Sunday, 27 February 2011

On top of everything else.

Besides all the projects I have in waiting....I intend to try three things this year. One I have done on a small scale. That being lace knitting...but as Blue brought me a skein of laceweight from home last time she came...and it has 1600m or so on it....I think tiz only right I make something beautiful from it.
Another thing I want to have a go at, and have never done before is entrelac knitting. I am currently waiting for a book on entrelac, and will try small swatches before tackling a project in it.
I also wanted to try reversible knitting. I feel certain I'll be ok with it, and am about to start knitting a sample scarf for a designer. Watch this space for that one, as I am casting on this afternoon.
I would love to find some time to knit some socks as well. I have never knitted socks before, but I have used sock wool, fine needles and can knit in the round, so I am hoping making socks will not be such a giant step.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Loads of catch up on Fidgetting.

since last August/September, I have been knitting but just haven't posted here much.
What have I been up to? Well, I have made three large projects and am well into the fourth. I made a cotton tunic type jumper for a colleague at work, a shawl-neck jumper in a beautiful bright aqua blue for Edwin, a jacket from a Rowan purelife booklet for Edwin and am currently knitting a jumper for Oliver from the purelife book. Pictures of the tunic and jacket are shown. I also made two hooded jumpers and sent them to Lithuania for my someone special's, friend's children. Those were just plain hooded jumpers with a couple of pockets on the front, a small one in blue for a little boy, and a bigger one in pink for a 7 year old girl. I made a third one of these hooded jumpers for John's daughter, Skye. (John is Samantha's, my daughter, boyfriend.) That one was in purple.
Gosh! I've done much more than I thought I had, and I haven't mentioned any small projects yet!
I made a beret for my Mum for Yule, another beret that I'm not too happy with, I like the pattern, just don't like the yarn I used.(That is the multi coloured beret pictured.
I've also made two upside daisy hats from Itty Bitty Hats, and Cherry-O from the same book. A pair of finger tip-less gloves for Oliver and a hat, Valery, from Hip Knit Hats for me. (That is the one in cream)
I've got loads more planned to do this year. I might even make something larger than a hat for myself!
Unfotunately I haven't photograped everything I have made, but I have started keeping a notebook, saying what I have made, when, and for who, and when it was finished. And most of the time I remember to write in it.