Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Noro Log Cabin Throw

I used four different colourways of Noro Taiyo (a gorgeous blend of cotton and silk) to create this soft and colourful log cabin throw. I used size 5.5mm circular needles.

So many different colours blending in together.

I am quite happy with the result! I have been working on this one on and off in between projects for a few months now and it is finally finished (also I ran out of wool).

Teddy Cushion

I made a teddy bear cushion for my sons wicker chair using the pattern for a washcloth by by Elaine Fitzpatrick from Down Cloverlane.

Here is the pattern for the teddy washcloth. I basically created two of these, I made it a bit longer and added some white colour work up the top for interest. then sewed them together with stuffing in the middle and hey presto! a tiny cute teddy cushion.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Knitting Food, Flowers and Cupcakes

I have been busy of late knitting up these wonderful little treats.

Tomato knitting pattern comes from Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh:

Cucumber pattern is also from Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh:

The carrot is a free pattern from Jimmy Beans Wool:

The watermelon pattern is free from Hall's 7th Heaven:

The cupcake is a pattern from BeeKnits:

And lastly the cute little flower comes from Saartje Knits.

This site: Knitting-Bee is great for looking up free knitting patterns like Aamigurumi knits and knitted foods.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mohair Crochet Afghan

Here is an afghan that I made many years ago in my early 20's. It is made out of various different mohair yarns and a pure wool. It is a much loved item in my home especially when the winter months hit!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Knitting - Left and Right Twists

Here is a great video from Rox who is a featured writer on Ravelry about how to make Left Twists (LT) and Right Twists (RT) when knitting. I figured this one out ages ago using books but I wish I had this video as the technique used here is way more efficient.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan

Another improvised baby cardigan using garter stitch.

I like the contrast of the light green and creamy white with the red buttons, reminds me of apples for some reason.

I like to crochet the finishing touches and did so here with the borders where the buttons are.

I used Cleckheaton Baby Cocoon 4 ply in green and creamy white. It is 70% merino wool and 30% nylon and is incredibly soft.

Blue Baby Cardigan

My first finished baby cardigan for my son due in May.

I used 100% baby wool by Heirloom and followed dimensions taught to me by my aunt who is an awesome knitter especially of gorgeous baby things.

This is a very quick knit. Finished it in my spare time within two days. The size is for a newborn baby which is great as in Australia May is when it starts to get cooler.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Knitting Awesomeness

This video is a great project by a woman named Rachel John who demonstrates literally how knitting is not just a craft but a beautiful art form.