10 December 2011

Snug as a bug

Two cosy knits for me, first up a hoodie, the Basic Chic Hoodie

 Yarn, Sirdar Country Style DK in Dark Purple,

Fab pattern and fits perfectly, love the hood, and it makes my boys giggle as to them its a "Pixie" hood! perfect for me then lol

Taryl (younger son) bought me a new coat, early Christmas pressie, a nice warm water proof coat and of course needed mitts to go with it.

Wanted a pair of colourwork mitts and Vagabond caught my eye

 Loved the pattern, made it smaller by going down a needle size and working less before starting thumb.
Yarn Cynet 4ply in colours Denim mix and white

Where ever you are.. hope your snug as a bug too :)

20 October 2011

Cranberry Velynda

The latest cardi is Velynda from Chic Knits

Another great design and simple to work, the body from the bottom up and the sleeves worked downwards

 Yarn Sirdar Country Style DK the 50g version in the colourway Cranberry 418
Buttons from Bunyip
All in all another cosy winter cardi, ideal for the cold snap we are currently having

A couple of knits I have done for Anni have been published and you can see them on her post here my fav the blue cable.. love cables :)

Apart from that all has been quiet here.. well apart from Ino pup keeping us on our toes.. gosh you do forget how much time pups take up so leaving you with a cute shot of our little boy! (click if you want to view bigger)

29 September 2011

Paris Mill Shawlette

This is a lovely Shawlette to work pattern on Ravelry Paris Mill

When I saw it .. I knew I wanted to make one for a very special friend Kay for her Birthday.
I picked a Yarn Addict Yarn called Peach Melba in Angel Sock yarn..

 And its gorgeous, only thing the pink in it is more raspberry and I felt too strong a shade as I know Kay prefers softer colours

At Fibre Fest on Anni's stall was a gorgeous colourway called Flower in her Bamboozle Sock yarn and this for me was perfect

 The colours blend better in my mind on this one and this way me and Kay have one each :)

On a none craftie note, we have a new addition to the family Taryl younger son got himself a puppy and here is Ino (pronounced Eno)

He is a dear little chap a Sprollie (Springer x Collie) and will be a friend to Sweep our 8 year old collie

 Sweep looks like a hairy bear next to Ino lol..lots of fun and games ahead for them and us!

12 September 2011

Year of the Cardi!

Oh my haven't posted in a while and blogger have changed things!

Just sewn buttons on my new cardi and realised I hadn't posted about the one before.. so will start with that one Sullivan by Whitney Gegg-Harrison

 Yarn Sirdar Country Style in the colourway Berber Fleck 596
Great pattern and learnt lots from this one, it has a folded hem for the body, icord cast on for sleeves, both of which I forgot to take photos off! then finished with a icord edging which you should be able to see from photos its a little on the large size but will be ideal in the winter with a long sleeved top. The size issue is more from me changing yarn and needle size and if I was to make another would go down in size.. but I am happy with it.

Hot off the needles in another fab design from Chic Knits Derica Kane

Yarn Sirdar Country Style colourway Soft Teal 602.. love this yarn, its easy to work with and easy to wash in the machine.. my kind of yarn lol

The pattern is brilliant as is all of Chic Knit patterns for me anyway.. they just seem to work well and the fit .. fits.. did make mine longer and did full length sleeves.

This makes my 5th cardi of the year! and already cast on for number 6 Chic knits realeased 2 new ones this Autumn and doing the other Velynda in Sirdar again, using their new version of Country style which is in 50g balls with more wool content and in a gorgeous Cranberry colour.. more when that is done.

There has been other knitting some for Anni, midway through one.. just waiting on the next part and a special knit for a special person which I can't show till they see it, which hopefully won't be too long as its winging its way to them :)

Well Blogger you did make adding photos hard work but got there I hope in the end!
Till next time x