Sunday, 28 February 2010

Knitting the Bolero Update

Just a bit more done. I would like to think that one day I will finish it.

The trouble is I am only doing a couple of rows each evening, if that.

And now I am looking about for something that is quick to knit.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Flower Clips for the Hair

My creation
Originally uploaded by bigbluebed

I had great fun making these flower hair clips.

I think they would be beautiful for this 'orrible weather - to brighten us up. And also for the Spring which is just around the corner, and Summer.

The clips are available in my etsy store. But if you prefer to pay in £ then I am always happy to transfer something to folksy.

And this is the first time I have managed to make a mosiac. If you want to make one too then go here.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Knit, Knit, Knitting..

I was given a lot of yarn most oddments, and single balls. But I do have 3 balls of merino wool & silk. I really wanted to make something with this soft buttery yellow yarn - it is so beautiful.

I spent a long time searching for a little shrug pattern as I thought I might just have enough for that. And I found a great pattern on this wonderful blog - 10 Feet High. It is also available via Ravelry.

You can see in the photos all my workings out, and I also wrote down the lace pattern and what things like 'SSK' and 'YO' mean as although I have been knitting for yonks, I wasn't sure what these mean - as maybe they are the American terms.

My yarn is thinner than that used so I had to do a tension square first, but it was all quite easy to work out using the wonderful pattern from 10 Feet High.

After I took these photos I did a few inches of ribs but unpicked them and started again using a larger needle to knit the lace bits as I don't think my yarn would have lasted. And to be honest I am still not sure I have enough yarn so it might turn out to be a nice scarflet.

But if so, I really want to try this bolero pattern in other yarns and colours.

I will keep you posted with pictures of my progress.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Butterflies on a Sunday

I want to tell you how much I love indietutes blog. There are a wealth of wonderful patterns and advice, and fun ideas of things to do for all the family.

I found this lovely butterfly idea and on Sunday morning we decided to make one. As you can probably tell from the photos, Mary and I had great fun with glue and paint.

Waiting to begin. Everything ready.

Putting the yarn in the glue.

The yarn is glued on, and now we paint inside the shapes.

Adding the finishing touches.
Have a look on indietuebs blog to see the original tutorial and have fun with your little ones.