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#101 71Cath

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

I finished the mother hen and 6 babies (the babies were easy, so I ended up with 6 instead of 3!), I have knitted 2 cushions with the "Phoebe" wool from Lincraft which turned out pretty well.  I have also made 2 teddies with the "Giggle" wool from lincraft and they are really cute.  I am about to start a cardigan for a friend, so I have been busy.

I am disappointed to say that I finally found the Dawn French pattern books I have been searching for for years, but Amazon wont ship them to me  cry1.gif

#102 Tomate1910

Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:47 PM

This is quite a quiet thread... just wanted to share my latest finished project..

it's a little cardigan for a friend of mine who is having a baby girl in August... When I first bought the wool it looked like watermelon to me but the more I knitted I realized it was actually christmas colours... oh well original.gif

will try and do a cushion cover now...

Is anyone else doing anything fun?

#103 71Cath

Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:14 AM

Hi Superfruity  waves.gif

We are all too busy knitting!

Cute cardi!  I am still going on my adult sized cardigan - finished the back and left front.  I went to a knitting day on Saturday out at Murrambateman, and knitted from 10am until 7pm - bliss.

#104 JJ

Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

Hi Knitters! biggrin.gif

Cute cardigan, superfruity (I think I've seen that yarn before - Lincraft?) - it does look Christmasy but also watermelony. I'm sure it'll be appreciated either way. original.gif

Cath, that knitting day sounds blissful indeed. Where do I sign up!? biggrin.gif

I'm on a sock spree. Have made a pair of knee-high socks for DD and am now making another one as the first one turned out a bit tight. Also making socks for a couple of friends and now DS has put in a request as well. I'm using some of my own hand-dyed yarns and I love seeing how they knit up, so it's a lot of fun.

#105 71Cath

Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:01 PM

JJ the next one is in November - you should totally come!  Are you close?

And hats off to you for making socks...I am too scared of trying something with 4 needles even though I would love to  huh.gif

#106 Tomate1910

Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

Thanks guys I am really proud as this is first real and useable thing I have ever produced (apart from hats and scarfs)... and yes JJ it is Lincraft wool...

Cath were do you live??? I'll have a newborn in November and would probably appreciate a knitting day but don't think it is in the cards original.gif

JJ wow socks! I can knit in the round and have done legwarmers and such but would be really scared when it comes to doing the heels of socks...

I actually will be crocheting my next project as I fell in love with this cushion original.gif
using different colors though...

#107 71Cath

Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:31 AM

Hey superfruity, I am in Canberra

And newborns are welcome apparently  wwhistle.gif

#108 JJ

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:20 AM

Ah, don't be scared of socks guys. original.gif They're really not as hard as they look - once you get the hang of how to do the heel & have done it a few times it's quite simple. If you can get someone to show you how to do them, it's really worthwhile. They're fun to make and everyone loves receiving handmade socks as pressies. original.gif I taught myself 5 years ago from some really great instructions I found online, with photos and everything - unfortunately the website is no longer available. sad.gif

I'm going to try and teach a friend how to do socks - not sure how we'll go though as she uses circular needles and I'm a 4 needles kind of girl. But I'm sure we'll muddle through.

Cath - I'm closer than I thought actually (I had never heard of the place, so had to look it up blush.gif) - I live in the Southern Highlands in NSW.

superfruity - wow, that's an awesome cushion. I do a bit of crochet but I don't think I could make something that impressive!

#109 71Cath

Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

One day I will do a sock!

But in the meantime I have so many other things I want to knit.  Really need to quit work - it is eating into my knitting time  biggrin.gif

#110 Tomate1910

Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:56 PM

I think I will brave socks sometime soon as well... maybe little baby socks so it wont take too long and I don't mind knitting with 4/5 needles original.gif

I need some advice though... I have been taught knitting by my mom and grandma but not really been taught everything... I just have a weird question about how you knit the last stitch in a row? Just depending on the pattern as a knit or purl or always purl... my edges usually look a little messy/loose even though I knit quite tense otherwise...

have been too tired the last nights to crochet the flower cushion but it is coming along nicely and i bet you its easier than a sock! JJ do you crochet?

Edited by superfruity, 09 May 2012 - 06:58 PM.

#111 71Cath

Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

Hey superfruity maybe we should start a sock support group  biggrin.gif

I always do the last stitch the same as the rest of the row.  But I know my mum always just slips the last stitch onto the needle and doesnt knit it or purl it.

Still going with the cardigan, but a bit slowly at the moment, I have been tired after work and have only been managing 8-10 rows a night.  Hopefully will be able to get a bit more done over the weekend.

#112 Fanny McPhail

Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

Hey all,

its been quiet in here so I thought I would show off my new socks. They are the first pair I have ever made and I have only just finished them. The colour is a bit eye popping (truest in second pic) but I lurve them anyway.

What have you guys been working on?

#113 71Cath

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

It is quiet in here.

Love the socks FM, you are very clever.

I finished the cardigan I was talking about in my last post.  I made a bathmat for my new house and a teddy for a friend.  I am now working on a cotton jumper for a friend's little boy, it is coming along nicely.

#114 JJ

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:19 AM

Love the socks, FM - they look like you've been doing it forever (I know my first pair didn't look anywhere near as great)! biggrin.gif Love the colours too but then I'm a big fan of bright colours.

I've been doing socks as always... some simple ones and some colourwork ones for a bit of a challenge. I taught myself colourwork a few months ago... not sure why I never bothered before. It's nowhere near as hard as I thought and the results are amazing, even if I do say so myself. happy.gif

Have also started doing some light yarn bombing... just around my backyard for a start. Maybe one day I'll go public. ph34r.gif Anyone else here into that?

Edited by JJ, 09 October 2012 - 09:23 AM.

#115 71Cath

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:33 AM

What's yarn bombing JJ???  I am intrigued  blush.gif

#116 Fanny McPhail

Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

Yarn bombing is a type of street art. Basically you clad trees, statues, park benches with pieces of knitting.  Search yarn bombing in google images you'll get lots of images. Appanently its "technically" legal but I haven't heard of anybody being prosecuted and I know of a group who meet at 3pm in a neighbouring suburb.

JJ, I love the idea of yarn bombing your backyard.

Thank you for the sock praise, I really was shocked that they came out so well. I thought I would be posting a mis-shapen lump for us all to have a giggle over. I followed  this tutorial it was excellent.

ETA: yarn bombing can also be crocheted. I didn't want to offend any crocheters.

Edited by Fanny McPhail, 09 October 2012 - 10:26 AM.

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