Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Knitted Christmas Stockings

I had fun making these up as I went along. I gave them deep cuffs with a hanging loop for extra strength and made it wide for story books and DVDs plus all those other extra special surprises for Xmas Day! 

I knitted in the round with DPNs and a circular needle and carried the yarns across for the Intarsia method. I did a few designs on some squared paper. Then, as I knitted, I came up with alterations and additions. 
Sequins, ribbon and bells were also added which catch the light in some places on the photos, but not others… 

I loved using the combinations of pastel greens and pinks with the cream background as my niece, Evie, is a real girlie girl.

So have you made any Christmas Stocking this year or any year?

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Jumpers and socks

I've been busy with life.
Finishing a jumper  

and starting my first ever sock project. 

It was my knitting new year's resolution to learn how to knit socks and make a pair. Since then I have made two pairs.

How about you? 

Friday, 20 January 2012

Simple Quick UK Charity Knits

Teddies for Tragedy Website 

Since it's inception in 1985 hundreds of thousands of teddies have been knitted and given to charities and volunteers to bring a smile to children. Pattern 

Blanket Squares for Knit a Square to help warm and comfort AIDS orphans of southern Africa.

Age UK (Age Concern & Help The Aged)
Innocent Smoothie hats

More Links

http://www.squidoo.com/knitting4UKcharities All sorts of projects and charitie
http://www.ukhandknitting.com/knitting_for_charity.php  All sorts of projects and charities

What charity knits have you done ?

Monday, 16 January 2012

Crochet Cat

I decided to do a crochet project and came across a cute cat pattern Jiji the Cat by Anne Gee White

You can find the details of how I tackled this project here on my Ravelry page.

I only wished I'd had some darker filling material, so it didn't show through the stitches so much.
Thankfully there were no complicated charts to follow! 
I made the ears slightly different to those on the pattern and may do another one with smaller ears at some stage.

Do you crochet?

How easy do you find following charts?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Ivybridge Knit and Natter

Ivybridge Knitting group meets Thursdays 3pm - 5pm
in the Library
Knit and Natter with the Nattering Knits
is friendly and free and we have excellent coffee
served by the coffee shop.

The Watermark 
Erme Court,
Leonards Road,
Ivybridge nr Plymouth,
South Devon PL21 0SZ

01752 892220
Some of the photos taken of the group were sadly was deleted from the person's camera 
before it was distributed. Here's some others.

Do you go to a local knitting group?