Monday, 27 July 2009

New Wave scarf

Have finished the "New Wave" scarf from the previous post, only I am going to rename it "corrugated", as when I looked carefully, the waves are supposed to be on alternate sides of the scarf, mine are all on the same side, and because I have made in a brown yarn, it looks a little like corrugated cardboard to me. Also it has only worked out "muffler" length, so it will definitely be a Yule gift for the person I have in mind.

Ah well! Will have to try again.

So, that's another scarf from Knitting New Scarves, but gone slightly wrong.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Work in progress [aka WIP]

Today I went into Lancaster. Got black fabric to make the tie skirt. I have to unpick the ties now, and construct the skirt.

I have also done a "swatch" of "carumboa" from Knitting New Scarves, and made a start on a experimental version of "Easy Wave"...both from the Knitting New Scarves book.
Sorry one pic is fuzzy. I have to make 44 of those for the Carmuboa scarf.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Spiral scarf

I finished this last night, but things got a little out of hand and I have only just made the tassels for it.

The yarn used is Rio by James C Brett, the colour is Meadow. The spirals are created by short row shaping. The pattern requires that you only knit it 16"18" between spirals, I made it longer, as I knew I had enough yarn to do this, and I wanted the scarf to be able to wrapped around the neck once completely.

It was loads of fun to knit. The upper photo is a closer look at the spiral.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Another rainbow

I have just finished this rainbow scarf. It's an adaptation of one of the scarves in Lynne Barr's book, Knitting New Scarves. It's the second one I have made. I gave the first one away, then decided that I would like one for myself.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Three more ballgowns

I had a look around in my stash, and found enough to do more of the ballgowns. There may be more to follow. I definitely want to knit another rainbow, Carumboa, and,,think is called "twisted"

May also knit some little bunnies I have a pattern for. Only around 2 inches high and very cute

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Up date on enrichment

The pupils were totally stumped by knitting. I think perhaps one-to-one tuition is the best way. They did however produce some cross stitch, and out of 10 pupils, 5 took Aida, threads and a needle home to be "creative" with.
I think next year I will stick to assisting an activity.

Flapper and ball gowns

Here's my latest "creations".
Flapper, is the scarf, again, from Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr, and the ballgowns are from a calendar that Blue sent to me for Yule. I don't have a Barbie doll, I did have a Sindy when I was young, but she was a real proportions Sindy, not like today's supermodel ones. I might make a few more ballgowns, as they are quick to make, and I think might actually sell at the right price.

In Lynne Barr's book the Flapper scarf is in black and grey, I chose a variegated pale colour for the main shade, and black for the flaps, so that when the flaps, do flap, they reveal something unexpected. The paler picture shows the reverse of flapper. There were loads of ends to weave in, but well worth it.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Enrichment at school

On Thursday and Friday of this week I am "leading" an enrichment activity at the school where I work.
Enrichment is when the pupils and teachers are off timetable, the teachers/staff offer activities and the pupils choose to take part.
On Thursday and Friday of this week I am "leading" an activity, I seriously hope it goes well, and if it does, I really don't mind turning it into a once a month after-school activity for the pupils.
More on Friday evening.
Apparently several of the pupils are looking forward to the activity.

Saturday, 4 July 2009


Am not entirely happy with this t-shirt, as the neck is a little saggy. Think I will look for something to add to neckline to make it look better. If I find something, I will post a picture.

Have also started another scarf from the lovely "Knitting New Scarves" book. This time I am knitting "Flapper"

Friday, 3 July 2009

Aria scarf

I finished this last night, and I love it to bits, but a work colleague is leaving in a couple of weeks, and emigrating to Canada. I thought as I finished this that she would like it.
Am very sorry I made her blush when I gave it to her, but there was only one other person present. I wish her all my best in Canada, and I will definitely miss her.

I'll have to knit myself another one, as I really like the result.

I made this one in two fancy yarns, an eyelash and a "straggly" one. The scarf is violet, but the photos may not show that.

There are photos of the yarn used, and the finished scarf.