Thursday, June 26, 2008

Some Old Pictures..

I neglected my blog for so long, I thought I'd search through my old pics and see if I can find some finished items. I'm only now getting back into my knitting, after having about 5 months off to throw up, feel nauseous and complain a lot...(see previous post re pregnancy for enlightenment)..
So here is a Sari silk scarf I made for my brother's girlfriend for Christmas. I personally hated the Sari silk, all rough and scratchy, and I didn't know what sort of pattern to knit with it, so I just did a plain garter stitch. But when finished and washed in expensive conditioner (numerous times) it wasn't too bad....if you like that sort of thing. Hopefully she did..

Then I had the baby booties I made in November 2007, before I knew I would shortly be preggers.. I made them because I thought they would be easy and I had some spare Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino left over. I gave them to my friend Maria, who I thought would be more likely to know someone with a baby than me. I didn't mind doing them but probably won't repeat the pattern. It came from Debbie Bliss' book, Baby Cashmerino.

And I can't finish this off without telling you about poor old Red Ted. He was my first fore into knitting in adult life, I made him for my first born when she was brand new. This is the pattern I used...Zoe Mellor's My First Teddy from Nursery Knits, but I had not a clue about tension, yarn substitution, or anything really, as is extremely apparent when you see the actual Red Ted....

We laugh about him but really, he's well loved......

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Arwen's Cardi

Yay, I finally finished something...haven't been knitting for a while, my knitting bug went AWOL when I
..............................fell PREGNANT...................................
wasn't expecting that..
Anyway I am 30 weeks along and have knitted nada in the last 28 weeks so I am pleased I finished something at last. And very proud of it I am too.

Arwen likes it too, here she is looking very pleased

It is made with Sirdar Baby Bamboo, from this pattern book. I really like the bobbles around the edging. Too cute..

Anyway off to make a baby jacket....seriously, I am, baby due in August remember....oh dear.......