Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ta-Da the finished apple

So here it is the finished apple. I raided the house to get some bells to make it rattle...found them on a jester hat that my hubby bought for a dress up party...he hasn't worn it for years so I really don't think he will miss them. I have plenty of green cotton left so perhaps I might make a green apple to go with the red one...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hundreds and thousands anyone?

I have been making lots of bibs...bub has reflux so they have come in handy. This one reminds me of hundreds and thousands. I made a matching burping cloth and decorated a little suit too.

I downloaded the bib pattern from a wonderful blog Made by Petchy.

Knit an apple a day - easy

I'm knitting an apple rattle for a friend who just had a baby. The pattern is from a book called Knitted Nursery. There are lots of great patterns and most are suitable for beginners. I'm also thinking of knitting a pom pom scarf and bunny from the same book and will post pics of these when I get started.

One stripe at a time

The time I have to work on my projects is limited but I have managed to get a few things started and some finished
I have been working on this one for a while....six months nearly and I'm hoping to have it completed in time for winter
It is a cot size blanket - maybe a little bigger, knitted in cleckheaton country 8 ply. I modified the pattern from a simple baby knits book my mum gave me - I only really changed the width and number of coloured stripes from the original pattern as I wasn't able to get enough of the cream wool which makes up the majority of the blanket. It is well underway and if I manage to knit a stripe at a time I should have it ready in time for the cooler months.