Thursday, April 9, 2015

Just making it up as I go along

You'd think I'd have something to show for my absence but really I have no clue who stole the weeks!
There's been more of a day job in recent times, which really puts a dent in the creating time- okay so it's really all the sitting in the car going nowhere that is taking up my time! Fortunately regular hours resume next week maybe I'll resume regular creating and blogging too?


More hats have been made, some I can't show yet and some I just don't have pictures of. The end of daylight savings and some dull days mean there haven't been very many photo opportunities this week.


These are both made from the same design with different colour sequences and I really do like how they look so different.

I finished a pair of slippers for a friend and gifted them without getting a picture of the pair, I have been advised that they are being kept good by only being worn while the recipient sits in his reading chair. He's convinced they'll wear out if he walks around in them.

There have been crafty get togethers and yarn purchases but as there is no pictorial evidence I may just deny the additional yarn. 

I've enjoyed looking around blogland and seeing all the amazing things you've all been making.

Wishing you cosy time in your creating space.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Good for on the go..

and for using the little bits and pieces.

More hats have been on and off the needles recently.
Another one started ready for this weekends outings

Perfect sized canvas for playing with colour and design.

The latest batch are sized for bigger people though there is a smaller one in there too, no picture here though as I'm experiencing technological issues, maybe later? Fixed!

Lovely texture and a little colourwork
I've been reminded that not all yarn is created to a standard measure and my tension moves around a bit when working in the round.


Three hats with the same number of stitches in different patterns and yarns, all labeled 8 ply, turned out a variety of sizes.
Three the same but different

It is a fun experiment and there will be more than one new design at the end of all this play time!

And lots of hats for warm heads this winter.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with lots of playtime.

Monday, March 2, 2015

New Shiny...

 Home for Nomee - the sewing machine.

A little over a month ago this nifty little number came to live at my house making things just a little tidier in my creating space.
A tidy creating space creates a conundrum for me - do I want to make it messy again?
Sometimes I delay working on things for this reason.
So, Nomee has been getting used to living in the dark space and all has been tidy...
Until it was time to take her out for a little sewing.

Yay! Another almost complete bag - really just needs ironing and a button, 
Maybe this week? 
The bags seem to have been multiplying  - all of these are just waiting for a button.
Guess I'd better get the buttons out and make a bigger mess!

Do you accumulate projects for button choosing/sewing? - seems to be a common occurrence for me, I have two garments awaiting buttons as well as this collection. Ooops.

Do you like your creating space tidy?

Have a  bright week.

Friday, February 27, 2015

It's a Hat (or 4)

The needles have been clicking on some small projects recently and these hats made it to the finished box.
A simple hat with stripes is the perfect way to use some of the odd balls of yarn which have accumulated in my space while I've been playing with bigger projects recently.

A pink and white one with varying stripes and a blue and lilac (looks very grey here) one with even stripes.
I had fun knitting these from the top so that I could use the knit on cable band which is appearing on everything I knit lately.


Then there are the helmet shaped hats that will keep ears toasty warm and stay out of eyes.

The cream and lilac one is knit to the pattern Mopsy found in a book which came from the same place as the yarn. Intrigued by the unusual shaping which does not require separate ear flaps be knit first I just had to give the pattern a try.
The blue one is made with my own adaptation including knitting from the crown to the brim so I could yet again add the simple cable band.


The shaping I used formed a diamond on the top of the hat and while it looks a bit weird laid flat it sits nicely on the head.
The Mopsy pattern has a line from brim to crown on top of the head creating a little 'v' shape on the forehead, perfect for those with less hair in this region (not something I have any experience with!)


They're promising the last day of summer tomorrow will be a warm one here, so the hats will be tucked away until the season changes to cool. I'm guessing that won't be too far away.

Wishing you all a creative weekend in the sunshine.




Friday, February 20, 2015

Autumn star

I finished the blanket with days to spare before the baby shower.

This is picture is closest to true colour, almost done.
Hanging on the fence in the evening sunshine made the colours glow.
Pattern:  Rainbow Ripple baby blanket by Celeste Young
Finished at approximately 45 inches point to point





Not only is this pattern fun and fast to make it easy enough to work on in company. 
The colours are a selection of what I had available in these tones all of which came from the oppy in a bag together (there's enough yarn left to make another blanket of a similar size or something completely different)- someone else did the hard work of making all the decisions.

A finish for February. Yay!

Wishing you all the co-ordinating colours in your creative space.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Colourful!






Yarn bombed trees in the city Square and threads I have been playing with is all.

Hope your week includes all the colours.


Friday, January 30, 2015

All the things!

The finish of the Fathers Christmas socks was about a month late - but they fit comfortably and will be much loved.


A finish of course means I can start something new - you're right I finished one thing and started one thing - a change from my two for one routine of the past, but so far so good.
Using the Rainbow Ripple baby blanket pattern  by Celeste Young again with unidentified yarn. I am enjoying the autumn colours perfect for an autumn arrival. 
Colours make all the difference, you can see my previous project using this pattern here.

The cooler weather has been perfect for a little crochet at the beach, especially in the evenings.
The clouds only add to the glorious sunsets.

Hope your week has been a good one and your weekend is a wonderful one.
May all the colours play nice in your creating space.