Saturday, 30 August 2008

Carols Birthday Presie - Hammock Bracelet

Its was my sisters birthday on the 29th of August, and she had asked me to make her something.

I finished it for her in pleanty of time, which is a suprise for me, as im normally awful at remembering peoples birthdays.

I just hope she likes it.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

BubbleGum Visor - Ski or Snowboarding Visor Headwarmer

Bubble Gum Visor - Available On Etsy

To use up the remaining Bubble Gum Yarn, I knocked up a Headwarmer Visor.

I have been wanting one of these personally since the last snowboarding trip.

I tend to over heat when boarding in good weather, so a visor is ideal to keep the body temprature down, keep your eyes sheilded and keep your hair off your face.

I was thinking of writing this pattern up - Post a comment if you would be interested in having it.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Red Buttoned Beanie - Banana Republic Knockoff

Available on ETSY

I have been trying out different styles with this chunky yarn I have.

I found the pattern for the Banana Republic Knockoff on Ravelry and thought it might look nice. I followed the pattern for the idea, but the gague of the yarn was vastly different, so I had to cast on a different amount of stitches.

I made this while on my first long weekend in Cornwall.

I did no kniting crocheting or crafing what so ever on the second long weekend in Cornwall. Mostly walking and sight seeing with my other sister Vicky.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Bubblegum Beanie - and the - Soft Purple Beanie

I have been playing around with my chunky beanie hats, and have made 2 more.

The bubblegum beanie was knit for the purl side out, with a 1x1 rib to finish. I used some Rowan Spray i have had in my stash for ages, and it looks really nice. The white parts of the yarn is really white, and contrasts with the pink spray nicely.

I also created the Soft Purple Beanie from some Acrylic i have got in my stash. I have a lot of this yarn in a few colour ways. Its really soft :)

I knitted this one with a large perl band to finish the hat. But having worn it, i do like it the other way out too!! Looks like a cup cake i think!!

Anyway, I have put these on to my etsy shop if any one is interested. :p

I really do take a bad photo!!

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Lemon and Lime - Pearl Beanie - like Topshop

I saw the Topshop Extra Chunky Hat while googling for ideas for a new hat. I really liked it and I have been harbouring some rowan big wool fusion in my stash for some time.

I kitted it top down on two 12mm circs!! Now theres some big needles. I cast off with a 19mm. I was quite lucky to have such broom handles in my collection.

Here is how it turned out. The perl side is really nice, but the knit side is nice too. So I have myself a reversible beanie. 2 looks for the price of one.

I only needed 50g a hat, so I managed to make 2 out of the ball.

One has now been listed on my etsy store, so if you want a really snugly new hat, you know where to find one.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Fad Classic - FO

I have finally Fished - Fad Classic
If you remember back in May, I spent my Birthday money from my mother on the pattern and the cotton.

I have been knitting this slowly on my journeys too and from work.

Im quite happy with it, it feels really nice and soft. Its quite heavy and chunky, but in a nice way.

The only thing is, the weather is so hot and humid here at the moment, I cant bear to wear it. But im sure all that will change soon :(

I have had such a busy week. In the space of 7 days, I have booked 2 snowboarding holidays, 2 weekends away, a day
Sphereing and a day out at Go Ape high rope assault course.

The first of the adventure is next weekend so I cant wait :)