Thursday, 20 December 2012
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
In July I did a post about Clark spinning a sheeps fleece. Well he's finished it and dyed it and I have just finished knitting a hat for him from it. I'm not sure if this might post in Dawniys name again as I'm still figuring out how to post under my name on my phone !!
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Saturday, 29 September 2012
The squares I used are : start with a magic loop or with a chain loop
first round - 12 trebles (12 double crochet american)
second round - 2 trebles into the top of each treble in first round
third round - 3 trebles into each space in second round
fourth round- start with 3 trebles into each of two spaces to reach the corner , to make the corner then do 2 double trebles and a triple treble, chain 2, triple treble and two double trebles to complete the corner. Repeat on each side to make a square.
probably as clear as mud as I'm not used to writing patterns down i adapted it from the hexagons on attic 24 - the first three rounds are the same and I have just put a square around the circle. I'm happy to help if anyone can't follow it,
the reverse or inside of the blanket is just rows of trebles started around the posts of the front side, crochet until it was the same size as the blanket and stitched into place; the double thickness is really snuggly.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Have been crocheting handbags. This is one of the granny square ones that I designed. Takes an age to sew them all together....the squares, I mean. lol. Am going to line it with funky material and will use big pink or teal buttons for the closure bit. I've crocheted some loops at the bottom of the flap for this. I think that crocheted bags need lining - stops bits and bobs dropping out. The strap is lines of double crochet. I can't be bothered with the multi coloured granny squares. that seem to be in vogue at the mo. ...too much like hard work weaving in all the ends and not cost effective, therefore, if you're trying to sell them because of the time it takes up. I like block colours like this. Good job, eh? lol What do you think? Do you think there is any demand for this sort of stuff?
The bag is hanging in front of a plain old beech wardrobe door that I wallpapered with some toile de something wallpaper (French theme stuff) that I got for a quid a roll at B & Q. I did the other door, too.. lol I've got some plain drawers that I'm going to paint and paper to match. I've got another bag to show, but can't upload it for some reason. bugger!
Sunday, 15 July 2012
I had every window open and my scented candles burning as it smells rather like wet dog, which is an aquired taste!
I have a friend who spins and in turn for me teaching her to crochet she's teaching Clark to spin.
I wanted the boys to see the process through from the start and realise that you have to go through a set of actions to get coloured , wound wool and to realise how much work goes into a ball of wool that you buy off the shelf.
Tomorrow Clark is twisting the two bobbins of wool together, as with knitting, the basics can be taught but the main ingredient is practice. That's what gets your tension even.
After that Clark has to soak the wool overnight in water and vinegar, which helps the dye to take and also kills the wool and any nasties still in it!
So he still has quite a bit to do but never fear we will post more pictues as we do them.
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
|Christmas one ( yes I know it's only June lol) Another one is a wip.|
|One for our room. 5 more smaller ones are ready but I have no inners yet.|
|These are for Sarah|
|One for the front room. Another similar is wip.|
|Another for the front room|
Thursday, 3 May 2012
So, I've decided that I am going to started knitting some and wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction of EASY sock patterns? Easy patterns required for a) brain and b) arthriticky hands. I would be very much obliged...and so would my feet:o) xx.
My pc is too slow in the search department. So slow that it times out!
PS. What yarn do you use/not use? I've got tons of mohair wool. Don't suppose you can use that? How long does it normally take to knit a pair? Anyone know? My tootsies are waiting in earnest:o)
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
Friday, 6 April 2012
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Been making these, I'm going to use them instead of party bags at Clarks and Solomans parties which we've got over the next few weeks. Eden and her friends usually give each other gifts for Christmas and Easter. You leave a hole in the bottom and put in an egg. Don't look too closely some of them look quite menacing up close!
Monday, 5 March 2012
Saturday, 3 March 2012
We are having a "Fairtrade Fortnight" at the church where we have our knit and natter meetings to promote fairtrade products, so I've been going along and trying to promote the knitting group. Here's some of the things we've knitted since Christmas
The boys and myself have been knitting things for Samaritans Purse who do the Christmas Shoeboxes, I'd love to say that I knitted it all but this is just one of the piles of garments given in, these are mainly jumpers. We went to the handover of all the garments and were made very welcome.
Here's most of the stuff, Soloman and Cody are in the picture wearing some of the hand puppets, hats and scarves.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012
It started with this. They all do. A mish mash of fabric waiting for a rotary cutter lol
I hope whoever receives it likes it.
Saturday, 11 February 2012
I knitted these and Callum sewed them up for me.
They're for the Fishermens Mission. I think they wear them under their big waterproof gloves for extra warmth.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Friday, 3 February 2012
Callum has been helping me to make them as well as hand puppets to go into this years Christmas shoeboxes.
Monday, 30 January 2012
I've knitted these for my nephew and my friend has two of her boys with birthdays in March. The picture's a bit dark! The blue cardi at the back is knitted in chunky wool, the chocolate brown is in double knit and the light brown is in double knit, it has a ribbed pattern round the bottom and cuffs but you can't see it very well