Friday, 31 December 2010
Anyway, the only difference with these are that they only leave the very tips of the fingers free.
I will catch up with my blogs before I return to work on Tuesday.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
I HAVE taken photos of all but the most recent, and WILL post on here.
Please bear with me? I have changes at work and upsets in my life..."fidgetting" is keeping me sane
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
I made these for the "someone special" in my life. In his line of work he needs to keep his hands warm, but possibly his fingers free. They are an adaptation from the "Magic Mitten Gloves" in the Knitter's Bible of Knitted Accessories. I left the mitten top flip back off. They are knitted from Dalegarn Falk and took just under 100g. The yarn is pure wool, so making them in acrylic would probably take less, but they wouldn't be as warm.
This cheeky beret is from the free pattern and yarn given away with August 2010s issue of "Let's Knit" magazine. I opted for the Buffy pattern, there were two options. I have however created a spiral rather than the concentric circles it should have. I like it though and am pleased with the result. Although it isn't really my colours...well not for a hat anyway.
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
To my knowledge no one else has made this.
So....I hear you all say..what is a "wallowing Pig"?
It is bacon in Yorkshire pudding.
I used offcuts of bacon, and followed the "toad in the hole" recipe.
But as I've never seen any reference to this before, I am calling it "wallowing pigs".
They turned out very tasty and given time in a morning would be ideal as a breakfast or brunch dish.
I am aware that this may not be first, but I have never seen before.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Friday, 4 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Friday, 2 April 2010
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Monday, 29 March 2010
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
It tastes OK, will get Charlotte's opinion tomorrow.
I didn't use freshly grated Parmesan, but some grated stuff I had in.
Taste test result later.
It was really easy to make...if you have all the right ingredients.
I like the taste of it.
Recipe found here!
Monday, 8 March 2010
I'm on the sleeves now, they are quite long, as they are worn rolled up when the baby is tiny, and unrolled as the baby grows. The pattern is on the Elann website. It suggests using two circular needles to knit it on, but I found using dp's at first worked, until it was large enough to fit on a circular needle. I'm really enjoying this project, it's the first time in ages I have knitted anything other than a scarf on dps. In fact until I got Knitting New Scarves last year, I hadn't used them very much, and only done a couple of Nordic jumpers on circular needles. This should be finished, probably on Thursday evening, as I seem to have beaten the lurgy I have had for the past week, just left with erratic temperature.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
I probably should transfer it from my dps to a circular needle, but I have two repeats on each dp, which makes counting easier.
This is the first time I have made a flat round garment knitting in the round. There is an adult version of the jacket, so it might be a possible project in the future.
I received the latest copy of "The Knitter" at weekend, and there are at least two projects I would like to tackle, the Miss Galloni shrug, and the Savannah bolero. (I knew knitting something circular required practise, and had cast on the pinwheel jacket before I saw "The Knitter")
Progress has been very slow this week, seeing as I have spent more time asleep than awake.
Photos of work to date soon, but the scarf is with it's owner, Becki, already, and she loves it. One of her friends asked where she had bought it from, and the friend had trouble getting her head around the fact that the scarf had been MADE for her....this friend must think clothes grow on trees...ready made somewhere!
Monday, 1 March 2010
I have also finished the fisherman's rib scarf for Becki.
Photos of both tomorrow evening.
Unsure of next project as yet, but am considering pinwheel sweater...for babies
I seem to know a few peeps who are "in waiting" right now.
In fact, one colleague is due around Easter...but docs worried that baby ain't growing well. erm!
She's tiny build..and her husband ain't a Jolly Green Giant!
Am sure baby is OK, she is radiant at mo.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
I am still fighting my cold.
Pictures of both..maybe tomorrow?
The scarf is supposed to be 60-80 inches finished length. So 8 inches is a start, a tenth of the way there. Fisherman's rib is OK, once you get into it.
I'll be baking as well tomorrow.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
(Yes, I had to pick Edwin up off the floor after he'd fainted, lol!)
In the past the children had to make do with scotch pancakes, as I could make those OK without "scrambling" them.
So the pan is now for pancakes only, quite honestly it is too shallow for any other use, But I'm happy.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Sunday, 7 February 2010
I'm sorry, I haven't taken a picture of it.
I have also been browsing the Elann site, and am quite interested in the pinwheel jacket, and have sorted out yarn to make a baby one. Ironic, seeing as I was looking at the shawl patterns, as I feel the need to have a shawl project ticking along.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
It looks a lot better now. I feel happy about finishing the jumper off. I would have re-knitted the entire back if necessary. The someone special who is getting this jumper is VERY special to me
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
I could just rove back to the join, and use a more compatible wool..am seriously unhappy about the vastly colour change.
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Problem solved...I haven't made a horrendous mistake, it is the yarn I am using.
I have started the front now, and hope to get plenty of work done on it this weekend.
I checked all the ball bands in a panic!..Perhaps I had got a mix of dye lots!
Nope! All the balls of wool have exactly the same dye lot...perhaps this is why the wool has been reduced in price? I don't know. I will post a picture of the back tomorrow...and start on the front. I just hope that if I wash the jumper when it is finished the colour will become uniform.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010
I'm sorry, but all us "fidgetters" know that knitting is unique, likewise sewing. That is why we sew, knit crochet, etc. In order to produce clothing and other items that are unique, as even if two people use the same knitting pattern, nine times out of ten they will select different yarns, so get different looking results.
One other thing, us "fidgetters" are more likely to experiment and create something completely unique.
I'm sorry, but just because a "celebrity" picks up a pair of knitting needles we hear about it, bet we don't hear about their mistakes!
Can we please have some real news for a change, after all, will it make the front page if Madonna drops a stitch?
Monday, 4 January 2010
It took me quite some time to track down one of the fronts.
I looked everywhere it should be....no luck!
Then I looked where I didn't expect it to be, and I found it.
Have just cast off neckband, just front bands to do now.......but am going to see Sherlock Holmes with Oliver tomorrow.
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Tomorrow I will sew the shoulder seams and pick up the stitches around the neck. I don't know if I will manage to pick up and knit the button bands though.
I will take a photo tomorrow so that you can see my progress though.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
I hope to have a finished product by this time next week.