Monday, 13 May 2013

KNIT: Oops, I did it again!

Thought this knitting lark was a passing fancy? Nah, I'm hooked. Get it, get it? "Hooked"! Ummm, actually that would be crocheting, and crocheting and I are not friends.

But me and knitting? We be buds, best buds, BFFs and everything.

So I was forced to do it again. A lovely Swirl Hat for my darling M's 3rd birthday. This was my first attempt at "lace" and it's surprisingly easy.



That there above is a pic of the blocking process. But it turns out that balloon was a bit too big and stretched out the pattern a little more than intended. It's lost some of its bounce, its zest for life, its all a bit flat really. So I'm gonna have to re-block. If I can get it off M's head...

Nawwww, how cute is that face?














She's really quite taken with it!


















Another success. Boo-yeah! And with that success firmly in hand, here goes.

Turn away now if you are a hard and fast sewist, only I'd hate to bore you.

Project number 3, an adult sized garment. A real actual piece of outerwear! The Cape Cod Sweater by Thea Colman. Well, I had my heart set on that and the yarn is in the post.... but I really don't wear pullovers very often. Sydney winters are just not cold enough and I tend to swelter. But now a cardigan, that's a different matter. I live in those babies, so what about the Miette by Andi Satterlund or Caramel by Isabell Kraemer? I do love me a good wrap cardi. Hmmmm, what do you think? 

You know there is a definite potential developing for me to become a winter knitter and summer sewist.

Oh, and all those links to the patterns are via Ravelry: an awesome site for connecting with other knitters and crocheters and a ridiculously amazing resource for all things knitting. I am not sponsored by the site, just personally recommending it.

4 comments:

  1. Go the Miette! We can totes knit a long together and there is a rad knit a long I have found :D :D :D

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    1. No can do, Amanda! I have decided to stick with the Cape Cod. I'm a bit stubborn like that :)

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  2. This little hat is SO CUTE! I need to get back into my knitting - and when I say 'get back' I mean re-teach myself and finish off that scarf I was making for my husband a year ago...

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    1. Do it Jen! And get away from scarves, unless they're anything other than stockinette stitch. They'll suck the life out of you. I realised pretty soonish that you gotta keep yourself interested by changing stitch patterns and the like.

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