Thursday, October 15, 2009


I actually made it to a knitting group night this month, though as I was leaving, I realized all I had on the needles (that I could be bothered to do) was for the new baby in a give-away-the-secret sort of color. What to knit.....? I grabbed Ysolda's tiny book and some freckley skin-toned Cleckheaton country 8ply and headed off.

The woman at the restaurant asked if I was here for a birthday or... what? I told her I was looking for knitters, and she took me around to a fireplace surrounded by armchairs full of knitters ;) Very cosy and nice, especially after they turned up the lights a bit more.

The baby top has been neglected ever since, until I finished this little project:

Decided to knit on some knickers ;) You start at the top of the head and knit down to the toes, no seams, kind of like the kimono top I'm doing for the bub. I liked the freckles.
The instructions for hair didn't work out for me, mainly because it was so easy to pull strands out. So I put them in individually, folding them in half, threading the loop through a stitch and pulling the ends through the loop, as you do with fringes on a scarf. The hair's a cheap version of Zhivago, and it was pretty messy until I waved her over the kettle steam and it magically straightened! If only it was that easy in real life...

The dress was Cleckheaton tapestry, I think.

It's Jasmine's doll, but Byron has adopted her for now. He he he.
Back of the dress... I'm sure I'll make some more clothes, since they're so easy and fun.

And that's about all I've been doing, you know, in all my spare time. Ü

Sunday, October 4, 2009


My second attempt at the spinning wheel when I FINALLY got the thing to work. The first attempt was binned ;)

Two plies of it became this. It's 95g of very wobbly yarn that is probably too dodgy to have a useful purpose... perhaps it's just as well, as it would probably knit up to look like carpet anyway!

Then I abandoned everything in a sudden urge to make more Tiny Shoes. These ones are in Jitterbug castagna, and are for my friend's new girl, Adelaide. So hard to get good buttons here at Spotlight. They have hundreds of boring ones, though! But I liked these sparkley ones...

They're softer than the last shoes I made, and don't stand up on their own so well. So they're not too easy to photograph, and my camera doesn't like close-ups or true colors ;) ....never mind.

Here's my old (drop spindled) sky blue stuff, finished a bit before I found out if this baby's a boy or girl. I haven't started knitting anything from my blue or pink yet, but I am knitting a few secret things. Not sure what to make with thick handspun yet... especially for a Summer baby.

Well, time to oil up the wheel and try some more spinnerings...

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