Saturday, 25 August 2007

Logans Longies completed last night

Logans new longies were completed last night! They fit great and match beautifully with jumper I previously made. I will get a picture when he has had his bath and got dressed properly for the day. Anyway, I am really happy with them, the look cute as and now I just have to lanolise them. I am attempting to knit cuffs on 2 soakers today and then they can all be lanolised together.
I also pulled out the blanket of Cassies and have resewn it so the pattern doesn't have any squares the same next to each other, just weaving in ends and then I'll post a picture of that as well.

Friday, 24 August 2007

I have been knitting! Longies for Logan

Well I finally decided to order from Mandie in America her sheepypants longies pattern and I received it yesterday lunchtime, I printed it all out and sat and obediently read through the entire thing (21 pages) I then impatiently waited for Logan to fall asleep so I could start, he didn't oblige and so I started anyway! This is how far I got last night. I am using Patons Jet which is a merino and alpaca blend and feels lovely so far. I am anxious to finish the leg so I can try them on without all the pointy needles as he really wont stay still anymore.

More pictures later.

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Logan wearing his new longies

This is Logan wearing his new Longies, He also has on a cute jacket made in Rowan wool/cotton. We think he looks ready for Christmas-lol.

Logan and friend on first meeting

This is Logan at 15 days old with his friend who is 5 and a half weeks. Hos little friend is wearing a pink cotton moss stitch border sweater I knit for her in 4 ply cotton and also a pretty flower hat in Cleckheatons country silk. Two much loved little babies!

Matching pair for 2 sweet babes

Matching jackets for Logan and his little friend. Made from Patons Inca yarn, these are lovely and warm and snugly to wear and wash up really nicely too.

Winter Woollies for Logan

Here are some little woollie vest I made for Logan to keep him nice and warm this winter, I have to make more in the next size now.

My first pair of longies

These are my 1st pair of longies made for my son from Bendigo woollen mills 100% pure wool. These look great on little Logan and fit well. Now I just need to make more-LOL

Cassies been busy learning to knit

My daughter Cassie has learnt to knit whilst she was sick and having lots of hospital trips for the chemo and I have been sewing up the squares she made to make a rug for her new baby brother. I mucked up the pattern though and have to undo the corner green square and then finish.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

THE KNITTING to do or have done list-LOL

I-cord- Yes on an Baby Yoda sweater
Garter stitch- Yes
Knitting with metal wire
Shawl- Yes Debbie Bliss baby shawl in cashmerino
Stockinette stitch-Yes
Socks: top-down0Yes
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn- Eughh!
Mittens cuff up-Yes
Mittens: Tip-down
Hat -Yes
Knitting with silk- Only in Blends
Moebis band knitting
Participating in a KAL- Just joined my 1st
Sweater- Yes
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn- Yes, reused wool from childrens jumper
Slip stitch patterns- Yes
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns-Yes
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting-Yes
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing-Yes
Knitting with circular needles-Yes
Baby items_ Many, many items
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns-Yes
Lace patterns-Yes
Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange
Teaching a child to knit-Yes
American/English knitting-Yes
Knitting to make money
Buttonholes- Yes
Knitting with alpaca- Yes
Fair Isle knitting-Yes
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn
Knitting with dpns-Yes
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Bobbles- Yes
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton-Yes, Fantastic for baby clothing
Knitting smocking-Yes
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool-Yes
Textured knitting-Yes
Kitchener stitch-Yes
Knitted flowers
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards-Does this mean UNKNITTING? Yes
Machine knitting- Yes, once upon a time
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere- Yes, in blends
Knitting with synthetic yarn-Yes, But hated it.
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies-Yes
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting
Short rows-Yes
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine-Yes
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift-Yes
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair- Gross
Knitting in public_ Yes, Always

Well I have finally made a blog!

I decided to make this blog to be able to share pictures of my knitting. Wish I had done this prior to my computer crashing and losing all my photos of finished pieces not to mention family photos.