Sunday, 30 December 2012

Episode 25 - Sew Much Fun




Hello and Welcome
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and Holiday I have lots to talk to you about this week ... Firstly I have my Make Tea not War T-shirt on again as unfortunately there is another brief plea to be and play nice.

Laughing out Loud -

Tony the Toy Box Monster - out of GnomeAcre Worsted Under the Tree, on 4.00mm needles (I'm not linking the shop as I know she is moving it over New Year)

Cycle Race Beanie - out of various 4 ply baby wool on 3.5mm needles.  This was frogged and reknit as I was not entirely happy with the stranding and I think that it is much better second time around.

Manly Aran Socks - out of Regia sock yarn on 2.25mm and 2.5mm needles - a Christmas gift that was finished just in time and have been worn ever since

For Good Hat - out of Rowan Creative Focus Worsted on 3.75mm needles, size medium.

And there is also a project bag that I made (first attempt)

Nattering Away -

Friday Slippers - out of some far too chunky wool and I have no idea what needles I ended up using.  Going to continue on ...

bff-cowl - out of Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran in the Teal Blue colourway on 4.5mm needles

toothless the dragon in Paton Fab DK in a dark grey colour.  on 4.00mm needles - DPNs none the less!!

Crochet Ripple Blanket out of Sirdar snuggly DK in various colours and with a 5.00mm wooden crochet hook.

Whispering to Me -

Another For Good Hat for a friend and also some vanilla socks in twisted limone - Fireworks colourway which will be my NYE case on - I may try and use my 2.25mm wooden DPNs inline with my plans to try something new / different in 2013.
Also a numer of sweaters up an coming (I want to knit at least 3 for me in 2013) and I am trying to decide on yarns so if you have any opinions on Cascade 220 Heathers or Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted or any other recommendations, please let me know.

Plans for 2013 include to buy yarn with a specific project in mind and also to by from new to me indie dyers.  The first I have lined up for January is Highland Handmades.

I also want to try other different things so I may well be doing more sewing, more crochet, get back to spinning, tatting and cross stitch.

Have a fantastic New Year and I will see you soon.

Bye Now :)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Episode 24 - Four Sweaters and a Frogging



Thank you for joining me again this week, I have had a couple of mixed weeks with a bout of the flu that rendered me in bed for four days and unable to knit!!  Still I managed to get back on track which you will see later. 

Thanks to the three people that RAPed me in the past couple of weeks.

Laughing Out Loud

I have 4, yes count them 4 finished objects - the swearers are all done!!

The vitamin-d cardigan  This is out of Rowan Panama yarn on 3.5mm needles.

Both of the afaemli---20-year-anniversary-sweater are completed out of Rowan Wool DK on 4.00mm needles

And the snowflake sweater is complete out of Patons Merino Dk on 4.00mm needles

Nattering Away

manly-aran-socks are the only active WIP out of Regia Sock yarn

cycle-race-beanie has been frogged not sure whether I will have another go at this or not.

Whispering to me
Friday Slippers, Tony the Toy box monster, Toothless the Dragon and the For Good Hat will all hopefully be on the needles before I Podcast next

Have a great Christmas and couple of weeks and I'll see you soon

Bye for now :)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Episode 23 - Thank you Knitpurlgurl



Dodgy lighting and its late in the day so I'm a bit jaded and winging it without any notes today!!

Thank you for joining me again this week, I start with condolences to the family and friends of Knitpurlgurl and also me personal thanks to her for being an inspiration and supporter to me.


Laughing Out Loud

No finally or fully finished objects this week but I have a few that are pretty close

The vitamin-d cardigan is off the needled and just needs the ends woven in. This is out of Rowan Panama yarn on 3.5mm needles.

One of the afaemli---20-year-anniversary-sweater is also off the needles, there is some grafting needed under the arms and lots of ends to be woven in but it is never the less off the needles which is good enough for me. 

bff-cowl was started in the part needed to be sent off is finished (except for a blocking) I used the recommended yarn and was left with only about 1 yard!!

Nattering Away

Still going on the snowflake sweater out of a Patons DK book I have had for 3 - 4 years.  I am using Patons merino DK yarn and 4.00mm needles. The back and the front are done and I have started the sleeves which are knit flat and I have decided to do them two at a time,  this sweater is slowly starring to suck the life out of me!!

Remaining boys sweater  afaemli---20-year-anniversary-sweater one sleeve completed and just started on the other one.  I love this pattern :)
Size 4.00mm needles for both of these sweaters

cycle-race-beanie another Christmas present has been cast on and almost completed.  Size 3.5mm needles and various baby 4 ply yarn


Whispering to me
I only have toys left to knit for Christmas and then I have decided that January I will only cast of things for me, the other half or my son.
Thinking about my plans for next year and I want to knit more garments (especially for me)

Have a great couple of weeks and I'll see you soon

Bye for now :)