Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Been making stuff

Firstly, thank you all so much for the lovely comments about my Central Park Hoodie. I think thats some sort of comment record for me!! I feel very spoilt by all your compliments so thank you :)

I do really love it and I've been wearing it pretty much every day. Its intensely satisfying to know I MADE it (and its all Ok and it fits!!) , and that all the time and effort (and angst) was worth it

Since the marathon that was making-something-me-sized, I've been back to do some smaller things. I want to get back to my Wicked too but the weather is so grotty at the moment I'm not in too much hurry as I'm thinking I wouldn't get to wear it till Spring anyway. In the meantime I have a few things to get on with.

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On the needles are a couple of soakers. One is a swap with Leah which I probably deserve a 'bad friend' award for considering how long it has taken me to do my end of the swap. Sorry hun!! It's turned out very cute so far. I tried a new type of girly hem, sort of a vintage inspired kind of thing. I'll post directions for it once I 'm done

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This week I've also had a go at making something with beads...my first ever go at beading! Very fun. I went to a local bead shop which would be heaven if you are into making your own jewellry. Walls and walls of every colour under the sun, every size beads. I made some stitch markers for the hand dyed yarn swap I signed up for - which I can't show just yet ;) of course - and since I was having so much fun (and some much enjoyed Mummy only time) I decided I couldn't possibly not make myself a couple more.

The soaker I'm making for Leah uses the fabulous PimpMyLongies pattern which involves short rows. The pattern tells you to place marker A at the start of the round and B & C for marking where the short rows go...so this is what I made for myself

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Later when you get to the gusset you need 4 markers so next time ( hehe) I go back I think I'll make a marker for "D" as well! Great way to keep track of where you are up to. They are a pretty simple design but work great. I think I'll have to be careful though this could get addictive!

12 comments:

purdypeas said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh love that little cardy!

And do I sense a new hobby on the horizon???????

purdypeas said...

HAHAHA. I just now realised it was the leg cuff! ROFL. I totally thought it was the back of a cardy with a ruffle edge. Couldn't figure out why you didn't comment on it. DOH!

sweetp said...

Its sort of a soaker but I used the PML pattern so kind of like knickers hehe with a frilly LEG CUFF. lol. Tried not to give too much away in case L wants a surprise :)

PrincessPea said...

They're so cute! I'm always on the lookout for new markers (hint hint!)

amanda said...

oh to have pink frilly knickers cuffs!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the stitch markers!

Aunt Kathy said...

great idea on the stitch markers with the letters, I really want to learn to make some myself.

Jenny said...

Love the frills

Julie said...

Hi there, I am new to your blog, so thought that I would say hello. I love your stich markers I am always talking about making some but never quite get around to it, maybe this weekend! Your hoody is amazing too, I am looking forward to the day when I am confident enough to knit something like this! Just looking through your blog and came across your little mice, so cute. I actually knitted one of these, but the one with the flower design, first time using 2 colours and it wasn't good, ended up looking more like a mole, cat is getting it for Xmas. X

Jennynz said...

The stitch markers look great! Made me giggle that you used the letters though! LOL

And yes you will have to tell us how you did the old-fashioned bloomers frill on the shorties! It looks cool!

Leah said...

ok ok ok so I peeked a little hehe. You aren't giving much away but I must say I LOVE the colour :D less than 2 weeks now before I come a visiting :)

neak said...

lol yes watch that beading it can take over *whistle* *wink* lol I love love love love the frill!!!! I can't wait to you post the pattern its just want I am after for the bottom of this anouk I am knitting for this wee missy baking away :D