Friday, October 31, 2008

Jaywalker Colour

This is what my jaywalker sock looks like so far. I'm just so in love with this whole project. Can't wait until I am able to wear them.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jaywalking Socks

I love looking over on Ravelry at what people have completed or still knitting. The sock section on the forums is a special place I love to visit.

One of the patterns I have fallen in love with is Jaywalking , so much so I have decided to knit a pair of these up.

I've got heaps of sock wool in my knitting boxes and so now I just have to decide what colour way I am going to knit them in.

What I love about this pattern is how the sock knitted up ....seems to speak volumes. "Look at me, I'm talking to you" and how different each sock can look when knitted in different colour ways.

Not putting a time limit on my socks, as long as they are knitted before I'm too old to remember what socks are used

Until next time....hoo roo

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Baby Booties

These booties are for a lady who is retiring and wants to give a card to a mum to be..... at work.

White booties are a 3 ply high leg set. Pattern is from a full layette set. Very easy to knit and very cute.

My sister asked me if parents dress their babies with booties as part of their clothing. I have no idea and would love to know. Used booties with Amy & James but this was 23 & 21 years ago.

Maybe you can leave me a comment if you can help me out biggrin

Until next time....hoo roo

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Baby Coat

With a few days of hot weather here, a baby item to be knitted up is just what I need to keep me occupied as I hide from the heat.

I bought this wool a few weeks back and in the last couple of days I have nearly completed the back of the coat.

Up to the underarm is all lace and then stocking stitch takes over. Coat is knitted in 4 ply and has a matching bonnet to go with it.

Close up of the pattern.

There are 8 rows to this pattern with 7 stitches repeated. The bottom of the coat is a picot edging as well the collar and front edges.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Amy's Scarf

Finished Amy's scarf today. Its 2 metres long before the tassels were added.

Pretty darn warm wearing it today while Pat took photos. Temp is 32 degrees today.

Very happy with the end results and being the first time I have added tassels to anything, doubly happy with it now its all completed.

I hope Amy will be happy with it as well, its a Christmas stocking filling.

Last couple of days I have been knitting and enjoying it heaps.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Blue Coathanger

After venting about the slowness of Pat's jumper yesterday I decided this afternoon to knit another coathanger for myself. First time I have used one of the little embroidered flowers I bought on my shopping day with Deb.

I think the flower finishes the coathanger off, being as its all one colour. Feel really good about making something for myself, even if its only a quick item.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Still Here.

I'm still knitting, gardening, cooking and just taking each day and night as they come.

Trying to get Pat's jumper finished. This is becoming a bit of a chore, as I so want it to be finished with and packed away. Sat watching Cat Ballou on TV this afternoon and knocked a few rows over.

I spent all day yesterday baking biscuits and that finished at 6:15pm roughly. By the time I had a shower and then did dinner...... fell into bed at 9 pm and slept.

I must call in and say hi on woolaholics too. Been a week or so since I dropped in there.

Really need a couple of extra hours in a day for those "catch up items". But then I guess I'd be looking for more hours again as I'd try and do more new things........and not finish off those on my white board.

Love reading other people's blog, be they gardening or craft. Some have small children and seem to knock over knitted items quicker than me. Wonder what their secrets for do this is???

Anyhow, just letting you know I am still knitting... and breathing.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Something New Swap

I'm sitting and knitting Pat's jumper (seems to be never ending) and thought, I haven't posted my "swap" photos yet.

I am so sorry I haven't popped them up yet.

With the "something new" swap over on Woolaholics I choose to knit a lace item. The whole idea of this swap, was to step outside the comfort zone a knitter can get into.

I also wanted it to be something I hadn't knitted before and so I picked, a scarf.

Its an old Shetland pattern called "cat's paw". I used Moda Vera "Trinity".

This scarf was for "Shannon" I knitted the length to 82 inches and after all those rows, I know the 6 rows of pattern off by heart.

I enjoyed knitting it so much I bought wool for a scarf for myself and some for the stall.

My swap was sent by "Seastar" and it's just stunning.

Green is my most fav color and this bag was knitted and then felted. First time I have ever seen or held a knitted object that has been felted.

Just love it along with the counter bracelet, chocolate and tea.

Knitting swaps are heaps of fun and I just love joining in with the spirit these are knitted & sent in.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gloves Finally Finished.

Finally finished the rainbow gloves for my stall. I sat down yesterday with Season 3 of "Supernatural" in the afternoon and finished them off just before I went to bed.

Happy with them and love the mixture of colours.

So easy to knit and I have no idea why it took so long to get the second one knitted??

Anyway all done and packed away in the knitting box of stall items.

Now for the next item.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

500 Reasons To Go Craft Shopping

Wednesday this week I took a scratch ticket back to the newsagency, as I had won a few dollars. I decided to invest this in a game of "spot 5" on Keno and won $500.00.

Couldn't believe my luck and after giving a share to Pat the rest was earmarked for a shop day with my sister Debbie the next day.

Deb & her family were down from the sheep station and we had from 8 am to 3 pm together in the city shopping in Lincraft and Spotlight.

Deb & I spent 1.5 hours in each shop, as we had lots to look at and talk about. No hubby's in the background wondering how long before we'd be leaving the shops.

Deb is into sewing and quilting, me as you know loves knitting. So lots to look at and lets now look at what I bought.

I had this book in the house, I picked it up a couple of trips back to Spotlight, lots of small projects and just what I want for our stall, we are working on. So this trip I started to buy "stuff" for the items I want to knit.

Three pages of teapots, how cool is that?? And this is the beginning of a list of toys, hot water bottle covers, coathangers and other goodies.

This wool is earmarked to knit a couple of teapot #7 in the first photo. I think its a lovely teapot cosy.

This is earmarked to maybe # 8 (first photo) and # 4c in second photo.

I am aiming for the thoughts of buyers, thinking ....this is a one off teapot cosy.

My main aim was picking up a sock book at Spotlight and some new wool they had on sale.

I wanted an ankle sock and loved the one in this book.

Out of the 6 new 100 gram balls I picked these 2 colours. These 2 balls are for me.

I also with Deb's help bought a glue gun and glue sticks as I want to be able to add flowers to the coat hangers I have knitted.

We had lots of fun looking at & picking out the packets of flowers.

I think the middle coat hanger needs a flower on it. Just to take away the plainness of it. Also to dress up the set when selling them. Also with the patterns in the "Big Book:" in the first photo.

I bought these....cos' I liked them and I could. Also picked up a smaller plastic box like my knitting box, for storing all the craft items in.

I sprung for lunch in "Billy Baxter's" and just enjoyed the day bonding with a fellow crafty person.

Oh yes and I still came home with $$$$ in my purse. mrgreen

Until next time....hoo roo

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