Thursday, November 22, 2012

i did it!








my first post-washcloth knitting project completed. yahoo and phew in equal measure-i did a lot of unpicking! not perfect, but perfectly serviceable, not going to fall apart, and rather fetching. and now a gift for a northern hemispherer who has a seasonal need for them now. now for a baby blanket. something plain and in a pale grey, for a boy. i will decide on a pattern and start soon. i better start soon, (i'm 25 weeks already!), it's just that ravelry is soooo distracting...

its has been marvellous doing sitting down knitty craft, post my advent-swap-craft-marathon. my advent calendar is in the mail to Stella (i'm itchy to show you some of the things i made/thrifted come December openings) so now so i can catch my breath and vacuum the craft room before finishing up christmas present makings, and clauds birthday party makings, and Christchurch Bloggers secret santa swap makings, and...you get the picture. it's my last craft hurrah before probable craft-barren newborn-dom!

the good thing about learning to knit in spring/summer, is that by autumn/winter i could be awesome at it, ahem, and be able to knit endless chunky cable cowls (whilst carrying the boy in my gobsmackingly beautiful silk Sakura Bloom baby sling, won at Che and Fidel)  which are my major ravelry preoccupation at the moment. and Cat is sending me the pattern for this most gorgeous strawberry tea cosy she made. i do like the thought of knitting it in strawberry eating season, if it's not too complicated and unbeginnery.

it's my creative space. what's yours? do show and tell!


27 comments:

  1. Well done!! you did it...love the combo, and your stitches look very even... you'll have no problem...your away :)

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement knitty guru x

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  2. Well done! I was a lucky recipient of Cats strawberry teapot cosy, I LOVE it!!

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    1. I know, thats where i saw it-lucky you indeed x

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  3. Love it and the matching nail polish - also very appealing. it all feels like a big warm hug x

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    1. I agree i dont think these wristwarmers could be worn without match-matchy polish (grey was hard to find though!) x

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  4. Great knitting and ace colour combos! I love a long-wrist-warming fingerless mitten. That little tea cosy would make a cute baby hat.

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    1. Oops, i failed to credit the second photo, which is from the learn to knit, love to knit book. I am excited about making more in combos of my own devising though! Love the hat idea!

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  5. I want a pair! Start making loads more ready to sell to us poor Brits possibly facing the worst winter in 100 years! I love them.

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    1. Worst winter in 100 years, i'm so jealous, i love bad weather. Perhaps i could knit you a body stocking to match?!!

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  6. Oh you're having a boy, how exciting.
    You're knitting is coming along well.
    x

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  7. Goodness, for a beginner you are a very neat knitter. I would be overwhelmed with the amount of craftiness your managing at the moment. I think your pregnancy hormones are turning you into Martha Stewart.
    One of the funniest knitting projects i've seen is here http://christeaandcakes.blogspot.ie/2012/09/a-real-tit-for-tat.html?
    (Sorry i don't know how to do a proper link)
    You may know her blog already, crafts with an edge!

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    1. Oh how i love that hat, tee hee! Its on my makes list x

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  8. Well done! Those look really good.
    Nice nails :)

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  9. Max, they look absolutely wonderful! Well done! Pregnancy really has turned you into Martha Stewart-in-NZ-via-South Yorkshire, as Thrift Bee says! I am always in awe of all you crafty/make-y gals out there. I might cut out gift tags from old Christmas cards, you know, like we did when I was 6. Does that count? Am I in?!
    PS. Loved your comment on my post, thanks for ranting, I love a good rant! xxx

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    1. As long as they're glittery, your in!

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  10. WoW! You're on a roll, love the colour combos. I learnt to knit a 100 yrs ago when my grandfather taught me. I have a cardi that I started 4-5 yrs ago sitting in the pile of shame. I think it only needs 1/2 a sleeve to finish it!! S:)

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  11. Your grandpa knitted? howe awesome. What did he knit? just the usual or did he have a line of blokey knits? No wonder your so artistic-its in your genes x

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    1. I never saw any of my grandpa's knitting, he'd given up knitting by the time I was around. But during the war nan did the spinning and he did the knitting, he was a farmer so wasn't allowed to go and fight. I think he taught me because he had more patience than nan, but she taught me to sew on her old treadle machine.

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  12. Great job - I knew you'd be sickeningly good at it. The tea cosy is cute, you see a similar design as baby hats which is adorable x

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  13. You have been nominated for the 'Very Inspiring Blogger Award' because I love what you do. Click on the link to see the nomination www.makedosew.com

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  14. Congratulations on this great knitting. I feel like going back to knitting when I see these gloves, and especially the fun tea cosy.

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  15. I love it all AND your nails. I am trying to learn to sew (sew, knit, similar right?) and you have inspired me :)

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  16. Well done, they're gorgeous!! And I'm amazed that you made so many of the advent gifts in my parcel (nope, haven't snuck a peek yet, though have been SOOO tempted! One more sleep!), I have to admit that I raided my pressie box quite hard when preparing yours! Is that okay? Cheating too much? I hope you don't mind, and love the gifts regardless...

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