Tuesday, 26 June 2012

I'm BACK! with needles and hooks at the ready!

Where to begin I'm not sure! I guess I will start with my O w l s jumper. ITS FINISHED!!! I frogged it for ages when I realised I was four stitches short but after my exams in March I decided to pick it up again and finish it. Its sooo lovely and I'm so happy with it. Sadly I haven't quite had the chance to wear it (despite the 'summer' weather being cold, I thought it looked a bit to wintry to wear). So here it is!

On my last post that I posted picture on I said I was going to knit Ships & Seaside which the lovely Eilair on Ravelry had gifted to me! I got the yarn as a birthday present from my brother too So I knitted like crazy over christmas and finished... It is super warm and I got to wear it multiple times over the winter :D

Here I am wearing it on a trip to Beachy head.. and boy did I need it!

I also mentioned the Basket weave scarf from the Debbie Bliss magazine in the last post, well its not finish and its a slow knit. I'm not constantly working on it but it has proven useful to waste time on train journeys and such! One thing I must say is that I LOVE THE COLOURS!

and the pattern is awesome too!

Staying on scarfs... I also got a ball of Kidsilk haze stripe and knit a cowl from it. I chose the colour way circus as a love bright colours. It turns out that I can wear this as a ponch type thing, a top AND a skirt!!! but I will stick to wearing it as a cowl!

sorry for the poor photo

Oh and I just remembered I finished my toast scarf!!! Here it is in all of its toasty delight!

It was my best friends birthday recently and I decided to make her the Deer with antlers hat (which I got the pattern gifted to me by Ginargh on Ravelry for my birthday!). I used Debbie bliss Paloma yarn and boy oh boy is it lovely!!! I would love to make a jumper out of this yarn its like a little piece of heaven! I didn't have any yarn to felt for the antlers so I left it as a Doe!

I also decided to try out some colour work in the form of a Totoro Norwegian style glove  I may have given up for a while but I am pleased with how it is coming along!

OK so now I think I will switch to some amigurumi!!

Here is some from Teeny Tiny Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec:

I made the volcano for a friend who was having a bad day

Another of my housemates had a birthday, and since she loves ants and is going to be doing a PhD on them I knitted her an ant from the book Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. She loved it :)

Where I currently live at the moment campus is teaming with rabbits! They are everywhere!!! Which is probably the reason why they have become the logo for Silwoods music festival SILFEST. 


This is the logo...

So I knitted some humping bunnies!!! (the top bunnie was knitted by my lovely housemate Adriana)

I also might sell some knitted bunnies if so this is what it might look like....

I also made the super cute cloud that Crochet Ninja recently posted for free on her awesome blog... Great pattern love it!

Last but not least I have brought the Star blanket, I started knitting last summer, to campus with me to finish for Dad...

Phew that was alot! and I think that was it!

Wait no I also knitted another Orchids and Fairy lights hat for my housemate.. I will try and get a picture of it and post it in another post.!

I will try and keep my blog updated again! (as long as uni doesn't become too hectic again!)


Friday, 15 June 2012

Sorry for the silence!

Wow it's been SOOOOO long since I posted a blog! Though it has been a stressful 6 months at uni!
I have still been knitting and crocheting so I have a few things to show you which I promise to post about this weekend!