it.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Little Devil

Look! It is for me! It is in Simply Knitting, issue 72, on sale today. Pattern by Alan Dart.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

One completed sweater, one slightly embarrassed model.

It's so great when your mom wants to stand in the street taking photos of you wearing your new jumper. (I don't care, lol. It is finished, and it fits, and I am getting photographic evidence.)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Edan sweater complete.

Edan is complete! Started December 2007, finally finished September 2010. I have sewed all the seams and woven in the last end. It is pret a porter. Photos coming asap, when it is daylight. Hooray!!!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Orange Bamboo Dilemma: Finish or Frog?

This is the orange bamboo top by Phildar that I'm currently knitting. I can't decide if it's 50% done, or 0% done. I can't decide whether to frog it.

I'm very concerned about the size. I have ostensibly knitted the size for a 38" chest, according to the pattern. I had to block it to death to make it this large. I am very worried that it is too short, even though I added an extra repeat of the lace pattern on the bottom edge. I know it is wide enough to go around me, but I had to block it quite hard to make it that wide, and it is supposed to loosely drape, not stretch.

I think it will have to be frogged. I hope this yarn is okay and I haven't wrecked it. It is going to need re-knitting in the next size up. Same as Rosa. Sigh.

Sooper Seekrit Project #1 is complete

I can only show you a limited number of photos, in case the receipient of this gift looks at my blog. Here's what I can post here, for now.

Cups of tea:

Apples and bananas:

Somebody else is making the other half of this knitted ensemble. Then we will gift it to the recipient. I look forward to showing you the rest of my photos and the complete set of tea-time-related knitted items then. For now, my part is done!